Essentials of Chinese Massotherapy
by Yicheng Jin, Peng Jian
Publisher: Foreign Language Press
Hardcover book, 368 pages
Dimensions: 7.5" by 10.5"
Including: Bibliography ~ Illustrations
"As a separate system in TCM from acupuncture and herbal medicine, massotherapy has become very popular in China and abroad as an important factor in health maintenance. A companion book to Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, this new medical text summarizes Chinese massotherapy, its origins and development, basic theories, manipulations, and applications in clinical practice. A must for anyone engaging in massage for health preservation, or the other various kinds of modern massage. "
With more than 400 illustrations, this book is a practical and professional work that details the achievements of Chinese massotherapy and a provides a comprehensive and detailed introduction to its academic origin and development, basic theories, fundamental knowledge, basic manipulations, physical exercises, and its concrete application in clinical practice and health maintenance.
Part 1 details an historical survey; Part 2 lays out the fundamentals of the art; Part 3 presents the meridians and acupuncture points; Part 4 elucidates the nomenclature, classification, and method of the manipulations; Part 5 describes the formulas of herbal massotherapy; Part 6 covers physical exercises, shaolin internal exercises, functional exercises, and muscle-transforming exercises germaine to massotherapy; Part 7 provides a comprehensive presentation of massotherapy treatment for traumas, external diseases, internal diseases, pediatric diseases, and gynecological diseases. Massotherapy for health preservation and self-massotherapy are the subject of Part 8.
The text is written by two eminent practitioners in the PRC, and draws on their massive clinical experience as well as the main massotherapeutic works and other documents of the various periods in China, effectively bringing together the fruits of modern massotherapeutic research, summarizing the clinical experience of massotherapists of various periods, and including hundreds of methods of treatment.
This is a companion book to Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Essentials of Contemporary Chinese Acupuncturists' Clinical Experiences, and Chinese Tuina Therapy.