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Managing Your Emotional Health Using Traditional Chinese Medicine

Managing Your Emotional Health Using Traditional Chinese Medicine:
How Herbs, Natural Foods, and Acupressure Can Regulate and Harmonize Your Mind
By Zhang Yifang

Learn how to nourish your body and relax your mind with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM takes a holistic approach to managing emotions, improving quality of life, and preventing illness through use of herbs, natural foods, and acupressure. In each chapter you'll find a case story describing a particular problem, followed by a simple analysis, and concluding with advice on treatment using natural remedies. With its straightforward approach, the book is practical and easy to follow, even for TCM novices, as they learn about key concepts such as yin and yang and the Five Elements. Emotional changes are normal for everyone, and this book provides a lifeline for readers as they deal with the instability caused by the hectic modern world. Take this important first step, and learn about how the ancient and proven science of TCM can help you treat and prevent emotion imbalances, bringing more enjoyment to your life!
Basic Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Basic Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine
by Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai

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.
Acupuncture in the Treatment of Pain

Acupuncture in the Treatment of Pain: An Integrative Approach (Hardcover)
~ Marcus Backer MD (Editor), Michael G. Hammes MD

Acupuncture in the Treatment of Pain is aimed at both beginners and experienced practitioners who are treating patients with painful conditions. It provides an integrative approach using conventional and traditional Chinese Medicine in the treatment of pain with acupuncture. It is especially suited for conventionally (western) trained physicians, who are interested in complementary approaches and seek a guideline to judge the potentials and limits of acupuncture in the treatment of pain.

The book consists of two parts. The first part (chapter 2-8) gives the background for both traditional Chinese concepts to pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of pain and basics of the conventional, western approach to pain treatment. The second part (chapter 9-17) gives detailed information for the integrative treatment of all common painful conditions. For every single indication, conventional and traditional Chinese treatment options (including Chinese phytotherapy) are shown and the value of acupuncture, scientific data about its efficacy, and its possible mode of action (in western-physiological terms) are discussed.
Acupuncture Therapy for Neurological Diseases: A Neurobiological View

Acupuncture Therapy for Neurological Diseases: A Neurobiological View

Written in modern scientific language, "Acupuncture Therapy for Neurological Diseases:A Neurobiological View" discusses current research, applying multiple neuroscience approaches, on the effect of acupuncture on neurological diseases and the underlying mechanisms. Apart from basic principles of acupuncture, topics include acupuncture analgesia, acupuncture-drug balanced anesthesia, acute and chronic body pain, stroke, cardiac diseases, hypertension, hypotension, epilepsy, neuroimmuno suppression, female infertility, menopausal & perimenopausal syndrome, smoking, depression, and drug addiction. Each chapter is written by experts in the field. This unique book provides a broad perspective on the principles of acupuncture for acupuncture researchers and neuroscientists. It summarizes clinical applications of various acupoints and optimal conditions in the treatment of neurological diseases. For a medical student, this book is a modern course in ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine, especially acupuncture.

Dr. Ying Xia is Associate Professor at Yale University School of Medicine and Guest Professor at Shanghai Research Center for Acupuncture and Meridians. Drs. Xiaoding Cao, Gencheng Wu and Jieshi Cheng are Professors in the State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology and Department of Integrative Medicine and Neurobiology, Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University.
Power of the Five Elements The Chinese Medicine Path to Healthy Aging and Stress Resistance

Power of the Five Elements:
The Chinese Medicine Path to Healthy Aging and Stress Resistance

Based on his thirty years of using acupuncture in an integrative medical practice, Power of the Five Elements presents the Five Adaptation Types, Dr. Charles Moss’s modern application of the Five Elements of Chinese medicine.
This book provides you with:
• A roadmap to understanding why you react to stress the way you do and a comprehensive new approach to improving your ability to adapt
• A fascinating synthesis, presented for the first time, of the ancient wisdom of Taoist Chinese Medicine and current mind-body research
• Case histories and questionnaires to identify your Adaptation Type and specific, individualized recommendations—behavioral changes, exercises, meditations—to improve adaptation, reduce stress, and enhance healthy aging
• A clear understanding of the importance of lowering abnormal levels of cortisol, the main stress hormone associated with heart disease, diabetes, and cancer

