The Complete Stems and Branches: Time and Space in Traditional Acupuncture

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9780702029615: The Complete Stems and Branches: Time and Space in Traditional Acupuncture
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This exciting and comprehensive book gives a clear, detailed and accessible presentation of the core components of classical acupuncture, its philosophy as well as clinical applications. The cosmological Daoism prevalent during the Han dynasty provided a foundation for the emerging acupuncture theory. In particular, the central tenant that Heaven Earth and humanity were connected via their origins, yuan qi, allowed for resonance between them. Hence observable patterns in Heaven and on Earth were reflected in the body. Time measures the movements of heavenly bodies around earth. Concepts linked to time are woven into the fabric of acupuncture theory. Yin and yang interact and create the five elements, which are expressions of the qualities of the seasons. The number of main acupuncture points, flows of qi and blood, and even the meridian system itself, all has a relationship to time. By taking account of the specific time of treatment as well as the energetic makeup of the individual you, as a practitioner, will learn to treat in harmony with the Dao of the patient and the Dao of now. This book explores Heaven, Earth and Humanity, five phases, six divisions of yin and yang, in depth and with reference to classical sources. This is the first fully comprehensive book to explore all of the concepts involved in stems and branches theory and to deal with its wider application. Esoteric ideas which connect acupuncture with trigrams with numerology are examined. This is the first book to explore the significance of the Han sky systematically and in depth in relation to classical acupuncture. That each chapter covers philosophical theory and uses practical examples and exercise throughout marks this book out as unique among modern texts. It is easy to follow and easy to use.

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Descripción Churchill Livingstone, 2008. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Contents Table of divisions, stems, branches, 24 solar periods, 28 lunar mansions Preface Acknowledgements PART ONE Time, space and the Dao Chapter 1: Non-time Four seas Eight extraordinary meridians Chapter 2: Sequential time Reproductive life Ageing habits Forbidden years Death Exercises Chapter 3: Cyclical time Day and night The four seasons The five elements Moon cycles Case study Recap Exercises Chapter 4: The calendar Farmers Calendar Xia (Hsia) calendar Lunarsolar calendar Ever increasing cycles Chapter 5: Heaven, Earth and humankind (tian, di, ren) Humans between a rock and a high place The centre The birth of humankind Humankinds creativity The middle region The triple heater Clear Heaven and muddy Earth Nine pulses of the three regions Treatments using the principles of Heaven, Earth and humankind Treatment of mental and emotional disorders Chapter 6: Wu xing five elements The sheng cycle The ke cycle Exercises PART TWO Heavenly stems and earthly branches tian gan di zhi Chapter 7: Divisions Divisions of the body Internal/external pairings of divisions Host divisions Guest division Treatment strategies Case study Exercises Chapter 8: Great movements Wood Fire Earth Metal Water Treatment Exercise Chapter 9: Stem organs Command points Balanced qi Unbalanced qi Stem treatments Divergent meridians Prognosis Chapter 10: Branches (di zhi) Chinese clock Branch inner energy Branch meridian sequence the sheng cycle Anomalies Branch treatments Chapter 11: Putting it all together The Stems and Branches Year Chart Personal chart Four pillars Case studies Herbs General rules Exercises Chapter 12: Open-hourly method of point selection Methods based in branches na zi fa Methods using stems na jia fa Intergeneration of points Using the eight extra meridians PART THREE The inner core of acupuncture Chapter 13: The Chinese sky Huang Di The shape of the universe Divisions of the heavens Three enclosures Five palaces The 28 lunar mansions Four palaces of the cardinal directions Relationships with the stems and branches Planets Chapter 14: Psychological profiles Spirit Emotions Element types Stems and the psyche Branches and the psyche Character and the six divisions Typing according to yin and yang Clinical applications Chapter 15: Numerology The Hetu/Yellow River map The Luoshu magic square Forbidden points Needle technique Chapter 16 Symbols Early Heaven arrangement of trigrams Fu Xi Later Heaven arrangement of trigrams King Wen Trigrams and the body Eight extra meridians and trigrams Appendices Appendix 1: Charts Appendix 2: Astronomy Appendix 3: Star maps Glossary Bibliography Index. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0702029610

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