267 pages / March 2016 / 1,300 yen (w/o tax)
A popular Chinese herbal medicine specialist’s groundbreaking hygiene practices that improve blood flow and bodily health.
This book presents “ways to eliminate problems of the mind and body by increasing blood flow.” This may sound a little over the top, but it isn’t at all. The blood is responsible for providing oxygen and nutrients to the 60 trillion cells in our body and also influences the movement of neurotransmitters in the brain which trigger our happiness and energy hormones. If we have poor blood flow, our bodies will not receive the required support and nourishment, causing poor health. In other words, improving blood flow can do wonders for your body and mind! This idea of improving blood flow may remind many of a recent health fad. There are a number of people, especially women, who have poor blood flow due to a low production of blood in the body. It’s important to allow for more blood production so that blood flow can improve. The author of this book, a Kampo medicine (Chinese herbal medicine) specialist, introduces ways to improve eating, sleeping and other everyday habits for better blood flow. I encourage you to try all of these simple methods.
Chapter 1 All of your health troubles are caused by poor blood flow
Chapter 2 Blood flow improves with this process: “produce, increase, flow”
Chapter 3 10 facts: eating habits for producing more blood
Chapter 4 6 things to know about how proper sleep can help blood production
Chapter 5 5 ways to improve blood flow through your veins
Chapter 6 Good blood flow can carry away all health worries
Chapter 7 Improved blood flow will clear your mind
Are you experiencing health troubles and worries that seem impossible to mend even after trips to the doctor? There may be an unexpected cause for these health issues: poor blood flow. The biggest surprise for me was on page 140, where the author explains that experiencing dreams while we sleep is due to a lack of blood in the body. I didn’t realize that blood has so much influence on how we sleep. This book contains a wealth of information on how to improve your health–dieting tips, ways to ease menstrual pain, and much more. Start by checking the section of this book that relates to your own health worries.