By David Twicken
Rooted within the Su Wen and Ling Shu, Dr. Twicken's booklet integrates chinese language and Taoist clinical philosophy, theories, and rules to obviously exhibit that the Divergent Channels are an important point of the medical perform of acupuncture.
He takes a step by step method of support practitioners in 'working out' the channels, and indicates how this flexible channel method can be utilized in any acupuncture therapy. Twicken additionally comprises guideline on 5 Shen Nei Dan internal meditation to aid practitioners achieve a extra profound emotional and religious knowing.
With case stories and connection with the vintage texts all through, this booklet presents an entire source that may support clinicians comprehend and use the Divergent Channels in scientific practice.
An available and complete account of the Divergent Channel process, this e-book may be a helpful addition to the cabinets of scholars and practitioners of acupuncture and chinese language medication; taiji and qigong practitioners; and somebody with an curiosity in Taoist perform.
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The Divergent Channels - Jing Bie: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Five Shen Nei Dan Inner Meditation by David Twicken