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The Active Points Test
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The Active Points Test
A Clinical Test for Identifying and Selecting Effective Points for Acupuncture and Related Therapies
Stefano Marcelli

The Active Points Test is a clinical instrument for identifying and selecting the points on the skin that are most effective for treatment. These points may be close to the seat of the disease, for example on the shoulder for periarthritis, or far away, for example on the ear or head for stomach pain or a cough.

September 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-233-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Subjects: Massage and Bodywork, Shiatsu, Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Roots of Modern Practice
Charles Buck

Charles Buck draws on three decades of study, practice and teaching in this book to provide a relevant and engaging account of the origins of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. From its pre-Han dynasty roots to Chinese medicine as we know it today, Buck covers the key texts, the main scholars and the concepts they have contributed, emphasising those that are more relevant to clinicians wishing to understand the authentic tradition. The information presented is based on diverse sources including original translations of Chinese sources and interpretations of the work of many prominent medical sinologists. With Buck's lucid and engaging style, Roots of Modern Practice provides an accessible and authoritative resource that will help practitioners and students deepen their understanding of this great medical tradition.

September 2014, Paperback: £40.00/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-159-4, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture

Common Laboratory Tests Used by TCM Practitioners
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Common Laboratory Tests Used by TCM Practitioners
When to Refer Patients for Lab Tests and How to Read and Interpret the Results
Partha Banerjee MD and Christina Captain

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners need to have an understanding of Western medical testing to recognize when laboratory tests are required and to interpret test results that are brought to them by patients. This book is an essential reference for the TCM classroom and clinic that teaches how to use and understand conventional lab testing in the treatment and referral of patients.

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-205-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Diagnosis, Integrative Medicine

Fundamentals of Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID)
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Fundamentals of Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID)
Dr. Jie-Jia Li, Dr. Jian-Ping Fu and Dr. Jack Li

This book is a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID), a non-invasive clinical examination which can assess an individual's state of health. FID can be used as an auxiliary diagnostic method to provide diagnostic clues and proper guidance for treatment. One great strength of this method is its non-invasive nature.

2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-099-3, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Subject: Fingernail Diagnosis

Pricking the Vessels
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Pricking the Vessels
Bloodletting Therapy in Chinese Medicine
Henry McCann

The first text on bloodletting therapy for Western practitioners of Chinese medicine, this authoritative text explores the theory and function of bloodletting, and provides detailed instruction on its clinical use.

2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-180-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 168pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture

Chinese Medical Qigong
Chinese Medical Qigong
Editor in Chief: Tianjun Liu, O.M.D.
Associate Editor in Chief: Xiao Mei Qiang

Based on the latest edition of the approved textbook on Medical Qigong used in Chinese universities, this authoritative paperback edition has been completely revised and edited to meet the needs of western practitioners. The editors emphasize the practice of Qigong, and this section of the book has been revised and expanded; a wide range of Qigong forms are presented, taking full account of the history, correct practice, and development of Qigong. The section on the clinical applications of Qigong in the treatment of a wide range of conditions, with the recommended Qigong forms for treatment, and relevant references to the ancient texts has been substantially revised, and focuses on conditions more common in the West. The book also presents the newest research on Medical Qigong, including groundbreaking new discoveries about the physiological and psychological mechanisms. Omitted from this paperback edition are the extensive excerpts from the ancient texts, and the detailed history, more appropriate for academic study.

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-096-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 408pp

Subjects: Medical Qigong, Qigong

Acupuncture for New Practitioners
Acupuncture for New Practitioners
John Hamwee

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.

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-102-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Books for Professional Practice

I Ching Acupuncture - The Balance Method
I Ching Acupuncture - The Balance Method
Clinical Applications of the Ba Gua and I Ching
Dr David Twicken DOM, LAc

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.

2012, Paperback: £25.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-074-0, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 322pp

Subjects: Massage and Bodywork, Shiatsu, Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Daoism, Qigong, Nei Gong

Illustrated Treatment for Migraine using Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina Massage
Illustrated Treatment for Migraine using Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina Massage
Cui Chengbin and Xing Xiaomin

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.

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-061-0, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Tuina, Massage

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