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Editor’s Note:  Some of these Free PDF eBooks are copies of those from my private collection that I am making available to you to further your education in the related Chinese healing arts. More will be added in the near future, but this is a one-person project and progress is a little on the slow side. Be sure to check back frequently to see about any new additions.

Chinese Healing Information Exchange with its Free PDf eBooks has been created to acquaint you with a vast ancient culture and history of healing, wellness, and longevity knowledge that has recently started to be available to people in the West.

While we can’t cover all bases and subjects, our goal is to give you ones that will apply to and fit into your daily living and lifestyle. You will find our  other PDF eBooks are priced less than at Amazon. This will allow you to order more books for your information and edification to further your knowledge about Eastern culture and healing ways.

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    A Student’s Manual of Qigong

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    • PDF eBook: 37 pages
    • Compiled by, Dr. Henry McCann, Aug. 2018
    • Publisher: Institute for Classical Asian Medicine

    While Qigong is a modern term in common use for less than 100 years, the practices now included under that heading are as old as Chinese civilization itself. It is possible that different dance-like movement arts used for personal cultivation had their earliest origins in very ancient shamanic practices. Pieces of Neolithic pottery dating over 7000 years of age have been discovered showing people in various Qigong-like postures. (Deadman 2014; Liu 2010) Other various references to using breathing and physical exercises for treating disease and achieving longevity are found throughout literature in early Chinese imperial times. For example, in the Daoist classic the Zhuang Zi, there is this description:

    “Blowing and breathing with open mouth; inhaling and exhaling the breath; expelling the old breath and taking in new; passing their time like the bear, and stretching and twisting like a bird – all this simply shows the desire for longevity. This is what the scholars who manipulate their breath, and the men who nourish the body and wish to live as long as Peng Zu are fond of.”

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    China’s Last Empire: The Great Qing

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    • PDF eBook: 369 pages.
    • Author: William T. Rowe
    • Published: 2009

    In a brisk revisionist history, William Rowe challenges the standard narrative of Qing China as a decadent, inward-looking state that failed to keep pace with the modern West.

    The Great Qing was the second major Chinese empire ruled by foreigners. Three strong Manchu emperors worked diligently to secure an alliance with the conquered Ming gentry, though many of their social edicts―especially the requirement that ethnic Han men wear queues―were fiercely resisted. As advocates of a “universal” empire, Qing rulers also achieved an enormous expansion of the Chinese realm over the course of three centuries, including the conquest and incorporation of Turkic and Tibetan peoples in the west, vast migration into the southwest, and the colonization of Taiwan.

    Despite this geographic range and the accompanying social and economic complexity, the Qing ideal of “small government” worked well when outside threats were minimal. But the nineteenth-century Opium Wars forced China to become a player in a predatory international contest involving Western powers, while the devastating uprisings of the Taiping and Boxer rebellions signaled an urgent need for internal reform. Comprehensive state-mandated changes during the early twentieth century were not enough to hold back the nationalist tide of 1911, but they provided a new foundation for the Republican and Communist states that would follow.

    This original, thought-provoking history of China’s last empire is a must-read for understanding the challenges facing China today.

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    • PDF eBook: 278 pages
    • ISBN 978-1-59120-283-7
    • Publisher : Basic Health Publications, Inc.; 1st ed. Edition (2010)

    EARTHING, the most eye-opening book to appear in decades, introduces the planet’s powerful, amazing and overlooked natural healing energy and how people anywhere can readily connect to it. The never-before-told story filled with fascinating research and real-life testimonials chronicles a discovery of the first magnitude with potential to create a global health revolution.

    Throughout most of evolution humans walked barefoot and slept on the ground, largely oblivious to the fact that the surface of the Earth contains limitless healing energy. Science has discovered this energy as free-flowing electrons constantly replenished by solar radiation and lightning strikes.

