Originated in Asia, has the aim to restore the flow of Energy (or Chi or Prana) in the body.
Shiatsu | Thai Massage | Ayurvedic | Acupressure | Tai Chi | Qi Gong | Yoga
Learn to use Shiatsu to treat back and neck pain, with advanced assessment tools and meridian pairing techniques. This comprehensive DVD covers the majority of the primary meridians, and includes multiple sequences that you can use to vary your work on each client. It also includes Back-shu Points, Ashi points, evaluation in terms of excessive or deficient, chi or blood stagnation, a meridian review and much more. The most advanced Shiatsu DVD available!
Featured in Pointers, the Newsjournal of the Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia. Spring 2008.
Produced by Real Bodywork with instructor John Hickey, Running Time:120 mins
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|The Art of
A comprehensive instructional video on the theory and techniques of applying a full-body, Zen Shiatsu massage. Trained in the lineage of masters Shizuto Masunaga and Tokijiro Namikoshi, master Shiatsu therapist, Byron Barth, L.Ac., takes the viewer, step-by-step, through the entire process, beginning with the history of Shiatsu, centering, meridian stretches, Hara diagnosis and balancing, followed by more than 2-hours devoted to the intricate study and fine art of Zen Shiatsu massage. Detailed graphic overlays show all relevant meridians and pressure points, as Byron explains traditional Chinese medical theory, correct posture, lean-on pressure, transitions, palming, thumbing, and advanced hand, elbow and knee techniques.
Featured in Pointers, the Newsjournal of the Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia. Spring 2009.
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|The Zen Mind
Discover a path that leads to a single point where all ego and doubt are erased.
is a recent phenomenon in the west but is spreading so rapidly that
it’s influence is touching all of us and now rivals the east in the
numbers of enthusiasts. Zen centers have sprung up all over America and
Europe. There are more books with Zen in the title than any other
belief or religion. Yet, what do we know about its original practice?
When Dogen, the founder of Soto Zen, brought Zen to Japan some 800
years ago it quickly took root. So we ask, How is it doing today? The
Zen Mind will answer this question. From the suburbs of Tokyo to remote
mountains, travel with us across Japan to explore the practice of Zen.
We will take you inside the modern Zen center and traditional Zen
monastery to see both worlds in detail. With unrestricted access, our
cameras put you inside the Zendo or meditation hall to experience Zazen
– the practice of sitting. This is real Zen. This is the Zen Mind.
| A Natural Way
This is a ground-breaking journey across India, Tibet and China, to explore traditional medicine and natural ways of healing. With health care costs soaring in the west, looking eastward to alternative medicine may provide the only answer. Over forty percent of Americans will try alternative medicine this year! Our story begins in India and the ancient vedic healing practice of Ayurveda – the science of life. Tibetan Medicine and Ayurveda share the same philosophy of the Five Elements – the building blocks of man and the cosmos. Traditional Chinese Medicine is rooted in the Dao – the Yin and Yang of opposite forces that keep our body and mind in balance. All share a common belief: That a life-force or energy exists called Chi (Prana), that is vital to sustain all life.
|Tui Na, Student to Master
After so many years experience with Tui Na, Errol now presents a DVD: Tui Na Student to Master, is a step by step video on how to do and improve your Tui Na massage. Filmed in China and England, with never seen before footage and many treatment demonstrations.
This DVD Student to Master has been 6 years in the making, taking you through the process from student to master. You will get to meet some of the top tuina Doctors from China. Student to Master lasts two hours and twenty minutes. There is a menu with chapters so you can easily view the sections most relevant to your study. A variety of subjects are covered, including many different hand techniques fundamental to Tui Na, Sports Massage and Da Tui Na (a Tui Na operation).
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Note this DVD is in PAL format (Australia, UK)
| Mastering Thai Massage with Richard Gold PhD
Learn the ancient art of Thai Massage with master instructor, Richard Gold. This beautifully filmed DVD features over 3 hours of instruction and over 170 detailed techniques. Each technique is clearly demonstrated showing proper alignment, positioning and proper body mechanics so that pressure can be applied effectively and effortlessly. The sequences are divided into prone, supine, sidelying and seated. In each sequence you will learn to use your hands, forearms, knees, legs, and feet to bring the receiver into a deep state of relaxation.
