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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
For centuries, the internal martial traditions of Asia have produced individuals renowned for their skills in fighting, healing and meditation. Inspired by the author's personal training experiences, this book reveals the stories and training methods of the old Masters as well as the current generation.
Keywords: bagua, Chinese martial arts, qigong, taiji quan, Xing Yi Quan
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
The ancient Chinese art of Bagua Quan combines internal cultivation - the training of the mind - with external application, strengthening and supporting the health of the body. The key functions of Bagua Quan, as understood through the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach to the body, are to regulate Qi and blood, balance Yin and Yang, and regulate the flow of energy in the body. In this book, Master He explains the philosophy and techniques of Bagua Quan and provides the reader with an accessible approach to the practice of the art.
The beautiful, complex movements of Bagua require a lifetime to master fully, but can be practised with significant physical and mental health benefit at any level. In this highly illustrated guide, Master He, a fifth generation practitioner, introduces the ancient Daoist principles on which Bagua is based, its place within the Chinese martial arts, and the approach to life it nurtures. Many pages of photographs illustrate a programme of sequences, showing the beauty of the movements, and the positions and transitions the practitioner is aiming for.
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