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The Channels of Acupuncture: Clinical Use of the Secondary Channels and Eight Extraordinary Vessels, 1e

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The Channels of Acupuncture: Clinical Use of the Secondary Channels and Eight Extraordinary Vessels, 1e

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One of the most highly-regarded and respected authors and lecturers in the West, Giovanni Maciocia, illuminates and examines the art of traditional Chinese acupuncture with this in-depth look at the secondary channels and other key structures encompassing the human body in Chinese anatomy. This book describes in detail the pathways, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of the Luo, Muscle, and Divergent secondary channels, as well as other key structures such as the Cou Li and Huang membranes, and gives a thorough, clear overview of subjects poorly understood and incompletely covered in other English language texts. Over one third of the book is dedicated to the Eight Extraordinary Channels, providing the reader with the most in-depth information available in the English language. Drawing on his broad clinical experience, the author covers the energetic physiology, pathology and points by body area, providing ease of access for both the student and practitioner of acupuncture. The Channels of Acupuncture presents comprehensive and clear information on an essential part of traditional Chinese medicine.Covers key channels not thoroughly discussed in other texts, giving all students and practitioners detailed and clear material to guide them in their practice of acupuncture.Offers new information and insight on other key body structures in Chinese medicine including extraordinary vessels as well as the Cou Li and Huang membranes.Clear illustrations depict the exact channel pathways, diminishing any confusion about their location.Case histories and research from Giovanni Maciocia present a wide range of experiences and examples of clinical practice and study.

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Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation: Dry Needling Techniques, 1e

By , August 19, 2012 8:49 am

Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation: Dry Needling Techniques, 1e

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Written by widely respected acupuncture expert Yun-tao Ma, PhD, LAc, Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation shows techniques that will enhance athletic performance, accelerate recovery after intensive workouts, and speed trauma rehabilitation after injuries or surgeries. Evidence-based research is used to support the best and most effective techniques, with over 100 illustrations showing anatomy, injury, and clinical procedures. Unlike many other acupuncture books, this book uses a Western approach to make it easier to understand rationales, master techniques, and integrate biomedical acupuncture into your practice. "Finally, a well-referenced, common sense approach to dry needling in sports medicine that discusses maintenance, overtraining, and the effect of the stress response in athletes. This is a long-awaited book that will leave you feeling comfortable with a technique that is very useful not only for athletes, but for all patients of your practice." Rey Ximenes, MD The Pain and Stress Management Center Austin, Texas "For any clinician involved with assisting athletes recover from injury, as well as providing services to enhance physical performance, this text will be indispensable. This book is a major accomplishment in the field of sports injury and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological pain." Mark A. Kestner, DC, FIAMA, CCSP, CSCS Kestner Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center Murfreesboro, TennesseeUnique! Explores acupuncture treatments for sports injuries in the acute phase, rehabilitation, and prevention. Includes acupuncture for performance enhancement and injury prevention, emphasizing pre-event acupuncture used to help increase muscle output, assist with pre-competition stress, and prevent soft tissue injury. Provides evidence-based research to show the science behind the best and most effective techniques, based on the author’s background in neuroscience and cell biology and his 35 years of clinical acupuncture experience. Offers an overview of the science of biomedical acupuncture including the mechanisms of acupuncture, anatomy and physiology of acupoints, and discussion of human healing potential. Uses terminology and concepts familiar to Western-trained health professionals, making the material easier to understand and incorporate into practice. Includes more than 100 illustrations showing anatomy, injury, and clinical procedures. Covers useful techniques including those that increase muscle force output, joint flexibility and stability; prevent sports injuries like muscle sprain, tendonitis, bone strain, stress/fatigue fracture and bone spurs; reinforce muscle output for specific sports; normalize physiology of dysfunctional soft tissues; predict treatment response; reduce physiological stress; use the new Vacuum Therapy for deep tissue dysfunctions; and balance the biomechanics of musculoskeletal system.

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The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text for Acupuncturists and Herbalists. Second Edition

By , August 12, 2012 9:11 pm

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text for Acupuncturists and Herbalists. Second Edition

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This successful Chinese medicine textbook covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the use of acupuncture points and the principles of treatment. The material is based on rigorous reference to ancient and modern Chinese texts, and explains the application of theory in a Western practice context. The new edition features new and updated material, including discussion of 50 additional acupuncture points and more patterns. A redesigned layout complements the accessible writing style and makes the material even easier to follow. Plus, an accompanying CD-ROM contains over 750 self-testing questions in a variety of formats. The actions and functions of acupuncture points are thoroughly discussed, both from the classics and from the author's own experience. English style and terminology makes material easy to follow. Comprehensive text contains everything students need for a complete introduction to the theory of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Theory is combined with an in-depth acupuncture section. Concepts are clearly explained, including those that are complex and obscure material. Logical, sequential organization builds from basic theoretical concepts, through functions of individual organs, to disease categories, and the appropriate use of points. Authored by Giovanni Maciocia, one of the Western world's leading authorities on Chinese medicine. New larger, two-color format and reader-friendly design emphasize essential facts and make it easier to navigate the text. More photos added to a color-plate section provide valuable supplemental information for diagnosis. Enlarged illustrations in the acupuncture sections clearly show point numbers and names. Additional illustrations, tables and diagrams make the information easier for students to learn and memorize. The size of Chinese characters has been increased so they are legible and easier to interpret. Chapter opening summaries and summaries of key points at the end of each chapter point out must-know information. Icons to make it easier to locate desired sections of information. 50 more acupuncture points are covered in this edition, reflecting the broad scope of current practice. More patterns are included, and combined patterns have been added to the individual pattern chapters. More information is provided on pathological processes, relative weighting of symptoms, and identification of patterns. More cases studies and case histories apply theory to diagnosis and treatment, bringing theory to life in a realistic context. Pinyin equivalents are included in the main text to make it immediately evident which original term is being translated. An accompanying CD-ROM provides self-testing questions and answers to help students check their understanding of material. The glossary has been expanded to include more terms and their origins from translation.

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