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I Ching Acupuncture - The Balance Method: Clinical Applications of the Ba Gua and I Ching

by David Twicken Singing Dragon
Pub Date:
01/2012
ISBN:
9781848190740
Format:
Pbk 272 pages
Price:
AU$59.99 NZ$60.86
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Moving beyond the basic 'formulaic' practice of acupuncture to become a truly effective practitioner requires not only a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of Chinese medical thought, but the ability to interpret these effectively for diagnosis and treatment.

I Ching Acupuncture - The Balance Method provides a clear introduction to the fundamental principles of Chinese medical philosophy including Qi, Yin-Yang, Five Phases, the Eight Trigrams, the Early and Later Heaven Ba Gua, the 64-Hexagrams, Luo Shu, He Tu and the Chinese calendar. The author then introduces the Balance Method of approaching treatment, and systematically presents the charts and references upon which the practitioner can rely, and a comprehensive explanation of the methods to be used to identify the correct treatment. This is a distal and minimal point selection method based on the classics of Chinese medicine.

Essential for the clinic, but also guiding the practising acupuncturist to a much deeper understanding of their discipline, this book will constitute an invaluable tool for acupuncturists at all stages of their career.

Contents
Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Qi. 2. Yin-Yang. 3. Eight Trigrams and the Early Heaven Ba Gua. 4. Five-Phases. 5. The He Tu Diagram. 6. Nine Palaces. 7. Later Heaven Ba Gua. 8. Chinese Calendar. 9. Clinical Applications. Balance Method 1. 10. Balance Method 2. 11. Balance Method 3. 12. Balance Method 4. 13. Balance Method 5. 14. Balance Method 6. Case Studies. Conclusion. References. Further Reading.

Practitioners and enthusiasts of feng shui alike will discover far-reaching new insights about its underpinning elements in this new book by David Twicken... David has succeeded in translating complex theoretical information into easily read, practical applications with clarity and simplicity... the information he shares will be of direct value to feng shui practitioners... A worthwhile reference book, it deserves a place in your collection.
David Twicken is a licensed acupuncturist and professor and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, Qi Gong, feng shui and Chinese astrology. He has studied the Asian arts for 30 years. He resides in Los Angeles, California.