Practices for maintaining optimum health and prolonging life, or yang sheng, have been a part of Chinese culture for thousands of years, and health cultivation is an important component of Chinese Medicine. Health cultivation is related to methods of disease prevention involving exercises and practices that aim to improve the individual constitution while maintaining harmony within the body. A broad range of practices involving both body and mind have been collected here. This book contains twenty chapters, beginning with an introduction to the historical development and basic concepts of yang sheng. Health cultivation methods provided in this book include dietary methods, sexual practices, spirit-cultivation exercises, medicinal herbs, geomancy (feng shui), tui na massage, qi gong exercise, and many other specific practices for promoting health in all stages of life.