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Eight Extraordinary Channels - Qi Jing Ba Mai: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Nei Dan Inner Meditation

by David Twicken Singing Dragon
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The Eight Extraordinary channels are amongst the most interesting and clinically important aspects of Chinese medicine and Qigong. This book introduces the theory behind the channels, explains their clinical applications, and explores their psycho-emotional and spiritual qualities. The author also describes how to cultivate the channels through Nei Dan Inner Meditation.

As a practitioner of Chinese medicine or acupuncturist, the key to creating effective individual treatment plans is having a wide understanding of channel theory, and a comprehensive knowledge of the pathways and the points on the channels. David Twicken provides treatment strategies, methods and case studies, offering a variety of approaches so as to give the reader a solid foundation from which to confidently create customized treatment plans for each patient.

Offering a historical perspective as well as modern insights, this book will be essential reading for novice as well as experienced practitioners.

The Classics of the Eight Extraordinary Channels. Chinese Dynasties. Introduction. 1. The Acupuncture Channel System. 2. Three Layer Theory. 3. Three Ancestries. 4. Introduction to the Eight Extraordinary Channels. 5. The Cong Channel. 6. The Ren Channel. 7. Du Channel. 8. Wei Channels. 9. Yang Wei Channel. 10. Yin Wei Channel. 11. Qiao Channels. 12. Yang Qiao Channel. 13. Yin Qiao Channel. 14. Dai Channel. 15. Clinical Applications. 16. Treatment Methods. 17. Needling Methods. 18. Case Studies. 19. Tables. 20. Nei Jing Tu. 21. The Heavenly Orbit. 22. The Wei and Qiao Channels. 23. The Belt Channel. 24. The Chong Channel. 25. The Macrocosmic Orbit. 26. The Nei Jing Tu. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.

The eight extraordinary meridians are a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) concept... Eight Extraordinary Meridians - Qi Jing Ba Mai: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Nei Dan Inner Meditation covers the history of over 1000 years of Chinese medicine, and looks at the channel system, the three-layer theory, the concept of three ancestries an the interaction between these hypotheses... @the author discusses each of the eight extraordinary vessels in depth. Individual chapters are devoted to each of the channels, and these include full descriptions of the pathways and the conditions that these could be used to treat. Crucially, he explains treatment methods and strategies, and provides eight case studies as examples... Eight Extraordinary Meridians takes a complex aspect of Chinese medicine, and gives a clear and structured explanation of how it can be used in practice... this is a very interesting book and a good introduction to Nei Dan meditation, as well as a clear and in-depth study of the eight extraordinary vessels.
David Twicken, DOM, L.Ac., is a licensed practitioner and professor of Chinese medicine. He teaches Qi Gong, Tai Chi Chuan, Nei Dan, feng shui and Chinese astrology. He has studied Chinese healing arts for 30 years. He resides in Los Angeles, California.