Table of Contents

Introduction

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 Disease

Chapter 6 The Inner Development of the Practitioner

Section 2 The Elements and Organs

Chapter 7 Introduction to the Five Elements

Chapter 8 Wood – Key Resonances

Chapter 9 Wood – The Organs

Chapter 10 Patterns of Behaviour of Wood Constitutional Factors

Chapter 11 Fire – Key Resonances

Chapter 12 Fire – The Organs

Chapter 13 Patterns of Behaviour of Fire Constitutional Factors

Chapter 14 Earth – Key Resonances

Chapter 15 Earth – The Organs

Chapter 16 Patterns of Behaviour of Earth Constitutional Factors

Chapter 17 Metal – Key Resonances

Chapter 18 Metal – The Organs

Chapter 19 Patterns of Behaviour of Metal Constitutional Factors

Chapter 20 Water – Key Resonances

Chapter 21 Water – The Organs

Chapter 22 Patterns of Behaviour of Water Constitutional Factors

Chapter 23 Some Common Confusions between Different CFs

Section 3 Diagnosis

Chapter 24 Diagnosis – The Purpose and Process

Chapter 25 Diagnosis – The Key Methods

Chapter 26 The Body Language of The Different CFs

Chapter 27 Diagnosis – Levels and Golden Keys

Chapter 28 Diagnosis by Touch

Section 4 Blocks to Treatment

Chapter 29 The Five Element Blocks to Treatment

Chapter 30 Aggressive Energy

Chapter 31 Possession

Chapter 32 Husband–Wife Imbalance

Chapter 33 Entry–Exit Blocks

Section 5 Treatment Techniques

Chapter 34 Needle Techni

Details

No. of pages:
420
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702044489
eBook ISBN:
9780702060991
Print ISBN:
9780702031755

About the authors

Angela Hicks

Affiliations and Expertise

Joint Principal of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading, Berkshire, UK

John Hicks

Affiliations and Expertise

Joint Principal of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading, Berkshire, UK

Peter Mole

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean of Studies, College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading, Berkshire, UK