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The Five Phases and Twelve Organs of Acupuncture
The Five Phases and Twelve Organs of Acupuncture
 
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The Five Phases of Acupuncture in the Classical Texts, 765 pp.

This book builds is based on original translations from the ancient Chinese Classics, including the medical classics (the Huangdineijing Suwen and Lingshu), the Confucian Classics (the Confucian Analects, the Great Learning, the Doctrine of the Mean, and the Works of Mencius), and the Daoist Classics (the Daodejing, Zhangzi, and the Huainanzi) concerning all relevant material on the Five Phases and Twelve Organs of acupuncture in early China. These translations are so unique because the Pinyin and Chinese characters accompany each line of text accompanied by detailed discussions of important terms extending down to the etymological level so that the reader, without having to know Chinese, can have an accurate understanding of the meaning these passages convey, especially in relation to the fundamentally important Five Phase terms. Many of these terms, especially those on the psycho-emotional level, have never been translated into English before. This protocol enables the reader to extend his or her understanding in the creative ways demanded of a clinical or creative situation while remaining fully rooted to the ancient perspective.

The Five Phases of acupuncture form the basis of all acupuncture traditions and are relevant today in providing the systematic context with which the Body/Mind/Spirit integration so necessary to any wholistic healing modality can take place. The Five Phase system of ancient China is a powerful approach to healing. It enables one to see patients in terms of an integrated whole and contributes to any understanding of healing that goes beyond symptomatic relief or even prevention by restoring and empowering humanity.  

In the Five Phase system, this Empowerment is based on the inter-relationship between the physical Organs and their associated Emotions, Spirits, and Virtues. The goal in this early approach to acupuncture was to use the Spirit of each Organ to transform its associated Emotion to its corresponding Virtue and then transform all of these Virtues to the higher Virtue of Dao. Only a very cursory explanation of these Spirits and Virtues has been defined in the English language prior to this current text.  And yet they are absolutely essential in understanding how to practice healing on this higher level. The Spirits include the Yi/Intention, the Zhi/Will, the Shen/Spirit, the Po/Instinct, and the Hun/Perspective. The Virtues include Xin/Accountability, Zhi/Wisdom, Li/Appropriateness, Yi/Righteousness, and Ren/Humanity.

To fully understand these terms and their application to clinical practice, detailed discussions are given as to their function and use in ancient as well as current times including ancient Five Phase temperament prototypes as well as the more modern integration with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  TCM provides the advantage of using Chinese Medicine with Herbs and Foods while the Five Phases provides a much more detailed psycho-physical profile.

A detailed examination of this entire system is explained in this book for teachers, students and practitioners as well as the interested layperson.
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"Unbelievable manuscript!!!!  This is a monumental contribution to East Asian medical literature based on detailed linguistic excavations of ancient Chinese texts and astute interpretations of the classical and contemporary world.  Dennis has unearthed a precious stratum of classical thought that is sure to have a major impact on the scholarship and practice of Asian medicine."  
-Ted Kaptchuk, author of "The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine"
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"There can be no doubt that in writing The Five Phases of Acupuncture, Dennis Willmont is fulfilling his Destiny and living his Dao. The book glows with the unmistakable light of a work inspired not only by intelligence, research, and clinical experience but also by transcendent purpose and spiritual devotion. This book is the real deal, a painstaking piece of scholarship, an original and authentic vision, and a joyous journey into the world of transformational healing. Like the treasured medical texts of China's ancient past, this book is a flower that will blossom perennially in the libraries of acupuncture students and practitioners for many years to come."
-Lorie Eve Dechar, author of "Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing"
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"This extensively researched text can serve as a valuable reference for all acupuncturists, irrespective of their style of practice.  The etymology of the characters is especially helpful in rooting the commentary in the rich symbolism of Daoist texts, enabling practitioners to grasp the wider context of seemingly simple words and sentences.  The text is interspersed with historical references, mythological stories, tables and diagrams, ensuring that practitioners will be able to endlessly find new gems of inspiration and illumination.  Dennis has admirably empowered practitioners to delve deeper into the wisdom of the classical world."
