A Tooth from the Tiger's Mouth: How to Treat Your Injuries with Powerful Healing Secrets of the Great Chinese Warriors

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A renowned expert in Chinese sports medicine and martial arts reveals ancient Eastern secrets for healing common injuries, including sprains, bruises, deep cuts, and much more.
For centuries, Chinese martial arts masters have kept their highly prized remedies as carefully guarded secrets, calling such precious and powerful knowledge "a tooth from the tiger's mouth." Now, for the first time, these deeply effective methods are revealed to ...

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A Tooth from the Tiger's Mouth: How to Treat Your Injuries with Powerful Healing Secrets of the Great Chinese Warrior

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Overview

A renowned expert in Chinese sports medicine and martial arts reveals ancient Eastern secrets for healing common injuries, including sprains, bruises, deep cuts, and much more.
For centuries, Chinese martial arts masters have kept their highly prized remedies as carefully guarded secrets, calling such precious and powerful knowledge "a tooth from the tiger's mouth." Now, for the first time, these deeply effective methods are revealed to Westerners who want alternative ways to treat the acute and chronic injuries experienced by any active person.
While many books outline the popular teachings of traditional Chinese medicine, only this one offers step-by-step instructions for treating injuries. Expert practitioner and martial artist Tom Bisio explains the complete range of healing strategies and provides a Chinese first-aid kit to help the reader fully recover from every mishap: cuts, sprains, breaks, dislocations, bruises, muscle tears, tendonitis, and much more.
He teaches readers how to:

  • Examine and diagnose injuries
  • Prepare and apply herbal formulas
  • Assemble a portable kit for emergencies
  • Fully recuperate with strengthening exercises and healing dietary advice

Comprehensive and easy to follow, with drawings to illustrate both the treatment strategies and the strengthening exercises, this unique guidebook will give readers complete access to the powerful healing secrets of the great Chinese warriors.
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Gregory Petaro, M.D. A must for any athlete, whether a weekend warrior or serious competitor. I have used these strategies successfully in my practice.

Kevin V. Ergil, M.A., M.S., L.ac., Director, Graduate Program in Oriental Medicine, Touro College This book should have enormous value to anyone engaged in an active lifestyle or involved in the management of minor trauma, especially as it relates to sports medicine.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743245517
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 10/12/2004
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 350,783
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Bisio is a world-renowned martial artist and a licensed practitioner of Chinese medicine. He heads a clinic in New York City where his unique background in Western and Eastern approaches to healing has helped him create and implement effective rehabilitation programs.

