Five Element Constitutional AcupunctureBy
- Angela Hicks
- John Hicks
- Peter Mole
- Angela Hicks
- John Hicks
- Peter Mole
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"
Published: November 2010
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
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 DiseaseChapter 6 The Inner Development of the PractitionerSection 2 The Elements and OrgansChapter 7 Introduction to the Five ElementsChapter 8 Wood â Key ResonancesChapter 9 Wood â The OrgansChapter 10 Patterns of Behaviour of Wood Constitutional FactorsChapter 11 Fire â Key ResonancesChapter 12 Fire â The OrgansChapter 13 Patterns of Behaviour of Fire Constitutional FactorsChapter 14 Earth â Key ResonancesChapter 15 Earth â The OrgansChapter 16 Patterns of Behaviour of Earth Constitutional FactorsChapter 17 Metal â Key ResonancesChapter 18 Metal â The OrgansChapter 19 Patterns of Behaviour of Metal Constitutional FactorsChapter 20 Water â Key ResonancesChapter 21 Water â The OrgansChapter 22 Patterns of Behaviour of Water Constitutional FactorsChapter 23 Some Common Confusions between Different CFsSection 3 DiagnosisChapter 24 Diagnosis â The Purpose and ProcessChapter 25 Diagnosis â The Key MethodsChapter 26 The Body Language of The Different CFsChapter 27 Diagnosis â Levels and Golden KeysChapter 28 Diagnosis by TouchSection 4 Blocks to TreatmentChapter 29 The Five Element Blocks to TreatmentChapter 30 Aggressive EnergyChapter 31 PossessionChapter 32 HusbandâWife ImbalanceChapter 33 EntryâExit BlocksSection 5 Treatment TechniquesChapter 34 Needle TechniqueChapter 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 PointsChapter 42 Pericardium and Triple Burner PointsChapter 43 Gall Bladder and Liver PointsChapter 44 Ren and Du Channel pointsSection 7 TreatmentChapter 45 Treatment PlanningChapter 46 Treatment â Pulling it ALL Together
Section 8 Integration
Chapter 47 Integration with TCM â A Brief Introduction to How a Practitioner Can Integrate the Two Styles
Chapter 48 Case Histories Illustrating Integrated Diagnosis and Treatment
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