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Ryodoraku Treatment

This is a book designed for Western medical practitioners interested in implementing ryodoraku therapy in their clinics. It begins with a brief overview of “ancient” acupuncture, then presents ryodoraku (literally “good electroconductive lines”) as the first objective and scientific presentation of acutherapy, based on an interpretation of it as an autonomic nervous system stimulator. Included are treatment summaries for 52 Western medical conditions and drawings of the 14 primary channels.

Masayoshi Hyodo; Hardcover, 168 pages



Selecting the Right Acupoints

Over 5,000 entries cover traditional medical theories, diagnostic methods, medicines, therapy principles, channels, massage techniques, acupuncture, qigong, and recipes. Arranged by symptom, with an index of therapeutic acupoints.

Janying Gen; Paperback, 349 pages

Tests: Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion

A selection of multiple choice, true-false, fill-in-the-blank, term definition, case analysis, and Q&A questions drawn from the text of Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion are designed to help the student self-test for comprehension and content. Answer keys are provided to all questions and case analysis, Q&A and term definition questions are explained in depth.

Cui Yongqian,Chen Ken; Paperback, 240 pages

Traditional Acupuncture, Law of the Five Elements

The author has furnished a wonderfully evocative introduction to the five elements of Chinese medicine, detailing the correspondences of each to color, season, organ, time of day, direction, taste, orifice, sense organ, sound, body part, smell, climate, life aspect, physical manifestation, channel pathway, and pulse position. She describes the traditional examination, diagnosis, and treatment in positive and reassuring terms that will help both patient and student open to the powerful spiritual, emotional, and psychological benefits that are important aspects of acupuncture therapy.

Dianne M. Connelly; Paperback, 177 pages

Palmar Lines: Chinese Palmistry in Medical Application

The author has studied the medical applications of traditional Chinese palmistry for over ten years. She has treated over 160,000 cases and has observed correlations between the changes of palmar lines and 130 diseases. She shares this information, diagrams detailing anatomophysiological correlations on the hand, discussions of the lines of the palm and their corresponding diseases, changes of the palmar lines and abnormal lines, and using the palmar lines to diagnose common diseases. (Treatment descriptions are not included.)

Chen Xia; Paperback, 270 pages

Reading the Body: Ohashis Book of Oriental Diagnosis
Ohashi introduces the reader to the four fundamental axioms and four types of Oriental diagnosis, explaining how to read the body’s appearance and mannerisms. His methods often are ingenious in their simplicity, the drawings clear and helpful. His compassionate tone encourages perceptive observation to promote an appreciation for your inner strengths, to encourage lifestyle habits which support your own life dream, and to foster greater understanding of and harmony with others.

Wataru Ohashi; Paperback, 912 pages

Way of Qigong

In an accessible, well-written, and engaging style, Cohen explores the basics of qigong, beginning with a description of qigong, its history, the Chinese model of body energy, qigong science, and the parameters of a qigong workout: time and place of practice, posture, awareness, and breathing. He provides a step-by-step program for working with qi through breathing, relaxation exercises, massage, visualization, meditation, posture, and awareness, to attain, enhance and improve health and wellbeing. Admonitions describe both benefits and dangers, evolving a qigong lifestyle, and dietary and sexual aspects for qigong enhancement.

Kenneth Cohen; Paperback, 428 pages

Tao of Sex

This book is built around the most important ancient Chinese work on sex, the Ishimpo. It has been approached in a careful, scholarly fashion. The book is composed of introductions to the chapters of the Ishimpo, a translation, and drawings. The result is sensitive, very practical and concrete, and poetic.

Akira Ishihara, Howard Levy; Paperback,: 242 pages

Art of War: Sun Izu

This text was originally compiled 2,000 years ago by the warrior-philosopher Sun Tzu. With the goals of achieving invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict, Sun Tzu held an unparalleled classical Chinese world view of competition and conflict at every level. This translation is presented with the annotations and commentaries of 11 interpreters.

Thomas Cleary (ed); Paperback, 174 pages

Book of Five Rings

Musashi, a 16th century Japanese warrior and perhaps the most famous ronin or roving swordsman in Japan's history, compiled a book of strategy based on his life's experience and observations. The language and imagery center on the five aspects of Ground, Water, Fire, Wind, and Void. Ground is the body of the way; Water is the spirit of the way, Fire is the way of battle, Wind is the way of old traditions, and Void is following the true way according to nature. The text is accompanied by many of Musashi's fine drawings and calligraphic works.

Miyamoto Musashi; Paperback, 93 pages

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