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Mastering the Art of Abdominal Acupuncture: A concise guide to treating numerous painful conditions

Mastering the Art of Abdominal Acupuncture: A concise guide to treating numerous painful conditions

This Comprehensive Guide for students and practitioners is the ultimate path to understanding and using Abdominal Acupuncture. Mastering the Art of Abdominal Acupuncture is the first-of-its-kind to teach the powerful art of Abdominal Acupuncture (AA). One of the most revered and successful acupuncture systems in China, AA is relatively rarely or not as commonly used in the Western World.

The reason for this is primarily due to an absence of professional knowledge and teaching expertise outside Asia. Now this book changes all that. Abdominal Acupuncture (Fu Zhen) is both a truly potent yet remarkably painless treatment, and in acquiring know-how and confidence in AA you will not only delight your clientele but gain an exceptional edge over your competition in the TCM field. With 15 years of clinical and teaching experience behind him, author Dave Shipsey offers you a unique insight into the history and rationale of this ancient medicinal art. By following the simple step-by-step chapters in this book, you will quickly and efficiently learn to treat even the most painful and complex conditions with success

. Through this book you will:

• Gain a deep comprehension of how this system works on many diverse levels • Be guided through the process of using Abdominal Acupuncture in a logical, easy to follow manner • Master a number of possible treatment options for a wide variety of painful conditions • Be taught to confidently locate AA points using two different methods • Benefit from real-world examples of how AA can be used to ameliorate pain and wow clients • Be given the tools and understanding to confidently formulate your own prescriptions • Learn from detailed descriptions and over 120 illustrations of points, prescriptions, functions and depths for best therapeutic results.

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JCM Review

I have been an acupuncturist for 10 years and have studied several forms of acupuncture including Kiiko Matsumoto style, Tan, Tung, ear and hand acupuncture. I also studied Abdominal Acupuncture (AA) in 2008 with its originator, Professor Bo. Unfortunately due to translation problems at the workshop I did not quite get all the information I needed to keep using Abdominal Acupuncture. However, because I saw how eff ective the system was, I was hoping that someone would write a book about this topic in English. When I heard that Dave Shipsey had written a book about it I jumped at the chance of reviewing it.

The book begins with the history of Abdominal Acupuncture. Professor Bo 'discovered' Abdominal Acupuncture when treating a patient with sciatica. After trying various ways to reduce the patient's pain, nothing seemed to work. Then he decided to needle Guanyuan REN-4 and Qihai REN-6. Within moments the patient's pain had disappeared. He subsequently treated several patients with these same points and each time got good results. From then on he started to research the abdominal area systematically, and after a few years he had created a microsystem using abdominal acupuncture that excels at treating physical and mental problems.

The author explains the theory and method of Abdominal Acupuncture step by step. In the Abdominal Acupuncture system the image of a turtle is superimposed on the abdomen, and the author explains precisely where to fi nd the points based on this map. Most of the points are on the Ren Mai (Conception Vessel) and the Spleen, Kidney and Stomach channels. There are also a few points that do not belong to the traditional channel system. Plenty of illustrations are used so that this information is visually easy to grasp. In the Abdominal Acupuncture system each abdominal point has functions that are distinct from its traditional functions. For example. Zhongwan REN-12 is used to treat the head, brain and sense organs when needled superfi cially, and the internal organs of the Spleen, Stomach, Heart and Small Intestine needled deeply. When treating pain the needles are not inserted deeply but rather very shallowly. Even adjusting the needles by a few millimeters in depth can make a great diff erence in releasing pain. And this method has the advantage of being almost painless when compared to traditional acupuncture.

The author explains clearly how to create an Abdominal Acupuncture treatment plan, and provides plenty of case studies on how to use this method to treat pain conditions. I have now applied it on several of my patients with great results in a very short time. It is also a system that practitioners can use to treat themselves. This book is clear, well-written and very practical. It covers the basics of Abdominal Acupuncture, which is an eff ective system that works painlessly and precisely, especially for pain conditions. This book is an enormous contribution to our profession and the author has done an excellent job in putting together. I highly recommend it.

Naomi Welkens


AuthorDave Shipsey
Publication Date22/10/2015
PublisherCreateSpace Independent Publishing
Number Of Pages338
Book FormatPaperback

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