Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgements

Contributors

Abbreviations

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 us

SECTION 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

21. Qigon

Details

No. of pages:
420
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780702035715
Electronic ISBN:
9780702045646

About the authors

David Mayor

Affiliations and Expertise

Practising Acupuncturist, Welwyn Garden City, UK

Marc Micozzi

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC; Former Director, Center for Integrative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; former Executive Director of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia