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Psycho-Emotional Pain and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

Psycho-Emotional Pain and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

Yvonne R. Farrell | David Chan


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This book is unique in that it discusses the nature of human suffering and how patients can be helped to overcome psycho-emotional pain through work with the Eight Extraordinary Vessels. Emotional suffering and resistance to change can be an impediment to the healing process, with many physical conditions being resistant to treatment due to their psycho-emotional element. Understanding this suffering and providing a therapeutic environment which allows the patient to believe that things can be different improves the effectiveness of an Eight Extras treatment.

Approaching the topic from the perspective of suffering means that the theory can be applied to both physical and emotional illness, including addiction, chronic pain, auto-immune conditions and hormonal disorders. This a very practical book and will include a full explanation of how to create an Eight Extras treatment and also case studies showing clinical use of the vessels and how to apply them. These case studies show how coping mechanisms and resistance develops and how important history is in the diagnostic process.

Dr Farrell's exploration of the 8EVs is nuanced with practical, personal, and deeply insightful candor. She demystifies the 8EVs and preserves their profound intent to support the spiritual journey.
Luke Adler L.Ac., author of Born to Heal
A welcome addition to the literature that exists on the subject (...) what is interesting and unusual about this book is not only that it goes into great details about every EV, but also that it is focused on treating EV as a way of bringing the person closer to his or her original energetic make-up or original nature (...) I would certainly recommend this book not only to anyone interested in exploring the Eight Extraordinary Vessels, but anyone pondering the philosophical question of health and disease.
Olga Fedina
The European Journal of Oriental Medicine, Volume 8, No 5, 2017
This contribution is the single most unequivocal academic reminder that the medicine is living art. I've never read a text that testifies so strongly to the metaphor and poetry of what we can do.
Russell Brown, LAc., author of Maya Angelou's Meditation 1814
Yvonne Farrell has been educating acupuncturists in California for 20 years and has spent the last 8 years focussing her teaching on the use of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels. She is a respected teacher at Southern California University of Health Sciences, Dongguk University in Los Angeles, Yo San University and Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, and is a Continuing Education provider on this topic through Pro-D Seminars.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Psycho-Emotional Pain and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels by Yvonne. R. Farrell 5
Foreword 11
Acknowledgments 13
Preface 15
Part 1 - The Eight Extaordinary Vessels and the Unfolding of Jing 21
Chapter 1. Illness as a form of communication 23
Chapter 2. The Eight Extraordinary Vessels (8 EV) 41
Chapter 3. The Chong Mai 61
Chapter 4. The Ren Mai 79
Chapter 5. The Du Mai 89
Chapter 6. The Wei Vessels 101
Chapter 7. The Qiao Vessels 119
Chapter 8. Dai Mai 137
Part 2 - The Clinical Application of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels 151
Chapter 9. Intent versus Agenda 153
Chapter 10. Creating a Treatment 163
Chaper 11. Case Studies 183
Chapter 12. A Final Word or Two 213
Suggested Reading List 217
Index 219