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The Handbook of Five Element Practice

Five Element Acupuncture

By (author) Nora Franglen
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Singing Dragon
Published: 21st Dec 2013
Dimensions: w 164mm h 239mm d 15mm
Weight: 170g
ISBN-10: 184819188X
ISBN-13: 9781848191884
Barcode No: 9781848191884
A practical companion for students and practitioners of five element acupuncture that helps stimulate thoughts, refresh memories and strengthen the foundation of practice. With detailed outlines of the different components of five element diagnosis and treatment and overviews of the main characteristics of the five elements, this complete manual will support and invigorate practice. Full of examples, it explores the skills and techniques needed to nurture patient-practitioner relationships, assess patients correctly, select appropriate treatments and needle the points effectively. The book also includes a Teach Yourself Manual to further refresh understanding of this ancient form of healing. This comprehensive handbook will be of immeasurable use to students and practitioners of five element acupuncture, as well as those who are interested in studying acupuncture and want to know more.

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Nora has been an admired colleague for many years, and I have watched her shepherd an acupuncture school of her own in London, and more recently, successfully reintroduce the teaching of five element acupuncture to eager practitioners in mainland China, using the material covered in this excellent handbook. She has a unique gift for transmitting the pure essence of this tradition, and in this way reminds me, more than anyone else I know, of her teacher, the late Professor J. R. Worsley. -- Peter Eckman MD, PhD, MAc(UK), author of In the Footsteps of the Yellow Emperor and The Compleat Acupuncturist Praise for the first edition

'Reading Nora's Handbook, I'm inspired by her profound insights and wisdom...' -- Professor Liu Lihong, Clinical Research Institute of Classical Chinese Medicine, Guangxi College of Traditional Chinese Medicine The first comprehensive clinical guide to five element acupuncture by one of its master practitioners. Nora Franglen approaches the vastness of the five elements in clinical practice through a diligent, step-by-step analysis of its core clinical protocols. Diagnosing the Guardian Element (Causative/Constitutional Factor) of a patient's clinical totality is presented in a clear and logical way and then converted into practical treatment protocols and point selection guides. -- Paul Hougham, Former Principal, College of Traditional Acupuncture, Warwick, UK