Taming the Tiger
"When you grasp the needle, do so with great care, firm strength and caution for the peril, as if holding a tiger's tail: one wrong move and great harm could befall."--Huangdi Neijing
This uncommonly useful guidebook presents an overview of all aspects of needling, from the parameters of the needle itself to the importance of treating and anchoring the patient's spirit. Skya Abbate's clear language and detailed descriptions guide you step-by-step through thirteen categories of disease, ranging from anxiety, geriatric and chronic degenerative diseases to those illnesses thought to be untreatable.
Specialized chapters offer insight and guidance for practitioners seeking to enhance their treatment strategies with additional therapeutic techniques, including moxibustion, bleeding techniques, herbal liniments, infrared light, threading, and others. Rounding out the text is a practical appendix with a glossary of Chinese medical terminology, sample instructions for patients, as well as an index with more than 2,000 disorders.
Skillfully weaving the time-honored principles of Oriental medicine into the
cutting-edge reality of the clinic, Advanced Techniques in Oriental Medicine
offers a wealth of simple, yet effective, treatment strategies.
I General Approaches to Treatment
II The Treatment of Specific Diseases
III Other Modalities—Treatment Tools Complementary to Acupuncture
IV Specialized Use of Points