Author: Zhi Gang Sha
Publisher: Harper Collins
By combining both an Eastern and Western approach to healing and medicine, renowned medical expert Dr Zhi Gang Sha has created a remarkable and accessible guide for unlocking the body′s potential to heal itself. Power Healing draws on fascinating case histories to show how harnessing our natural ability to heal can not only lead to a greater day-to-day vitality but can help cure life-threatening diseases, severe trauma, and chronic pain. In this revolutionary guide, internationally renowned healer, teacher and speaker Dr Sha translates ancient healing practices for contemporary readers by combining four simple techniques - gentle stretching, breathing exercises, self-applied massage, and meditation - to release the body′s incredible self-healing powers for immediate results.
Current Research in Acupuncture
Author: Ying Xia, Guanghong Ding, Gen-Cheng Wu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Written by over 60 scientists and clincicians from the United States, mainland China, Germany, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Portugal and Hong Kong, Current Research in Acupuncture discusses recent advances in acupuncture research in a modern scientific language. The first 5 chapters investigate the basic mechanisms of acupuncture. Later chapters explore topics including acupuncture treatment and potential mechanisms for epilepsy, Parkinson’s diseases, neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular cognitive impairment, aging, anxiety, polycystic ovary syndrome, pain, nerve root cervical spondylosis, stroke, imflamation, myocardial ischemia and other cardiovascular diseases. Following the translational and clinical discussions, 4 chapters present new prospects for acupuncture theories and applications. The final chapter comments on the pitfalls and problems of the previous studies and suggests direction for future research towards in-depth understanding of acupuncture, along with better application of acupuncture in modern medicine. Each chapter is written by one or more experts in the field. This unique book provides a broad perspective on the principles of acupuncture for acupuncture researchers and neuroscientists. The laboratory and clinical investigations of various acupoints and optimal conditions provide unique clues to acupuncturists for improved clinical efficacy. For a medical student, this book is a modern course in ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine, especially acupuncture. Ying Xia, the chief editor, is Professor and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas, USA. Guanghong Ding is Professor in the Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science at Fudan University and Director of Shanghai Research Center for Acupuncture and Meridians, Shanghai, China. Gen-Cheng Wu is Professor of Neurobiology; Chairman, Department of Integrative Medicine and Neurobiology; Director, Institute of Acupuncture Research; and Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine, at Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
Author: Serge Paoletti
The fasciae comprise a wide variety of body tissues including the membranes, ligaments, tendons, and mesenteries. These tissues are all derived from the mesoderm, which undergoes coiling or rolling movements during embryonic development. This is the origin of the inherent micro-movements, or motility, that are so important in many osteopathic approaches to diagnosis and treatment. The fasciae are found at every level of the body and constitute a basic element of human physiology. They serve as the body's first line of defense, acting independently of the central nervous system, which is why they are referred to as a "peripheral brain." From a mechanical point of view, the fasciae are organized in chains to defend the body against restrictions. When a restriction goes beyond a specific threshold, the fasciae respond by modifying their viscoelasticity, changing the collagenic fibers, and transforming healthy fascial chains into lesional chains. The fasciae keep a record of every trauma that causes a change in motility. Through the sensitivity of trained hands, we are able to perceive movements on a micro-level and can thus detect motility disturbances, which reveal the medical history of a patient. Remedial techniques, adapted to each patient, can restore normal motility. In this way, fascial disturbances can be overcome, allowing the body to recover its normal physiological functions. For this reason, we can say that the health of every person is reflected in large part in the fasciae. The Fasciae: Anatomy, Dysfunction and Treatment is the first book to organize the wealth of available information concerning fascial tissues from the fields of embryology, anatomy, histology, and pathology. It describes the roles and mechanisms of the fasciae, and details appropriate testing and treatment techniques. The book is richly illustrated with color and black and white drawings throughout.
Autobiography of a Yogi
Author: Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.
