The Spark in the Machine

The Spark in the Machine Author Daniel Keown
ISBN-10 9780857011541
Year 2014-03-20
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Singing Dragon
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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 Spark in the Machine

The Spark in the Machine Author Daniel Keown
ISBN-10 1848191960
Year 2014
Pages 294
Language en
Publisher Singing Dragon
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Confronting skeptics and arguing that Western physicians cannot afford to ignore over 5000 years of Chinese medical tradition, Dr. Daniel Keown challenges the popular belief that acupuncture cannot be part of truly scientific medicine. With a radical new approach which ties together Western medicine and the Chinese energetic system, The Spark in the Machine will take you on a journey over billions of years to the outer realms of medical science to explain what the ancient Chinese always knew, but God forgot to tell surgeons... For anyone who has had to defend Chinese medicine at a dinner party, or who turns to acupuncture to fight migraines, this book will provide both answers and a glimpse of the potential for Western and Chinese medicine to work together.

Between Heaven and Earth

Between Heaven and Earth Author Harriet Beinfield
ISBN-10 9780804151733
Year 2013-12-18
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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Two of the foremost American educators and healers in the Chinese medical profession demystify Chinese medicine's centuries-odl approach to health. Combining Eastern traditions with Western sensibilities in a unique blend that is relevant today, BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH opens the door to a vast storehouse of knowledge that bridges the gap between mind and body, theory and practice, professional and self-care, East and West.

Dao of Chinese Medicine

Dao of Chinese Medicine Author Donald E. Kendall
ISBN-10 0195921046
Year 2002
Pages 356
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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Dao of Chinese Medicine is the first Western text to shed light on the reality of the ancient healing arts of China, revealing that Chinese medical theories are based on important physiological findings. This is in contrast to the Western interpretation, popularized since the 1940s and 50s that Chinese medicine and acupuncture involve undefined energy and blood circulating through imaginary meridians. Unfortunately, the energy-meridian idea condemned Chinese medicine to be viewed in terms of metaphysical beliefs, limiting its acceptance into mainstream health care. It also led to a growing frustration to reinvent acupuncture in Western terms before understanding the true way (dao) of Chinese medicine. Dao of Chinese Medicine sets the record straight, explaining how ancient Chinese physicians developed a physiologically based medicine with the theories supported by human dissection studies and how Chinese medical theories are consistent with 21st century explanations about how acupuncture works.

Intuitive Acupuncture

Intuitive Acupuncture Author John Hamwee
ISBN-10 9780857012203
Year 2015-09-21
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Singing Dragon
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The role of intuition is seldom identified in acupuncture training as one of the keys to effective practice. John Hamwee here explores its paramount importance in diagnosis and treatment, showing how development of the intuitive sense, and its appropriate use in the treatment room, is vital to building the most effective individual practice. Through discussion of theory, clinical example, and the experiences of leading acupuncturists, the author shows how intuition, or the grasping of subliminal clues, can be developed, based on the practitioner's growing `storeroom' of clinical experience and why it is so useful for this to become a conscious and rigorously examined process. He discusses the process of testing intuition against objective observation of the patient, and how an intuitive leap can provide a shortcut across an innumerable series of diagnostic steps, and lead to diagnostic and treatment decisions that make complete sense of the observable phenomena. He suggests that learning to trust the intuitive faculty, while still fully interrogating conclusions, is the basis of better patient outcomes and significantly advanced practice. This thoughtful and engaging book will be one that acupuncturists will want to read and reread, and will speak to all therapists, counsellors, and health practitioners.

Acupuncture and the Chakra Energy System

Acupuncture and the Chakra Energy System Author John R. Cross
ISBN-10 9781556437212
Year 2008-01
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher North Atlantic Books
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"A sequel to Healing with the Chakra Energy System, this book combines traditional Chinese acupuncture analysis and treatment with the chakra energy system of Ayurvedic philosophy"--Provided by publisher.

