Carl Wagner, DOM, Dipl.Ac. He started his education in Oriental Medicine at the age of forty-six and received his master of Oriental medicine degree from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in 1994. He completed his National Boards and became licensed in New Mexico the same year. Concurrent with his last two years in school, Dr. Wagner apprenticed in the Kototama style, working daily in his teacher's clinic. Since his graduation over sixteen years ago, Carl has devoted himself to the study of Japanese Acupuncture. He trained in the Toyo Hari method with Koei Kurahara in 1999 and has been training with Masakasu Ikeda since 2002. He has studied with various other teachers including Shudo Denmei, Jake Fratkin, Miki Shima, Nigel Dawes, Stephen Brown, and Peter and Akiko Thompson. Dr. Wagner has twice attended the Annual Meridian Therapy Summer Seminar in Tokyo, Japan, and was a member of the first group of foreign students to attend in its forty-nine-year history. This annual event presents many of the most outstanding Meridian Therapy practitioners of Japan.
We are re-defining the face of ageing on a daily basis, with the Baby Boom generation in the vanguard, followed by younger generations who are similarly intrigued by non-invasive natural solutions that are integrative rather than purely cosmetic. Constitutional Facial Acupuncture has begun to make an impact on popular culture and outmoded perceptions about the nature of authentic beauty and the ageing process. Acupuncturists who practice in this field are increasingly expected to have specialized training and knowledge, outside the customary parameters of the more traditional approaches. This book introduces a complete Constitutional Facial Acupuncture protocol that is comprehensive, effective and clearly organized, with illustrative color photographs and facial needling diagrams. Its strong constitutional components are unique, adhere to the principles of Chinese medicine, and are rooted in the three levels of treatment – Jing, Ying and Wei. A new and detailed Constitutional Facial Acupuncture protocol highlights acu-muscle points, Shen imbalances, lines and wrinkles, needling technique, relevant points and their locations. A comprehensive constitutional treatment approach A customized, modular topical herbal protocol that is enriched with the use of essential oils and natural cleansers, creams, etc. Practical step-by-step instructions on how to integrate the needling protocols with the topical herbs, jade rollers, gem eye discs, etc. A complete Constitutional Facial Acupuncture needling protocol for 12 problematic areas of the facial landscape, i.e., droopy eyelids, sagging neck, crow’s feet, sunken cheeks, etc. Contraindications, benefits, and personal advice drawn from the author’s 30+ years of experience An essential text for students or practitioners of facial acupuncture, and also for those readers who are interested in the field of "healthy aging"
This book is a practical guide to tools, skills, and techniques common to all acupunture practice with emphasis on those that are uniquely or creatively Japanese. It is clear, direct, and completely illustrated with high-resolution close-up photography. The instructions are simple and concise so that they may be easily applied to the practice of any acupuncture tradition.
A Guide to Chinese Medicine on the Internet frees readers from having to sift through countless websites to find up-to-date, high quality, reliable information on all types of Chinese medicine. This handy resource provides an introduction to the terms and philosophies of Chinese medicine in addition to an extensive categorized listing of online sites related to Chinese culture and medicine, complete with a brief description of each site’s content. Guidelines are provided for searching, cataloging, and evaluating websites concerned with Chinese medicine, based on the author’s research and personal experience as a practitioner and user of Chinese medicines.
We are very pleased that it has become necessary after such a short time to publish a new edition of this handy guide to acupuncture, which is intended to combine practicality with an affordable price. It, just like the first edition, is based on our larger Acupunclure Textbook and Atlas, but we have taken this opportunity to revise and update the text. For example, several scientific advances have been included in Chapter 2 (e. g. , findings of recent studies on drug addiction, antiemetic effects, and urogenital efficacy). In response to numerous requests we have added a detailed account of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in Chapter 8. Although most practitioners in the West have been using "scien tific" acupuncture (e. g. , stimulating peripheral nerves to release endorphins), a growing number are now trying TCM approaches. The mechanism of action of TCM is unknown: the method is based on empirical phenomenology and pattern recognition rather than cause-and-effect logic. Nevertheless, double-blind, controlled scien tific trials are required to determine whether TCM is more effective than "scientific" acupuncture. Scientific assessment of TCM in con trolled clinical trials is possible even in the absence of a scientific explanation of its mechanism of action, i. e. , even if we do not know how it works. Many successful Western medical procedures are empirical; for instance, gaseous anesthetics are used widely al though we do not understand how they work.
Unique and comprehensive, this resource thoroughly discusses the various micro-acupuncture systems with clear and clinically useful information for practice, including styles of practice throughout the world, overviews of each system, and treatment for common disorders. All micro systems are covered, including information on point locations and functions. Treatment protocols are given for more than 50 common diseases and conditions, providing the tools necessary for the most effective treatment of patients. The books readability, evidence-based approach, excellent organization, detailed illustrations, comprehensive coverage of all micro-systems, and practical therapeutic treatment guidelines for commonly seen conditions make it an essential for anyone treating patients with acupuncture. Covers all micro-acupuncture systems, including point locations and functions, providing you with a wide variety of clinical tools - all in one reference. Treatment protocols for more than 50 conditions, listed alphabetically for quick reference. Logically organized, with consistent coverage of introductory material, micro-systems, and treatment protocols. Clear and detailed illustrations and photos that show locations of acupuncture points and each micro-system’s relationship to the body, enhancing your understanding of treatment techniques. Based on current research with evidence behind the systems to ensure you are using the most authoritative information in the field. Author Yajuan Wang, an instructor at a major naturopathic university, has more than 20 years of clinical experience.