"One of the most important differences between Eastern and Western medical philosophies is what parts of the disease is treated. In the tradition of Eastern philosophies, this book approaches the subject of weight loss with the importance placed on healing the root of the problem, not the symptoms. The program offered is focused on balancing the body, mind, and spirit as a whole, with weight loss as a result. Included are healing foods and recipes, qigong energy exercises, and methods of healing other common ailments that may be associated with excess weight. The author presents a section of commonly asked questions about the program, addressing questions regarding the exercises, qi, eating, food preparation, etc. Diagrams assist the reader in understanding the TCM concepts and correct movements for the energy exercises."