This DVD includes traditional Thai stretches, work on the Sen energy lines plus abdominal massage. Mastering Thai Massage is one of the most comprehensive programs available!
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THE ULTIMATE THAI MASSAGE VIDEO - BASIC MAT TECHNIQUES
If you want to learn something, learn from the best. In this comprehensive video, Aachan ("Master") James lays the foundation for a clear understanding of Thai massage and the spiritual roots and perspectives that have endured for thousands of years. Dr. James discusses benefits and contraindications, origins of Thai massage, different styles (the Southern Royal Method, Northern Style, and Buddhai Sawan School), Ayurvedic anatomy (the primary Chakras and Sen lines), client assessment, and room set-up. He then walks you step-by-step through the therapeutic techniques comprising a complete session.
Throughout, he addresses balance vs. structural corrections; steps emulating energy flow; 10 key points for balance; working on position, attitude, relationship, and transition; and, breath, emphasis, and pressure.
Beginning with Puja (affirmation), Dr. James demonstrates techniques in the traditional Five Attitudes/Postures: Supine, Side Lying, Prone, Abdomen and Leg Stretching, and Seated. Includes over 19 basic asanas or therapeutic postures. Techniques include gentle rocking; deep stretching; striking; kneading; pinching and rolling; pulling, rotations, and rhythmic compression with thumbs, palms, elbows, forearms, knees, and feet. (1 Hr. 48 Mins.)
ULTIMATE THAI MASSAGE VIDEO - ADVANCED MAT
Take Thai massage to another level. Learn more advanced therapeutic techniques to provide this beautiful, rhythmic healing modality with a step-by-step demonstration of a complete advanced routine on the mat with over 50 asanas (or therapeutic postures). Beginning with Puja (affirmation), Dr. Anthony James, CMT, ND, MDAM, demonstrates techniques in the traditional Five Attitudes/Postures: Supine, Side Lying, Prone, Abdomen and Leg Stretching, and Seated.
Techniques include gentle rocking; deep stretching; striking; kneading; pinching and rolling; pulling, rotations, and rhythmic compression with thumbs, palms, elbows, forearms, knees, and feet.
(2 Hrs. 56 Mins.)
ULTIMATE THAI MASSAGE VIDEO - BASIC TABLE
Learn the therapeutic techniques for providing Thai massage on the massage table. Dr. Anthony James, CMT, ND, MDAM, the top instructor in the United States, walks you step-by-step though a demonstration of a complete basic routine adapted for the table. Beginning with Puja (affirmation), Dr. James demonstrates techniques in the traditional Five Attitudes/Postures: Supine, Side Lying, Prone, Abdomen and Leg Stretching, and Seated. Includes over 19 basic asanas or therapeutic postures. Techniques include gentle rocking; deep stretching; striking; kneading; pinching and rolling; pulling, rotations, and rhythmic compression with thumbs, palms, elbows, forearms, knees, and feet.
For a solid understanding of Thai massage, Dr. James discusses benefits and contraindications, origins of Thai massage, different styles (the Southern Royal Method, Northern Style, and Buddhai Sawan School), Ayurvedic anatomy (the primary Chakras and Sen lines), client assessment, and room set-up. Throughout, he also addresses balance vs. structural corrections; steps emulating energy flow; 10 key points for balance; working on position, attitude, relationship, and transition; and, breath, emphasis, and pressure. (1 Hr. 28 Mins.)
ULTIMATE THAI MASSAGE VIDEO - ADVANCED
Learn more advanced therapeutic techniques to provide this beautiful, rhythmic healing modality on a massage table. Dr. Anthony James, walks you step-by-step through a complete advanced routine on the table, covering over 50 asanas. Beginning with Puja (affirmation), Dr. James demonstrates techniques in the traditional Five Attitudes/Postures: Supine, Side Lying, Prone, Abdomen and Leg Stretching, and Seated. Techniques include gentle rocking; deep stretching; striking; kneading; pinching and rolling; pulling, rotations, and rhythmic compression with thumbs, palms, elbows, forearms, knees, and feet.
Throughout, he also addresses balance vs. structural corrections; steps emulating energy flow; 10 key points for balance; working on position, attitude, relationship, and transition; and, breath, emphasis, and pressure. (2 Hrs. 57 Mins.)
