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Outline of Chinese Acupuncture

Anon; P. 305 pp

New American Acupuncture

This book represents the fruit of many years of research into the use of acupuncture as a tool for releasing holding patterns in the bodymind as a way to restore functional/structural balance and to relieve chronic pain. Seem shares his clinical experience of how and why this style of acupuncture works and presents specific protocols for use in the clinic. A valuable reference text for anyone whose practice focuses mainly on acupuncture.

Mark Seem; Paperback, 157 pages

Practical Application of Meridian Style Acupuncture

An academic, theoretical analysis combined with a practical clinical focus offers a systematic approach to treatment using the logic of meridan theory. Point categories, extraordinary vessels and distant points, are described in terms of meridian theory, which is then applied to musculoskeletal pain and vacuity patterns, attempting a comprehensive and rigorous exposition that is integrated, logical and useful.

John Pirog; Hardcover, 372 pages

Practice of Chinese Medicine

In this sequel to Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Maciocia presents the theory of Chinese medicine as it is applied to the treatment of specific diseases with acupuncture and herbs. He integrates research and study from ancient and modern Chinese textbooks with his personal experience with Western patients, so that the traditional approach is applied to concrete Western clinical situations.

Giovanni Maciocia; Hardcover. 924 pages

Scalp Needling Therapy

Presenting techniques based on the clinical achievements of Jiao Shun-fa, a North China practitioner who synthesized Jingluo theory and Western neurophysiological anatomy to arrive at successful methods of treating conditions including paralysis, cerebral trauma, Parkinson’s disease, tachycardia, and thrombosis. Case studies and technical appendices are included.

P.S. Yau; Hardcover, 72 pages

Pulse Diagnosis

The Bin Hu Ma Xue, from which this translation was taken, was first written in 1518, and has been a necessary component of acupuncture education for over 500 years. This translation develops each of the basic pulses and their combinations, explaining the essentials of pulse diagnosis: depth, position, relation to areas of the body, seasonal variation, and organ relationships. The four principal pulses are detailed and explained and the variations of each are described. The significance of each pulse and variation is presented in Oriental medical terms.

Li Shi Zhen, Gary Seifert, Hoc Ku Huynh, Jr.; Paperback, 128 pages

Pulse Diagnosis (Shandong)

This text describes the origin of pulse diagnosis and pulse positions in diagnosis, the correlation of pulse to organs, yin-yang, qi, and blood, normal pulse and physiological variations, methods of pulse-taking, pulse patterns and indications, and the physiopathological basis of pulse diagnosis. The descriptions of the 28 pulses include the features of the pulse, essentials for identification, the mechanism of the pulse, the differentiation of similar pulses, and syndrome and pathogen indications.

Lu Yubin; Paperback, 181 pages

The Secret of Chinese Pulse Diagnosis

Chinese doctors have used pulse diagnosis as one of their four main methods of diagnosis for at least 2,000 years. To this day, the art is integral to the correct identification of traditional Chinese medical patterns of disharmony. This text teaches people how to learn pulse diagnosis, identifying a single, key technique for understanding the pulses. Using this technique, anyone can learn to distinguish the 27 or 28 classical pulses in their clinical practice.

Bob Flaws; Hardcover, 160 pages

Review and Pretest for Acupuncture Licensure Examinations
This book reviews the basic theories of TCM, acupoints, and treatments, with a chapter devoted to extraordinary vessels and each of the regular channels. It is based on the teaching texts used to prepare for license examinations, in particular the California exam. Each chapter contains a set of self-test questions with answers for pre-test practice. The author promises a new edition every two years; the third edition has a publication date of July 2001.

Sidong Cheng; Paperback, 419 pages

Ryodoraku Textbook

Hirohisha Oda; P. 126 pp

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