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Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the most ancient healing systems, yet modern science is showing that it endures as a powerful healing modality for today's world. A condensed version of The New Chinese Medicine Handbook, The Chinese Medicine Companion explains the key principles of this holistic healing method. Written by Dr. Misha Ruth Cohen, an internationally-recognized practitioner, lecturer, and mentor in the field of Chinese medicine, this essential volume explains the most common treatments of Traditional Chinese Medicine including: Acupuncture Qi Gong Herbal therapy Dietary practices Nutrition The Chinese Medicine Companion keeps esoteric information to "need to know" basics giving you a practical guide to achieving total health in body, mind, and spirit.
This perfect introduction for beginners presents the 12 key acupressure points for treating common ailments and conditions, according to the principles of Chinese medicine. After a simple overview of the meridian system of energy channels in the body, plus easy-to follow instructions on different massage techniques, you are then introduced to each of the 12 points in turn, and how to use them to treat a wide range of conditions, from headaches, sciatica and fatigue to insomnia, motion sickness and even a sore throat! Clear illustrations and diagrams are included throughout, along with tips on other useful complementary treatments.
The User's Manual is a transformative guide to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine for the 21st century, showing how these differ from those underlying Western medicine, what that means in practice and how we can help our bodies to heal themselves and thereby achieve a longer, healthier life. Books about TCM tend to be thousands of years old, very detailed and without reference to contemporary scientific knowledge. As a former computer engineer, Alex Wu draws parallels between the way a computer functions and the functioning of the human body in order to interpret the key concepts within Chinese medicine so that they become significantly easier to understand for today's readers. As he explains, Chinese medicine provides a dramatically different point of view to that of Western medicine, in particular its foundation belief that the body has a powerful self-healing system that must be nurtured and encouraged, not stifled with symptom-suppressing treatments. Taking the simple examples of gout, psoriasis, the common cold and today's obesity epidemic, the author explores the TCM and conventional medical approaches, showing how promoting body energy and self-healing can resolve the `incurable'. Alex Wu says: `Many readers have used the simple methods described in this book to achieve a healthy lifestyle and thereby improve their health within a short time... Modern medicine has not made significant advances in many chronic conditions for many years. It may be that the problem stems from its basic philosophy.' Here is an opportunity to look at health and medicine from a completely different point of view.
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.
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.
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.
Tapping, or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), is a simple form of acupressure that treats the energetic roots of emotional and physical suffering. By tapping on specific meridian points you can quickly and easily dissolve blockages in the body's energy system, caused by past traumas and suppressed emotions such as grief and anger, and restore the natural flow of energy in your body, the key to optimal health and overall well-being. In this step-by-step guide to EFT, Sophie Merle details the practice of tapping, illustrating the easily accessible points on the face, hands, and torso to tap and in what order. Explaining how to open your energetic system to EFT treatment for fast and long-lasting results, she reveals how the energetic psychology of tapping can be applied to any area of your life but is particularly effective for emotional and psychological conditions, including panic attacks, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, anger, jealousy, and phobias, such as stage fright or fear of flying, providing immediate results in many cases. She also shows how this method can treat chronic pain, nausea, and headaches; alleviate insomnia and nightmares; assist physical healing from illness; encourage the release of painful memories; boost self-confidence; support weight loss; and improve concentration.
An indefatigable discoverer and preserver of lost traditions in the field of classical Chinese medicine, Liu Lihong has done it again - The Yellow Emperor's Inner Transmission of Acupuncture features a passionate and clinically relevant synthesis of his discipleship with Yang Zhenhai, one of the last remaining master practitioners of Daoist acupuncture in mainland China. At the forefront of an international discourse on the definition and clinical significance of classical Chinese medicine, Yang and Liu promote yet another holistic medical system that radically contrasts the current penchant for symptom-oriented procedures. This English edition of their book lifts an important esoteric acupuncture lineage out of obscurity and presents it to us in complete and accessible form. The holistic approach has also defined Liu's relentless search for the heart of Chinese medicine during the last three decades, driving his commitment to become the promoter of a diverse spectrum of healing traditions that exemplify the classical standards of Chinese medicine.
