Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine


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Author: Yu-Ji Wang
Author: Jason D. Robertson
Media Format: hardback
Pages: 717
Language: English
Publisher: Eastland press
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 9780939616626

This book demonstrates how a deeper understanding of the interrelationship between organ and channel theory can lead to more precise diagnosis and better clinical results. A unique format that for the apprentice and teacher.

Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine demonstrates how a deeper understanding of the interrelationship between organ and channel theory can lead to more precise diagnoses and better clinical results. This book is a collaboration between Wang Ju-Yi, one of modern Chinas most respected scholars, teachers, and practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine, and his American apprentice and practitioner, Jason Robertson.While most textbooks focus either on the functions of the organs in basic physiology or on the uses of the channels in treatment, this book shows the essential relationships between the two. Theory and practice are connected through a detailed discussion of a channel palpation methodology developed by Dr. Wang, which leads to more precise and effective point selection, location, and technique.Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine was developed during Mr. Robertson's apprenticeship with Dr. Wang in Beijing, and is presented in a unique and highly readable format that preserves the intimacy of dialogue between apprentice and teacher, with questions and answers, narratives, and case studies.CONTENTS* Introduction* Channel Theory and the Pillars of Chinese Medicine* Fundamentals of Channel Theory* An Introduction to Channel Diagnosis* Basic Questions, Chapter 8* The Tài Yïn (Greater Yin) System* The Shào Yïn (Lesser Yin) System* The Jué Yïn (Terminal Yin) System* The Tài Yáng (Greater Yang) System* The Shào Yáng (Lesser Yang) System* The Yáng Míng (Yang Brightness) System* The Extraordinary Vessels* The Terrain So Far* Physiology Under the Fingertips* Specific Channel Changes* Selecting Channels for Treatment* What is an Acupuncture Point?* Ansport Points* The Source, Cleft, and Collateral Points* A Brief Discussion of Classical Technique* A Modern Perspective on Acupuncture Technique: Seven Steps* Point Pairs* Postscript: The Greatest Walk in Beijing* Appendix 1: Pathways of the Channels* Appendix 2: The Sensory Organs* Appendix 3: Case Studies* Appendix 4: Other Diagnostic Tools: Observation and Palpation of Alternate Pulses* Appendix 5: The Liver and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (adhd)* Notes* Point index* General index