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On the first side, the seven chakras, energetic centres of the subtle body, are represented according to the Vedic tradition. For each one, the various associations are given: Sanskrit name, element, mantra, psychological aspect, type of yoga At the back, an illustration of their positions along the spine and seven small texts describing what typifies the good functioning, or on the contrary, unbalance, of each chakra.
In addition to herbalism and acupuncture, Chinese Medicine has a rich tradition of using stones as medicine, passed from generation to generation for thousands of years. In this comprehensive guide and extensive Materia Medica, Leslie J. Franks presents the Stone Medicine teachings of Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen, an 88th generation Taoist priest from the ancient lineage of the Jade Purity School, which dates to the Han dynasty, 206 BCE. Detailing the therapeutic properties of 200 gems, stones, minerals, and crystals, Franks explains the physical, emotional, and spiritual conditions each stone can treat and how their color, form, hardness, and energetic qualities affect us according to Chinese Medicine. She examines the chemistry and sacred geometry of crystal structure, revealing how the minerals contained in the stones affect our physiology by supporting our Jing (Essence); by nourishing Qi (energy), blood, and fluids; and by clearing Wind, Cold, Damp, and Heat conditions that can lead to disease. Including a thorough primer on Traditional Chinese Medicine and backed by modern scientific research, this book explains how stones access our deepest layers, vibrating ever so slowly, to initiate deep lasting change.
The desire for a long, healthy and happy life is a universal one, yet society has a deep fear of ageing.The Longevity Bible offers an all-encompassing, holistic look at how the body ages - and what we can all do to age better. Discover: - How the ageing process works - and what you can do to enjoy a better quality of life as you grow older - What history, biology, Eastern philosophy, Western science and the findings of top medical experts and researchers can teach us about maintaining optimal health as we move through our lives - The important role that sleep, moderation, diet, a sense of purpose, connection, love and curiosity have in helping us to live well and live happily - That a longer life blessed with health and happiness is within reach!
This double A4 folded card presents an incredible wealth of information: On the front page, the names of the chakras, their locations in and on the body, explanations of their main significance and characteristics and their representations according to traditional Indian symbolism. On the inside of the card, presented in three large tables: the literal meaning, physiological expression, senses, organs, temperaments, aromas, stones, metals, alternatives therapies, music, locations in the world, types of yogas, of professions, psychological aspects associated with each chakra. The last page of the card gives rarely found information about how to work on the chakras using reflexology.
The Ben cao gang mu, compiled in the second half of the sixteenth century by a team led by the physician Li Shizhen (1518-1593) on the basis of previously published books and contemporary knowledge, is the largest encyclopedia of natural history in a long tradition of Chinese materia medica works. Its description of almost 1,900 pharmaceutically used natural and man-made substances marks the apex of the development of premodern Chinese pharmaceutical knowledge. The Ben cao gang mu dictionary offers access to this impressive work of 1,600,000 characters. This second book in a three-volume series verifies and localizes all 2,158 geographical and associated administrative names referred to in the Ben cao gang mu in connection with the origin and use of pharmaceutical substances.
Take charge of your health and create balance in your life with Chinese Medicine for the Modern World, a unique book that revolutionises how the practice is used and taught in the twenty-first century. This comprehensive guide transforms traditional practices into effective methods for solving the three habits that cause the majority of our modern health problems: worrying, hurrying, and overeating. Chinese Medicine for the Modern World discusses six common syndromes in our contemporary world, with a focus on the three internal problems of liver qi stagnation, heart heat, and spleen damp. To heal these syndromes, Kihn offers practical strategies and specific directions for substituting unhealthy habits with healthy ones.
China is ranked as one of the world's slimmest nations and the secret to its people's healthier and happier lifestyle has been ingrained in its culture for thousands of years: they believe that life should be aligned with nature, and follow the basis of the yin and yang theory of balance (the 2000-year-old philosophy from the philosopher Lao Tzu that states a part can only be understood through its relationship to the whole). In THE YIN YANG GUIDE TO WEIGHT LOSS, Chinese doctor and nutritionist Lily Lihua lets you into these ancient slimming and wellness secrets, as well as providing easy recipes and exercises that you can easily incorporate into your daily life. Learn how life should really be lived, to help you lose weight, feel energised, and be in control of your health and well-being.
