To ensure a well-functioning immune system, the lymphatic system must be healthy. This book provides detailed information on the principles and practice of techniques from East Asian medicine which vitalize and move the lymphatic system to get the immune system working at its optimal level. These techniques include shiatsu, cupping therapy and gua sha.
Highlighting the significance of the omentum (a layer of peritoneum that surrounds abdominal organs), the book describes the dynamic physiological attributes of this mostly ignored component of human anatomy. Using the author's decades of experience working in East Asian and Integrative medicine, he expertly builds a bridge between Western theories of the immune system with Asian bodywork's emphasis on abdominal treatment. Innovative and insightful guidance for students and practitioners working in Asian Healing modalities and lymphatic techniques.
Dr Richard Gold has been an East Asian medicine practitioner since 1978 and was one of the original founders, faculty and Board members of the very highly regarded Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in the US. He is based in San Diego, California.
Table of Contents
|Seitai (Lymphatic) Shiatsu, Cupping and Gua Sha for a Healthy Immune System\r\nby Richard Gold
|Foreword by Ted Kaptchuk
|1. The Lymph System: Our Silent Protector
|2. Blood Formation According to the Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
|3. Primacy of Abdominal Therapy (Ampuku), the Omentum and Interstitium
|4. A Step-by-Step Guide: Seitai Shiatsu
|5. Gua Sha
|7. Introduction and Disclaimer in Regard to Sensei Kyoshi Kato’s Treatise
|8. In Search of New Medical Treatments: Towards a World Revolution in Medical Science, Pharmacology and Dietetics
|9. Additional Resources
|10. Final Thoughts