Basic Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Basic Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine Author Hongcai Wang
ISBN-10 0857010204
Year 2011-01-15
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Singing Dragon
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Traditional Chinese medicine has a long and complex history, yet the basic principles at the heart of practice have remained the same for hundreds of years. Without a solid understanding of these fundamental theories, effective practice is impossible, and this book provides a complete introduction to everything that students and practitioners, both new and experienced, need to know. The book describes and explains all of the fundamental principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including yin/yang, the five elements, the 'zang and fu' organs, Zang Xiang, Qi, and the meridians and collaterals of the body. Explaining not only the principles upon which these elements work, but also how they interrelate, the book describes how they can be used in practice to identify, treat and prevent ill-health and disease. This thorough and accessible textbook, compiled by the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center (CBIATC), under the editorial directorship of leading Chinese clinicians Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai, is essential reading for students of traditional Chinese medicine, and is also a useful basic reference for TCM practitioners.

The Biology of Acupuncture

The Biology of Acupuncture Author George Andrew Ulett
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056512745
Year 2002
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Warren H. Green Inc.
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Acupuncture, with its 3500-year-old history, is one of the most widely used methods of alternative medicine. Despite great advances in scientific knowledge, however, it is still performed as a mystical ritual explained in pre-scientific terms of hypothesised meridians, Qi, Yin/Yang and pulse diagnosis. THE BIOLOGY OF ACUPUNCTURE is a scientifically supported explanation of the basic biological mechanisms and processes underlying the practice of traditional Chinese acupuncture. It is also a teaching manual by which an evidence-based, no-needle, no-drug method of treatment can be easily learned in a very short time. There is no longer any need for hours of studying ancient Chinese metaphysical theories and complex rituals. Modem Chinese scientists working at Beijing Medical University have broken through the veil of mystery surrounding traditional Chinese acupuncture. This book reviews their thirty years of stringent neurophysiological and neurochemical research through which they discovered the real meaning of such hypothetical constructs as Qi, body energy and meridians. It also discusses the effect of electrical stimulation on specific neuropeptides in the central nervous system. Here presented for the first time is a treatment method with the benefits of acupuncture in a form compatible with the teachings of Western medicine. It is a method that should become available in the office of every practitioner of medicine. It is a simple but highly effective 'no drug' method for treating patients with pain, psychiatric problems and other chronic illnesses.

The Web That Has No Weaver Understanding Chinese Medicine

The Web That Has No Weaver  Understanding Chinese Medicine Author Ted Kaptchuk
ISBN-10 9781483546278
Year 2014-12-08
Pages 500
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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Chinese medicine is a healing art that has survived and continues to thrive in East Asia and is increasingly becoming a global resource. The Web That Has No Weaver is the classic English language introductory text that explains how medicine so rooted the archaic past can be relevant to modern health care. The book demystifies the worldview of Chinese medicine. Yin and yang, dampness and wind are easily comprehended. The Web lets the reader see, feel and discover aspects of illness that modern biomedicine overlooks or cannot even understand. The use of acupuncture and herbal medicine to regain harmony and balance is explained. The book is both accessible and scholarly and also incorporates the viewpoint of modern science. For students, scholars, health care providers and the general public, The Web has earned its place as the foremost authority synthesizing Western and Eastern approaches to healing. This revised second edition is the product of years of further reflection on ancient Chinese sources and active involvement in cutting-edge scientific research. Chapter include: 1. Medicine East and West: Two Ways of Seeing, Two Ways of Thinking / and the landscape patterns of nature and humans. 2. The Fundamental Textures: Qi, Blood, Essence, Spirit, and Fluids/ or the basic ingredients of human life. 3. The Organs of the Body: The Harmonious Landscape/ and on anatomy and its absence. 4.The Meridians: The Warp and Woof/and on acupuncture and herbology. 5. Origins of Disharmony: Stormy Weather/or when a cause is not a cause. 6. The Four Examinations: Signs and Symptoms/ and Aristotle and Lao Tzu revisited. 7. The Eight Principal Patterns: The Faces of Yin and Yang/ the patterns' basic texture and composition. 8. The Patterns of the Human Landscape//the details of the clinical scene. 9. Chinese Medicine as an Art/ or on the Penetrating Dvine Illumination. 10. The Web That Has No Weaver--and Mount Sina/ or on the location of truth.

