Unique and comprehensive, this resource thoroughly discusses the various micro-acupuncture systems with clear and clinically useful information for practice, including styles of practice throughout the world, overviews of each system, and treatment for common disorders. All micro systems are covered, including information on point locations and functions. Treatment protocols are given for more than 50 common diseases and conditions, providing the tools necessary for the most effective treatment of patients. The books readability, evidence-based approach, excellent organization, detailed illustrations, comprehensive coverage of all micro-systems, and practical therapeutic treatment guidelines for commonly seen conditions make it an essential for anyone treating patients with acupuncture. Covers all micro-acupuncture systems, including point locations and functions, providing you with a wide variety of clinical tools - all in one reference. Treatment protocols for more than 50 conditions, listed alphabetically for quick reference. Logically organized, with consistent coverage of introductory material, micro-systems, and treatment protocols. Clear and detailed illustrations and photos that show locations of acupuncture points and each micro-system’s relationship to the body, enhancing your understanding of treatment techniques. Based on current research with evidence behind the systems to ensure you are using the most authoritative information in the field. Author Yajuan Wang, an instructor at a major naturopathic university, has more than 20 years of clinical experience.
Acupuncture has been used to treat and prevent disease for over 4,000 years. By revealing strengths and weaknesses affected by genetics, emotions, environmental and lifestyle factors, doctors of Chinese Medicine can help patients achieve long and healthy lives. After decades of clinical experience and treating thousands of patients using the Micro Acupuncture 48 system, Dr. Rosenfarb introduced this highly effective acupuncture system to the acupuncture community to make the method more widely available for patients in need. As a world-renown expert in treating pain and ophthalmic diseases, he has written The Black Book of Micro Acupuncture 48 to explain the theory and clinical applications behind the Micro Acupuncture 48 system and to help the practitioner to understand and correct underlying factors that drive the pain and dysfunction the people experience. Additionally, Dr. Rosenfarb describes Micro Acupuncture 48's ophthalmic applications for degenerative eyes conditions like macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy - including case studies for the practitioners benefit. Researchers are encouraged to review a list of acupuncturists trained in Micro Acupuncture 48 at www.microacupunture48.com. "The true mark of an expert professional is one that conveys the idea so somebody like me (a novice) can easily do and apply the ideas presented. Andy does just this in his new book! I don't have much experience with "ophthalmic acupuncture" but by reading his book I have been able to apply his ideas, theories, and points IMMEDIATELY! I have always respected and valued what Andy does and has done for our profession. This book is MUST for anybody wanting to help their patients! I'm grateful and thankful for Andy! Bravo! Amazing work! Brad Whisnant, DAOM, LAc The Black Book of Micro Acupuncture 48 by Andy Rosenfarb is an instant classic in the field of Acupuncture. Introducing this new acupuncture system called Micro Acupuncture 48, a contemporary acupuncture system using only 48 newly discovered acupuncture points. Dr. Rosenfarb is the world's leading practitioner in the field of TCM Ophthalmology. He shares the secrets of Micro Acupuncture 48 with treatment methods, strategies and frequencies of treating Pain & Ophthalmic Diseases, including guidelines and detailed case studies. This book is a must for all Acupuncturists and TCM practitioners wanting to practice a highly effective form of Micro Acupuncture! Robert Chu, PhD, LAc., QME This book is an invaluable resource for practitioners who are interested in treating pain, degenerative eye diseases and other chronic neurological conditions. As a profession we are fortunate that Andy, a highly experienced academic and clinical practitioner, is sharing his vast knowledge with us. For the first time in print, a thorough explanation of Micro Acupuncture 48 theory and practice will allow the practitioner to begin using these techniques immediately and improving their clinical results." Matt Callison, LAc.
For the past ten years, Andy Rosenfarb has successfully used acupuncture and Chinese medicine to treat a wide range of eye conditions. His treatments include moxibustion techniques, tuina (massage), microcurrent stimulation, Chinese herbs, and qigong exercises, along with “essential acupuncture” where essential oils are placed on acupuncture points. The culmination of his work—which includes a recent pioneering study involving metabolic testing–is this handbook for healing the kinds of conditions too often considered almost impossibly challenging or irreversible. The first half of Healing Your Eyes with Chinese Medicine explains Traditional Chinese Medicine and its perspective on the eyes, which is based on the idea that the eyes and the brain work in tandem, not isolation. The second half focuses on proven methods derived from Rosenfarb’s practice, including nutritional, supplemental, and lifestyle adjustments. Individual chapters cover eye disorders such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and many more. This book is intended as a practical manual to help readers understand their eyes and vision more comprehensively, and to learn new, affordable ways for retaining the precious gift of sight.