-Niki H. Bilton, M.Ac (UK), MBAcC (UK), L.Ac (MD); Academic Dean, Ongiara College of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Ontario, Canada
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"The obvious in-depth research, alone, is stunning.  I am truly impressed, especially by the elegance and comprehensiveness of the work, the detail, the quality of articulation, and the thoughtfulness of it.  I was struck by the thought that here is someone who really wants people to understand how to think about and use this art and science."
-Sherry Edwards, Research Assistant in Schizophrenia Research
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"I absolutely adored the reading. There is so much there. I will have a lot to go back to refer to, and study.  Your layout and organization is impeccable.  I loved all the tables and diagrams.  I am thoroughly fascinated by this work.  This book reflects your seriousness for scholarship and devotion to the continuation of the Classical Chinese traditions.  It is extremely important to not let those teachings die.  And yet you integrate that into 21st century life.  I just don't know how to congratulate you enough."
-Jan Danner, Operations Manager, 25-Year Tibetan and Zen Practitioner
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"It captivated me.  I liked the simplicity of the ancient texts and their explanation and how they wrapped around the complexity of Chinese Medicine.  This is a complex subject rendered into simple language that makes it accessible and comprehensible so I want to read more."
-Donna-Marie Nutile, B.S. Computer Science, B.S. Political Science, B.A. Chinese Language, Reiki Master, Director of Product Marketing, Director of Product Management
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"I liked the importance of how everything fits together in a deeper way; how the body affects the mind and the importance of diet on a higher and more complete level."
-Dan Crews
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"I found this book fascinating to read.  This book is surely an amazing thing not only for its sheer erudition, but also for the astonishing connections that Dennis has made among the many areas of acupuncture and philosophical study/history that he has explored.  These connections and interconnections are fascinating to read about and have lead to self-knowledge even on my elementary level.  It will certainly be a text of extreme importance and helpfulness for anyone who chooses to study or receive acupuncture as a healing art.  Dennis is a true Master."
-Carol Kilroy, Retired Educator
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Features
Table of Contents
PREFACE 1
INTRODUCTION 3
    A TRUE WHOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALING 3
    EARLY ACUPUNCTURE TEXTS 4
    • The Huangdi Neijing 4
    • The Jiayijing 9
    EARLY CONFUCIAN TEXTS 10
    • Organization of the Classic Texts 10
    • Principle Authors 10
      Confucius 10
      Mencius 11
    • The Five Classics 12
      Book of History 12
      Spring and Autumn Annals 12
    • The Four Books 12
      The Analects 12
      The Great Learning 12
      The Doctrine of the Mean 12
      The Mencius 13
    A PHILOSOPHY OF PATTERN/TEMPLATE TERMS 13
    • The Pattern/Templates and Mutual Correspondence 13
    • Five Phase Sequencing 16
    • Mutual Correspondence 17
    TRANSFORMATIONAL HEALING THROUGH THE FIVE PHASES 23
    • Treatment Protocols for the Four Levels 26
      Physical Level 26
      Psycho-Emotional Level 26
      Spirit Level 26
      Empowerment Level 28
        Xn/Accountability 信 28
        Zh/Wisdom 智 29
        Lǐ/Appropriateness 禮 29
        Y/Righteousness 義 29
        Rn/Humanity 仁 30
        Ministerial Fire 30
    THE LEFT/RIGHT, ASCENDING/DESCENDING IMBALANCES 30
    TRANSFORMATION OF THE FIVE PHASES IN THE DAODEJING 30
    • Hierarchy of the Virtue/Empowerments 31
    • Transcending the Virtue/Empowerments of the Five Phases 34
    • Returning to Do 34
    A TRANSLATION PROTOCOL 35
THE TWELVE MERIDIANS 37
    SPLEEN: YIN SOIL 37
    • The Pattern/Template 37
        Direction: The Center 38
        Spirit: The Y/Intention 47
        The Emotion: Thinking/Worry 51
        Dreams 53
        The Virtue: Xn/Accountability 54
          Virtue and the Five Phases 54
          The Universal Context 56
          Human Meaning 59
          Anchor of Possibilities 61
          Cycles of Development 64
    • Spleen Diagnosis 70
        Temperament 70
          The Soil Phase Temperament 70
          The Balanced/Soil 71
          The Spleen Temperament 72
        Physical Diagnosis 74
