Advanced Techniques in Oriental Medicine

Advanced Techniques in Oriental Medicine

By: Skya Abbate (author)Hardback

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Taming the Tiger "When you grasp the needle, do so with great care, firm strength and caution for the peril, as if holding a tiger's tail: one wrong move and great harm could befall."--Huangdi Neijing This uncommonly useful guidebook presents an overview of all aspects of needling, from the parameters of the needle itself to the importance of treating and anchoring the patient's spirit. Skya Abbate's clear language and detailed descriptions guide you step-by-step through thirteen categories of disease, ranging from anxiety, geriatric and chronic degenerative diseases to those illnesses thought to be untreatable. Specialized chapters offer insight and guidance for practitioners seeking to enhance their treatment strategies with additional therapeutic techniques, including moxibustion, bleeding techniques, herbal liniments, infrared light, threading, and others. Rounding out the text is a practical appendix with a glossary of Chinese medical terminology, sample instructions for patients, as well as an index with more than 2,000 disorders. Skillfully weaving the time-honored principles of Oriental medicine into the cutting-edge reality of the clinic, Advanced Techniques in Oriental Medicine offers a wealth of simple, yet effective, treatment strategies.

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Part I - General approaches to treatment 1 The Needle 2 Thoughts on needling within the clinical encounter 3 Treating the spirit Part II - The treatment of specific diseases 4 Anxiety 5 Bunions 6 Cancer 6.1 Cancer in Western and Oriental medicine: etiology and pathophysiology 6.2 Integrated cancer treatment modalities -Western and Chinese 7 Geriatric disorders 7.1 Geriatric treatment modalities 7.2 Further clinical considerations in treating the elderly: treatment adaptations 8 Herniated disks 9 Thyroid disorders 10 Multiple sclerosis 11 Peripheral neuropathy 12 Prolapses 13 The treatment of seasonal affective disorder (SAD 14 Scars - a simplified approach to the treatment of scars 15 Shoulder problems: a quick and comprehensive approach 16 Repetitive motion disorders Part III - Other modalities - treatment tools complementary to acupuncture 17 Bleeding Techniques - ancient treatment for acupuncture physicians 18 Chinese Liniments, Sprays and Powders 19 An overview of the therapeutic application of moxibustion 20 The mineral infrared lamp 21 Practical threading therapy Part IV - Specialized use of points: Points deserving of special 22 Multiple use of auricular points 23 The ancient use of ST 36 (Zusanli) with different needle technique and point combinations 24 Governor Vessel 14 (Dazhui) 25 Modern use of the Six Divisions: a practical needling strategy for pain and blockage 26 Anecdotal point usage ( 27 Conclusion - The role of the heart in needling within the treatment process Appendix Glossary of medical terms Suppliers of treatment equipment Forms to facilitate providing instructions for the patient Treatment of Diseases Index - over 2000 diseases indexed

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/07/2006
  • ISBN13: 9783131430519
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9783131430519
  • weight: 575
  • ISBN10: 3131430516

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