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Thai Acupressure Massage: Feet, Hands & Face
for the Mat
Learn the techniques for providing a complete Thai acupressure massage for the feet, hands, and face; also a Thai reflexology balancing treatment for the feet and hands, all on a traditional Thai mat. Dr. Anthony James, CMT, ND, MDAM, the top instructor in the United States, walks you step by step through the procedures. With the massage, you can help balance energy, bring a nurturing awareness to the client, and enhance circulation, including arterial/venous and lymphatic. The reflexology treatments likewise offer rejuvenating benefits from increased circulation. The treatments will help correct dehydration, edema, swelling of the joints, and lack of motion.
Thai Acupressure Massage: Feet, Hands & Face
for the Table
Dr. Anthony James, CMT, ND, MDAM, the top instructor in the United States, demonstrates how to provide a complete Thai acupressure massage for the feet, hands, and face; also a Thai reflexology balancing treatment for the feet and hands, all on a massage table. He walks you step by step through the procedures. Dr. James also discusses the origins of these techniques; chakras, lom and marma points, and Sen lines; benefits and contraindications; and, how to market these offerings. With the massage, you can help balance energy, bring a nurturing awareness to the client, and enhance circulation. The reflexology treatments likewise offer rejuvenating benefits from increased circulation.
Chinese Acupressure Massage (New Edition)
Acupressure is the 'manual therapy' aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has a five thousand-year history proving its effectiveness. This ancient healing touch is based on Taoist philosophy of working with the the concept of 'Chi' (vital energy) and 'Yin-Yang' (dynamic balance).
This brand new edition of 70 mins DVD shows the complete set of Traditional Chinese Acupressure Massage to revitalize the entire body's 'Chi' energy and restore a state of total balance and well-being. Master Zhang Hao shows sequence for acupressure massage in seated position and on the massage table. Contents: Introduction, The head, face & shoulder, the arm & hand, the back & leg, the front of the leg & foot, the chest & abdomen. Acupressure points along meridians are referenced with each stroke.
Note this DVD is in PAL format for Australia & UK. For US & Canada, it can only be played in Computer (PC).
| How to
Locate Acupuncture Points - The Definitive DVD
Complete coverage of the 12 primary channels, the conception and governing vessels, and some of the most commonly used extra points.
Step-by-Step instruction on properly determining body distances using Chinese Cun measurements. A virtual tour of the human body highlighting most of the major surface anatomy landmarks using stunning, medically accurate imagery from Primal Pictures. Full body-length photographs detailing the meridian pathways. Multi-camera perspective recreating the experience of having one-to-one expert tuition. A true video production,- designed to play on your computer, or better yet, on your television/dvd player where you can view the approximately 4 hours of training footage in the comfort of your living room.
Note this DVD is in PAL format for Australia & UK. For US & Canada, it can only be played in Computer (PC).
for Acupuncture - DVD ROM
A detailed and interactive DVD-ROM with 3D anatomy resource aimed at both the acupuncture practitioner and student. For the first time you can see the positions of 88 of the most commonly used acupuncture points in 3D with detailed anatomy of their needle passage, plus a further 324 named needle points that can be highlighted in their correct position.
All 3D models include all musculoskeletal and vascular anatomy with descriptive text. Anatomical alerts are provided for points where damage would be caused by incorrect direction or depth of insertion. Many 3D views are also available in cross section.
Also included are the most clinically important myofascial trigger points - and for the first time in any publication - their anatomical and clinical correspondence to acupuncture points are shown and discussed.
QiGong Massage with Yang, Jwing-Ming
This DVD is a comprehensive introduction to the art of massage and to the acupressure points, channels, and meridians in the human body. It presents the fundamental techniques and theories of Qigong massage that therapists can use to enhance their skills, and deepen their knowledge and application of Qi (energetic) healing.
Not only for therapists, novices will find the instruction practical and useful for recovering from fatigue, aches, pains, tension, and stress. A complete section on Self-Massage is presented to help those who lack a partner or therapist.