The Acupuncture Points Functions Colouring Book

The Acupuncture Points Functions Colouring Book Author Rainy Hutchinson
ISBN-10 1848192665
Year 2015-06-21
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Singing Dragon
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Learn the functions of acupuncture points by colouring and doodling your way through the sequence of images on the twelve primary and eight extra channels. Imaginative illustrations will help students from a wide range of schools and traditions to remember point names, with handy text providing a quick cross reference of their main functions.

Medical Acupuncture

Medical Acupuncture Author Jacqueline Filshie
ISBN-10 0702043079
Year 2016-05-04
Pages 734
Language en
Publisher Elsevier
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Comprehensively revised and expanded with vital new content, the second edition of "Medical Acupuncture "continues to explore the realistic integration of acupuncture into conventional medicine. Advocating the Western medical acupuncture approach (WMA), this science-based compendium provides the trained practitioner with all the latest research on the effectiveness of WMA and its associated mechanisms, techniques, clinical practice and evidence. " Medical Acupuncture "demonstrates a variety of needling techniques and clinical applications within the context of WMA and its evolution from traditional Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology alongside the principles of evidence-based medicine. Split into seven sections the book begins by establishing the roots of WMA in the Introduction and then progresses on to describe the mechanisms of action in Section 2, including peripheral components of stimulation and evidence from neuroimaging. Sections 3 and 4 cover clinical approaches (eg, superficial needling, electroacupuncture, safety of acupuncture) and techniques related to acupuncture (TENS, laser therapy). Section 5 takes a closer look at the difficulties faced by trials and reviews while Section 6 goes on to showcase 21 clinical uses of WMA, ranging from chronic pain, mental health, obstetrics and primary care to sports medicine, respiratory conditions and neurology. The final reference section contains dermatome/myotome maps, meridian/channel charts and standard international nomenclature.

A Tooth from the Tiger s Mouth

A Tooth from the Tiger s Mouth Author Tom Bisio
ISBN-10 1439188777
Year 2009-11-24
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A renowned expert in Chinese sports medicine and martial arts reveals ancient Eastern secrets for healing common injuries, including sprains, bruises, deep cuts, and much more. For centuries, Chinese martial arts masters have kept their highly prized remedies as carefully guarded secrets, calling such precious and powerful knowledge "a tooth from the tiger's mouth." Now, for the first time, these deeply effective methods are revealed to Westerners who want alternative ways to treat the acute and chronic injuries experienced by any active person. While many books outline the popular teachings of traditional Chinese medicine, only this one offers step-by-step instructions for treating injuries. Expert practitioner and martial artist Tom Bisio explains the complete range of healing strategies and provides a Chinese first-aid kit to help the reader fully recover from every mishap: cuts, sprains, breaks, dislocations, bruises, muscle tears, tendonitis, and much more. He teaches readers how to: Examine and diagnose injuries Prepare and apply herbal formulas Assemble a portable kit for emergencies Fully recuperate with strengthening exercises and healing dietary advice Comprehensive and easy to follow, with drawings to illustrate both the treatment strategies and the strengthening exercises, this unique guidebook will give readers complete access to the powerful healing secrets of the great Chinese warriors.

Pictorial Atlas of Acupuncture

Pictorial Atlas of Acupuncture Author Yu-Lin Lian
ISBN-10 383316106X
Year 2011
Pages 351
Language en
Publisher Hf Ullmann
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This acupuncture atlas not only provides beginners with an overview of the most important acupuncture points, but experienced practitioners can also learn about seldom used acupuncture points and also broaden their knowledge. Acupuncture in Latin means "sticking with the needle." Each of the 409 important acupuncture points is presented with an anatomical graphic, an overview of the meridian and a photo showing the needle placement. The combination of Chinese sources and the authors' therapeutic experiences provides a sensible balance between the most important indications and practical needs. The names, properties, and applications of the individual acupuncture points have been revised on this basis. This acupuncture atlas not only provides beginners with an overview of the most important acupuncture points, but experienced practitioners can also learn about seldom used acupuncture points and thus extend their knowledge.

Neuropuncture

Neuropuncture Author Michael Corradino
ISBN-10 9780857012876
Year 2017-06-21
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Singing Dragon
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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.