Cosmetic Acupuncture, Second Edition: A Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach to Cosmetic and Dermatological Problems

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Singing Dragon, Oct 21, 2015 - Health & Fitness - 244 pages
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A guide to the diagnosis and treatment of cosmetic and dermatological problems with practical instruction on how to perform treatment techniques.

Thambirajah explains the energetic imbalances which cause skin diseases and the problems of early ageing, and describes how they can be treated successfully. Skin problems occur because the Blood, Qi, yin and yang of the body are not in balance and the book discusses how these can be balanced by acupuncture therapy. The therapy for a cosmetic problem has three steps: 1) to balance the body energies that cause the problem, 2) to treat the problem locally, 3) changing the diet and lifestyle of the patients with these problems. Concepts are accompanied with useful illustrations throughout, demonstrating the methods described. This second edition also contains new material on needling and massage techniques.

This is a comprehensive and authoritative textbook on the topic for practising acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine practitioners.

 

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Contents

Chapter 2 Skin Types
35
Chapter 3 The Five Elements and their Association with the Skin
45
Chapter 4 Lung ascends and descends water
89
Chapter 5 Acupuncture Points Needle Techniques and Extraordinary Therapies Used in the Treatment of Dermatological and Cosmetic Problems
95
Chapter 6 Common Dermatological Diseases Their Analysis and Therapy
125
Chapter 7 Cosmetic Acupuncture
168
Chapter 8 Notes for Patients
215
Chapter 9 Five Elements and Facial Types Problems and Corrections
221
Chapter 10 A Personal Note
231
Glossary
235
Index
239
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About the author (2015)

Radha Thambirajah is one of the leading cosmetic acupuncture experts in Europe and a well-known and popular lecturer in Europe and Brazil. She graduated from Shanghai Medical College in 1970 and has been in practice for over 40 years. She pioneered the practice of acupuncture in Sri Lanka and founded the Academy of Chinese Acupuncture. Radha is a regular lecturer for the British Acupuncture Council, and will be speaking at the TCM Kongress in Rothenberg in 2015.

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