First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Cats are the most popular companion animal in the world. This user-friendly book is filled with photographs, charts, and illustrations to help people learn acupressure. The book includes: two acupressure session protocols; the major meridians for cats, and over 30 specific feline condition acupressure sessions. Since cats are so connected to their own energy, when they need your help to feel their best, acupressure offers an excellent way for you to contribute to a cat’s healing.
Legal history offers a broad panorama of transfers, transplants and receptions of law. What are the conceptual tools and methods that legal historians are employing to understand these processes?
Author: Lisa Gansky
A simple, powerful idea that's reinventing the way smart, adaptive companies do business. Most businesses follow the same basic formula: create a product or service, sell it, and collect money. What Lisa Gansky calls "Mesh" businesses throw this model out the window. Instead, these companies use social media, wireless networks, and data crunched from every available source to provide people with goods and services at the exact moment they need them, without the burden and expense of owning them outright. The Mesh gives companies a better understanding of what customers really want. Already, hundreds of successful Mesh companies are redefining how we interact with the people, goods, and services in our lives. These businesses are easier to start and spreading like wildfire, from bike sharing and home exchanges to peer-to-peer lending, energy cooperatives, and open source design. Consider: • ZipCar profits from streamlined car sharing • Kickstarter connects artists with funding from enthusiastic supporters • Music Gym makes finding a recording studio as easy as joining a gym The Mesh reveals the next wave of information-enabled commerce, showing readers how to plug in and profit.
ACU-Horse provides a step-by-step guide to performing an acupressure session on your horse. This new book provides tons of 4 color charts and photos to help you learn equine acupressure along with all the necessary discussion of essential Chinese medicine theories and concepts. The book walks you through the assessment process, acupoint selection and the comprehensive acupressure session protocol. The last chapter offers 35+ common equine specific condition charts addressing both physical and emotional issues such as colic, osteoarthritis, founder, pre- and post-performance, heaves, grief, fear, and many more. Every horse person needs to have this new book for learning how to benefit horses with Chinese Medicine and as a reference at all times. It is perfect for owners, trainers, and healthcare practitioners to enhance the horse’s performance, health, and wellbeing. Acupressure helps people connect with their own healing abilities while contributing to your sense of partnership in his health.
Author: Baron Baron d'Holbach
"Christianity Unveiled" from Baron d'Holbach. French-German author, philosopher, encyclopedist and a prominent figure in the French Enlightenment (18th century).
Acupuncture therapy has been practiced in China and other Asian countries for more than two thousand years. Modern clinical research has confirmed the impressive therapeutic effect of acupuncture on numerous human ailments, such as controlling pain, nausea, and vomiting. However, the biological mechanisms of acupuncture are still under debate. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the mechanism of acupuncture therapy is explained by a meridian model. According to this model, acupuncture is believed to treat the diseased organs by modulating two conditions known as Yin and Yang, which represent all the opposite principles that people find in the universe, both inside and outside the human body. Yin and Yang complement each other, and are subjected to changes between each other. The balance of Yin and Yang is thought to be maintained by Qi, an energy substance flowing constantly through the meridian, a network connecting all the organs of the body. The illness, according to this theory, is the temporary dominance of one principle over the other, owing to the blockade of the Qi from flowing through the meridian under certain circumstance. The axiom of “No stagnation, No pain” in TCM summarizes this concept. Thus, the goal of acupuncture treatment is to restore the balance of Yin and Yang conditions in the diseased organ(s). This theory has been considered to be useful to guide this ancient therapy, such as carrying out diagnosis, deciding on the principle, and selecting the acupoints.
Author: Anne Allison
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Millennial Monsters explores the global popularity of Japanese consumer culture--including manga (comic books), anime (animation), video games, and toys--and questions the make-up of fantasies nand capitalism that have spurred the industry's growth.
China's Public Diplomacy
Author: Ingrid d'Hooghe
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
In China's Public Diplomacy, Ingrid d'Hooghe provides a thorough analysis of how China's approach to public diplomacy is shaped by the country's political system and Chinese culture.