Why can salamanders grow new legs, and young children grow new finger tips, but adult humans can't regenerate? What is the electricity that flows through the human body? Is it the same thing that the Chinese call Qi? If so, what does Chinese medicine know, that western medicine ignores? Dan Keown's highly accessible, witty, and original book shows how western medicine validates the theories of Chinese medicine, and how Chinese medicine explains the mysteries of the body that western medicine largely ignores. He explains the generative force of embryology, how the hearts of two people in love (or in scientific terms `quantum entanglement') truly beat as one, how a cheating heart is also an ill heart (which is why men are twice as likely to die of a sudden heart attack with their mistress than with their wife), how neural crest cells determine our lifespan, and why Proust's madeleines evoked the memories they did. The book shows how the theories of western and Chinese medicine support each other, and how the integrated theory enlarges our understanding of how bodies work on every level. Full of good stories and surprising details, Dan Keown's book is essential reading for anyone who has ever wanted to know how the body really works.
The graceful joint-relaxing dance-like exercises of Da Wu, an ancient qigong, are presented here with step-by-step explanations and photographs illustrating each movement. Recorded in ancient documents, Da Wu lays stress on flexing movements and the rotation of joints throughout the body to help improve health and wellbeing. This book explains the practice, and explores the origins of, this easy-to-learn qigong, which has its roots in ancient China. The main section of the book features a fully illustrated step-by-step guide, with additional learning tips for each movement, and information about the health benefits. In addition, an accompanying DVD features a video demonstration of Da Wu and additional information on its history and origins, and a CD provides options for verbal instructions to lead the practitioner through the exercises, or music to accompany them. This practical book provides a complete introduction to this beneficial and easy qigong form for practitioners of all levels, including beginners, and will be of special interest to anyone interested in the ancient qigong forms.
The concept of self-care is, in fact, thousands of years old. This buzzword is rooted in a 2,500-year old Chinese philosophy. Yang sheng means to nourish life fostering your own health and wellbeing by nurturing body, mind and spirit. In this book, Katie Brindle teaches readers how to harness this powerful natural healing system to improve every aspect of their life.
Yang Sheng fits and works brilliantly in modern life. Some of the techniques may seem unusual, but they are all simple, quick and effective. Even more appealing, a key principle of Chinese medicine is balance; that means not being perfect or excluding foods or having too many rules or pushing yourself to exhaustion with overwork or over-exercise. And so, Yang Sheng encourages you to have the green juice and the glass of wine, a full-on day at work and a night out dancing.
For people who are overtired and overtaxed, stressed, lacking a sex drive, or who feel anxious or hopeless, the practice of Yang sheng restores balance. Our bodies are designed to self-heal Yang Sheng knows the mechanics of how to activate this.
Now in its 2nd edition, An Introduction to Western Medical Acupuncture provides a broad evidence-based approach to acupuncture when used as part of modern medicine. Illustrated throughout it gives the practitioner an essential guide for deciding where and how to treat conditions with acupuncture, and how to avoid known risks associated with it. Ultimately it provides the practitioner with a tool to develop safe and effective practice. For this edition the text has been revised, updated and extensively re-written. A new chapter brings together the understanding of how pain is recognised by the nervous system, and how acupuncture can influence these pathways. This is followed by six chapters providing detailed explanations of the effects and mechanisms of acupuncture, organised according to three recognised treatment approaches - needling to produce local changes, to generate effects at the level of the spinal segment, and to modify the overall function of the nervous system. ?The chapters on the evidence from research have been also updated. An explanation of the various mechanisms of acupuncture linked to how they can best be activated by needling. Learn the principles of treatment rather than any 'cook-book' approach. Clear and objective discussion of the evidence for the effectiveness and the risks of acupuncture. Thorough and detailed description of all aspects of clinical practice. Reference section for quickly reminding the practitioner of the best approach to treating many problems.
This is full-color laminated poster. The first side of this chart shows the 'alarm points': acupuncture points on the torso that can be used in order to calm or stimulate the twelve organs and associated functions, as distinguished in Chinese medicine. The different pressure and massage techniques are also presented. The illustration on the back of the chart, shows 25 acupuncture points, the 'emergency points', along the meridians on the whole front of the body. Their exact location as well as the ailments for which they can be used are clearly explained. You will also find the point combinations allowing to quickly relieve a number of acute problems (asthma attack, insomnia, sore throat, diarrhoea, painful periods, toothache, cramps).
Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong is a uniquely classical practice designed to bolster our health, activate our inner life power, and deepen our spiritual connection to universal energy. This book illustrates the philosophy and cultivating method of the Tiger Qigong form and unlocks the mysterious internal alchemy principle of LaoHu (Shamanic Tiger) Gong. By delving further into Xiang (Daoist symbolism) of Tiger, practitioners will receive greater benefits from studying this book and their own Tiger Qigong practice. Master Wu also shares how each movement in the Tiger Qigong practice relates to the eight extraordinary meridians, twelve organ meridians and twenty four JieQi (seasons). This knowledge will help seasoned practitioners experience new dimensions of their cultivation and sharpen their healing tools.