If you are ready to increase your energy levels, improve your mood, and reduce your risk for serious illness, get started today and discover your Adaptation Type through Power of the Five Elements.
The Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Vol. V

The Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Vol. V

The Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion by Yang Ji Zhou is an encyclopedic Ming dynasty work on Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Volume 5, translated by Lorraine Wilcox, Ph.D, L.Ac., covers the details of using various point categories, for example, the five shu points, yuan and luo points, and the confluence points of the eight extraordinary vessels. Yang Jizhou gives special attention to the Jing Well points, host/guest protocols, and treating disease using the twelve main channels and the eight extraordinary vessels. There is also an exhaustive look at the use of the Stems and Branches and the Chinese calendar for selection of these points. This Volume of the Great Compendium was geared to advise practitioners (from a Ming Dynasty perspective) on how to use the Stems and Branches in their practice, and also for the scholar who wants to understand the complicated subject of Zi Wu Liu Zhu and Ling Gui Ba Fa. Wilcox does a masterful job of bringing these complex subjects to the reader.
Included in this book are 67 diagrams, tables and illustrations that intimately explain how the use of the Stems and Branches and the Chinese calendar.
Treating Autoimmune Disease with Chinese Medicine

Treating Autoimmune Disease with Chinese Medicine
~ Wanzhu Hou LAc Dipl CH Ac OMD(USA)

TREATING AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES WITH CHINESE MEDICINE clearly describes the integration of Chinese and Western medicine in the treatment of autoimmune diseases. This book clearly describes how Chinese medicine can treat autoimmune diseases by clearly presenting recommendations for acupuncture point and herbal treatment when the patient presents with different symptoms, different blood results and may be taking different medications.

Written by highly qualified, American-based practitioners with long experience of working in both Chinese and Western medical environments
Addresses the use of Chinese medicine in a wide range of autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and psoriasis
Includes treatments using both acupuncture and Chinese herbs
Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation

Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation:
Dry Needling Techniques

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.
An Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

An Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels: Acupuncture, Alchemy, and Herbal Medicine

Li Shi-Zhen s Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels (Qi jing ba mai kao) is among the most remarkable texts in the Chinese medical literature. Bringing together writings on acupuncture, herbal medicine, and internal cultivation (nei dan), it argues that aspiring adepts and physicians alike must understand the full scope of the extraordinary vessels if they hope to achieve their respective goals.
Although the Exposition is a cornerstone of the extraordinary vessel literature, it is rarely, if ever, considered on its own terms. Li s approach to extraordinary vessel acupuncture and herbal medicine reflects a perspective that differs considerably from the strategies familiar to most modern readers. His work on the extraordinary vessels is every bit as innovative in its own milieu as his other seminal writings, Pulse Studies of the Lakeside [Recluse] (Bin-Hu mai xue) and Comprehensive Outline of the Materia Medica (Ben cao gang mu), are in theirs.
Tui Na A manual of Chinese massage therapy

Tui Na: A manual of Chinese massage therapy

Tui na - The Chinese Massage Manual provides a clear and complete introduction to the principles and practice of Tui na, The text is well-illustrated with clear photographs supporting descriptions of treatment routines and techniques and enabling the student and practitioner to begin to practice and apply the Tui na techniques with confidence. It clearly covers all of the techniques, from the basic techniques, compound techniques and most commonly applied techniques through to passive movements.
An invaluable practical DVD-Rom showing all of the techniques in the book is included.
Ancillary therapies - cupping, gua sha and the application of moxa frequently employed in Tui na treatments.
Treating with a combination of Tui na and acupuncture for acupuncturists who are trained in both therapies.
Xie's Chinese Veterinary Herbology

Xie's Chinese Veterinary Herbology
~ Huisheng Xie

Xie's Chinese Veterinary Herbology serves as a practical guide to the theory and application of Chinese Herbal Medicine into veterinary practices. Divided into three parts, the book covers herbal materia medica used in treating various disorders and diseases, herbal formulas, and the clinical application of treatments. The book also outlines each herb's history, the formulation of herbal recipes, energetic actions, indications and contraindications of each formula, dosages, and clinical and pharmacological studies performed with herbal treatments. This text serves as an invaluable reference to veterinarians looking to expand treatment options.
From the Back Cover
Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) has been practiced for more than 4,000 years, and along with acupuncture is an important component of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Veterinarians are increasingly using these treatment methods in a clinical setting, Chinese Veterinary Herbology will serve as a clear, practical guide to the theory and application of CHM into established veterinary practices.
Chinese Herbal Formulas

