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Moxibustion in Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Moxibustion:A Modern Clinical HandbookMoxibustion:A Modern Clinical Handbook
By Lorraine Wilcox

This book is written and designed to be a practical clinical handbook of moxibustion to be used by modern practitioners and students of Eastern Asian medicine in everyday clinical settings. It contains techniques and treatments as old as the Huang Di Nei Jing (Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic) and as contemporary as modern clinical trials. It has information on techniques that every practitioner will find useful.
To prepare for the writing of this book the author personally experimented with most of the techniques described in the book so that she could write clear step-by-step directions. In addition to very understandable directions, over 100 photo illustrations covering every aspect of preparation and patient care using moxa are provided where necessary. The practical, useable nature of this book will help many practitioners increase the effectiveness of their moxibustion treatments.

100 Diseases Treated by Single Point of Acupuncture Moxibustion100 Diseases Treated by Single Point of Acupuncture Moxibustion
by Cheng Decheng

Single point therapy is an independent treatment method, derived from acupuncture and moxibustion. It refers to the application of stimulation at one point or one small local area of the superficial of the body in order to treat and prevent diseases.
Single point therapy consists of many methods of acupuncture and moxibustion, such as acupuncture, moxibustion, auricular acupuncture, head acupuncture, cupping therapy, bleeding therapy, point injection and laser therapy. It also consists of medicated compress, acupressure and massage, which are exceptional category of acupuncture and moxibustion.
Single point therapy uses fewer points with less pain, and easy to master, with good and quick effect. This book introduces different therapies for the treatment of 100 common diseases by single acupoint, including the point, location, method, result, case study and discussion, with the author's personal experiences.

The Systematic Classic of Acupuncture and MoxibustionThe Systematic Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion
by Mi Huang-Fu, Huang-Fu Mi, Shou-Zhong Yang, Charles Chace
Publisher: Blue Poppy Pr; 1st ed edition

The first clinical textbook of acumoxa therapy dating from the third century.
One of the four great Chinese acupuncture classics.
This book is so authoritative that it has provided the framework and standard for all subsequent acupuncture textbooks in China.
It contains all the most important passages of the Su Wen and Ling Shu, collated, edited, and arranged according to topic.

The Treatment of External Diseases With Acupuncture and MoxibustionThe Treatment of External Diseases With Acupuncture and Moxibustion
by Yan Cui-Lan, Zhu Yun-Long
Publisher: Blue Poppy Press

This book is a clinical manual for the treatment of traumatic injuries, muscle-joint problems, dermatological conditions, and post-operative complaints. It has been written by Yan Cui-lan, a well-known acupuncturist specializing in external diseases from Tangshan, Hebei. Dr. Yan has written this book specifically with Western practitioners in mind.
In fact, the English language version of this book is being printed in the United States before the Chinese language version in the People’s Republic of China.
Practitioners will find this book a useful addition to their library, allowing them to treat an even wider variety of diseases.

Acupuncture & Moxibustion Formulas & TreatmentsAcupuncture & Moxibustion Formulas & Treatments
by Dan'An Cheng (Translator), Cheng Dan-An (Editor), Wu Ming (Translator), Ming Wu, Bob Flaws
Publisher: Blue Poppy Press

Cheng DAn-an was the single most important Chinese acupuncturist of the mid-20th century. He created the modern acupuncture college curriculum in China and rescued acupuncture and moxibustion from oblivion in its native land. As a teacher of many other famous teachers of acupuncture, such as the late Dr. James Tin Yau So, Cheng Dan-an is the father of modern Chinese acupuncture. This book is a collection of his formulas and treatments for a wide range of traditional Chinese diseases, such as cold damage, warm heat diseases, wind stroke, mania, diarrhea and dysentery, cough, phlegm rheum, panting & wheezing, the five accumulations, and more. This is a seminal book in the development of modern acupuncture which should not be overlooked by any Western practitioner.
We chose to publish this book even though most Westerners have never heard of Cheng Dan-an because, if one does know a little something about the modern Chinese history of acupuncture, one has to know about the tremendous role Cheng played throughout the entire middle part of this century. This book can either be used as a stand alone treatment manual, or it can be read as a seminal transition text from premodern to modern Chinese acupuncture. In particular, students of Dr. James Tin Yao So in the early days of the New England School of Acupuncture will find this book extremely enlightening, since it is the source for many of their teacher's treatments and ideas.

Acumoxa Therapy 1: A Reference & Study GuideAcumoxa Therapy 1: A Reference & Study Guide
by Paul Zmiewski, Richard Feit

This timely and useful handbook contains concise summaries of acupuncture and moxibustion therapies. It includes discussions of basic theory, channels, points, pathogenesis, diagnostic methods, pattern identification, and treatment techniques - the information necessary for class preparation or quick clinical review. A major portion of the text is in graphic tables to reinforce comprehension and aid memorization. The information is presented in pattern sequences that clearly and succinctly describe the concept or treatment. Similarities or differences that go unrecognized in other presentation styles are quickly accessible with this user-friendly technique. This first volume is often used by students preparing for their exams. The "note card" format makes self-testing easy.
All terms have been carefully cross-referenced to popular texts. Classical Chinese five-phase acupuncture techniques, previously unavailable in English, are included. Practical and free of theoretical or clinical bias, this book offers a compilation of unsurpassed value as a review and as a ready reference, giving the reader easy access to a vast body of practical and theoretical knowledge.