This DVD contains 70 minutes of Self-Massage instruction, and 120 minutes of Two-Person whole body massage techniques. An additional DVD-only introduction segment offers a complete overview of the concepts of Qi and Qigong. This DVD also provides a glossary of Chinese qigong massage terminology. Total Running Time: 3 Hrs
|Tai Chi: Stillness through Motion with
From Real Bodywork, Sean Riehl presents Tai Chi, the ancient art for rejuvenating your mind, body and spirit. This DVD presents the classical Short Yang Form with Master Chao Pang. This unique DVD combines the ancient art of Tai Chi with modern anatomical knowledge.
Captured in High definition, this beautifully filmed DVD contains detailed theory, posture correction and form practice for beginner and advanced practitioners. At 3 hours long, this comprehensive program reveals the 10 most important alignment principles plus 12 detailed lessons.
An invaluable resource for Bodyworkers!
Includes an insert of Practice Recommendations and list of the 39 Tai Chi Moves.
This DVD about Tai Chi is quite comprehensive and very well presented. As a viewer I found it quite informative at the same time as being well-explained - Art of Healing, 2009
Chen Taijiquan - Lao Jia Yi Lu & Straight Sword
Master Ren GuangYi has worked tirelessly to bring Chen style Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) to the West since 1991. In this DVD, he beautifully demonstrates two fundamental Chen-style Taiji forms: the 75-movement long form, Lao Jia Yi Lu (Old Frame 1st Road), and the 49-movement Straight Sword form.
Captured in high-definition (HD) in New York's Central Park, each form is presented in a multiple-angle format, and showing the name of each movement. Each form is also shown in FlipperVision™, a slideshow comprised of nearly 2,000 photos by famed photographer Martin von Haselberg, so you may carefully study each of Master Ren's postures in detail.
Chen Style Taijiquan is a comprehensive form of exercise that promotes fitness, coordination and relaxation which remains true to its ancient martial arts origins. Chen Taijiquan is noted for its fluid, coiled movements, punctuated with quick bursts of energy, known as ‘Fa Jing”. Regular practice promotes wellness through a series of continuous, flowing movements, while providing powerful tools for self-defense.
|The Essense of Taiji Qigong - The internal foundation of Tai Chi|
Taiji Qigong is an ancient Chinese set of exercises which develops the strength and flexibility of the body, increases your vitality, and promotes deep relaxation. The movements also prepare your body and mind for great Taiji (Tai Chi) practice by loosening your joints, warming your muscles, stimulating your Qi (energy) flow, and sharpening your concentration. Qigong is the key to developing the phenomenal martial power of Taijiquan.
In this DVD, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming teaches the purpose and methods of Taiji Qigong, and demonstrates more techniques than are shown in the book, including: Stretching, Loosening, Rotating, Coiling, and Wrist Settling Warm Up Exercises, Wai Dan Standing Still Meditation, Stationary Taiji Qigong: Primary, Coiling, and Rocking Sets, Walking Taiji Qigong.
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Chi for Beginners
Tai Chi Chuan is a kind of moving meditation with ancient roots in Chinese martial arts. In this program, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming teaches you the complete traditional Yang-style long form step-by-step, while explaining the meaning of each movement.
Master Yang instructs the complete Tai Chi form from the front, and shows each movement one-by-one from multiple angles. There is also a rear view of the form that you can simply follow-along with once you're familiar with the movements. Tai Chi will develop your mind's alertness, awareness, and concentration. Most importantly, as you practice, pay attention to the feeling within the movements, so you may appreciate the profound essence of Tai Chi Chuan. Learn the form step-by-step Easy to follow with front or rear angle viewing Low-impact movements; good for all fitness levels Every movement explained in detail
Qigong for Healing by Lisa B. O'Shea
The Chinese word qi means energy, and it refers to the bioelectric energy which flows through every cell of the body. Qigong (chi kung), or “energy work”, is the practice of cultivating the energy in the body and harmonizing it with the natural energy around us.
