Fukushin and Kampo
Abdominal Diagnosis in Traditional Japanese and Chinese Medicine
- Verlag: Singing Dragon Publishers
- ISBN: 9781848193673
- 2020, 336 pages
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From an internationally known expert in the teaching and practice of Fukushin, this is a unique book defining the therapeutic and diagnostic significance of the abdomen in East Asian medicine. Nigel Dawes provides a comprehensive description of the practical application of abdominal palpation in clinical settings, as well as offering hands-on descriptions of the precise methodology of the abdominal exam with supporting visual aids.
Focusing on specific clinical application in the field of Kampo (Sino-Japanese Herbal Medicine), it allows for the subtleties of the Fukushin method to be disseminated in order to complement Traditional Chinese Medicine training.
Highly visual and practical, Fukushin is the perfect guide for both Japanese and Chinese medicine students and practitioners looking to develop their toolbox of skills in abdominal palpation.
‘Fukushin and Kampo launches a new era for the international growth of Kampo medicine despite its restricted practice in Japan. It is much more than the clearest introduction in English to the art of Kampo palpation and formula correspondence. It is a body-mind cultural primer and history of the abdominal palpatory traditions in Japan. The books shines with Kampo clarity, thought and techniques and is enhanced with first rate history, cultural, and professional philosophical concerns.’
- Jeffrey Dann Ph.D., LAc. Developer of Koshi Balancing: an integrated acupuncture and manual medicine approach to structural acupuncture and hara-visceral work
Nigel Dawes has produced a work of both historical and practical value,placing the role of abdominal palpation in diagnosis and healing in its rightful position.The text is a thorough exploration of palpation utilized in the traditional Japanese healing arts.
Since the early 1980s, Nigel has been a student, practitioner and teacher of Shiatsu,Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, making him eminently qualified to present this subject.
A long overdue book that belongs on the bookshelf of any serious practitioner.
- Peter Yates L.Ac. Former chair of Acupuncture and clinic director, New College for Holistic Health, Education and Research, New York
‘There are few things in my life as a physician which enriched my diagnostic skills more than the unique abdominal diagnosis fukushin from Japanese Kampo Medicine! Given the author`s depth of practical experience and thorough research, this work fills a gap and allows comprehensive study for Western practitioners.’
- Dr. Heidrun Reißenweber-Hewel MD, PhD, M.A., Honorary President of the International Society for Japanese Kampo Medicine
‘How do mind and body interfuse in medical practice? What is the relevance ofposture and touch to diagnostic procedures? Nigel Dawes’s book is unique in lucidly responding to questions such as these and in lovingly integrating in-depth philosophical concepts with the practical know-how of a meticulous, dedicated and profound scholar-practitioner of T.J.P.’
- Yorai Sella, PhD, clinical psychologist and a member of the Tel Aviv Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Founder of Maga school of Zen-Shiatsu, Co-director of Dmut Institute