    EARTHING describes how this physical disconnection from the Earth creates abnormal physiology and contributes to inflammation, pain, fatigue, stress and poor sleep, and how by reconnecting to the Earth symptoms are rapidly relieved and even eliminated.

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    • PDF eBook: 261 pages
    • Author: Hung, Hing Ming
    • Published: 2016

    A beggar, an itinerant monk, leapt to greatness during a tumultuous epoch and went on to found the Ming Dynasty of China (1368-1644).

    As a destitute peasant with nothing to lose, he started a local rebellion; success built on success. Defeating local warlords, Zhu Yuan Zhang conquered all the southern part of China, then sent his army north and unified the rest.

    Zhu Yuan Zhang broke out of a desperate life of poverty to reach the heights, using his intelligence, strength and integrity to win a new opportunity, a bigger battle, a more powerful position at every turn. Building a local rebellion into a great fighting force, he crushed the Yuan Dynasty, where the Mongols ruled, and brought together a large and powerful nation.

    The Ming Dynasty was a brilliant stretch of three centuries of native Chinese rule, during which China’s influence left its mark on cultures and societies from Vietnam in the east to the Turks in the west.

    This history traces the rise of one exceptional man during turbulent times, noting along the way the contributions of bold commanders, fearless fighters, wise leaders, and loyal servants who protected the interests and the dignity of their noble lords, illustrating values that underlie traditional Chinese culture.

    This is the only English-language popular history book about Zhu Yuan Zhang, founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty of China. It introduces some of the key figures in Chinese history and illustrates the values that were prized during China’s rise to greatness. It’s written for students of history and Chinese language, business people, and everyone else who wishes to see inside the Great Wall.

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    Herbal Teas for Health

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    • PDF eBook: 55 pages
    • Storey’s Country Wisdom Bulletin A-220
    • January 12, 1999
    • Kathleen Brown (Author), Jeanine Pollak (Author)

    Since 1973, Storey’s Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

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    Myths and Legends of China

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    • PDF eBook: 492 pages
    • Author: E.T.C. Werner
    • Published first in Great Britain in 1922 Reprinted in July 1956

    Chinese Myths and Legends Book

    Chinese myths and legends books of this type are excellent reference from writers and translators who were some of the first observers of the early days of when China opened her doors to foreigners. They depict China before the massive changes due to the wars, cultural revolution, Japanese invasion, etc. as it was around the turn of the century and when source of the ancient information, documents, books, etc. were still available. IMHO, I feel it gives you a truer version than later year publications that have changed with the intervening administration’s documenting of history which might have distorted or delete some of the past events.

    Check out our Free Chinese Healing eBooks in the EmporiumWe also have some specialty items, organic and Chinese Healing based products we’ve added for your convenience.

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    Science of Breath

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    Version: PDF eBook, 84 pages, (Copyright 1903 by The Yogi Publication Society)

    The Hindu – Yogi Science of Breath is a complete manual of the Oriental breathing philosophy of physical, mental, psychic and spiritual development. Written by Yogi Ramacharaka, it is widely considered to be a classic. Yogi Ramacharaka authored many books in his lifetime but Science of Breath is considered by many to be his best. It may be required reading for some, and for others it remains an essential part of their personal library.

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    • PDF eBook: 24 pages, Year 1987
    • Author: Erle Montaigue
    • ISBN 10: 0908121180

    It is an interesting read but not worth the price Amazon is charging. Have a copy with our compliments!

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    Ten States, Five Dynasties, One Great Emperor

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    • PDF eBook: 221 pages
    • Author: Hung Hing Ming
    • Published: 2014

    Drawn from Chinese classics of history, Hung Hing Ming’s biographies introduce China’s most emblematic historical figures and the cultural attributes fostered by China’s ancient chronicles. This book is about one of the greatest emperors in Chinese history, Zhao Kuang Yin, founder of the Song Dynasty (960 1279). He is honored for having unified China in the extremely chaotic period of ‘Five Dynasties and Ten States’.

