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acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, clinical acupuncture studies, traditional Chinese medicine, ear-acupuncture, eight extraordinary channels, Xuanyuan Jing Luo model

Xuanyuan auricular acupuncture and clinical applications
by Yifang Tian

This book introduces the complete Xuanyuan auricular Jingluo system and the 50-meridian differentiation pattern. This pattern enables practitioners to differentiate, and then utilize, 50 meridians in their clinical practice, augmenting the 14-meridian pattern that has been used since the Yuan dynasty. Throughout the book, the author has created the images of the Xuanyuan auricular Jingluo system, illustrating the origin of meridians in the ear, the direction of the energy flow of meridians, and the connection between the ear and macro (body) meridians. Included are images of the big Collateral of the Spleen, the Jiaji Mai, the Chong Mai, and the Collaterals of Du Mai, Ying-qi, and Wei-qi, which have never before been delineated. The clinical applications for various illness and disorders, as well as challenging problems facing modern patients, are explained in Chapters 3 and 4, with step-by-step guidelines to master the clinical approach and treatment. In summary, this book represents an innovative development in Traditional Chinese Medicine and in the Jingluo system as outlined in the classic texts of the Nei Jing and Nan Jing.

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Prof. Yifang Tian graduated from Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM in Sichuan Province, China. She completed five years of study in general TCM and Acupuncture, and then another three years of postgraduate study on Jin Kui Yao Lue, one of the classics of TCM, obtaining an M.D. (TCM) degree in 1987. She taught at Chengdu University of TCM after graduation as well as supervised clinical practice interns in the teaching hospital. In 1989, she received a postdoctoral research fellowship from the Rheumatic Arthritis Association of Switzerland, and studied and researched rheumatic arthritis at the Bad Ragaz Medical Centre in Switzerland. In 1991, and again in 1992, she received scholarships from the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, to produce and characterize anti-idiotypic antibodies as a potential vaccine against pseudomonas aeruginosa at the University of Guelph. She earned a M.Sc. degree from University of Guelph in 1992. She has been the general secretary and is now the academic advisor for the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada (CMAAC), and is also an adjunct professor at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Over the past 20 years, Prof. Tian has lectured in China, Canada, USA, Singapore, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Norway, South Korea, Indonesia, Germany and Australia. Since 1992, she has been the director of the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Clinic, first in the city of Guelph, and later in Waterloo, in Southern Ontario. She also participates in teaching, researching and promoting TCM and acupuncture in Toronto and local communities. She was the chairman of the academic committee of World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Society (WFAS) for the 2015 Conference in Toronto.


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