Japanese Acupuncture: A Clinical Guide

BIRCH Stephen & IDA Junko [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 9780912111421

Paradigm Publications 1998 1st Edition

AU $110.00
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Japanese Acupuncture: A Clinical Guide is a practical guide to tools, skills, and techniques common to all acupuncture practice, emphasising those uniquely or creatively Japanese. It is clear, direct, and completely illustrated with high resolution close-up photography. The simple, concise illustrations may be easily applied to the practice of any acupuncture. tradition. Beginning with traditional needling techniques, the text covers filiform needling, supplementation and drainage, and needle with moxa, all with several approaches. Moxibustion is covered in equal extent and detail, as are instruments, intradermal needles, press tack needles and spheres. In addition to highly specialised Japanese techniques such as shonishinpo (treatment techniques for children), Hirata-zone therapy and Manaka wooden hammer and needle, techniques like cupping used throughout Asia are described in detail. This book is more than just a fine collection of practical instructions. The introduction provides context with a very accessible tour of modern Japanese training and practice including a highly useful guide to root treatment. Each technique is made more valuable by the description of treatment protocols with proven histories of successful clinical application. 'Japanese Acupuncture: A Clinical Guide is required reading for anyone with an interest in non-TCM acupuncture styles. It provides the essential clinical and practical context for any discussion of acupuncture originating in Japan.' - Charles Chace 'The authors’ sincere interest and scholarship are everywhere evident in this text. Its relevance to the topic makes it an ideal choice for students and practitioners who want to learn the clinical techniques of Japanese acupuncture' - North American Journal of Oriental Medicine

Appendices, index, illustrations


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Acupuncture      Japanese Acupuncture     

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