This book offers a thorough foundation for acupuncturists on the eight extraordinary vessels in Classical Chinese medicine. The contents cater for the beginner by providing a basic level introduction to the theory and practical application of the eight extraordinary vessel system to acupuncture practice and the healing process. History, the vessels, the pulses, point combinations and safety protocols are all covered, and case studies help demonstrate how this knowledge can be used in treatment. The book includes many helpful illustrations as well as sections on common problems particularly suited to 8EV treatment such as fertility, depression and emotional pain.
This book offers an introduction to the eight extraordinary vessels for acupuncturists. It includes theory and history, as well as practical application to acupuncture practice demonstrated through case studies. Sections on common problems particularly suited to eight extraordinary vessel treatment, such as fertility, depression and emotional problems are included.
This is a creative, entry-level book on Chinese medicine theory, philosophy, and concepts told in an accessible, story-telling format in the context of a child visiting their grandparents over the summer and having lessons over afternoon tea. It presents the theory of Yin/Yang, the five elements, the Chinese Biorhythm Clock and the placement of the channels with a logical explanation in a narrative style. With a dialectic approach, it not only aids Chinese medicine students in understanding the Classical texts, but also nudges students away from memorising information and towards a deeper understanding of the channels and relevant theories.
Every week thousands of people in Europe and the USA consult psychic practitioners. Communication is crucial to the performance of psychic powers in a range of settings. Psychic practitioners use language to demonstrate their powers, whether they are reporting the words of their spirit contacts or interpreting the spread of Tarot cards. Their clients also accept or reject this information through talk. This book presents the first sustained study of the verbal interaction between the various kinds of psychic practitioners and their clients. Using conversation analysis, Robin Wooffitt examines the structure of the interaction, focusing on the ways in which psychic practitioners and their clients establish the authenticity of the claimed paranormal powers. Adopting a neutral standpoint towards the status of the claims of psychic practitioners, the book raises important issues about the role of social science in understanding the activities of psychic practitioners and other kinds of parapsychological phenomena. This highly original study will appeal to students and scholars of discourse studies, and to sociologists interested in conversation analysis. It is written in a style accessible to non-specialists, and will also interest parapsychologists and social scientists studying psychic phenomena and the paranormal.
In this classic guide, William Barclay offers a concise introduction to each of the New Testament books. In particular, he discuses the main theme of each book as he attempts to answer the question, is there a dominant and unchanging theme in the New Testament? And, he asks, if so, what is the New Testament saying about God and God's relationship with humankind? This book is ideal for individual and group Bible study.
Federal Agent Mark Francois of the New Orleans Branch of the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement knows, when it comes to smuggling, there can be no comparison: The best of them all must be, The Pontchartrain Connection! From time immortal, the City of New Orleans is the smuggler’s Nirvana. For Mark to be tasked with stopping any shipment of contraband illegally imported into the United States from the many ports lining the riverbanks along the Crescent City is an impossible assignment...But for a proud retired military officer and Free Mason like Mark, the insurmountable challenge of taming both the Father of Waters and the Big Easy is an obstacle he shall overcome.
The dearth of suitable introductory texts presents a serious obstacle to the study of the Egyptian language, so this practical grammar answers a longstanding need. Its well-known and highly respected author, a Keeper of the Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum, has written many other popular Dover books on Egyptology. Contents include lists of frequently used signs and determinatives, a short vocabulary of about 500 words, a series of 31 texts and extracts (with interlinear transliteration and word-for-word translation), and a few untransliterated and untranslated texts (with glossary), to be worked out independently. This is a valuable book for archaeologists, anthropologists, and anyone with a professional or amateur interest in Ancient Egypt.
Join a cast of characters, with different perspectives, thinking through some of the biggest questions in life, as they discuss atheist Richard Dawkins's book Outgrowing God: A Beginner's Guide. Written in the form of a dialogue between members of a student book club, Outgrowing God? A Beginner's Guide to Richard Dawkins and the God Debate encourages critical thinking about Professor Dawkins's arguments concerning God, Jesus, and the Bible.
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