Wood Becomes Water

Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life – 20th Anniversary Edition

  • Gail Reichstein
Wood Becomes Water

Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN10: 1-56836-588-8
ISBN13: 978-1-56836-588-6
Release date: Sept. 25, 2018

List price: $22.95

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The groundbreaking work exploring how ancient Chinese medicine can be an integral part of our lives today - now in a 20th anniversary edition.

Wood Becomes Water uses the five elements of Chinese cosmology -- wood, fire, earth, metal, and water -- to introduce readers to the connection between the physical, emotional, and spiritual forces in their lives. Practical, accessible, and wise, the book shows how the centuries-old techniques and philosophies of Chinese medicine can be applied to everyday issues of health and well-being in the modern world.


“Gail Reichstein’s creative insight and engaging style makes a very old theory very new.  By applying the Chinese Five Element Theory to health of body and health of home she reveals a level of wisdom relevant to people of any culture.  I recommend WOOD BECOMES WATER to those who wish to deepen their understanding of Chinese medicine and themselves.” —Kenneth S. Cohen, author of THE WAY OF QIGONG

About the Author

Gail Reichstein (1965-2016), was an acupuncturist, author, and editor. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Tri-State College of Acupuncture, she had practiced Chinese medicine since 1995, first in New York and then in Vermont. She was also the author of Earth Acupuncture: Healing the Living Landscape. Prior to her death, Reichstein lived in Lincoln, VT.