An invaluable guide for anyone beginning a career in acupuncture, this book offers a unique and supportive insight into the challenges and the pitfalls that the novice acupuncturist is likely to encounter, and provides encouragement and down-to-earth ideas for tackling them.
Keywords: acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, energy work, five elements, health care, pulse diagnosis, Qi, qigong, TCM diagnosis, traditional Chinese medicine
Acupuncture can be a very effective way of strengthening the body's resistance to illness, and of eliminating potentially harmful pathogens. This book provides a complete overview of the principles involved in distinguishing between different syndromes of illness in patients, and of selecting and administering appropriate treatments.
Keywords: acupuncture, alternative therapies, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, traditional Chinese medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine has a long and complex history, yet the basic principles at the heart of practice have remained the same for hundreds of years. Without a solid understanding of these fundamental theories, effective practice is impossible, and this book provides a complete introduction to everything that students and practitioners, both new and experienced, need to know.
Keywords: acupuncture, health care, traditional Chinese medicine
The ability to apply complex theory to practice is a vital skill for acupuncturists. Case studies and medical records are an extremely useful resource for understanding how to differentiate between different syndromes, and provide invaluable precedents for deciding upon appropriate methods of diagnosis and treatment.
Keywords: acupuncture, five elements, meridians, moxa, moxibustion, Qi, traditional Chinese medicine, yin-yang
Dr. Marc S. Micozzi explains the fundamentals of Chinese medicine, and the indigenous medicines of Greater China, in some detail - how they have evolved, the fundamental principles, and where they are drawn from - hence putting them into social and philosophical context. Normally these medical systems are studied in isolation, so this is a work of considerable originality. He covers Korea and Japan and, in extending the coverage to East and Southeast Asia, he also explores the indigenous medicines from those regions and the influence of China and Chinese medicine, while acknowledging the pull towards other cultural influences, such as India.
Keywords: acupuncture, chi kung, Chinese medicine, herbal treatment, nutrition, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan, tuina
Qigong therapy is one of the cornerstones of traditional Chinese culture and medicine. A holistic system of health care which addresses the root cause of symptoms or disease, it is gaining increasing recognition as an effective adjunct to Western medicine.
Keywords: acupuncture, bodywork, chi kung, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, qigong, TCM diagnosis, traditional Chinese medicine
An invaluable companion for complementary and beauty therapists working with older people in care, this book offers unique information and practical advice on the issues that are often overlooked in training. The author addresses the common pitfalls and difficulties practitioners are likely to encounter when working with this client group, offering encouragement and down-to-earth advice for tackling them.
Keywords: acupuncture, adults, alternative therapies, Alzheimer's disease, aromatherapy, bodywork, carers, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, dementia, diet, face diagnosis, health care, herbal treatment, massage, nursing, nutrition, older people, palliative care, residential care, tai chi
The principles and practice of diagnostics are key to administering effective treatment in traditional Chinese medicine. The ability to recognise and diagnose symptoms and complaints correctly is fundamental to deciding on appropriate remedies, and this book provides a comprehensive introduction to all the principles that students and practitioners need to know.
Keywords: acupuncture, health care, traditional Chinese medicine
The Eight Extraordinary channels are amongst the most interesting and clinically important aspects of Chinese medicine and Qigong. This book introduces the theory behind the channels, explains their clinical applications, and explores their psycho-emotional and spiritual qualities. The author also describes how to cultivate the channels through Nei Dan Inner Meditation.
Keywords: acupuncture, bagua, Chinese medicine, Daoism, meridians, qigong, shiatsu, Yijing
Based on Five Elements theory, this practical, fully illustrated guide to performing facial enhancement acupuncture (also known as cosmetic acupuncture, facial revitalisation or facial rejuvenation acupuncture) shows in detail the acupuncture points, techniques and equipment used in this procedure. Facial enhancement acupuncture targets points and muscles of the face in order to improve the elasticity of the skin and general overall appearance, as well as addressing constitutional points on the legs, arms and body to balance and harmonise the inner elements. The author clearly explains the rationale behind the needling of each face and neck point, which are shown in colour illustrations. He also discusses the advantages of acupuncture over surgical intervention in dealing with wrinkles and sagging jaw lines, and a chapter is included on discussing treatment with prospective patients, follow up and after care.