    This enjoyable little book introduces more of China’s heroes and villains, highlighting a modest man yet a great emperor who brought peace and stability to the realm and saved the people from great suffering. Interwoven into the narrative of battles fought and alliances forged or flouted, we find examples of good leadership and bad, hot-headed fighters and disciplined warriors, and lessons on how to assess and win people’s loyalty.

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    The 8 Steps to Chinese Self-healing

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    • PDF eBook: 43 pages
    • Copyright May 26, 2018
    • White Crane Healing Journeys LLC

    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    Courage to change the things I can,
    And wisdom to know the difference.

    Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971)

    You do not need to have the serenity to accept your situation when you are suffering from some ailment, chronic disease or you feel your present physical condition is not what it should be.

    It takes very little courage to make the changes necessary to prevent, improve or reverse the conditions affecting your health and to better your quality of life. Instead, you need to have the conviction and determination to follow the guidelines outlined in this ebook to restore your body back to the way it was designed to be and nature intended it to operate.

    It takes little wisdom to understand that if you are suffering, that it probably results from something you have done to adversely affect your body. And, you are the main person who can restore it back into the way it should be.

    Only you have the ability to make the changes necessary to prevent, treat, or reverse most ailments or chronic diseases causing your discomfort. The human body was created with all the built-in capability of the immune system to handle most of these problems other than skeletal damage problems. Healing your body is up to you and whether or not you are willing to make the necessary changes to accomplish it.

    Even if you have no problems now, you have no idea of the long term effects of where your present life-style will take you. You need to re-examine and question the things you have been taught and accepted throughout your life. And, as you question these lessons you will find many of them were not given in your best interest. The old adage that “seek the truth and it will set you free” really applies to you and your health.

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    The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living

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    • PDF eBook: 236 pages
    • Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, MD
    • Published 1998

    Nearly every time you see him, he’s laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He’s the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular? Even after spending only a few minutes in his presence you can’t help feeling happier.

    If you ask him if he’s happy, even though he’s suffered the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. What’s more, he’ll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that the very motion of our life is toward happiness. How to get there has always been the question. He’s tried to answer it before, but he’s never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand.

    The Art of Happiness is the book that started the genre of happiness books, and it remains the cornerstone of the field of positive psychology.

    Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. Together with Dr. Howard Cutler, he explores many facets of everyday life, including relationships, loss, and the pursuit of wealth, to illustrate how to ride through life’s obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations mixed with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness is a book that crosses the boundaries of traditions to help readers with difficulties common to all human beings. After being in print for ten years, this book has touched countless lives and uplifted spirits around the world.

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    The Chinese Art of Tea

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    • PDF eBook, 219 pages
    • Author: John Blofeld
    • Published 1985

    Excerpt from the Preface:

    Millions of people all over the world enjoy drinking tea, but few are conversant with its long and colourful history. Emperors and peasants, Taoist recluses, Buddhist monks, wandering physicians, mandarins (the scholar-officials of old China), lovely ladies, craftsmen, potters, poets, singers, painters, architects, landscape gardeners, nomadic tribesmen who bartered horses for bricks of tea, and statesmen who used tea to buy off would-be invaders have all played their part in it. And tea in return, besides rewarding us with its flavour, aroma, and pleasantly stimulating properties has been considerably responsible for the development of the world’s loveliest ceramics-whether in China, Japan, Korea, Dresden, or Staffordshire!

    All tea in the world came originally from China. Indeed, it is only in the last century and a half that tea has been grown (from Chinese seeds) anywhere outside that country, apart from some
    neighbouring realms where its history is much longer. Its close on the 2,000-year-old story is therefore a fascinating part of Chinese culture. Chinese tea lovers never developed an intricate tea ceremony like chanoyu in Japan-which, by the way, they tend not to like because its elaborate stylization is quite contrary to the Taoistic feeling of spontaneity and carefree informality they associate with tea drinking. Nevertheless, there is definitely a Chinese art of tea. It is known as ch’a-shu.

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