In this easy-to-follow program, Lisa B. O’Shea demystifies this healing tradition in a logical, straightforward manner. You will learn to sense, to develop, and to control this subtle and pervasive spark of life, a skill that often leads practitioners to abundant levels of energy. You will learn to clear stagnant energy in the body, resolve physical, psychological and emotional issues at their energetic roots, and stimulate the body’s energy channels to heal yourself or a partner.
|Masters of Heaven and Earth - The Secrets of Tai Chi Chuan
the most mysterious martial art of all … Tai Chi Chuan. The Supreme
Ultimate. The Heaven and Earth. While the world pummeled each other
with fists and iron, China discovered a new way to fight. Not with
strength but with softness. Not with speed but with stillness. Travel
with us across China to meet the greatest Tai Chi masters of Yang
style, Chen style and Wudang. From the opening scene in the park of the
Forbidden City of Beijing to the secret training caves of Wudang, this
is not the Tai chi you see everyday! Visit the birthplace of Tai Chi,
Chen Village to meet the Chen family who pass on the teachings to the
next generation. Climb the peaks of Wudang and experience the power of
Tai chi and the philosophy of Yin and Yang from the priests of Wudang
In China it is known simply as Taiji village. When you first arrive you are struck by how unremarkable it is. Yet as the birthplace of Tai Chi Chuan and the Chen family, it is very significant. As our journey unfolds in Chen Village where 2,500 of the 3,000 residents practice Tai Chi, you will realize how remarkable it really is.
This is an
intimate journey to discover how the present generations of
the family and its patriarch Chen Xiaowang, have rescued the Chen style
from obscurity and why today, hundreds of Tai chi students from all
over the world make the long pilgrimage to this small village in rural
China. Hear the stories unfold of
life living and training in the village from the foreign students and
although they are not expected to farm or work in the fields, they are
expected to live like a martial artist would in rural China … very hard
| Warriors of China
A breathtaking travelogue across China to look at all the major Chinese styles of Martial Arts and witness the master’s teaching in the grounds of temples, training halls, mountains and parks. Filled with in-depth interviews with many of China’s top masters and featuring Shaolin, Wudangquan, Tai Chi Chuan, Baguazhang, Xingyi and Yiquan styles.
Warriors of China examines the differences between the hard and soft styles and how they both same to be apart yet are one and the same! From a full contact fight of Shaolin students to the standing still practice of Yiquan – we ask, how can they share the same principles and philosophy? This fast paced documentary whisks you from one style to another and one more incredible location to the next. You will be mesmerized by the way in which martial arts masters of China run their schools – some of which number 18,000 students!!
| Qi Gong -
The Art of Life
‘The Art of Life’ presents the Qigong styles that were taught to Simon in Australia and follows his journey from a near-fatal accident to discovering the Chinese healing arts and becoming an inspiring, internationally respected teacher. This Book/DVD will help start you on your own journey of physical healing, and emotional and spiritual growth.
This is the perfect introduction to this ancient art and is suitable for new and continuing students of all ages. The book follows the DVD and contains three sections: 1. Warm up – gentle movements loosen all the major joints of the body, lubricating the tendons and helping increase blood and energy circulation. It is beneficial for most arthritic conditions; 2. Ba Duan Jin or Eight Pieces of Brocade – this is the best known and most widely practised form of Qigong throughout the world, also known as Daoist Yoga. The movements stretch all the major muscles, massage organs and open the meridians of the body; 3. Taiji Qigong Shibashi – this popular practice is made up of eighteen flowing movements. The gentle movements harmonise the mind, body and breath. Total running time: 55 minutes.
| Qigong -
Absorbing the Essence
‘Absorbing the Essence’ comprises the Qigong cultivation techniques that were taught to Simon by Grand Master Zhong Yunlong in 1999 and 2000 at Wudangshan or Wudang Mountain. Wudang is one of the sacred Daoist Mountains of China and is renowned for the development of Taiji.
This DVD and book is for the intermediate student and for people with experience in meditation. It contains three sections: 1. Warm up – the same as in The Art of Life DVD; 2. Wudang Longevity Qigong – this sequence of gentle, flowing movements stimulates the Heavenly Orbit, absorbing the primordial energy from the environment and letting the negativity dissolve into the distance; 3. Sitting Ba Duan Jin – this 30-minute sequence includes eight sections with exercises to stimulate different organs and meridians of the body. It is practised in a seated position on a chair or cushion – ideal for people who have discomfort whilst standing. These practices originated from the famous Purple Cloud Monastery at the sacred Wudang Mountain in China. Total running time: 60 minutes.
| Qigong -
Restoring Natural Harmony
For the advanced student, the six sections of Guigen Qigong each work on a different organ and meridian system of the body as in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Specific internal exercises that originated from Dr Xu from the Xiyuan Hospital in Beijing China.