          Pulse 74
          Organ Size and Position 74
          General Physical Disorders 76
          Excess and Deficiency 76
          Disorders of the Exterior 77
          Disorders of the Interior 77
          Physical Problems 78
        Facial Diagnosis: Soil 78
          General Diagnostic Features 78
          The Mouth and Lips 78
          Bridge of the Nose 79
          Upper Eyelids 79
          Lower Cheeks 79
        Testing the Emotions 80
          Primary Issues of the Soil Phase 80
          Soil Phase Questions 81
    STOMACH: YANG SOIL 84
    • The Pattern/Template 84
        Yin-Yang Inversions 84
        Emotion 87
        Dreams 87
    • Stomach Diagnosis 88
        Temperament 88
          Left/Right, Ascending/Descending Imbalances 88
          The Stomach Temperament 90
        Physical Diagnosis 91
          Classical Descriptions 91
          Constitutional Imbalances 92
          General Physical Disorders 93
          Disorders of the Exterior 94
          Excess and Deficiency 94
          Physical Problems 94
    KIDNEY: YIN WATER 96
    • The Pattern/Template 96
        The Yin Kidney 98
          Interior Movement 98
        The Yang Kidney 105
        The Direction: North 106
        The Tone: Yu 108
        The Activity: Standing 108
        The North Revisited 109
        Spirit: The Will 112
        The Emotions: CONCERN, DOUBT, and FEAR 115
        Dreams 117
        The Virtue: Zh/Wisdom 117
          Alchemy, Immortality, and the Martial Arts 125
          Wudang Mountain and the Pattern/Templates 125
          Wudang History 130
          Zhang Sanfeng: Daoist Saint 134
          Imperial Patronage 139
          Zhang Sanfeng and Wudang Mountain 140
          Wudang in Beijing: The White Cloud Monastery 140
          Wudang and the Taiji Poles 141
    • Kidney Diagnosis 150
        Temperament 150
          The Water Phase Temperament 150
          The Tiyīn Temperament 150
          The Kidney Temperament 152
        Physical Diagnosis 153
          Pulse 153
          Organ Size and Position 153
          General Disorders 155
          Disorders of the Exterior 156
          Disorders of the Interior 156
          Excess and Deficiency 157
          Physical Problems 157
          Physique 158
        Facial Diagnosis: Water 158
          General Diagnostic Features 158
          The Ears 159
          Size 159
          Philtrum 160
          The Chin 160
          Hairline 161
          Upper Forehead 161
          Under-Eye Area 161
        Testing the Emotions of the Water Phase 161
          Primary Issues of the Water Phase 161
          Psycho-Emotional Presentation of the Water Phase 162
          Water Phase Questions 162
    BLADDER: YANG WATER 166
    • The Pattern/Template 166
        Physical 166
        Emotional 167
        Dreams 168
    • Bladder Diagnosis 169
        Temperament 169
          The Left/Right, Ascending/Descending Imbalances 169
          The Bladder Temperament 170
        Physical Diagnosis 171
          Classical Descriptions 171
          Constitutional Imbalances 171
          General Physical Disorders 172
          Disorders of the Exterior 173
          Physical Imbalances 173
    HEART: YIN IMPERIAL FIRE 176
    • The Pattern/Template 176
        Direction: The South 177
        Spirit: The Shn/Spirit 184
        The Emotion: Joy 186
        Dreams 191
        The Virtue: L/Appropriateness 192
          Definition 192
          Balance in the Psycho-Social Realm 193
          Connection to the Living Heart 199
          Inner and Outer Ritualized Behavior 203
          Self-Correction Versus Control by Others 206
          Connection to Do 208
          Spontaneity and Effortlessness 210
          Cultivation 212
    • Heart Diagnosis 214
        Temperament 214
          The Fire Phase Temperament 214
          The Tiyng Temperament 215
          The Heart Temperament 216
        Physical Diagnosis 217
          Pulse 217
          Organ Size and Position 217
          Disorders of the Exterior 219
          Disorders of the Interior 219
          Excess and Deficiency 219
        Facial Diagnosis: Fire 220
          General Diagnostic Features 220
          Eye Size 220
          Eye Shape 221
          Eye Set 221
          Eye Slant 221
          Eye Corners 221
          White-Sided Eyes 221
        Testing the Emotions of the Fire Phase 222
          Primary Issues of the Fire Phase 222
          Psycho-Emotional Presentation of the Fire Phase 223
          Fire Phase Questions 223
    SMALL INTESTINE: YANG IMPERIAL FIRE 226
    • The Pattern/Template 226
        Physical 226
