The Complete Stems and Branches: Time and Space in Classical Acupuncture (Hardback)

(10 customer reviews)

£65.00

This exciting and comprehensive book gives a clear, detailed and accessible presentation of the stems and branches theory of acupuncture. The majority of the principles behind Stems and Branches underlie the whole of acupuncture, regardless of the system being used. Fundamental principles are outlined in a clear manner and each chapter covers philosophical theory in depth and uses practical examples and exercises throughout, allowing any practitioner to integrate this form of acupuncture into practice as they progress throughout the book.

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This exciting and comprehensive book gives a clear, detailed and accessible presentation of the stems and branches theory of acupuncture. The majority of the principles behind Stems and Branches underlie the whole of acupuncture, regardless of the system being used. Fundamental principles are outlined in a clear manner and each chapter covers philosophical theory in depth and uses practical examples and exercises throughout, allowing any practitioner to integrate this form of acupuncture into practice as they progress throughout the book.

Easy to follow and easy to use, this book will guide practitioners in the use of Stems and Branches to enable them to combine this information with their own therapeutic approach. The end result will be tailor-made treatments for each client.

  • First fully comprehensive book to explore all of the concepts involved in Stems and Branches and to deal with its wider application.
  • Clearly illustrated throughout to clarify concepts and present information in an accessible way.
  • Applies theory to clinical practice through the use of practical examples and exercises.
  • Fundamental principles outlined in a clear manner.
  • Easy to follow and easy to use.
  • Includes Glossary, Recommended Reading List, year charts.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 30 × 22 × 5 cm
Format

Hardback

Pages

312

ISBN

978-0-9576514-3-2

Publisher

Moondance Publishers

Publish date

2021

10 reviews for The Complete Stems and Branches: Time and Space in Classical Acupuncture (Hardback)

  1. Nell Carr, acupuncturist Maryland, USA

    When I picked up your book I knew I had found someone who really understands and can teach the fundamentals of Traditional Taoist Acupuncture. I find this very exciting.

  2. Penny Clay, acupuncturist Southampton.

    I have found this book an incredible resource for my own use in the treatment room and my understanding of Traditional Chinese medicine. This area of Traditional Acupuncture has been quite difficult to understand. This book is quite a demanding read but it is incredibly informative and interesting and with relevant case histories and practical questions and advice

  3. Sam Patel, acupuncturist and acupuncture teacher – Journal Of Oriental Medicine

    This is a most enjoyable book exploring some difficult subjects of Chinese medicine.

  4. Grayson Wood – acupuncturist Rhode Island, USA

    I have taken it upon myself to thoroughly research and understand the notions of the celestial stems and terrestrial branches, and their pertinence to chrono-treatment methods. This led me to purchase your book, and I must say I’ve found it wonderful resource for helping one to dig further into the many puzzles that emerge from this very complex subject.

  5. James Flowers, Acupuncturist and Chinese medical practitioner, Australia

    This book is worth reading for those who wish to get closer to the essential roots of classical acupuncture. If one spends any time in China, Korea, or Japan, one is struck by the constant and obsessive attention to the calendrical cycles and issues of time and space and the stars in general. Indeed, study of the Bazi as related to astronomy, little known by many contemporary physicians, was an every day part of medical culture in East Asia up until the twentieth century. This should be a book to whet your interest in an area of much fascination and of considerable clinical significance.

  6. Dr. Stephen Gascoigne, acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist, author

    This is amazing work and I thank you for sharing it with me. Much of what I read here is new to me. There is a great wealth of information here … I find the discussions of time, elements, lunar phases and natural cycles to be very illuminating and reveal more of the depth and breadth of Chinese medicine with each paragraph.…I have found what I have read to be very helpful in connecting me with those wisdoms which are inherently contained within Chinese medicine.

  7. Amazon Customer

    This author has done a great deal of research on a very complex concept, and has done a good job on explaining it in terms that the occidental mind can easily grasp. I recommend this book for anyone who wishes to understand the approaches to acupuncture treatment on a much deeper level than is commonly taught in modern schools.

  8. Rob Hughes, acupuncturist, acupuncture teacher, Journal of Chinese Medicine

    This book is indeed a highly aspirational work, as stated in the foreword by Peter Firebrace… to understand the nature of time in all its changing patterns and manifestations and to restore it to its all-but-forgotten position at the heart of Chinese medicine.” To render this theory into print in an accessible and enjoyable format is not an easy task. It is clearly a useful book for the practicing acupuncturist or student of stems and branches acupuncture and also ideal for those who want to delve deeply into Chinese medicine and learn about its resonances with Chinese cosmology.

  9. Richard Goodman, author of Chinese Classical Medicine Texts

    If you really want to have access to the classics, then you cannot ignore the stem and branch system, as classical authors discuss the cosmology behind medicine at least as much as they discuss diagnosis.

  10. Chinadoc

    This book is a gem, it covers the entire branches theory of acupuncture which connects with all aspects of acupuncture. Each chapter addresses the philosophical theory with examples and applications. Very thorough and an invaluable resource

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