Facial Reflexology for Emotional Well-Being: Healing and Sensory Self-Care with Dien Chan

Facial Reflexology for Emotional Well-Being: Healing and Sensory Self-Care with Dien Chan

by Alex Scrimgeour
Facial Reflexology for Emotional Well-Being: Healing and Sensory Self-Care with Dien Chan

Facial Reflexology for Emotional Well-Being: Healing and Sensory Self-Care with Dien Chan

by Alex Scrimgeour

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Overview

Easy self-care facial massage techniques to heal body and mind

• Details simple facial reflexology techniques to soothe the nervous system, calm your emotions, diminish stress and anxiety, heal trauma, treat PTSD, and bring a sense of safety and relaxation to your body-mind

• Presents the major Dien Chan facial maps, reflexology practices for achieving overall good health, and protocols for working with different emotional states

• Explains how to use Dien Chan for spiritual self-development and self-inquiry

The Vietnamese facial reflexology practice of Dien Chan offers simple touch and massage techniques that engage the reflexology points of the face to help you tap in to the innate healing and regenerative powers of the body. Taking the practice further, master practitioner Alex Scrimgeour shows how to integrate Dien Chan with qigong and Chinese medicine as well as recent developments in neuroscience and cognitive science to treat a variety of emotional issues, from anxiety, addiction, and stress to trauma, dissociation, and PTSD.

In this practical guide, Scrimgeour details easy facial reflexology self-care techniques to soothe the nervous system, calm your emotions, diminish stress and anxiety, obtain mental clarity, and bring a sense of safety and relaxation to your mind-body. He shows how the techniques often generate immediate effects and how the ability to feel safe, peaceful, and content within your body can in turn transform your perception and experience of the world. Sharing clear diagrams, the author presents the major Dien Chan facial maps and protocols for working with different emotional states. He explores the energetic dynamic between the face and the body through the lens of neurophysiology and qigong as well as looking at the connections between qigong self-massage and the vagus nerve, revealing how self-massage techniques can effect change in the mind-body nexus. He explains how to use Dien Chan for spiritual self-development and self-inquiry, providing 23 meditative facial reflexology exercises that combine Dien Chan with qigong and traditional Eastern meditation practices.

Revealing the holistic connections between the face and both physical and emotional health, this in-depth guide shows how simple facial reflexology practices can bring vibrant health and deep healing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781644115862
Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date: 05/02/2023
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 526,525
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Alex Scrimgeour is a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist, with a degree in acupuncture and a diploma in Tui-Na massage from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. He has studied Dien Chan (Vietnamese facial reflexology) extensively with Trần Dũng Thắng, Bùi Minh Trí, and other master clinicians at the Việt Y Ðạo Center in Vietnam. He gives treatments and teaches at many of the leading spas and wellness centers around the world and is based in London.

Table of Contents

List of Exercises

INTRODUCTION
Healing Faces

ONE
The Roots of Dien Chan Facial Reflexology & Qigong

TWO
The Roots of Stress & Trauma

THREE
The Energetic Dynamic between the Face & Body

FOUR
The Golden Elixir & the Vagus Nerve

FIVE
Touching Faces

SIX
Indra’s Net of Jewels

SEVEN
Maps of Healing

EIGHT
Emotional History

NINE
Making Faces

TEN
Emotions in Dien Chan & Chinese Medicine

ELEVEN
Dien Chan for Emotional Healing

TWELVE
The Two Faces of Buddha

THIRTEEN
Embodiment & Disembodiment

FOURTEEN
Dien Chan for Embodiment & Homecoming

FIFTEEN
Returning to Our Senses

SIXTEEN
Silver Branch Perception

SEVENTEEN
Bringing It All Together

CONCLUSION
An Orientation toward Beauty

APPENDIX A
On Tools & Point Stimulation

APPENDIX B
On Beauty & Appearances

APPENDIX C
The Descent, the Abyss & Dark Mother Energy

Notes

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

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