The Spark In The Machine

Author: Daniel Keown
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 0857011545
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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

Author: Daniel Keown
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 9781848191969
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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.

Between Heaven And Earth

Author: Harriet Beinfield
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0804151733
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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.

Basics Of Acupuncture

Author: Gabriel Stux
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642514332
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In 1987, our first book Acupuncture: Textbook and Atlas received rave reviews (e.g., in New England Journal of Medicine). This prompted us to write this smaller, affordable version in order to reach a wider audience. The smaller format has been so successful that we are now into our fourth revised edition. This has given us the opportunity to update and improve the book. For example, nu merous new references to scientific advances have been added. Also the section on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) was ad ded because it gives a more complete picture of the current prac tice of acupuncture. Acupuncture has come a long way since our first book in 1987. There has been a surge of interest in treating drug addictions by ear acupuncture in 450 centers world wide. The treatment of nau sea and vomiting has been so well tested (scientifically) that the FDA (USA) is considering making this the major indication for acupuncture in America. Research into its efficacy for neurologi cal and pulmonary diseases is also gaining credibility. No longer is chronic pain the only scientifically acceptable use for acupuncture (based on the endorphin mechanism).

Dao Of Chinese Medicine

Author: Donald E. Kendall
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195921045
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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.

The Living Needle

Author: Justin Phillips
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 0857013394
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This fully illustrated guide to modern acupuncture technique explores the foundational skills of the craft from a primarily energetic perspective, showing how perfecting these skills can have a profound effect on the practice of Chinese Medicine. The goal is for the clinician to be able to fully grasp what they are doing on the channels and the tissues with each of the classic manipulation techniques in a way that has hitherto been unexplored in technique textbooks, which tend to focus on the simple mechanics of technique. Organised around the structure of an actual patient encounter, the book begins with the basics of needle selection, moving through patient and practitioner position, to insertion, and then on to the various mechanical actions taken on an inserted needle, ending with the withdrawal of the needle. The skills discussed and described in this book can help expand any acupuncturist's practice through their application. Further advice and information is provided through supplementary online video demonstrations.

Five Spirits

Author: Lorie Dechar
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 9781590560921
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Offering a Taoist map of the human psyche, the "Five Spirits" provide a mythical view of the nervous system and form the basis of Chinese medical psychology. An understanding of these Five Spirits is the key that opens the doorway to the mysteries of Taoist psycho-spiritual alchemy.

The Biology Of Acupuncture

Author: George Andrew Ulett
Publisher: Warren H. Green Inc.
ISBN:
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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.

Getting To Know You

Author: Joseph M. Helms
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781572507128
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"Explains psycho-biological 'types' from the perspective of classical acupuncture texts. Describes the types with patient examples, the experience of acupuncture treatments, and the circulation of acupuncture energy in the body. Recommends self-improvement approaches for likely problems in each type, and gives guidelines for appropriate use of acupuncture therapy for medical concerns"--Provided by publisher.

Veterinary Acupuncture

Author: Allen M. Schoen
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 032300945X
Size: 37.67 MB
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This revision reflects major updating, expansion of hot topics, and coverage of trends, current areas of research interest, and controversies in veterinary acupuncture. The book begins with the history and concepts of acupuncture and continues with the anatomic and neurophysiologic basis of acupuncture, research on acupuncture, practical techniques, instrumentation, and point selection. Part two covers acupuncture in small animals, including a canine atlas, avian acupuncture, and chapters that focus on disorders grouped by body systems. Part three is devoted to acupuncture in large animals. It begins with three different equine atlases, followed by equine acupuncture treatment according to body system, and concludes with acupuncture in cattle and a porcine acupuncture atlas. Part four covers failures in veterinary acupuncture and veterinary manipulative therapies.