This DVD and book is for the advanced student or for the person wanting to learn specific Traditional Chinese Medicine self-healing exercises. Each section works on a different organ meridian system of the body – Spleen, Lungs, Kidney, Liver and Heart – which relate to the Five Elements – Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire. Guigen Qigong originated from Dr Xu Hongtao, a Qigong Specialist Doctor from the Xiyuan Hospital in Beijing. These internal exercises help regulate the meridian system bringing harmony to mind, body and spirit. Total running time: 75 minutes.
| A Natural Way
This is a ground-breaking journey across India, Tibet and China, to explore traditional medicine and natural ways of healing. With health care costs soaring in the west, looking eastward to alternative medicine may provide the only answer. In this comprehensive look into traditional medicine we connect all three countries through the core philosophy of the Five Elements, Yin and Yang and the common belief that a life-force or energy called Chi (Prana) exists that is vital to sustain a healthy life. Now is the time to take the journey that will lead to better health - A Natural Way.
Featured in The Art of Healing Sept 2011
| Ayurvedic Spa Treatments
This comprehensive program shows you how to evaluate each client according to the ancient Ayurvedic principles of the doshas. Then you will learn how to combine and apply the ingredients for 21 traditional Ayurvedic treatments including: 7 Oil treatments, 5 Ubtan(paste) treatments, 2 Facial treatments, 1 Ear treatment, 4 Eye treatments, 1 Dry powder treatment and 1 Saffron milk treatment. You will learn traditional Ayurvedic uses for sesame, coconut, castor, mustard & almond oil, as well as ghee, ashwaganda, narayan oil, triphila, and how to make Ubtan paste treatments us ing garbanzo flour, wheat flour, and a variety of other powders and substances.
Running Time: 90 mins with KP Singh Khalsa
| Ayurvedic Face Massage and Shirodara
Learn how to evaluate each client according to the ancient Ayurvedic principle of the doshas; Vata, Pita and Kapha. Then learn one of the most popular Ayurvedic treatments- Shirodara. Your clients will love the warm stream of oil as it soothes the mind. Next K.P. will lead you step by step through a face and neck massage according to Ayurvedic principles!
Instructor Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa is the author of Body Balance and The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs, as well as co-author of Herbal Defense. He has written over 200 articles and has been studying and teaching Ayurvedic treatments for over 30 years.
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If you had the chance to meet some of the world’s most enlightened Yoga masters, what would you ask them? What would you wish to know? Now here is your chance to meet the world’s top Masters and reach deep into their minds! We ask what is Yoga? How should I practice? Do I have to be flexible? Do I need religion? What is Yoga like in India? Filmed on location in the lap of the Himalaya mountains and in Mysore in the far south of India, the Yoga Gurus will certainly dispel many of your notions about what is Yoga. The realization of what is Yoga? will allow you to break free from the bondage of external stress and a life of always wanting more. How can we be unfulfilled if we have so much stuff… the cars, the big-screen TV, the iPhone. Is Yoga the answer? We just know this film will change your life.
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Real Bodywork presents a series of yoga DVD from gentle beginner, flwoing intermediate to invigorating advanced practice. Each DVD includes more than 3 hours of practice, plus unique pose guide section that focuses on alignment, variations, benefits and cautions for over 20 yoga poses! Each Yoga DVD is filmed in beautiful high definition, and includes a compelling soundtrack and inspiring instruction!
| A Practical Guide to
by Chris Jarmey and Ilaira Bouratinos
An understanding of acu-points is vital not only for acupuncturists but also for bodyworkers. This user-friendly manual contains current, comprehensive information for both groups, with special emphasis on how shiatsu and tuina therapists can best utilize “point knowledge” in their practice. Renowned experts Chris Jarmey and Ilaira Bouratinos use succinct text, a well-organized framework, and detailed color anatomical illustrations to clarify the complexities of acu-points. In keeping with normal practice, the authors give the precise anatomical location of a point and illustrate it with a dot, along with alternative locations where relevant. However, the book goes further by delineating the larger area where the point can be activated by pressure, gua sha, and other means. In addition, it explains the optimum physical position for treatment via acupuncture, acupressure, and other strategies, as treatment positions can vary according to the method of point stimulation. The book also documents the distribution of sensation resulting from point stimulation, and differentiates between pressure and needle application where appropriate. Read more details
The Concise Book of Acupoints by John Cross
The Concise Book of Acupoints is aimed at acupuncture students and novice practitioners as well as physical therapists and general bodywork therapists who want to utilize the use of these points within their own practices of reflexology, shiatsu, tui na, acupressure and many other bodywork therapies.
