Shiatsu Theory and Practice / Edition 3 available in Hardcover
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- Elsevier Health Sciences
This fully revised and refocussed new edition builds upon its reputation as the core textbook for serious students of shiatsu. Written by a well-known and highly respected author and practitioner within the field, Shiatsu Theory and Practice is a complete introduction to the theory and practice of Zen shiatsu, drawing in detail on the theoretical foundation of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and five element theory. Beresford-Cooke explains the strands of theory in a way which makes their integration into practice clear and rational and step-by-step descriptions of treatment routines and techniques and the inclusion of case histories showing application of theory to practice fully equip the student to practice with confidence.
The text is supported by full colour photographs and illustrations and a DVD containing videoclips of techniques, routines in the four positions and how to treat individual points and meridians. Detailed descriptions and illustrations of meridians, point locations and functions are included, and these are shown alongside salient underlying anatomy. It will also have an Evolve site containing exercises and activities, web links, content updates, appendices for each chapter – extra resources and information related to the chapter content. Instructor lesson plans with learning objectives, key terms and chapter focus for each chapter; homework; testbank of questions.
• Provides a complete introduction to the theory and practice of Zen shiatsu, drawing in detail on the theoretical foundation of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and five element theory.
• The text is supported by full colour photographs and illustrations and a DVD containing videoclips of techniques, routines in the four positions and how to treat individual points and meridians.
• Written so that integration of theory into practice is clear and rational.
• Comes with access to Evolve site containing exercises and activities, web links, content updates, appendices for each chapter and much more.
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Product dimensions:||7.60(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Carola Beresford-Cooke is a well-known and highly respected teacher of shiatsu. She has taught for many years at the Shiatsu College (UK) in London, and lives in Wales where she teaches and gives treatments (www.shiatsu-wales.co.uk).
Table of ContentsForeword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Notes on the terminology used in the book. SECTION ONE: The science of Qi, old and new. 1. What is Shiatsu? 2. The history of Shiatsu. 3. The science of Qi. 4. How does Shiatsu work, practically? 5. The healing encounter. SECTION TWO: The practice of Shiatsu. 6. Self-development, health care and injury prevention for the Shiatsu practitioner. 7. Working with Shiatsu 1: it's not what you do, it's the way you do it. 8. Working with Shiatsu 2: basic techniques and tools. 9. Working with Shiatsu 3: a trip around the body. SECTION THREE: The theory of Shiatsu. 10. Traditional Chinese medicine for the Shiatsu practitioner. 11. Zen Shiatsu. SECTION FOUR: Putting theory and practice together. 12. The Water Phase: the Kidneys and Bladder. 13. The Wood Phase: the Liver and Gall-Bladder. 14. The Fire Phase: the Heart, Small Intestine, Heart Protector and Triple Heater. 15. The Earth Phase: the Spleen and Stomach. 16. The Metal Phase: the Lungs and Large Intestine. SECTION FIVE: The Shiatsu session. 17. The four methods of diagnosis. 18. Interpreting the diagnosis. 19. The session. 20. After the session. Appendices. Glossary of Chinese, Japanese or Shiatsu-specific terms. Bibliography. Index.