This is a full-color laminated poster. Three anatomical representations show the meridians in their corresponding colors according to the Chinese medical tradition. At the back of the chart, it contains the Chinese names of all the meridians, with their translations and number as well as a summary of chronobioenergetics.
A leading authority explains the origins and history of Chinese medicine from its beginnings in antiquity to today. Paul U. Unschuld describes medicine's close connection with culture and politics throughout Chinese history. He brings together texts, techniques, and worldviews to understand changing Chinese attitudes toward healing and the significance of traditional Chinese medicine in both China and the Western world. Unschuld reveals the emergence of a Chinese medical tradition built around a new understanding of the human being, considering beliefs in the influence of cosmology, numerology, and the supernatural on the health of the living. He describes the variety of therapeutic approaches in Chinese culture, the history of pharmacology and techniques such as acupuncture, and the global exchange of medical knowledge. Insights are offered into the twentieth-century decline of traditional medicine, as military defeats caused reformers and revolutionaries to import medical knowledge as part of the construction of a new China. Unschuld also recounts the reception of traditional Chinese medicine in the West since the 1970s, where it is often considered an alternative to Western medicine at the same time as China seeks to incorporate elements of its medical traditions into a scientific framework. This concise and compelling introduction to medical thought and history suggests that Chinese medicine is also a guide to Chinese civilization.
Neuropuncture is the clinical manual of a groundbreaking acupuncture system that incorporates neuroscience into its clinical applications for pain management, orthopaedic conditions and internal medicine. It shows acupuncturists how to apply research into the neurophysiological mechanisms of acupuncture and electrical acupuncture to the traditional TCM model of healthcare. The book explains how acupuncture works using Western medical science and illustrates how to apply this knowledge to clinical cases with electrical acupuncture, creating evidence-based acupuncture protocols. These protocols are clinically proven and result in reproducible clinical outcomes.
On one side this chart gives the acupressure points to strengthen the mind and increase intelligence. On the other side, the points and combinations of points against the different kinds of headaches and migraines are presented and the treatment methods are discussed.
Designed to be a go-to reference for assessment and treatment planning in the clinic, this is a clear and concise handbook for students and practitioners of dry needling, or medical acupuncture. It includes: * Comprehensive medical illustrations demonstrating trigger point locations and associated pain referral patterns * Easy-to-follow instructions and photographs demonstrating musculoskeletal dry needling points and electroacupuncture techniques * Dedicated section on the acupuncture treatment of tendinopathy * Vital information on palpation and correct needling techniques * Practical guidance on best practice, safety and treatment planning * Overviews of the history and key principles of Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture * Up-to-date research on the effect of acupuncture in the treatment of MSK conditions, myofascial pain, trigger points (MTrPS), fascia and pain. The book will be an essential aid for osteopaths, physiotherapists, sports rehabilitators, chiropractors, massage therapists, as well as traditional acupuncturists wishing to understand a Western approach on acupuncture. Other health professionals incorporating, or looking to incorporate dry needling into their treatment programme, will also find this book an invaluable resource.
What does it mean to 'be' an acupuncturist? How does a highly experienced acupuncturist view her practice, her patients, and the world in general? Based on her widely-read blog about the wholeness of life as a Five Element practitioner, Nora Franglen's breadth of interest shows how the curiosity and life experiences of the individual lie at the heart of what makes a true acupuncturist, over and beyond the necessary knowledge and expertise in the technicalities of practice. From her penchant for coffee shops to reflections on challenges she has experienced in the clinic, Nora illustrates how the Five Elements influence, illuminate and, ultimately, enrich all aspects of her life, and vice versa. With reflections gathered from over several years of posting linked by Nora's commentary, this diary is truly enlightening reading for anyone interested in the inner workings of a practitioner at one with her craft.
This is a full-color laminated poster. The mudras, 'seal, sign' in sanskrit, are specific positions of the hands originally symbolizing, in the Indian spiritual paintings and sculptures, a mental attitude of Buddha or powers of divinities. The mudras are sacred but not only symbolic: they also have a beneficial energetic effect on the body and the spirit. This chart explains how to use them, gives original information about the elements associated to each finger and the mudras working with each of the seven main chakras. You will find at the back of the chart the description and use of the 14 best known and most useful mudras.
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