Bloodletting has long been known as perhaps the most powerful practice in Chinese medicine - the great Master Tung bled some 30-40% of his patients, including his toughest cases.
The first book of its kind, The Complete Guide to Chinese Medicine Bloodletting contains all the detailed information you need to safely and effectively perform bloodletting in your clinic. The updated procedures and instruments described in the book transform bloodletting from a major undertaking to be used only in the most dire cases to a simple procedure that can be safely and easily done every day.
You will learn:
- Details of the bloodletting system of Master Tung Ching Chang - by many accounts the greatest acupuncturist of modern times - who relied on bloodletting to effectively treat even the most stubborn conditions.
- Which difficult-to-treat conditions respond best to bloodletting
- Complete list of instruments and supplies
- Detailed instructions on how to bleed each area of the body
- How to talk to patients about bloodletting
- Clinical guide to bloodletting by indication, including which conditions respond best
- How to safely perform bloodletting on patients taking blood thinners, diabetic patients, older patients, and others with risk factors - and when to avoid doing it altogether.
- Picture gallery of veins to bleed and veins to avoid.
- Guidelines and techniques phlebotomists use to safely perform blood draws on even the sickest patients, along with possible pitfalls and how to avoid them
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|Publisher:||The English Center, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.55(d)|
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Table of Contents
Chapter I: The Power of Bloodletting. 13
Chapter 2: Bloodletting—key concepts. 17
Chapter 3: Bloodletting and Western Medicine. 35
Chapter 4: Bloodletting safety . 39
Chapter 5: Tools for Bloodletting. 59
Chapter 6: Talking to patients about bloodletting. 69
Chapter 7: Bleeding the back . 75
Chapter 8: Bleeding legs . 111
Chapter 9: Bleeding ears. 145
Chapter 10: Additional areas to bleed. 151
Chapter 11: Clinical guide to bloodletting by indication. 171
Chapter 12: My favorite conditions to treat with bloodletting. 205
Chapter 13: Case studies. 211
Appendix I—Supplies . 239
Index . 245