        Psycho-Emotional 228
        Dreams 229
    • Small Intestine Diagnosis 230
        Temperament 230
          Left/Right, Ascending/Descending Imbalances 230
          The Small Intestine Temperament 231
        Physical Diagnosis 233
          Diagnostic Features 233
          Constitutional Imbalances 233
          General Physical Disorders 234
          Disorders of the Exterior 234
          Excess and Deficiency 235
          Physical Problems 235
    PERICARDIUM: YIN MINISTERIAL FIRE 236
    • The Pattern/Template 236
        Ministerial Fire 236
        The Pericardium and the Heart 239
        The Pericardium and the Kidneys 240
    • Pericardium Diagnosis 243
        Temperament 243
          The Balanced Pericardium Temperament 243
        Physical Diagnosis 244
          Classical Descriptions 244
        Testing the Emotions of the Yin Ministerial Fire Phase 245
          Primary Issues 245
          Psycho-Emotional Presentation of the Yin Ministerial Fire Phase 246
          Ministerial Fire Questions 246
    TRIPLE HEATER: YANG MINISTERIAL FIRE 248
    • The Pattern/Template 248
        General 248
    • The Triple Heater in Ancient Chinese Mythology 253
        The Triple Heater in Alchemy 258
        The Three Heaters 260
          The Upper Heater 261
          The Middle Heater 262
          The Lower Heater 262
    • Extended Meaning 263
    • Triple Heater Diagnosis 265
        Temperament 265
          The Balanced Triple Heater Temperament 265
        Physical Diagnosis 266
          Classical Descriptions 266
          Constitutional Imbalances 267
        Testing the Emotions of the Yang Ministerial Fire Phase 268
          Primary Issues 268
          Psycho-Emotional Presentation of the Yin Ministerial Fire Phase 268
          Ministerial Fire Questions 269
    LUNG: YIN METAL 270
    • The Pattern/Template 270
        The Direction: West 272
        Spirit: The P/Instinct 281
          The Seven P 285
          The Three Worms 286
          The Nine Worms 287
          The Atavistic Side of the P/Instinct 288
          The Constructive Side of the P/Instinct 289
        The Emotion: Grief and Sadness 291
        Dreams 294
        The Virtue: Y/Righteousness 295
          Model of Correct Behavior 295
          Personal Gain 301
          Doing the Right Thing 304
          The Seven Levels of Judgment 308
        The Psycho-Emotional Aspects of Metal in Modern Psychology 309
          Psycho-Spiritual Integration 309
          Grief and Sadness 310
          Shame 312
    • Lung Diagnosis 321
        Temperament 321
          The Metal Phase Temperament 321
          The Shǎoyīn Temperament 322
          Excess and Deficiency 323
          The Lung Temperament 324
        Physical Diagnosis 326
          Pulse 326
          Organ Size and Position 326
          General Physical Disorders 328
          Disorders of the Exterior 328
          Disorders of the Interior 329
          Excess and Deficiency 329
          Physical Problems 330
        Facial Diagnosis: Metal 330
          General Diagnostic Features 330
          The Nose 331
          Cheekbones and Upper Cheeks 331
        Testing the Emotions of the Metal Phase 332
          Primary Issues of the Metal Phase 332
          Psycho-Emotional Presentation of the Metal Phase 332
          Metal Phase Questions 333
    LARGE INTESTINE: YANG METAL 335
    • The Pattern/Template 335
        Dreams 336
    • Diagnosis 336
        Temperament 336
          Left/Right, Ascending/Descending Imbalances 336
          The Large Intestine Temperament 338
        Physical Diagnosis 339
          Diagnostic Features 339
          Constitutional Imbalances 339
          General Physical Disorders 340
          Disorders of the Exterior 340
          Excess and Deficiency 341
          Hot Disorders 341
          Physical Problems 341
    LIVER: YIN WOOD 343
    • The Pattern/Template 343
        The Direction: East 347
        The Phase: Wood 354
        The Disposition: Movement 356
        Spirit: The Hn 360
          Spirits of Heaven 360
          Etymology 361
          Definition 363
          Origin/Formation/Destination 364
          The Three Hn 366
          Indications 368
        The Emotion: Anger 368
        Dreams 369
        The Virtue: Ren/Humanity 370
          Etymology 370
          Central Importance 373
          Outward Extension 375
          Family Extension 378
          Self-Reflection 380
    • Liver Diagnosis 381
        Temperament 381
          The Wood Phase Temperament 381
          The Shǎoyng Temperament 382
          The Liver Temperament 383
        Physical Diagnosis 385
