Five Elements and Ten Stems

Front Cover
Paradigm Publications, 1983 - Health & Fitness - 236 pages
In this essential text, the authors explore concepts from the Su Wen, Ling Shu and Nan Jing to bring us a view of ideas that flowered in an age rich with Chinese medical history. They discuss the philosophical and theoretical development of the five-phase system, in particular the relationship of five phases to the I Ching, Tao Te Ching, and other classical Chinese texts, then present the correspondences that a practitioner can apply to the problems of diagnosis and treatment. The diagnostic section is a complete and practical discussion of technique, including pulse, body type, visual diagnosis, and hara or abdominal diagnosis. The treatment section describes basic exercises, breathing techniques, treatment principles, and techniques from eminent classical texts. Modern treatment protocols are presented in clear, easy to use tables. It is one of the best sources of technique currently available and it reaches beyond technique to the art of healing.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Heaven Man and Earth
4
Energetic Relationships
8
Earlier Heaven Sequence
22
Laws of Five Elements
27
Basic Correspondences
40
Five Elements Creation and Controlling Cycles
41
Elemental Aspects of Water
54
Principles and Paradoxes
59
Rotation
140
Treatment of General Chi Conditions
143
Mai Ching WarmerPulse Treatments
146
Classical Point Correspondences
152
Dispersion and Tonification
159
General Treatments
167
Mr Yanagiyas Treaments for Fullness
170
Mr Inoues Treatments for Full Condition
177

Fire in the Hara
72
Correspondences Section Notes
83
Observations of Color
95
Diagnostic Wholeness
109
Engenderment
113
Pulse Qualities
118
Cautions and Comments
121
Treatment Procedure
130
Procedure Exercise One
134
Exercise Two
136
Mr Honmas Case Histories
182
Treatments Section Notes
190
A Personal Conclusion 195
Stems Branches Stars 201
Trigram Element Correspondence 207
Resources 213
Index 224
Five Element Acupoint Chart 216
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information