Title Flowers in Winter: Defeating Cancer A Westerner's Chinese Journey
Binding Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover
Book Condition Good
Publisher Australia Allen & Unwin 1995
1863738142 / 9781863738149
Seller ID 051524
199 pages including colour and b/w illustrations. Sir Willlam Keys - veteran of two wars, former president of the Returned Sevices League (RSL), and involved with numerous public and private organizations - discovered just over a year ago that he had prostate cancer. He was unimpressed with the prospects offered by his doctor in Australia and by conventional Western medicine and so sought alternative treatments in China. Sir William details his treatment - herbal mixtures, meditation and harnessing the Chi being just some of the procedures so foreign to him in the beginning but which, he believes, effected his "cure". "Flowers in Winter" is an appealing, inspirational story; it is also a study of a land of ancient custom, of diverse and sometimes tragic history. Table of Contents: About the authorAcknowledgmentsPreface; 1 Remission; 2 Business principles; 3 The dragon Spring; 4 Flowers in Winter; 5 Tammy; 6 The two doctors; 7 The Great Wall; 8 Shanghai; 9 A lesson in history; 10 The birthday party; 11 Shao Bin's package; 12 The smiling Buddha; 13 Snow and memories; 14 Time for farewells; 15 Going home; 16 Glenlee and beyond; Epilogue; Afterword by Dr Ian Brighthope; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Appendix D. There are creases in cover and a dedication signed by Bett Keys in the first page.