          Pulse 385
          Organ Size and Position 385
          General Physical Disorders 387
          Excess and Deficiency 388
          Disorders of the Exterior 388
          Disorders of the Interior 388
          Physical Problems 388
        Facial Diagnosis: Wood 389
          General Diagnostic Features 389
          The Eyebrows 389
          Brow Bones 390
          Between Eyebrows and Nose 390
          Temples 391
          Eye Depth 391
          Sclera 391
          Jaw 391
        Testing the Emotions of the Wood Phase 391
          Primary Issues of the Wood Phase 391
          Psycho-Emotional Presentation of the Wood Phase
          392 Wood Phase Questions 392
    GALL BLADDER: YANG WOOD 395
    • The Pattern/Template 395
        Physical 395
        Emotional 398
        Dreams 400
    • Gall Bladder Diagnosis 401
        Temperament 401
          The Left/Right, Ascending/Descending Imbalances 401
          The Gall Bladder Temperament 402
        Physical Diagnosis 403
          Classical Descriptions 403
          Constitutional Imbalances 403
          General Physical Disorders 405
          Disorders of the Exterior 405
          Excess and Deficiency 405
          Physical Problems 406
THE FIVE PHASES AND THE EIGHT PRINCIPLES OF TCM 407
    Spleen Yin Soil in TCM 407
    • The Cosmological Root of Soil Imbalances 407
    • The Psycho-Emotional Root of Soil Imbalances 409
        Spleen Qi 411
        Spleen Yang 412
        Spleen Blood 412
        Spleen Damp 413
    • Herbal Properties for the Soil Phase 413
    • Deficient Spleen Qi 414
        TCM Indications 414
        Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 414
          Family 414
          Love 415
          Livelihood 415
          Activity 416
          Dietary Habits 416
        Treatment Strategies 416
          Acupuncture 416
          Chinese Herbs 417
          Western Herbs 418
          Essential Oils 418
          Food 418
    • Deficient Spleen Yang 419
        TCM Indications 419
          Deficient Spleen Yang 419
        Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 420
          Family 420
          Love 421
          Livelihood 422
          Activity 422
          Dietary Habits 422
        Treatment Strategies 422
          Acupuncture 422
          Chinese Herbs 423
          Western Herbs 423
          Essential Oils 423
          Food 423
    • Deficient Cold Stomach 424
        TCM Indications 424
        Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 424
        Treatment Strategies 424
          Acupuncture 424
          Western Herbs 425
          Food 425
    • Deficient Spleen Blood 425
        TCM Indications 425
        Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 426
          Family 426
          Love 426
          Livelihood 427
          Activity 427
          Dietary Habits 428
        Treatment Strategies 428
          Acupuncture 428
          Chinese Herbs 428
          Essential Oils 429
          Food 429
    • Damp Distresses the Spleen 429
        TCM Indications 429
        Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 429
          Family 429
          Love 430
          Livelihood 430
          Activity 430
          Dietary Habits 431
        Treatment Strategies 431
          Acupuncture 431
          Chinese Herbs 431
          Western Herbs 432
          Essential Oils 432
          Food 433
    • External Damp Obstructing the Spleen 433
        TCM Indications 433
        Treatment Strategies 433
          Acupuncture 433
          Chinese Herbs 434
          Western Herbs 434
          Food 434
    KIDNEY YIN WATER IN TCM 437
    • The Psycho-Emotional Root of Kidney Imbalances 437
    • Deficient Kidney Yin 438
        TCM Indications 438
          Psycho-Emotional 438
          Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 438
            General 438
            Family 439
            Love 440
            Livelihood 440
            Activity 440
            Dietary Habits 441
          Treatment Strategies 441
            Acupuncture 441
            Chinese Herbs 441
            Western Herbs 442
            Essential Oils 442
            Food 443
      • Deficient Kidney Yang 444
          TCM Indications 444
            General 444
            Skin 444
            Muskulo-Skeletal 444
            Head 444
            Genito-Urinary 444
            Tongue and Pulse 444
          Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 444
            General 444
            Family 444
            Love 445
            Livelihood 445
            Activity 445
            Dietary Habits 445
