China's thousands of years old medical traditions are still very much alive today. Although Western medicine has come a long way there is much to be gained from the East, especially in terms of wellness preservation.
Fan Xiulan, Chinese physician and Qigong master, has spent many years in Sweden and knows the Nordic countries well. For the Nordic people, she has written the Tao Health, where she wants to share this knowledge. Fan Xiulan is a specialist in medical qigong, herbal medicine and acupressure. She also shares stories of Biyun, the school she has founded in Qigong and Chinese medicine, which is another rich treasure. The essence of the Chinese health thinking is that everything is related: man, nature, heaven and earth. The human body is a microcosm, a mirror of the universe. The five elements are wood, fire, earth, metal and water have their counterparts not only in the seasons, but also in the body's organs and our emotions. Everything is connected.
In the book, the reader will find many quotations from the Chinese classics previously not translated into Swedish. There is also advice on how to use food as medicine, recipes, sketches of several of the body's most important acupressure points, thoughts on ethics and the environment - all in order to help us to a long, healthy and harmonious life. On top of all this it is a reflectection on Fan Xiulan's own background and roots which makes the book particularly rich.