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Acupuncture and the Chakra Energy System: Treating the Cause of Disease [NOOK Book]

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Acupuncture and the chakra energy system have both become increasingly mainstream in the West, but rarely have the two approaches been joined into one practice. Acupuncture and the Chakra Energy System: Treating the Cause of Disease does just that. By comparing the traditional approaches of Chinese medicine and modern Western acupuncture with the chakra energy system of Ayurvedic philosophy, author John Cross offers clinically proven strategies for treating the causes of conditions, not just the symptoms. The ...
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Acupuncture and the Chakra Energy System: Treating the Cause of Disease

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Overview

Acupuncture and the chakra energy system have both become increasingly mainstream in the West, but rarely have the two approaches been joined into one practice. Acupuncture and the Chakra Energy System: Treating the Cause of Disease does just that. By comparing the traditional approaches of Chinese medicine and modern Western acupuncture with the chakra energy system of Ayurvedic philosophy, author John Cross offers clinically proven strategies for treating the causes of conditions, not just the symptoms. The book describes the seven major and twenty-one minor chakras in detail and explains how each is related to the body's aura, meridians, Key points, endocrine glands, autonomic nervous system, and varying symptomatology. Focusing on how to use the chakras in the treatment of chronic physical and emotional conditions—osteo-arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, low back pain with sciatica, insomnia, hypertension, depression, menopausal symptoms, and frozen shoulder, among others—Cross’s clear, in-depth explanations make his techniques easy for anyone to follow. Including appendices on how to use the chakras with copper and zinc needles and biomagnets, as well as which types of patients respond to such treatments, Acupuncture and the Chakra Energy System is a well-rounded guide for acupuncturists and other practitioners as well as interested students.
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“... without question one of the most brilliant, academic, practical clinical essays on this topic that I have encountered in over thirty-five years.”—John A. Amaro, DC, LAc, FIAMA, DiplAc(NCCAOM) (IAMA), president of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture “An excellent companion for experienced therapists and students alike.” —Reflexions
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583945889
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,119,544
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

John R. Cross has been practicing and teaching orthodox, traditional, and complementary medicine for thirty-seven years. In 2005, the prestigious Chartered Society of Physiotherapy awarded him a Fellowship of the Society for his work integrating complementary therapy approaches, including acupuncture and reflexology, into mainstream physical therapy. He lives on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     ix
Foreword   Nadia Ellis     xi
Foreword   John Amaro     xiii
Introduction     xvii
The Chakras     1
The Aura     1
Physical Body     2
Etheric Body     2
Emotional (Astral) Body     3
Mental Body     4
The Chakras     6
Structure and Functions     6
The Seven Major Chakras     8
The Twenty-One Minor Chakras     35
Combination of Major and Minor Chakras     48
Symptomatology of the Combined Chakras     49
Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Chakras     51
Ayurvedic Medicine     52
Diagnosis and Treatment     52
Energy Concepts-Nadis, Sushumna, Ida, and Pingala     53
Remaining Nadis Energy Channels     55
Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine     56
Acupoints     56
Meridians     57
The Eight Extraordinary Meridians     59
Key Points     62
The Six Chious     62
The Law of Five Transformations (Elements)     67
Law of Five Elements and the Chakra EnergySystem     71
Methods of Analysis     73
Tongue Diagnosis     74
Traditional Pulse Diagnosis     77
Traditional Abdominal and Hara Diagnosis     78
Tender Acupoints (Major Chakras)     79
Treatment of Pain     89
Acupuncture Treatment of Pain     89
Use of the Minor Chakras in Pain Relief     91
Technique     96
Associated Meridians     97
Conclusion     98
Treatment of Chronic Conditions     115
Acupuncture Treatment of Individual Chakras     115
Balancing and Treatment of the Major Chakras Only     116
Combination of Major and Minor Chakras in Chronic and Complex Conditions     120
Symptomatology of the Combined Chakras     122
Order of Treatment     123
Hormonal Production Using the Major Chakras, the Eight Extraordinary Meridians, and Bladder 1     132
Adrenaline     132
Thyroxine     135
Female Sex Hormones     136
Cortisone     139
Treatment of Ten Named Conditions Using Chakra Acupuncture     142
Chronic Sore Throats and Colds     142
Asthma     144
Insomnia      145
Chronic Lower Back Pain     146
Dysmenorrhea     147
Rheumatoid Arthritis     148
Psoriasis     149
Depression and Anxiety     150
Frozen Shoulder     151
Hypertension     152
Case Histories     153
Lower Back Pain with Sciatica     153
Menopausal Hot Flashes     155
Cervical Spondylosis     157
Chronic Depression     159
Copper and Zinc Needles     163
The Use of Copper and Zinc Needles with the Chakra Energy System     163
Advantages     163
Disadvantages     164
Techniques     164
Biomagnetics     167
Biomagnetic Therapy and the Chakras     167
References     175
Index     177
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