Acupuncture Explained: Clearly explains how acupuncture works and what it can treat

Acupuncture Explained: Clearly explains how acupuncture works and what it can treat

by Fletcher Kovich


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A clear, easy-to-read account of what Chinese acupuncture is, how it works, and what it can treat--all expressed in terms that Western readers can understand. Can be fruitfully read by patients who wishes to understand their treatment, how it works and the thinking behind it; or read by acupuncture students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781916483002
Publisher: CuriousPages Publishing
Publication date: 09/07/2018
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Fletcher Kovich was born in 1960 in the UK. His early training was in mechanical and electronic engineering, and he later worked as a music teacher, then a technical author in the software industry. In 2001, he began training in Chinese acupuncture and in 2005 he set up his own Chinese acupuncture practice in Bristol, UK.
In 2016, he published a groundbreaking book on Chinese acupuncture, which was the culmination of around ten years research. The book provides a new explanation of how acupuncture works and also clearly describes the key aspects of Chinese medicine in terms that today's readers can understand.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION 11 The layout of this book 11 How to use this book 11

CHAPTER 2. PANCREAS AND STOMACH 13 Treating poor pancreas function 15 The progress of treatment 15 Causes of poor pancreas function 16 Helpful changes to the diet 18 Effects on the quality of the blood 19 Stomach conditions 20 The causes of stomach problems 21

CHAPTER 3. LIVER AND GALLBLADDER 23 Causes of stagnated liver function 24 Diagnosis and treatment 25 Changes to lifestyle 28 Gallbladder conditions 30 Improper function 31 The mental functions of the gallbladder 31

CHAPTER 4. LUNGS AND LARGE INTESTINE 33 Invasion by airborne pathogens 33 Retention of phlegm in the lungs 34 Poor lung function 35 Treatment 39 Asthma 39 Large intestine conditions 39 Problems due to mental factors 40 Damage due to improper food intake 41

CHAPTER 5. KIDNEYS AND BLADDER 43 The thoughts produced by the kidney function 44 Dietary factors 50 Improper function 51 Causes of poor kidney function 52 Treatment 52 Asthma 54 Bladder conditions 54 Burning sensation on urination 55 The terms “dampness”, “heat” and “damp heat” 56

CHAPTER 6. HEART AND SMALL INTESTINE 59 The thoughts produced by the heart function 61 Poor heart function 68 Treatment 69 The causes of poor heart function 69 Poor quality blood 70 Internal production of heat 72 Stagnation of blood 74 Mental disorders 75 Worsening of poor heart function 77 The small intestine 77 The roll of the small intestine in Chinese medicine treatments 78 The possible mental functions 79 The functions of all twelve organs are used to process our thoughts 80

CHAPTER 7. MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL FACTORS IN CAUSING DISEASE 83 A peculiarly human problem 83 The effect on the main organs 84 Pancreas and stomach 84 Liver 86 Lungs 89 Heart 91 Kidneys 92 The interdependence of the organs when processing our thoughts 94 Our personality choices can impede the organ functions 95 Acupuncture normalizes the mental functions of the organs 97 Our mental world is produced by the abdominal organs 98 Avoiding thought patterns that impede our organ functions 100 Achieving the right balance in life 102 Observing seasonal changes 102 The seasonal cycle of organ activity 104

CHAPTER 8. DETAILED CASE HISTORIES 107 Depression and panic attacks 107 Energy, sleep, and help to give up smoking 108 Throat pulsations and general stress 109 Neck pain caused by emotional factors 110 Migraine 112 Energy, focus, and direction in life 113 Abdominal pain and digestive signs 114 Menstrual issues, acne, digestive problems and thrush 116 Migraines, IBS, sleep, anxiety 118 Extreme stress and grief 119 Panic attacks and hay fever 121 Hernia treated with acupuncture 122 Note on the general “symptom picture” of a patient 124



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