This highly illustrated book describes the most used and popular acupuncture points on the body that may be used with needle, pressure, moxa or magnets. Although the points are all given traditional Chinese names and symbols, the description of their use, their symptomatology and conditions treated are given in easy to understand Western medical terminology. Unique to this book is the ‘star’ system of grading acupoints according to their versatility. The book also states if the acupoint is used as a reflex point or a chakra point, so encompasses reflexology and chakra therapy philosophy. Read more details
| Cupping Therapy
by Ilkay Chirali - New Edition (Sept 2007)
This unique reference explores all aspects of cupping-- an ancient, predominantly Eastern technique in which heated cups are applied to the body for beneficial healing effects.
This new edition explores and describes techniques of cupping in the context of TCM theory. It provides a clear and detailed set of practical guidelines to applying this technique for various common conditions, and looks closely at issues of safety, expectation and theoretical principles of action.
Cupping therapy treatments described for common disorders ranging from abdominal pain, stroke, and asthma, diarrhea, and back pain. Each method is well illustrated, with differentiations between cupping practice on adults and children.
This new edition includes new scientific research on cupping therapy and the effect on the immune system as well as new material on muscular pain, stress management and cupping therapy and sports medicine.
A DVD complements the text with video clips showing the eleven methods of cupping therapy.
Tai Chi Chuan Classical Yang Style,
The Complete Form and Qigong
by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming (revised edition)
Tai Chi is a slow and relaxed moving meditation. It is also a sophisticated martial arts system. Through practicing Tai Chi you are able to calm down the mind, locate your spiritual center, and consequently find your entire being.
This book is an in-depth guide for beginners to learn Tai Chi properly. It offers a general plan for practicing Tai Chi, and then goes into great depth to present enough content for proper learning.
|The Essence of Taiji Qigong: The Internal Foundation of Taijiquan by Dr.
Yang Jwi Ming|
The Essence of Taiji Qigong is for students who have learned a Taiji (Tai Chi) form and want to reach new levels of skill and ability. This book includes three complete Taiji Qigong (Chi Kung) exercises and more than 200 photographs and illustrations to help you learn.
Taiji Qigong prepares your body and mind for great Taiji practice by loosening your joints, warming your muscles, stimulating your Qi flow, and sharpening your concentration. Qigong is also the key to developing the phenomenal martial power of Taijiquan, a fact that many books ignore.
In addition, regular Qigong practice accelerates the health benefits of Taiji. You'll enjoy reduced stress, a stronger immune system, and a deeper awareness of breath and body coordination. This authoritative guide can be used with any style of Taijiquan.
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QiGong Massage Book
This comprehensive text by world renowned Qigong scholar, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, presents the fundamental techniques and theory of Qigong massage that therapists can use to enhance their skills, and deepen their knowledge and application of Qi (energetic) healing.
Not only for therapists! Novices will find the instruction and techniques in this book practical and useful for recovering from fatigue, aches & pains, tension and more. A special section on Self-Massage is presented to help those in need of massage treatment benefits, but who lack a partner or therapist.
With 406 pages of information and over five hundred photographs and illustrations in this book, Dr. Yang will be your guide into the art and science of Chinese Qigong Massage.
Dr. Wu's Head Massage
This book is a comprehensive yet easy to follow guide to healing the whole body with a simple head massage sequence. These massage techniques have profound anti-aging and cosmetic effects that were once the guarded secrets of the Imperial Palaces of China.