Chinese Herbal Formulas:
Treatment Principles and Composition Strategies

Traditionally the study of Chinese herbal formulas has involved memorizing hundreds of classic formulas, and recognizing and summarizing the relevant treatment rules and formula-making strategies in order to create appropriate formulas for treatment. This new book by Yifan Yang, author of "Chinese Herbal Medicines: Comparisons and Characteristics" (which pioneered the comparative method of single herb study), introduces a new approach to formula study. The reader is shown how to use the basic treatment rules and composition strategies, abstracted from hundreds of formulas, in order to create individual formulas for treating a variety of syndromes. The method is clear and easy to understand, with a systematic approach and an emphasis on essential knowledge. In this title, 19 common syndromes and 60 sub-syndromes are described and discussed in detail, illustrated with clear line drawings. Chinese diagnosis of syndromes are related to the Western disease names. Treatment principles and plans are given for each syndrome. Principles of herb selection are introduced with recommendations and explanations of specific herbs in relation to each syndrome. 166 classic formulas are given as examples. Treatment strategies in complicated syndromes, treatment sequences, cautionary advice for herbs and combinations with Western drugs, dosage management in a variety of conditions and commonly used pairs of herbs are all discussed. Detailed indexes and contents lists facilitate quick reference and searching within the text.
Chinese Herbal Medicines

Chinese Herbal Medicines: Comparisons and Characteristics

Yifan Yang studied traditional and modern medicine from 1977 to 1982 at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and, after graduation, worked there as a teacher and doctor in the Chinese Herbal Formulas Department. Besides teaching and practicing, she completed her Masters degree in Chinese Herbal Medicines and Formulas. In 1990, she moved to the Netherlands and now works there as a Practitioner in Traditional Chinese Medicine in a TCM clinic. She has also lectures on traditional Chinese herbal medicine to doctors and physiotherapists in both the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland

Retains the same easy to follow format as the first edition
Presents detailed comparisons and discussions of commonly used Chinese herbs
Provides a series of thought-provoking questions with very detailed answers
Structured to help the reader to learn and memorize the content more easily
The easy-to-use question-andanswer format is convenient to apply in the consulting room
Pulse Diagnosis in Early Chinese Medicine

Pulse Diagnosis in Early Chinese Medicine: The Telling Touch

This is a study of the earliest extensive account of Chinese pulse diagnosis, or more accurately, the examination of mai. Dr Hsu focuses on a biography of Chunyu Yi, a doctor of the early Han, and presents the first complete translation into English of the Memoir in the Historical Records by Sima Qian (d. ca 86 BCE). This Memoir contains biographies of the physician, medical case histories and interviews, and constitutes a document of enormous importance to the history of medicine in China.

The analysis covers the first ten medical cases and their rich vocabulary on touch, as used in Chinese pulse diagnosis. The patients treated were mostly nobility of the kingdom of Qi in Eastern China, who suffered from the indulgences of court life and were treated with early forms of decoction, fomentation, fumigation, acupuncture and moxibustion. To date there is no book on early China of its kind.
Glossary of Chinese Medicine

Glossary of Chinese Medicine
Li Tian

Anyone who learns the skills of acupuncture or who extends his knowledge of TCM is inevitably confronted with terms which hitherto had always meant something different to him or her. Take the use of the word 'wind', for example, to refer to a pathogenic factor contributing to illnesses - rather than its sense as a climatic factor. This difficulty is compounded by the fact that, in most books, these terms are not used in a clear and uniform way. One of the many examples is the Chinese term 'xu' which is translated as 'insufficiency' but also as 'deficiency' or 'severity' and is often not even used consistently within one and the same publication. This glossary presents all the Chinese terms (in Chinese characters and in Pinyin script) that are relevant to TCM and provides their English translations. It also provides an explanation of how, for example, the location or the function of an acupuncture point can be concluded from its name.
A CD-ROM with recordings of the authors speaking all the presented Pinyin terms in Chinese is included with this book to enable the reader to acquire the correct pronunciation.


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