Acupuncture Anatomy: Regional Micro-Anatomy and Systemic Acupuncture Networks integrates Western and Eastern medicine, providing a scientific foundation to acupuncture. By correlating detailed anatomical information with specific acupuncture points, the book opens a window into understanding the physiological basis of acupuncture medicine. Each acupuncture point is described in terms of musculature, vasculature, and innervation. Special consideration is also given to the position of organs, muscles, nerves, arteries, and veins with respect to the acupuncture point. A separate section is devoted to cross sections of the human body. The book is divided into four major parts. The first part discusses the underlying principles of traditional Oriental medicine and acupuncture. The second covers the pathophysiology of the organ systems. The third reviews various disease etiologies and the last part presents common diseases that are effectively treated through acupuncture. Written by an author with degrees in both Western and Eastern medicine, the book’s bulleted format and numerous illustrations make it easy to read and understand. It is a valuable companion for those wanting to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western medicine, as it relates to acupuncture.
A practical manual describing the principles and practice of modern medical acupuncture. This book frees the practitioner from dependence on rule of thumb and builds on existing clinical knowledge. Demystifying the needling process, this book demonstrates quick but effective treatment of those disorders for which acupuncture is suitable. * Demystifies the needling process * Demonstrates quick and effective treatment * Builds on existing clinical knowledge
Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) is a microsystem of anatomical scalp acupoint treatment for neuromusculoskeletal pain as well as meridian treatment. This book offers the information essential for gaining a full understanding of the principles and use of YNSA based on specific algorithms for diagnosis and treatment. The authors' discussion of internal patient controls for verification of effectiveness of point location is particularly relevant for the practitioner seeking to optimize patient care. This text comes with an accompanying DVD-ROM containing convenient and easy-to-follow video instruction in point identification and palpatory training. Foreword by Toshikatsu Yamamoto!
Written by two leading experts in the field, Acupuncture in Neurological Conditions aims to improve patient care by combining Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts of treatment. The language of TCM is uniquely combined with that of evidence-based clinical reasoning to provide an approach relevant to both acupuncture and physiotherapy clinical practice. All major types of neurological conditions encountered in clinical practical are examined. Chinese medical patterns relevant to the application of acupuncture are described, as well as key patterns of dysfunction based on a Western medical perspective. The place of acupuncture within the overall management of different neurological conditions is also discussed. Clinical reasoning options from both TCM and Western medical perspectives are provided, and illustrated by real cases from clinical practice forming a sound platform for true integrated medicine. Fully evidence-based Provides clinical reasoning options from TCM and Western medical perspectives Illustrates clinical reasoning with real cases from clinical practice Provides detailed examination of all major types of neurological conditions encountered in clinical practice.
An up-to-date guide to the principles and practice of Chinese and Western ear acupuncture, this book is aimed at both the student and practitioner. It includes chapters covering ear acupuncture used in the treatment of addiction and Western theories about how acupuncture works.
Moxibustion is ancient. Even more ancient than needling. In modern acupuncture, however, it is often considered too time-consuming or difficult to master. And yet the classics say: for chronic conditions, moxa has no equal. Coming to the rescue of time-poor, present-day acupuncturists is the Ontake Method from Japan. This innovative technique uses a piece of bamboo filled with burning moxa wool to roll, tap and press on the acupuncture meridians using a metronome programmed to each meridian's frequency. The rhythmic application of heat, frequency and pressure triggers rapid shifts in your patients' body condition and mood. Oran Kivity is a veteran acupuncturist from the UK. The founder of Sayoshi.com, the online directory of Japanese acupuncture, he has dedicated countless hours of clinical observation and study to integrate the knowledge of contemporary Japanese masters. Through writing and teaching, he has ignited interest in Ontake, a remarkable new moxa tool from Japan, developing these dynamic new techniques further and compiling them into this practical handbook of moxibustion. In this book, you will learn: Moxa in Motion presents a step-by-step guide to clinical practice utilising the Ontake Method. Easily integrated into any style of acupuncture, Shiatsu or Tuina, the Ontake Method will boost your results and build your practice.
Using the information in this book, the thousands of people living with long term disability due to stroke, can lead a better quality of life. The book contains classical and standard contemporary acupuncture for emergency and rehabilitation use. Its covers such areas as: Running needle; Moxibustion; Electro-acupuncture; Magneto-therapy and herbal patches; Special protocols by famous contemporary practitioners; Treatments for body, scalp, ear, tongue, wrist-ankle and ocular acupuncture; and, the treatment of 23 post stroke sequelae. The final chapter of the book recounts the outcomes of scores of clinical trials proving acupuncture efficacy in the treatment of stroke.
Acupuncture is one of the most popular and widely accepted complementary therapies available to the general public. And yet many of us know little about it, what it can be used for, and how it works. This book explains: * What it feels like to have treatment * How acupuncture works * How acupuncture helps to balance your energy and strengthen your immune system * How it can successfully treat a wide variety of ailments, from panic attacks to hot flushes, asthma, joint pains and the common cold * Which of the 'Five Element' types you are and how this relates to your health * How acupuncture can be used safely and effectively to treat pregnant women, children, and animals * How to find the right practitioner. Self-help information and questionnaires are also included to enable you to discover more about your diagnosis.