          Treatment Strategies 445
            Acupuncture 445
            Chinese Herbs 446
            Western Herbs 446
            Essential Oils 446
            Food 446
      • Kidney Damp Disorders 447
          TCM Indications 447
            Skin 447
            Genito-Urinary 447
            Tongue and Pulse 447
          Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 447
            General 447
            Family 447
            Love 448
            Livelihood 448
            Activity 448
            Dietary Habits 449
          Treatment Strategies 449
            Acupuncture 449
            Chinese Herbs 449
            Essential Oils 449
            Food 449
      HEART YIN FIRE IN TCM 451
      • The Psycho-Emotional Root of Heart Imbalances 451
      • Deficient Heart Qi 451
          TCM Indications 451
          Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 452
            General 452
            Family 452
            Love 453
            Livelihood 453
            Activity 453
            Dietary Habits 454
          Treatment Strategies 454
            Acupuncture 454
            Chinese Herbs 454
            Western Herbs 456
            Essential Oils 456
            Food 456
      • Deficient Heart Blood 457
          TCM Indications 457
          Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 457
            General 457
            Family 458
            Love 458
            Livelihood 459
            Activity 459
            Dietary Habits 460
          Treatment Strategies 460
            Acupuncture 460
            Chinese Herbs 460
            Western Herbs 462
            Essential Oils 463
            Food 463
      • Deficient Heart Yin 463
          TCM Indications 463
          Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 463
            General 463
            Family 464
            Love 465
            Livelihood 466
            Activity 466
            Dietary Habits 466
          Treatment Strategies 466
            Acupuncture 466
            Chinese Herbs 467
            Western Herbs 468
            Essential Oils 468
            Food 468
      • Deficient Heart Yang 469
          TCM Indications 469
          Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 469
            General 469
            Family 469
            Love 470
            Livelihood 470
            Activity 470
            Dietary Habits 470
          Treatment Strategies 471
            Acupuncture 471
            Chinese Herbs 471
            Western Herbs 473
            Essential Oils 473
            Food 473
      • Flaming Heart Fire 473
          TCM Indications 473
          Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 473
            General 473
            Family 474
            Love 475
            Livelihood 475
            Activity 476
            Dietary Habits 476
          Treatment Strategies 477
            Acupuncture 477
            Chinese Herbs 477
            Western Herbs 478
            Essential Oils 478
            Food 478
      • Phlegm Obstructing the Heart 478
          TCM Indications 478
          Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 478
            General 478
            Family 479
            Love 480
            Livelihood 480
            Activity 480
            Dietary Habits 480
          Extended Case Study 481
          Treatment Strategies 484
            Acupuncture 484
            Chinese Herbs 484
            Western Herbs 486
            Essential Oils 486
            Food 486
      LUNG YIN METAL IN TCM 489
      • The Psycho-Emotional Root of Lung Imbalances 489
          Personality Disorders Associated with Deficient Lung Yin and Deficient Lung Qi 491
          Combinations of Yin-Yang Dysfunctions 492
            Boundary Issues 492
      • Lung Yin Deficiency 493
          TCM Indications 493
          Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 493
            General 493
            Shame 494
          Tuberculosis and Deficient Lung Yin 497
            The Great White Plague 497
            Famous People 498
            Etiology 498
            Diagnosis 498
            Scientific-Based Treatment 499
            Natural Causes 499
            Natural Treatment 501
            Family 506
            Love 506
            Livelihood 494
            Activity 507
            Dietary Habits 507
          Treatment Strategies 508
            Acupuncture 508
            Chinese Herbs 508
            Western Herbs 509
            Essential Oils 509
            Food 509
          Extended Case Study 510
            Background 510
