Five Element Constitutional AcupunctureBy
- 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
- Peter Mole, MA(Oxon), MAc, MBAcC, Dean of Studies, College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading, Berkshire, UK
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.
- 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 and includes a new and improved colour page design.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"
Hardbound, 448 Pages
Published: November 2010
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Section 1 The Foundations
Chapter 1 The Philosophical Foundations of Five Element constitutional AcupunctureChapter 2 Five Element Theory
Chapter 3 The Importance of the SpiritChapter 4 The Constitutional FactorChapter 5 The Causes of DiseaseChapter 6 The Inner Development of the Practitioner
Section 2 The Elements and OrgansChapter 7 Introduction to the Five Elements
Chapter 8 Wood Key ResonancesChapter 9 Wood The Organs
Chapter 10 Patterns of Behaviour of Wood Constitutional FactorsChapter 11 Fire Key Resonances
Chapter 12 Fire The OrgansChapter 13 Patterns of Behaviour of Fire Constitutional Factors
Chapter 14 Earth Key ResonancesChapter 15 Earth The Organs
Chapter 16 Patterns of Behaviour of Earth Constitutional FactorsChapter 17 Metal Key Resonances
Chapter 18 Metal The OrgansChapter 19 Patterns of Behaviour of Metal Constitutional Factors
Chapter 20 Water Key ResonancesChapter 21 Water The Organs
Chapter 22 Patterns of Behaviour of Water Constitutional FactorsChapter 23 Some Common Confusions between Different CFs
Section 3 DiagnosisChapter 24 Diagnosis The Purpose and Process
Chapter 25 Diagnosis The Key MethodsChapter 26 The Body Language of The Different CFs
Chapter 27 Diagnosis Levels and Golden KeysChapter 28 Diagnosis by Touch
Section 4 Blocks to TreatmentChapter 29 The Five Element Blocks to Treatment
Chapter 30 Aggressive EnergyChapter 31 Possession
Chapter 32 HusbandWife ImbalanceChapter 33 EntryExit Blocks
Section 5 Treatment TechniquesChapter 34 Needle TechniqueChapter 35 The Use of MoxibustionSection 6 The Use of Points
Chapter 36 The Use of Acupuncture Points in Five Element Constitutional AcupunctureChapter 37 Using Points to Treat the Spirit
Chapter 38 Lung and Large Intestine PointsChapter 39 Stomach and Spleen Points
Chapter 40 Heart and Small Intestine Points
Chapter 41 Bladder and Kidney Points
Chapter 42 Pericardium and Triple Burner PointsChapter 43 Gall Bladder and Liver Points
Chapter 44 Ren and Du Channel pointsSection 7 Treatment
Chapter 45 Treatment PlanningChapter 46 Treatment Pulling it ALL TogetherSection 8 Integration
Chapter 47 Integration with TCM A Brief Introduction to How a Practitioner Can Integrate the Two StylesChapter 48 Case Histories Illustrating Integrated Diagnosis and Treatment
AppendicesAppendix A Different Terms Used to Describe the Spirit
Appendix B The External and Miscellaneous Causes of DiseaseAppendix C Four Needle Technique
Appendix D Blocks from ScarsAppendix E Treatment Reactions
Appendix F Checklist for a Traditional DiagnosisAppendix G Outcomes for Treatment
Appendix H Diagnosing and treating Element within ElementBibliography