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Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture

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ISBN: 978-0-7020-3175-5

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Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture , 2nd Edition

By Angela Hicks, MAc, DipCHM, MBAcC, MRCHM, John Hicks, PhD, DrAc, DipCHM, MBAcC, MRCHM and Peter Mole, MA(Oxon), MAc, MBAcC

448 pages
Trim Size 7 11/16 X 9 15/16 in
Copyright 2011
$110.00, Hardcover, Reference

Availability:Out of print. 06/14.

 


Description

This exciting new edition of Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture gives a clear, detailed, and accessible presentation of the main features of constitutional Five Element acupuncture. It covers the context and history of this form of acupuncture, as well as the relevant Chinese medicine theory. After examining the Elements themselves and the functions of the Organs, the book explores the basis of diagnosis in Five Element acupuncture, possible blocks to treatment and the treatment itself. It puts this style of treatment into the context of other styles of acupuncture treatment — especially Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as it is used in the West today.

Features

  • The Five Elements referred to in the title are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water.
  • Gives a clear, detailed and accessible presentation of the main features of Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture treatment.
  • Covers the context and history of this form of acupuncture, as well as the relevant Chinese medicine theory.
  • Includes an unambiguous description of the principle aspects of diagnosis within a system, ironing out inconsistencies often present in discussions of these aspects.

This edition has been thoroughly revised throughout.

Quotes from the foreword to the first edition by Peter Eckman, San Francisco:

"...the authors have shown how their approach can even integrate with TCM findings to treat patients more completely and rapidly. As the case histories illustrate, Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture is a style of practice that is second to none, and this innovative text is an excellent resource for learning it"

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Section 1 The Foundations


Chapter 1 The Philosophical Foundations of Five Element constitutional Acupuncture


Chapter 2 Five Element Theory


Chapter 3 The Importance of the Spirit


Chapter 4 The Constitutional Factor


Chapter 5 The Causes of Disease


Chapter 6 The Inner Development of the Practitioner

Section 2 The Elements and Organs


Chapter 7 Introduction to the Five Elements


Chapter 8 Wood – Key Resonances


Chapter 9 Wood – The Organs


Chapter 10 Patterns of Behaviour of Wood Constitutional Factors


Chapter 11 Fire – Key Resonances


Chapter 12 Fire – The Organs


Chapter 13 Patterns of Behaviour of Fire Constitutional Factors


Chapter 14 Earth – Key Resonances


Chapter 15 Earth – The Organs


Chapter 16 Patterns of Behaviour of Earth Constitutional Factors


Chapter 17 Metal – Key Resonances


Chapter 18 Metal – The Organs


Chapter 19 Patterns of Behaviour of Metal Constitutional Factors


Chapter 20 Water – Key Resonances


Chapter 21 Water – The Organs


Chapter 22 Patterns of Behaviour of Water Constitutional Factors


Chapter 23 Some Common Confusions between Different CFs

Section 3 Diagnosis


Chapter 24 Diagnosis – The Purpose and Process


Chapter 25 Diagnosis – The Key Methods


Chapter 26 The Body Language of The Different CFs


Chapter 27 Diagnosis – Levels and Golden Keys


Chapter 28 Diagnosis by Touch

Section 4 Blocks to Treatment


Chapter 29 The Five Element Blocks to Treatment


Chapter 30 Aggressive Energy


Chapter 31 Possession


Chapter 32 Husband–Wife Imbalance


Chapter 33 Entry–Exit Blocks

Section 5 Treatment Techniques


Chapter 34 Needle Technique


Chapter 35 The Use of Moxibustion

Section 6 The Use of Points


Chapter 36 The Use of Acupuncture Points in Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture


Chapter 37 Using Points to Treat the Spirit


Chapter 38 Lung and Large Intestine Points


Chapter 39 Stomach and Spleen Points


Chapter 40 Heart and Small Intestine Points


Chapter 41 Bladder and Kidney Points


Chapter 42 Pericardium and Triple Burner Points


Chapter 43 Gall Bladder and Liver Points


Chapter 44 Ren and Du Channel points

Section 7 Treatment


Chapter 45 Treatment Planning


Chapter 46 Treatment – Pulling it ALL Together

Section 8 Integration


Chapter 47 Integration with TCM – A Brief Introduction to How a Practitioner Can Integrate the Two Styles


Chapter 48 Case Histories Illustrating Integrated Diagnosis and Treatment

Appendices

Appendix A Different Terms Used to Describe the Spirit

Appendix B The External and Miscellaneous Causes of Disease

Appendix C Four Needle Technique

Appendix D Blocks from Scars

Appendix E Treatment Reactions

Appendix F Checklist for a Traditional Diagnosis

Appendix G Outcomes for Treatment

Appendix H Diagnosing and treating Element within Element

Bibliography

Glossary

Index

Author Information

By Angela Hicks, MAc, DipCHM, MBAcC, MRCHM, Joint Principal of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading, Berkshire, UK; John Hicks, PhD, DrAc, DipCHM, MBAcC, MRCHM, Joint Principal of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading, Berkshire, UK and Peter Mole, MA(Oxon), MAc, MBAcC, Dean of Studies, College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading, Berkshire, UK

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