Amma Therapy: A Complete Textbook of Oriental Bodywork and Medical Principles / Edition 2

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $12.22
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 72%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (12) from $12.22   
  • New (5) from $27.72   
  • Used (7) from $12.22   

Overview

The word Amma, which means "push-pull" in Chinese, was applied to a form of Oriental massage dating back five thousand years to the period of the Yellow Emperor. Founded and developed by Korean-born Tina Sohn, Amma Therapy is a highly refined and complex system of bodywork whose techniques and treatment strategies combine the use of traditional Oriental medical principles and a Western approach to organ dysfunction. It utilizes a variety of techniques, sometimes paralleling those found in major forms of therapeutic massage, as well as powerful new points discovered by Tina Sohn.

•  This revised and enlarged edition now serves as a textbook for bodyworkers.

•  Accompanied by extensive illustrations and twenty detailed treatments for a variety of common medical conditions, this teaching guide explains and demonstrates the proper execution of Amma Therapy techniques applied directly to the physical body.

•  Includes nutritional and exercise recommendations providing a remarkably holistic guide for practitioners and students in all fields of bodywork. 

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

EastWest
"Amma Therapy delivers exactly what the title says: this is the most comprehensive textbook for Oriental bodywork therapists in the English language."
Massage Therapy Journal
"Amma Therapy presents Oriental medical theory in a clear and logical manner, detailing its philosophical and physiological bases from Eastern and Western points of view. It also gives a philosophical overview of wholistic health care and contrasts it to the Western scientific 'disease-care' system. A section on professional development, which is emphasized in the Sohns' program, includes a beautiful description of the stages of proprioceptive sensitivity that are available to the dedicated therapist. A detailed protocol addresses hand strengthening, full-body conditioning, and training in proper body alignment. In addition, the book examines ethical behavior, a timely subject for our profession."
From the Publisher
"Amma Therapy presents Oriental medical theory in a clear and logical manner, detailing its philosophical and physiological bases from Eastern and Western points of view. It also gives a philosophical overview of wholistic health care and contrasts it to the Western scientific 'disease-care' system. A section on professional development, which is emphasized in the Sohns' program, includes a beautiful description of the stages of proprioceptive sensitivity that are available to the dedicated therapist. A detailed protocol addresses hand strengthening, full-body conditioning, and training in proper body alignment. In addition, the book examines ethical behavior, a timely subject for our profession."

"Amma Therapy delivers exactly what the title says: this is the most comprehensive textbook for Oriental bodywork therapists in the English language."

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892814886
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 712,760
  • Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Born into one of the eight hundred traditional ruling families of Korea, Tina Sohn comes from a line of Oriental physicians and masters of the martial arts. Legendary for her intuitive ability to sense and cure disease, she has been instructing others in the healing arts for over twenty-five years. Robert Sohn has used his life's studies in Eastern and Western philosophies and medicine to help engineer the development of the wholistic health movement in America. He is founder and former president of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and in 1986 was awarded the honor of Acupuncturist of the year. In 1976 Robert and Tina Sohn founded the Wholistic Health Center in Manhasset, New York, one of the largest wholistic health centers in the United States. In 1981 they founded the New Center for Wholistic Health Education and Research, now a state-accredited college of wholistic medicine. Located in Syosset, New York, the New Center College serves as a model for wholistic health care and a school for future generations of wholistic practitioners.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword by Faye N. Schenkman, Academic Dean of the Amma Therapy Program, New Center College for Wholistic Health Education and Research

Preface: The Origins of Amma Therapy in America by Linda Saslow

Part One: The Philosophy
1  What is Amma Therapy?
2  The Development of Wholistic Heath Care
3  The Homeodynamic Model
4  Nutrition: Evolution, Theory, and Practice

Part Two: The Principles
5  The Fundamentals
6  The Anatomy of Energy
7  Oriental Physiology
8  Methods of Diagnosis

Part Three: The Making of an Amma Therapist
9   The Development of the Amma Therapist
10  The Development of Sensitivity, Strength, and Palpatory Skills
11  The Importance of T'ai Chi Chuan to Amma Therapy
12  Ethics and the Amma Therapist
13  The Basic Amma Therapy Treatment

Part Four: Applied Amma Therapy
14  Amma Therapy Assessment and Diagnosis
15  General Treatment for Revitalizing and Balancing the Body
16  Treatment for Stiff Neck with Shoulder Pain
17  Treatment for Lower Back Pain
18  Treatment for the Common Cold
19  Treatment for Indigestion
20  Treatment for Constipation
21  Treatment for Diarrhea
22  Treatment for Headaches
23  Treatment for Premenstrual Syndrome
24  Treatment for Hypertension

Appendix

Suggested Reading
Bibliography
Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)