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Acupuncture Point Dynamics - John McDonald (2 Volumes)

Acupuncture Point Dynamics is a two volume set consisting of Volume One (The Six Foot channels) and Volume Two (The Six Hand channels, Ren Mai and Du Mai).

The work in these volumes were prompted by the writers dissatisfaction with facile sweeping statements about the actions and indications of acupuncture points. Coupled with this desire for clear and practical knowledge was a strong conviction that it is possible to make accurate interpretations about point usage through rational and analytical processes.

Each channel is arranged with first a summary of the points covered. Next a summary of indications and then the actions summary which compares points with similar actions. Finally comes a detailed compilation on each point with every item of data tagged with its source. It shows readily who has said what about a particular point.


 

Clinical Handbook of Internal Medicine Volumes One - Will Maclean and Jane Lyttleton

Volume One covers lung, kidney, liver and heart patterns.

We are awaiting a review on this book.


 

Clinical Handbook of Internal Medicine Volume Two - Will Maclean and Jane Lyttleton

Volume Two covers spleen and stomach with an in-depth analysis of more than 20 common gastrointestinal disorders.

We are awaiting a review on this book.


 

Close To The Bone - David Legge

The author is a practicing osteopath and acupuncturist specializing in musculoskeletal disorders. He has designed this book as a practical reference for clinical use. The first section covers TCM physiology, pathology and etiology of musculoskeletal disorders, with treatment priorities and TCM treatments and point selections. The second section surveys the tissues and their specific disorders and treatment. The third section, the major part of the book, is a regional review with illustrations of all the articular areas. Each is explained from both Western and TCM viewpoints. The relevant acupuncture points are also discussed. The method of examination of the area, and its disorders and their treatment, are described in detail.

 

Fluid Physiology and Pathology in Chinese Medicine - Steven Clavey

Now in its second revised edition, this text is a thorough examination of a concept not only central to Chinese medicine’s theoretical foundations but also critical to its clinical practice. It presents the theoretical and clinical detail on which rests the more general discussions of beginner’s texts. This work is intimately linked to Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas and Strategies, not only by many references but also by Clavey’s adoption of that work’s term selections. Documented at a level typical of scholarly works, the material is direct from Chinese sources with contributions by the author’s Chinese teachers. It is supplemented by the author’s notes, explanations, and opinions.

The text begins with a review of TCM theory relative to fluids and follows with detailed chapters on the physiology, pathology, symptomatology, and differentiation and treatment of patterns. The formulas used are described by name and constituent medicinals with references to Formulas and Strategies. There are "classical comments," quotations from relevant classical sources, cases, and translations of clinical essays that complete the discussions. The chapter notes offer explanations of terms; Pinyin transcriptions and inter-lineal characters offer a direct link to the Chinese language.

These chapters are followed by treatises on the major organizing concepts: phlegm and damp. Etiology, symptoms, relation to the viscera and bowels, symptoms and treatments are detailed. Illustrative case histories, discussions of combined pathologies, and both root and branch approaches to treatment have internal medicine as the principal focus. The principal medicinals and their associated treatment principles are described. A new chapter on "Acupuncture Methods in Fluid Pathology" details acupuncture treatments for specific disorders of fluid metabolism. There are also summaries of phlegm and damp clinical manifestations in table form, an index of formulas, and appendices.


 

Treatment of Infertility with Chinese Medicine - Jane Lyttleton

Providing a clear understanding of infertility, this practical resource analyzes and describes the diagnoses and treatment of infertility - both male and female - with Chinese medicine. It includes Western medical information with explanations of physiology, reproductive biology, and modern infertility treatments to expand the understanding of patient options. Content discusses all aspects of achieving a successful pregnancy, including pre-conception care, conception, pregnancy and miscarriage, and modern medical treatments.

 

Zang Fu Syndromes - John McDonald & Joel Penner

Zang Fu Syndromes: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment serves as both a textbook for students of Traditional Chinese Medicine and an excellent clinical reference book for practitioners. This 565 - page book covers one of the most important areas of Chinese diagnosis and treatment. Included are 87 Zang Fu syndromes arranged by their association with the five elemental energies: metal, earth, wood, fire, and water. The book was designed to be `user friendly' by both students and practitioners. Here is a list of some of the benefits we believe make this book an outstanding source text on Zang Fu diagnosis.

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