Chapter 1: The Cardiovascular System, Health, and Healing, from an East/West Perspective A Brief History of the Heart The History and Philosophy of Western Medicine The History and Philosophy of Eastern Medicine The Science Behind Eastern Healing Modalities Western Health-Care Providers and Eastern Medicine
Chapter 2: The Heart and Blood Vessels, In Health and Disease The Healthy Heart and Vessels But first a word about sleep . . . An Overview of Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 3: The True Wellness Approach to Cardiovascular Disease Western Approach to Cardiovascular Diseases Hypertension Western Approach to Hypertension Heart Attack Arrhythmias Western Treatment of Arrhythmias Heart Valve Disease Western Treatment of Valvular Disease Heart Failure Western Treatment of Heart Failure Eastern Approach for Preventing and Healing Heart Disease Your Homework: Practice Qi Gong
Chapter 4: Qigong to Heal the Heart and Blood Vessels Benefits of Qigong Qigong for Healing and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 5: The Heart-Mind Connection How to Build Your Positive Mind Breathe
Chapter 6: General Principles of Self-Healing The True Wellness Checklist Conclusion Recommended Reading and Resources Glossary About the Authors
Catherine Kurosu, MD, LAc, graduated from the University of Toronto School of Medicine in 1990 and a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology in 1995. 2006, she became a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. 2009, she was certified as a medical acupuncturist through the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Helms Medical Institute. Dr. Kurosu is a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture. She has a master of science in Oriental medicine, from the Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Honolulu. 2015, she became a licensed acupuncturist. 2018 she became a diplomate in Oriental medicine through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Kurosu lives on O'ahu with her husband, and daughter, where she practices integrative medicine, blending Western and Eastern approaches to patient care. Aihan Kuhn, CMD, OBT, is a graduate from Hunan Medical University in China in 1982. Since 1992 has focused on holistic healing. In her practice, she has accumulated much success with holistic medicine patient care and education work. Her patients benefit from self-improvement with physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, as well as special exercises to enable them to participate in their own healing. She incorporates tai chi and qigong into healing methodologies, changing the lives of those who have struggled for many years with little relief from conventional medicine. Dr. Kuhn offers wellness programs, natural healing workshops, and professional training programs. These highly rated programs have produced many quality teachers and therapists. She is president of the Tai Chi and Qi Gong Healing Institute a nonprofit that promotes natural healing and prevention. Dr. Aihan Kuhn lives with her husband in Sarasota, Florida.