"Massage at Home, without even stepping out of your bedroom, by yourself or your family members. Follow the simple, step-by-step procedures detailed in this book once a week or once a day, and you will get relief from ailments and discomforts and feel refreshed. With its preventative health care approach, this manual offers an alternative to frequent trips to the hospital and chemical medications, few of which are side-effect-free. Headaches? Back pain? Or hypertension? Apoplexy? Look it up in the index and find out what to do. The introduction answers your how-it-works questions with a brief examination of basic concepts and theories of traditional Chinese medicine, such as yin-yang, qi, meridians and collaterals. In addition, detailed instructions for the main manipulations ensure what you will be able to perform the massage correctly. Well-illustrated, this manual is easy to read, easy to follow, and will be a companion to you for a healthy life."