Acumoxa Therapy 2: Treatment of DiseaseAcumoxa Therapy 2: Treatment of Disease
by Richard Feit, Paul Zmiewski

This second volume of the popular Acumoxa Therapy review series takes the reader from the basic theories, systems and structures of Chinese medicine presented in Volume I, to the application of those theories in treatment. Like the earlier volume, this text is ideal for both classroom instruction and practitioner review. This second volume approaches the treatment of disease from both traditional Chinese patterns and Western categories. This dual approach coincides with the structure of most study courses in acupuncture pathology, and reflects common Chinese clinical practice.
Part I uses traditional patterns of disharmony to present methods of treatment with their representative acupoints. Part II presents 65 common disorders with guiding symptoms and TCM differentiation. Appropriate points and treatment approaches are always detailed. Included is an excellent presentation of guidelines for developing a clear diagnosis from raw data, emphasizing the all-important transition from basic theory to treatment principle. The concise table format used in the earlier volume is also found here, which facilitates cross-referencing both texts to other important sources.

Chinese Acupuncture and MoxibustionChinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion
by Mao-liang Qiu

This new, Western edition of Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion is attractively produced, featuring many refinements of presentation and language and containing notably more material than earlier versions. The introduction provides a history of acumoxa therapy and a section that introduces Chinese research into the relationships between the jingluo and various biomedically defined anatomic or physiologic structures. The main part of the text is a detailed, meridian-by-meridian description of the acupoints featuring a new description of the overall modern pathway features. The next section discusses acumoxa techniques, including filiform needling and methods of student practice, sterilization, insertion, manipulation, and emergency situations such as bent or broken needles. Moxa techniques presented include scarring and non-scarring direct moxa, moxa stick technique, and indirect moxa on salt, ginger, etc. Cupping, three-edge needling, cutaneous and intradermal needling, scalp and ear acupuncture, point injection therapy,and electrostimulation are also described.
The section on acupuncture anesthesia includes acupoint prescriptions for operations from tooth extraction to Caesarean section. The treatment section begins with a discussion of general therapeutic considerations, such as the zang fu, and concludeswith prescriptions and descriptions of point categories. Each specific treatment for common diseases describes etiology, differentiation, and treatment. The first appendix presents the Qibo-Huangdi conversations concerning the nine needles and yuan-source points, the explanation of the filiform needles, a discussion of the source of the shu points, the selection of needles, and the technique of contralateral needling. The second appendix consists of classical rhymes as either transcriptions of the Chinese verse or as tabular summaries of the points or point combinations related to specific symptoms or diseases. In the final appendix the method of time-sensitive, or open-point treatment is explained, with charts and calculations required for determining the stem-branch-point relationships and determining clinical application.

Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion NEW EDITIONChinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion NEW EDITION
by Xin-nong Cheng

This is the official revision of Essentials of Chinese Acupuncture used by the International Acupuncture Training Centers in Beijing, Shanghai, and Nanjing. Presented in 18 chapters, it begins with a brief history, followed by a discussion of yin-yang and the five phases, a review of the zang fu, and extraordinary fu and their interrelationships, a discourse on qi, blood and body fluids, a description of the meridians and collaterals, and location of the acupuncture points.

Theoretical discussions include etiology and pathogenesis, diagnostic methods, differentiation of syndromes, and acupuncture techniques. Treatment information includes moxibustion and cupping, general principles of acupuncture treatment, internal diseases, and gynecological diseases. There is a supplementary section on ear acupuncture and anesthesia, a bibliography, a cross-index of acupuncture points, and an index. The book incorporates the experience of teaching classes of Western physicians as well as clinical practice and acupuncture research. The information retains the characteristic features of traditional acupuncture and stresses the integration of theory and practice.

The Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Vol. VThe Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Vol. V
The Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion by Yang Ji Zhou is an encyclopedic Ming dynasty work on Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Volume 5, translated by Lorraine Wilcox, Ph.D, L.Ac., covers the details of using various point categories, for example, the five shu points, yuan and luo points, and the confluence points of the eight extraordinary vessels.

Yang Jizhou gives special attention to the Jing Well points, host/guest protocols, and treating disease using the twelve main channels and the eight extraordinary vessels. There is also an exhaustive look at the use of the Stems and Branches and the Chinese calendar for selection of these points. This Volume of the Great Compendium was geared to advise practitioners (from a Ming Dynasty perspective) on how to use the Stems and Branches in their practice, and also for the scholar who wants to understand the complicated subject of Zi Wu Liu Zhu and Ling Gui Ba Fa. Wilcox does a masterful job of bringing these complex subjects to the reader.
Included in this book are 67 diagrams, tables and illustrations that intimately explain how the use of the Stems and Branches and the Chinese calendar.