            Struggles During Treatment 510
            The Psycho-Emotional Process 511
            Physical Reactions to Treatment 511
            Boundary Issues 511
            Results From Treatment 512
      • Lung Qi Deficiency 512
          TCM Indications 512
          Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 513
            General 513
            The ABCs of Healing Grief and Loss 513
            Family 514
            Love 516
            Livelihood 516
            Dietary Habits 516
          Treatment Strategies 517
            Acupuncture 517
            Chinese Herbs 517
            Western Herbs 517
            Essential Oils 517
            Food 518
      LIVER YIN WOOD IN TCM 519
      • The Psycho-Emotional Root of Liver Imbalances 519
      • Stagnant Liver Qi 519
          TCM Indications 519
          Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation: Stagnant Liver Qi 520
            General 520
            Family 520
            Love 522
            Livelihood 522
            Activity 522
            Dietary Habits 522
          Treatment Strategies 522
            Acupuncture 522
            Chinese Herbs 523
            Western Herbs 523
            Essential Oils 523
            Food 523
      • Stagnant Liver Qi Invading the Spleen 525
          TCM Indications 525
          Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 525
            General 525
            Family 525
            Love 526
            Livelihood 526
            Activity 527
            Dietary Habits 527
          Treatment Strategies 527
            Acupuncture 527
            Chinese Herbs 527
            Western Herbs 528
            Essential Oils 528
            Food 528
      • Liver Blood Deficiency 529
          TCM Indications 529
          Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 529
            General 529
            Family 529
            Love 530
            Livelihood 530
            Activity 530
            Dietary Habits 530
          Treatment Strategies 530
            Acupuncture 530
            Chinese Herbs 531
            Western Herbs 531
            Essential Oils 531
            Food 531
      • Liver Yin Deficiency 532
          TCM Indications 532
          Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 532
            General 532
            Family 532
            Love 533
            Livelihood 533
            Activity 534
            Dietary Habits 534
          Treatment Strategies 534
            Acupuncture 534
            Chinese Herbs 534
            Western Herbs 536
            Essential Oils 536
            Food 536
      • Blazing Liver Fire 536
          TCM Indications 536
          Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 536
            General 536
            Family 537
            Love 538
            Livelihood 538
            Activity 539
            Dietary Habits 539
          Treatment Strategies 539
            Acupuncture 539
            Chinese Herbs 540
            Western Herbs 541
            Essential Oils 541
            Food 541
      • Excess Heat in the Gall Bladder 542
          TCM Indications 542
          Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 542
            General 542
            Family 542
            Love 543
            Livelihood 543
            Activity 543
            Dietary Habits 543
          Treatment Strategies 544
            Acupuncture 544
            Chinese Herbs 544
            Western Herbs 544
            Essential Oils 544
            Food 544
      • Liver Wind 545
          TCM Indications 545
          Five Phase Psycho-Emotional Interpretation 545
            General 545
          Treatment Strategies 545
            Acupuncture 545
            Chinese Herbs 546
            Western Herbs 546
            Essential Oils 546
            Food 546
    APPENDIX 549
    BIBLIOGRAPHY 667
    CHINESE REFERENCES 667
    ENGLISH REFERENCES 667
    INDEX 677
    ENDNOTES 687

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Helps you along the way. September 1, 2010
Reviewer: Ian Harp from Atlanta, GA United States  
This book has helped me a great deal in my studies of acupuncture.  I understand now why the music notes are used in Chinese Medicine, and how they relate to understanding diagnosises.  Without this book it would have taken me a great deal longer in understanding diagnosis.  I hope, that the next book would be the Mysterious Gate.  The book keeps making comments about this paticular title.  If the Mysterious Gate is next, I would like to place a order right now.  I can't wait.

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