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 exceptionally well-illustrated guide to the location and properties of acupuncture points has been fully revised and updated, and now includes all the channel points. An understanding of acupoints is vital not only for acupuncturists but also for bodyworkers. This user-friendly manual contains current, comprehensive information that is equally useful for physiotherapists, orthopaedic, medical, and paramedical professionals. It also gives special emphasis on how shiatsu and tuina therapists can best utilise point knowledge in their practice. In keeping with convention, the authors give the precise anatomical location of each point and illustrate it with a dot, along with alternative locations where relevant. However, the book goes further by delineating the larger area where the point can be activated by pressure, guasha, and other means. In addition, it explains the optimum physical position for treatment via acupuncture, acupressure, and other strategies, as treatment positions can vary according to the method of point stimulation and desired result. The book also documents the distribution of sensation resulting from point stimulation, and differentiates between pressure and needle application where appropriate. * All channel points included * Beautiful auricular acupuncture chart * Detailed index with more than 10,000 entries which includes symptoms, conditions, and Chinese syndromes * New protocols and points selection appendices * Chinese medical and general index * Anatomy index which includes muscles, bones, blood vessels, and nerves * New techniques added A Practical Guide to Acupoints presents a wealth of carefully researched information equally valuable for professionals, students, and conscientious practitioners, making this the most complete practical guide to acupoints ever produced.
Urinary tract infection is a common clinical condition with a significant health burden. This latest volume, Vol. 22 in the Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine series, uses a 'whole evidence' approach to summarise management of urinary tract infection with Chinese medicine. The first chapter provides an overview of the clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment with conventional medicine. The conceptualisation of urinary tract infection in both contemporary and classical Chinese medicine literature is reviewed and analysed. Attention is then turned to the evidence from clinical studies. Systematic reviews, using internationally accepted scientific methods, describe the treatments tested in clinical studies and the effects of Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and related therapies, and combinations of these therapies for urinary tract infection. The potential mechanisms of action for some of the key herbs are summarised, based on analysis of experimental studies. The final chapter summarises the current state of evidence and offers suggestions for contemporary clinical practice and future research.This book is a handy desktop reference for both clinicians and students of Chinese and integrative medicine. It provides a comprehensive synthesis of both traditional and contemporary knowledge that can inform clinical decision-making.This book provides an in-depth analysis of Chinese medicine management of urinary tract infection.
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).
This full color, Chinese auricular acupuncture point chart set of 3 includes auricular points, surface anatomy of the ear, blood vessels, and innervations. Charts consist of English and Traditional Chinese characters; alphanumeric codes and Chinese are included for the standard auricle divisions. Excellent resource for teachers, students, and as a clinical reference. 500cm x 865 cm
Full colour acupuncture wall chart, including 12 regular channels and the Ren and Du vessels and their points. Extra points and a small auricular point illustration are also included. Alphanumeric designations and traditional Chinese characters are both presented. The three charts depict anterior, posterior, and lateral views. These are ideal for study or clinic decoration.
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.
Full-colour laminated poster. Text in English, French, Dutch & German. A beautiful and colourful representation of the meridians on the human body. The meridians are shown from the front, the back and the side, in different colours according to their corresponding element. The points for the elements on the hands, arms, feet and legs are also indicated, as well as the accumulation points, lo points, source points
Combining the wisdom of classical Chinese medicine with modern nutritional science, this book explores the concept of Yang Sheng, which means to nourish life by nurturing body, mind and spirit in harmony with the natural rhythms and universal laws, revealing the importance of nutrition within it and outlining how our modern lifestyle and environment challenges our ability to do that. A perfect guide for practitioners and students of Chinese medicine, the book explains modern diets and Chinese nutritional theory with a focus on prevention of illness and the impact of lifestyle and environment on our health during each stage of life. Lifestyle and nutritional advice for prevention and treatment of a range of illnesses and conditions is given for both adults and children.
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.
Combines healing crystal therapy with the "organ clock" circadian
rhythm of each organ system, based on traditional Chinese medicine
This is a full-color laminated poster. This chart presents a large number of acupuncture points that are particularly useful to treat common health problems with instructions as to how to use them. It is an excellent complement to the charts about the 5 elements, the acupoints, the special points and the meridians.
"The New Chinese Medicine Handbook" is an essential guide to achieving total health in body, mind, and spirit. Explore the powerful benefits of Chinese medicine--particularly acupuncture, massage, nutrition, meditation and herbs--along with other Eastern healing arts. This practical guide totraditional Chinese medicine can help you take control of your healing process and maintain orrestore wholeness and harmony in all aspects of your life.Dr. Misha Ruth Cohen, an internationallya recognized practitioner, lecturer, leader and mentorin the field of Chinese medicine, offers comprehensive healing plans for a wide range of ailmentsincluding digestive problems, stress, anxiety, depression, cancer support, liver health, gynecological problems, PMS, fertilitymenopause, and more.This comprehensive guidebook combines Chinese dietary guidelines with Western medicine, plus various other Eastern and Western healing therapies including: Basics of Chinese medicineAcupuncture and moxibustionQi Gong: Chinese exercise and meditationDietary practicesChinese herbal therapy"The New Chinese Medicine Handbook" keeps esoteric information to "need to know" basics andshows you how to use Chinese medicine for different conditions from pain to infertility to various illnesseslike cancer and diabetes. Take the first steps to natural healing remedies and a longer, healthier life."
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