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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
The art of connecting with, feeling and adjusting the energy body using the consciousness is a key aspect of Nei Gong and Qi Gong. It sits somewhere between Qi Gong, meditation and the lesser-known art of Shen Gong, and although it is known in China it has never before been written about in an accessible way in the West.
Keywords: Chinese medicine, energy work, five elements, meridians, Qi, qigong, Taoism
The ancient Chinese martial art of Xingyi Quan is known for its explosive internal power. Closely related to both Taiji Quan and Bagua Quan, Xingyi is regarded as the most esoteric, and the most dangerous of the fighting arts, though the purposes of consistent practice include health and spiritual development.
Keywords: Chinese culture, Chinese history, Chinese martial arts, Chinese philosophy, five elements, Xing Yi Quan
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
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 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
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