Keywords: acupuncture, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, five elements, meridians, traditional Chinese medicine
Songs and rhymes have been used by physicians for centuries in China as a means of memorising and passing on methods of practice and behaviour, moral attitudes, effective points, diagnostic tips and rules of thumb. These poems offer a rich insight into the life and thought of these skilled doctors, as well as practical indications for treatment. Contemporary acupuncturists can see from these poems the depths of the tradition, better understand a breadth of diagnostic skills and treatment planning, and as a result greatly improve their appreciation of intent within their own practice.
This is the first translation of these acupuncture odes, songs and rhymes from the Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion compiled by the Chinese physician Yang Jizhou during late Ming China. The book includes detailed introductions that place the work in historical, cultural, and medical context, a symptom index, a point index glossary and a list of helpful points for common signs and symptoms encountered in acupuncture and physiotherapy clinics. It also serves as a gentle introduction to the philosophy behind acupuncture practice.
Keywords: acupuncture, Chinese history, Chinese medicine, Daoism, traditional Chinese medicine
TianGan (Heavenly Stems) and DiZhi (Earthly Branches), commonly abbreviated to GanZhi, originated in the ancient Chinese cosmological sciences and is a complex calendrical system which was created to codify the patterns of life and of the universe itself. The ten symbols of Gan express the Yin or Yang perspective of Five Elements and embody the Way of Heaven. The 12 symbols of Zhi, made manifest in the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, hold the root of each Element and embrace the Way of Earth.
Keywords: acupuncture, calligraphy, Chinese animals, Chinese astrology, Chinese horoscope, Chinese medicine, Chinese philosophy, Daoism, qigong, traditional Chinese medicine, tuina, Yijing
I Ching Acupuncture - The Balance Method is a system of acupuncture point selection based on the principles of Chinese philosophy and classic Chinese texts, including the I Ching, Nei Jing Su Wen and Ling Shu. In this unique book Dr. Twicken presents classic Chinese philosophical models that explain the relationships between philosophy, Chinese medical principles, acupuncture channels and the human body. The models are the He Tu, Luo Shu Nine Palaces, Early Heaven Ba Gua, Later Heaven Ba Gua, Twelve-Stage Growth Cycle, Stems and Branches and the Chinese calendar. These models and theories clearly show the relationships between the acupuncture channels and the human body and provide guiding theory for acupuncture strategies and point selection. I Ching Acupuncture presents six Balance Methods. This clinically effective system of acupuncture is based on minimal and distal acupuncture treatments.
Keywords: acupuncture, bagua, Chinese astrology, Chinese culture, Chinese horoscope, Chinese medicine, Chinese philosophy, Daoism, energy work, five elements, Five Organs diagnosis, hot and cold syndromes, meridians, moxa, moxibustion, pulse diagnosis, Qi, Taoism, TCM diagnosis, tongue diagnosis, traditional Chinese medicine, Yang syndromes, Yijing, yin-yang
This authoritative text provides a complete overview of Chinese moxibustion techniques and methods, including detailed treatments and contraindications for a wide range of conditions.
The authors cover the fundamentals of theory as well as the skills and techniques practitioners will need, and provide a detailed summary of all of the acupoints commonly used in moxatherapy. The book also covers the ways in which moxatherapy can be used to cultivate general health and wellbeing in patients, and explains in detail how to treat a wide range of complaints; for each complaint, descriptions of typical cases and the acupoints and procedures needed for treatment are provided.
Keywords: acupuncture, Chinese medicine, moxibustion
Migraine is a condition that Western medicine finds notoriously difficult to treat, and acupuncture, moxibustion and Tuina massage can all be effective methods of bringing about relief. This clear and comprehensive guide will enable practitioners to carry out treatment and significantly ease symptoms and suffering.
Keywords: acupuncture, massage, migraine, moxibustion, TCM diagnosis, traditional Chinese medicine, tuina
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