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Woman Heal Thyself Paperback – September 15, 1996

4.8 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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Blum's intriguing book unveils a mystery of traditional Chinese medicine--the uses of the so-called forbidden pregnancy points. Weaving together personal anecdote, historical reflection, theory, and praxis, Blum describes how she first learned of the 24 forbidden points while training to be an acupuncturist. No one could tell her anything about the points except that they should be avoided during pregnancy. Blum asked the obvious question, What effect might there be on a woman during the first weeks of pregnancy if, unaware of her condition, she was unable to inform a therapist to avoid them? Using herself as prime guinea pig, Blum experimentally ascertained the healing uses of the points, which are indeed powerful enough to disrupt pregnancy but hold as powerful a potential for healing both emotional and physical traumas. An excellent addition for collections where interest in alternative medicine is high. Patricia Monaghan --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Revised edition (September 15, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804831017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804831017
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the book if you're seeking solutions to problems with conditions, diseases and syndromes of the gynecological organs. Jeanne is compassionate and very good at explaining what goes on, where it came from and how to fix it. She is open and honest, using her personal experiences to teach us how to heal ourselves. All of this is done without drugs or surgery. My husband is a practitioner of Oriental medicine. Through him, I've had an opportunity to study accupressure and the energy meridians. Jeanne's book is by far the best I've ever come across at getting this important information out to the Western public. Read it and start your way on the path of health.
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I found this book to be a mixture of practical, helpful information for laywomen to get acupuncture health benefits, and useless spiritual hokum. Clearly, the author has done some in depth personal research into her techniques, and I have benefited greatly from it. I only gave the book three stars, in part because there is a lot of nonsense in the book. There were several too many "miraculous" cure stories in the book for my taste, and far too much amorphous spirituality. Acupuncture works without all of that. Once you wade through that, the book is very helpful. However, the second reason that I only gave the book three stars, is the extremely poor quality of the graphics. If you have little experience with acupuncture, you MUST GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE ACUPUNCTURE POINTS USED IN THIS BOOK. The drawings provided to help you locate the points are terrible, offering absolutely no landmarks to find the correct point. If you go by the graphics in this book alone, good luck finding the right point. I recommend reading this book, then visiting this website: [...]

which has wonderful, accurate graphics of the various points described in the book. With this additional information, you will be able to make this system work.
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I was skeptical at first having tried several "alternative" healing techniques. But at 37, after years of a period that you could set a clock by, my periods became totally irregular. Bleeding before, during (excessively), and after. The doctors wanted to put me on hormones. I had a very negative experience with these in the past. Anyway, I tried this and within three months my periods were just fine. Little cramping, average to light flow. I stopped doing them several times and the irregularity came back. So now my copy is falling apart because I take it with me always. Although I don't agree with her pressure points as a birth control method or with some of her philosophies, the pressure points work!
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I found Jeanne's book by chance. I am interested in alternative type of treatments. I was researching some books and her book was mentioned. At first, what attracted me was the idea of: taking charge of your own healing process. After reading the book, I have found in its pages not only that kind of knowledge but also wisdom.

Nowadays, it is easier to find books on: energy healing, energy medicine, alternative therapies and related topics. It is difficult to find books that give you the opportunity to recognize that in a healing process one of the main actors must be "your Self". Jeanne helps you to recognize this by discussing not only her own healing process but also by providing stories that show how healing comes from within.

The ancient healing system discussed in Jeanne's book has been analyzed in other books as well under titles referring to Chinese therapies, energy medicine, acupressure and so on. However, if you want a good and simple introduction to this ancient healing system particularly applied to women health difficulties and illness, you will find that information in this book.

Those readers who have experience on these topics can also benefit from this book since it provides a different perspective on the use of the forbidden pregnancy Chinese acuppresure points. It also provides a method for working and using these points in a healing process. I am using that method to deal with allergies that I have suffered from childhood. From the beginning, I have experienced a relief in many allergy symptoms which suggest that by using those points I can more effectively deal with my allergies.

Finally, "Woman heal thyself" is a book that could help women in being aware of their own healing capabilities and knowledge. A knowledge that in the past was not uncommon and was practiced with dignity, compassion and love by those women who began searching for answers like Jeanne.
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Literally this book will save your life. I recommend it to every single woman I meet that has any issues around her moon cycle. I was suffering from endometriosis and have healed myself by using the medicine in this book. I have been VERY diligent about doing the point everyday that I bleed and after 7 months of consistently working on myself my moon is completely normal! It's really maybe the most important book I've ever owned. Read the book, do not skip to the points, you need the full understanding and beginning aspect (the first half) there is so much healing in that part as well!!!! Here's to women healing themselves!
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I bought this mostly out of curiosity and haven't read it thoroughly. The writer is deeply convinced of her discoveries but what she describes seems almost magical to me. If you are into Chinese medicine I expect it will be more comprehensible.
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