In this definitive book, Dr. Bin Jiang Wu presents an easy-to-follow head massage program that was developed as a response to computer syndrome and other stress related illnesses that are rapidly increasing in our modern society. In less than thirty minutes, you can relieve stress and tension from your spouse, friend or patient, while promoting smooth skin, healthy organs, and overall peace and tranquility. This sixty-step sequence is based upon Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and its theory is rooted in the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine (Huang Di Nei Jing). Wu's Head Massage can be performed in its entirety, or you can choose your favorite techniques for quick relief.
| Seated Acupressure Bodywork, A Practical Handbook
for Therapists by Andrew Parfitt
On-site massage has exploded in popularity since the 1980s, with therapists performing massages in shopping centers, airports, and workplaces. This comprehensive manual details a 20-minute sequence, developed from traditional Anma and Shiatsu techniques, that enables the practitioner to move around the client’s body in a flowing and highly effective way. With 150 colour photographs and 20 color illustrations, the guide explains meridians and acupressure points, and offers advice on ethical considerations and tips for preparing the client for massage.
812 pages, 111 tables & illustrations
Pulse Diagnosis: A Contemporary Approach (Revised Edition) by Leon
Pulse diagnosis, one of the jewels of traditional Chinese medicine, is a profoundly subtle instrument for the early diagnosis and prevention of disease. Yet far too often, in the haste of modern education and practice, it has become a neglected art. Chinese Pulse Diagnosis: A Contemporary Approach offers a clear and practical path toward a much deeper understanding of this traditional diagnostic method, while recasting its interpretation in the context of our own times.
The book is organized in seventeen chapters, which are presented in an advancing hierarchy of complexity. The early chapters consider such general issues as terminology, classification of pulse qualities, historical comparisons of positions and depths, the effects of age and gender, and a methodology for taking the pulse. The middle chapters provide an in-depth look at each of the individual pulse qualities, identified by felt sensation based on such characteristics as rate and rhythm, stability, volume, depth, size, and shape. The types of pathology associated with each of the qualities are also discussed. Later chapters examine the significance of the qualities when found across the entire pulse, or large segments of the pulse (left or right side, across the burners), and at different depths. The relationship of the various pulse qualities to psychology and prognosis are addressed in separate chapters. A final summary chapter on interpretation, supported with case histories, draws everything together to show how this information can be formulated into a rational diagnosis. Key information in the book is organized and richly illustrated in over one hundred tables and graphic drawings. Individual chapter tables of contents and extensive indexes provide convenient access to every aspect of this important subject.
REVIEWS "Dr. Hammer has spent the last 28 years studying, demystifying, and teaching pulse diagnosis. What makes his work and this book so unique is the fact that he has taken the time to truly reveal and explain the subtleties found within the pulse. His work is based upon the lineage of Dr. John H.F. Shen and the apprenticeship that ensured. Dr. Hammer brought to this relationship the mind and spirit of a skeptical researcher, demanding that sensation, meaning, and interpretation of every pulse be both proven and repeatable.
Dr. Hammer has taken pulse diagnosis out from underneath the weight of historical antiquity and brought it into the 21st century; never before has any book on pulse diagnosis attempted such a feat. This book is certain to have a major impact on the evolution of Oriental medicine and how pulse diagnosis is practised in the future.
With over 800 pages, this book was a massive undertaking and an incredible gift to all of us who practise Oriental medicine. The only thing I can say is thank you Dr. Hammer, your work has not only saved one of our most exquisite art forms from neglect, but you have catapulted it into the future. We are indebted to you." —Robbee Fian, The Journal of Chinese Medicine
"[An] incredible compendium . . . This book is so detailed that one may have an easier time developing an understanding of these pulses than one can get from reading such books as the available translations of Li Shi Zhen's book on the pulses . . . The descriptions of pulses given in this book include many that are applicable not only to traditional Chinese medical patterns, but also to diseases defined by biomedicine, and to a view which encompasses both." —The Meridian Times
CONTENTS # Preliminary Reflections # Pulse Positions Through History # Basic Axioms and Other Considerations # Taking the Pulse: Methodology # Classification and Nomenclature of Pulse Qualities # Rhythm and Stability # Rate # Volume # Depth # Size: Width and Length # Shape # Individual Positions # The Three Depths and Common Qualities Found Uniformly over the Entire Pulse # Uniform Qualities in Other Large Segments of the Pulse # Qualities as Signs of Psychological Disharmony # Prognosis and Prevention # Interpretation (Appendix: Case Illust9ations) # Epilogue # Endnotes # Appendix 1 Pulse Qualities: Sensation and Interpretation # Appendix 2 Glossary # Appendix 3 Bibliography # Pulse Index # General Index
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