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The art of palpatory diagnosis in oriental medicine

Author: Skya Abbate
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Churchill Livingstone, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an introduction to palpation as a method of assessment, diagnosis and treatment within the context of Oriental medicine and Japanese acupuncture practice. This title explores key acupuncture  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Skya Abbate
ISBN: 9780443070587 044307058X
OCLC Number: 47270157
Description: xiii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Sect. 1. The theoretical and clinical basis of palpation --
1. Touch as therapy --
2. Traditional Chinese medicine and Japanese acupuncture: similarities and differences --
3. Why use abdominal diagnosis? --
4. Abdominal maps in history --
5. Theoretical clarifications --
Sect. 2. How to perform the palpatory examinations --
6. General palpation skills and physical examination I --
7. The relationship between the etiological causes of disease and the pathophysiology of tension --
8. Physical examination II and the palpation process --
9. The role of the Eight Extraordinary Meridians in palpatory diagnosis and treatment --
10. Physical examination III: the navel as a microsystem for diagnosis and root treatment --
11. Contraindications and modifications to treatment --
Sect. 3. The components of the Japanese physical exam and the treatment of disease --
12. Physical examination IV: an introduction to the Japanese physical exam --
13. Japanese physical exam 1: treatment of inner thigh compression --
14. Japanese physical exam 2: clinical significance and treatment of scar tissue --
15. Japanese physical exam 3: treatment of the sinuses --
16. Japanese physical exam 4: treatment of neck tension and tonsillar treatment --
17. Japanese physical exam 5: differential diagnosis of back pain --
18. Treatment of pain --
19. The modalities --
Sect. 4. Forms --
Form 1. Abdominal diagnosis: the healthy Hara examination --
Form 2. The modified abdominal exam --
Form 3. Naval diagnosis form --
Form 4. Thigh clearance form --
Form 5. Scar treatment form --
Form 6. Sinus evaluation form --
Form 7. Neck evaluation form --
Form 8. Tonsillar treatment form --
Form 9. How to perform back evaluations and treatment --
Sect. 5. Integrated Japanese point location, energetics and needle technique --
App. 1. Energetics of important points in the Japanese acupuncture system by disease --
App. 2. Cross-reference by meridian of important point energetics in the Japanese acupuncture system --
App. 3. Clinical manifestations of the Extraordinary Meridians --
App. 4. Suppliers.
Responsibility: Skya Gardner-Abbate ; foreword by Mark D. Seem ; research by Miguel Viddo ; illustrations by Christine R. Oagley ; photographs by Jill Fineberg and Natasha Lane ; cover calligraphy by Siu-Leung Lee.

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