The Physics and Poetry of Eastern Herbal Medicine: How Modern Physics Validates Eastern Medicine
By Judyth Shamosh
Dr. Judyth Shamosh’s The Physics and Poetry of Eastern Herbal Medicine: How Modern Physics Validates Eastern Medicine is a book exploring how Ayurveda and Chinese medicine is heavily supported by modern physics—and contains beneficial aspects that are missing in Western medicine practices. Shamosh shares how she was drawn to Eastern medicine, as she always has had the unique ability to find a connection between science, nature, and healing. Throughout this book, it felt like she wanted to share this ability with the reader, to offer a look inside her life’s philosophy and practice.
Shamosh discusses how Eastern medicine has been around since ancient times, beginning with the Chinese, Unani, and many other groups that explored inner systems and herbal remedies. The history was interesting, but this information was valuable in showing the longevity and efficacy of these practices.
While this book is about medicine and physics, my favorite aspect was how it was still poetic, just as the author promises in her title The Physics and Poetry of Eastern Medicine. She beautifully describes how the entirety of the body is a system full of parts that are interconnected, entwined in a complex pattern that Eastern medicine decodes.
Even for someone who is new to Eastern medicine, The Physics and Poetry of Eastern Herbal Medicine is an incredible book to begin one’s journey into Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and Eastern practices. Anyone could benefit from giving it a read.