Energy Medicine East and West: A Natural History of Qi provides a unique, comprehensive overview of Qi or bioenergy for students and practitioners of energy medicines, Chinese and Oriental Medicine, and all disciplines of Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Mayor and Micozzi start with a comparative historical account of the ancient concepts of Qi and vital energy before covering theories of Qi, a discussion of the organized therapeutic modalities based upon Qi and its applications to specific health and medical conditions. Contributions are included from international experts in the field.
The book moves from anatomical and bioenergetic complementarity of Western vital energy and Eastern Qi, through convergence of perspectives and models to demonstrations of how the traditional therapies are being melded together in a new, original and creative synthesis.
David Mayor and Marc Micozzi are experienced medical practitioners, authors and editors. David Mayor has been actively involved in bioenergy research, practice and publishing for over 30 years, and is author/editor of Electroacupuncture: A practical manual and resource (2007), as well as other acupuncture texts and studies. Marc Micozzi is Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. As author/editor of Fundamentals of Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 4E (2011), and 25 other books, he has been writing, editing and teaching on bioenergy, Qi and related topics for 20 years.
"This wonderful book has assembled some 25 authors expressing well a view of qi which entirely does justice to its nature. Meticulously referenced, it is a milestone to set beside Maciocias Foundations of Chinese Medicine and Deadmans Manual of Acupuncture. Here at last are the beginnings of a true science of qi...There is truly nothing like it in contemporary literature. Alone, it lays the f
SECTION 1 THE ETHNOMEDICINE OF ENERGY – A GLOBAL VIEW
1. Qi in Asian medicine
2. Flows and blockages in Rwandan ritual and notions of the body
3. Elemental souls and vernacular qi: some attributes of what moves usSECTION 2 QI IN CHINESE MEDICINE
4. The anatomical foundations of qi
5. Qi in Chinas traditional medicine: the example of tuina
6. Qi cultivation in qigong and taiji quan
7. Qigong theory and research
SECTION 3 THEORY AND EXPERIMENT IN QI RESEARCH
8. The language of qi, quantum physics and the superimplicate body
9. Qi and the frequencies of bioelectricity
10. Systems theory: trapping and mapping healing with qi
11. The physiology of qi
SECTION 4 QI AND ENERGY MODALITIES IN CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE
12. Energy and medicine
13. What does it mean to practice an energy medicine?
13.1 Experiencing qi
13.2 Thinking about qi and acupuncture
14. Evidencing energy: experiences in acupuncture and therapeutic bodywork (Zero Balancing)
15. Eight modalities for working with qi: chakra acupuncture, with qigong, meditation and the five sources of energy
16. Ki in shiatsu
17. Bioelectrity and qi: a microcurrent approach
18. Energy psychology: working with mind–body synergy
19. Craniosacral biodynamics
SECTION 5 CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF QI AND ENERGY-BASED MODALITIES
20. Qi in children