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From the Publisher
The charismatic author of Reflections of the Moon on
Water brings her years of experience in the healing wisdom
of Traditional Chinese Medicine to show how Western women can
achieve lifelong health, beauty and wellness.
From the moment we first become self-conscious about our looks,
most of us want to appear young and beautiful. For some, the
pursuit of beauty extends to lotions, potions and the surgeon''s
scalpel. But Xiaolan Zhao believes the ultimate source of beauty is
health and well-being.
In this wise and important book, Dr. Zhao talks about inner and
outer beauty, using personal stories, anecdotes and case studies
from her TCM practice. She also covers the fundamentals of beauty,
preventing and treating skin damage, caring for sensitive skin, the
benefits of acupuncture, helpful non-surgical procedures, and
nutrition. With a special emphasis on women''s health and beauty
issues, the book covers a plethora of relevant topics, such as baby
skin problems, acne in adolescence and beyond, rosacea, eczema,
allergies and rashes, skin cancer, wrinkles.
Providing a foreword, as well as thoughtful commentary and
information on Western medical views, is dermatologist Dr. Sandy
Skotnicki. Dr. Skotnicki first met Xiaolan as a patient, and the
two doctors discovered they had many common interests and concerns
regarding lifelong health and beauty.
What''s more, there is an invaluable reference section featuring
TCM and traditional treatments for a wide variety of conditions,
including recipes for salves and infusions that you can make at
home using ingredients purchased at a Chinese apothecary or from a