The art of palpatory diagnosis in oriental medicine /
Skya Gardner-Abbate ; foreword by Mark D. Seem ; research by Miguel Viddo ; illustrations by Christine R. Oagley ; photographs by Jill Fineberg and Natasha Lane ; cover calligraphy by Siu-Leung Lee.
Edinburgh ; New York : Churchill Livingstone, 2001.
xiii, 324 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
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This book provides a step-by-step introduction and practical guide to palpation as a method of assessment, diagnosis and treatment within the context of Oriental medicine, and in particular Japanese acupuncture practice. Leading the reader through the "how" and "what" of touch, around the abdomen (or "hara") and other key areas of the body, the author also explores key acupuncture points for clearing these areas, as well as Japanese needle techniques. The aim of the book is to allow the reader to have a more vivid and sensitive feel for what lies below acupuncture meridians and points, and to be able to assess and treat a very wide variety of clinical conditions - with an understanding of the individual patient - successfully.
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Providing a step-by-step introduction and practical guide to palpation as a method of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment within the context of Oriental medicine, this book emphasizes the integration of Chinese and Japanese medical thought. The book's aim to allow the reader to acquire a feel for what lies below acupuncture meridians and points and assess and treat a variety of clinical conditions.
Table of Contents
Why Palpation and How to Perform it
Touch as Therapy. Notes and Touch
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Japanese Acupuncture: Similarities and Differences. How to use the Tiger Thermic and the Lion Thermic Warmers
Why Abdominal Diagnosis?
Abdominal Maps in History: Classical and Modified
Theoretical Clarifications. How to find your DominantEye
General Palpation Skills
Physical Examination I: The Healthy Hara Components, Charactersitcies and Clinical Significance. Mental Degeneration Stages of Progression
Part 1: The Relationship Between the Etiological Causes of Disease and the Pathophysiology of Tension. Part 2: The Pathophysiology of Tension in Vulnerable areas Stomach, Navel, Scars, Thighs, Sinuses, Neck and Back. Learn the Patterns of Stress. Protect Your Heart
Physical Examination II: Part 1: The Palpation Schema. Part 2: the Clinical Energetics of the Clearance Points, Palpation Method and Differential Diagnosis. Four Ways to Eliminate Blood Stasis
A Brief Guide to the Use of the Navel Microsystem for Diagnosis and Root Treatment According to Classical Chin and Japanese Traditions
A Treatment Outline to the Japanese Physical Exam
Overview of the Integrative Process How to Put it Together
Theoretical Clarifications The Eight Curious Vessels
The Concept of Diagnosis and the Needle Schema
The Law of Cure and the Concept of the Healing Crisis
Treatment of Disease
The Tonsillar Treatment
The Major Complaint
Japanese Physical Exam: The Significance and Treatment of Scar Tissue
Japanese Physical Exam: The Treatment ofInner Thigh Compression
Japanese Physical Exam: The Treatment of the Sinuses
Japanese Physical exam: The Treatment of Neck Tension. Headache Management Plan. A Word about the Thyroid Gland. Recommendations to Prevent Adrenal Exhaustion
Japanese Physical Exam: The Differential Diagnosis of Back Pain
Acute Abdominal Syndromes
The Differential Diagnosis of Pain in Classical Chinese Medicine: Unique Treatment Approaches and Acupoint Energetics
The Modalities
Forms Abdominal Diagnosis: The Healthy Hara Examination. Hara Diagnosis: Modified Abdominal Map. Navel Diagnosis Form. The Japanese Physical Exam. Scar Treatment Form. Sinus Evaluation Form. Neck Evaluation Form. How to Perform Back Evaluations and Treat
Integrated Japanese Point Location, Energetics, and Needle Point Index Treatment of Disease Points
Appendices Alphabetical Index of Point Energetics of Important Points in the Japanese Acupuncture System by Disease. Cross-reference by Meridian of Important Point Energetics in the Japanese Acupuncture System
Subject Index
Treatment of Disease Index
Biographical Note
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