Hara Diagnosis: Reflections on the Sea

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Paradigm Publications, 1988 - Health & Fitness - 484 pages
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Point names, the traditional means of identifying acupoints, have meanings that are hard to grasp. This text promotes understanding of each point's use in acupuncture practice by considering the meaning, context and significance of each. The 363 points covered are listed according to the system currently in use in China.
 

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Contents

The Hara
7
Uses of Palpation
18
Extrapolating from the Classical Texts
25
Spiritual Mental and Emotional
31
Internal Trajectories of the Twelve Meridians
47
Origins and Energetics
67
Source Theory
95
Classical Energetic
131
An Electrodynamic Model of the Triple Warmer
189
Electrical and Magnetic Field Effects
197
Science Revisited
206
Integration and Differentiation
244
Hara Shiatsu
275
Anpuku Japanese Anma Massage
313
Exercises to Strengthen
325
Nanjing Five Phases
331

The Fascial System
133
Fascial Connections
142
The Fasciae in Embryology
165
Embryological Development of the Meridian System
174
Manakas Uses of the Extraordinary Vessels
347
Secondary Treatment Strategies
377
Manakas Biorhythmic Treatments
395
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About the author (1988)

He is currently engaged in post-doctural research at Yale University. The holder of a Ph. D. in acupuncture research, he is also a regular contributor to academic journals and has recently completed a compendium of acupuncture research.

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