The Acupuncture of Master Tung Ching-Chang and its Application in Neurological Disorders.
Volume 4 of the Advanced Tung Style Acupuncture Series, is solely concerned with the application of Master Tungs Acupuncture in the treatment of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. It is entitled Advanced Tung Style Acupuncture because it, like previous volumes in the series, implies that the user has already had a course in Master Tungs Acupuncture (e.g., that presented by Drs. Wei-Chieh Young, Min-Chuan Wang, Palden Carson, Robert Chu, Esther Su, Richard Tan, Miriam Lee, Susan Johnson, etc.). Ergo, this text is not intended for use by the novice, but rather, as a reference by those who already have a working knowledge of Master Tungs Acupuncture.
This text presents 500+ pages of over 480+ prescriptions culled from the Chinese language Tung Acupuncture literature in my personal library more than 15 different sources were referenced (several currently out of print). I have compiled, collated, and translated all the neurological prescriptions proffered by the experts from said Chinese language sources, and applied accompanying diagrams for each clinical entity to facilitate their application. Included are: author-specific point locations, needling instructions, contraindications and, when available, clinical comments, lifestyle modifications, etc. all derived from the author(s) own personal clinical experiences with Master Tungs Acupuncture.
What this book is not:
This text should NOT be misconstrued to be an introductory text or a primer in the acupuncture of Master Tung Ching-Chang! Nor is it a preparatory text on the TCM theories governing neurology there are an ample number of texts on the market regarding both of these topics.
How the book is arranged:
Volume 4 is divided into 4 parts Part I: Neurologic Symptoms, Part II: Neurologic Diseases, Part III Miscellaneous Disorders, and Part IV: Appendices. These four parts are further sub-divided as follows:
Part I: Neurologic Symptoms (subdivided into 9 Chapters).
Chapter 1: Headache.
Chapter 2: Cranial Nerve Disturbances.
Chapter 3: Back Pain.
Chapter 4: Neck Pain.
Chapter 5: Presyncope & Syncope.
Chapter 6: Numbness & Paresthesiae.
Chapter 7: Alterations in Consciousness.
Chapter 8: Seizure Disorders & Epilepsy.
Chapter 9: The Floppy Infant.
Part II: Neurologic Diseases (subdivided into 7 Chapters).
Chapter 10: Infectious Diseases.
Chapter 11: Movement Disorders.
Chapter 12: Stroke & Sequelae.
Chapter 13: Neoplasm.
Chapter 14: Trauma.
Chapter 15: Sleep Disorders.
Chapter 16: Neuropsychiatric Disorders.
Part III: Miscellaneous.
Chapter 17: Miscellaneous Disorders.
Part IV: Appendices.
Appendix 1: Point Index.
Appendix 2: Disorder Index.