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Table of Contents

Part I Principles of Chinese Sports Medicine
Introduction to Part I 3
Chapter 1 A Tooth from the Tiger's Mouth: Martial Origins, Modern Alternative 7
How to Use This Book 11
Chapter 2 Sports Injuries East and West 14
Modern Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine 14
Anatomy of an Injury-East and West 18
To Heal or Not to Heal 27
Healthy Organs/Healthy Tissues 29
Recovery Times 31
Chapter 3 Sprains, Strains, and Pain: The Three Stages of Healing Sinew Injuries 39
Stage 1 Acute 40
Stage 2 Post-Acute 45
Stage 3 Chronic 48
Chapter 4 Down to the Bone: Fractures and How They Heal 57
Fracture Healing 57
Treatment 60
Part II Injury Prevention: Exercise, Diet, and Health Preservation
Introduction to Part II 69
Chapter 5 Stretching and Flexibility 71
The Problem with Stretching 71
Mind and Movement 74
Breathing and Flexibility 74
The Daily Dozen 77
Chapter 6 Strength Training 96
Too Many Muscles 96
Tendon Strength vs. Bulging Muscles 97
Muscles Don't Work Alone 99
Resistance Training Can Cause Injury 101
What Is Strength? 103
The Eight Brocade Plus 107
Chapter 7 Diet and Health Maintenance 124
Diet 124
Commonsense Eating 126
A Balanced Diet 128
Controlling Fluid Intake 136
Nutritional Supplements: Help or Hindrance? 136
Chinese Herbs 138
Fasting, Liver Detoxification, and Colon Cleansing 139
Lifestyle and Health Maintenance 142
Balancing Work and Rest 142
Adapting Athletic Training and Exercise to the Seasons 142
Sex, Health, and Athletic Performance 144
Health Preservation Exercises 145
Healing Meditation 150
Part III The Therapies of Chinese Sports Medicine
Introduction to Part III 153
Chapter 8 Cuts and Lacerations 157
Yunnan Paiyao 158
Avoiding Stitches 161
Preventing Scarring 162
Nosebleeds 162
Chapter 9 Cupping and Bleeding 164
Bleeding 165
Cupping 165
Cupping Indications and Contraindications 170
Cleaning Your Cups 170
Disposing of Lancets 172
Chapter 10 Liniments 173
Trauma Liniment 175
Tendon Lotion 179
U-I Oil 181
Chinese Massage Oil 182
Black Ghost Oil 183
Summary 183
Chapter 11 Poultices and Plasters 185
Poultices 185
San Huang San: The Herbal Ice 186
Sinew-Bone Poultice 190
Plasters 192
Wu Yang Pain-Relieving Plaster 193
Yunnan Paiyao Plaster 193
701 Plaster 194
Hua Tuo Anticontusion Rheumatism Plaster 194
Gou Pi Plaster 194
Summary 195
Chapter 12 Herbal Soaks 198
How to Make and Use Herbal Soaks 199
Tendon-Relaxing Soak 200
Warming Soak 202
Summary 203
Chapter 13 Sports Medicine Acupoints 205
How to Stimulate Acupoints 207
The Limb Energizers 208
The Limb Gate Points 210
Shoulder Injury Point 211
Ankle Injury Point 211
Master Points 212
Special Hand Acupoints for Pain Relief 213
Influential Point of the Tendons and Ligaments 215
Respiration Points 215
Groin Injury Points 216
Nausea Point 216
Ear Acupressure 217
Stimulating Ear Points 221
Chapter 14 Massage for Sports Injuries 223
Massage Techniques 224
Bruises 227
Tight and Sore Muscles 227
Sprains and Strains 228
Fractures and Suspected Fractures 229
Chapter 15 Internal Herbal Formulas 231
Herbal Formulas for Acute Injury 232
Trauma Pills 232
Resinall K 234
Fractures 234
Rib Fracture Formula 235
Bone-Knitting Powder 237
Bone Spurs 240
Chapter 16 Moxibustion 244
Using Moxa Poles 246
Common Uses of Moxibustion 247
Part IV Treatments for Common Sports Injuries and Miscellaneous Injuries
Introduction to Part IV 253
Treatments 255
Achilles' Tendonitis 255
Ankle Sprain 258
Arthritis 261
Back Sprain/Strain-Lower 263
Back Sprain/Strain-Upper 266
Back-Herniated Disc 270
Burns 273
Concussion 274
Contusions/Bruises 275
Cuts, Lacerations, and Punctures 277
Dislocations 278
Elbow-Tennis and Golfer's 280
Eye-Contusion (Black Eye) 283
Finger-Jammed/Sprained 284
Foot Pain-Plantar Fascitis 286
Fractures 288
Groin Muscle-Pulled/Strained 290
Hamstring-Pulled/Torn 293
Heel Spur 297
Hip Pain 299
Knee-Pain Under the Kneecap (Chondromalacia and Runner's Knee) 301
Knee-Torn Ligament (Torn ACL or Medial Collateral Ligament) 304
Knee-Torn Meniscus 308
Muscle Cramps/Spasms 311
Neck Strain/Sprain 313
Nosebleed 315
Piriformis Syndrome and Sciatica 316
Poisonous Bites 319
Shoulder-Bursitis 320
Shoulder-Frozen Shoulder 325
Shoulder-Rotator Cuff Tear 328
Wrist-Sprain/Strain 331
Wrist-Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 334
Appendix 1 Chinese Sports Medicine First-Aid Kit 337
Appendix 2 Where to Buy Chinese Herbs and Equipment 339
Index 345
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