James H Maher
The second volume in the Advanced Tung Style Acupuncture Series is concerned with the application of Master Tung’s Acupuncture in obstetrics & gynecology. This volume contains over 400 diverse prescriptions culled from the Chinese language Tung Acupuncture literature. More than 15 Chinese language sources were referenced and the relevant OB/GYN prescription data proffered by the experts were compiled, collated, translated, and accompanying diagrams applied to facilitate their application. Included are author-specific point locations, needling instructions, contraindications and, when available, clinical comments, herbal suggestions, lifestyle modifications, etc. all derived from the author(s) own personal clinical experiences with Master Tung’s Acupuncture.
The main body of the text is divided into 2 parts – Part I: Gynecology and Part II: Obstetrics. Part I addresses menstrual disorders, disorders of the reproductive organs (including the external genitalia, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and leucorrhea), disorders of the breast, and the climacterium/menopause. Part II is concerned with disorders of pregnancy and postpartum issues. It should be noted that the text is entitled ‘Advanced Tung Style Acupuncture’ because it, like the first in this series, implies that the user has already had a course in Master Tung’s Acupuncture. 531 pages