Traditional Chinese Hand and Foot Massage

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Author: Wu Gengwei & Hao Dongfang; Publisher: Foreign Language Press
ISBN: 7119019457; 1st Edition 2001; 2nd Printing 2006; Paperback
Size: 8 x 5.5 inches; 300 pages; Language: English Edition

Description
Hand and foot massage is an important component of traditional Chinese medical science. With the development of living standards, people are becoming more conscious of the importance of health care. Thus, they have begun to accept, learn, spread and enrich the art of hand and foot massage. Hand and foot massage has also become a significant branch of the world's medical sciences, with its own special characteristics and advantages. This book only marks a stage on its road of development. We sincerely hope that the publication of this book may both offer help to the readers and reference for related research work.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Wu Gengwei was born in Beijing in 1966 and began learning traditional Chinese medicine from his grandfather Zhang Dingwen when he was 12 years old. He received his medical education at the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine where he received a medical bachelor's degree. Mr. Wu is presently a postgraduate student of pedagogy at Ziho University in Japan. He is a member of the Japanese Research Society of Physical and Mental Anxiety, the Japanese Society of Human Body Sciences, The Japanese Society of Sport psychology, and the Japanese Society of Medical Qigong.
Hao Dongfang, born in Beijing in 1966, is a physician for the Chinese National Swimming Team. He graduated from the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine whit a bachelor's degree in 1989.

Contents
Foreword
CHAPTER 1 ANCIENT MASSAGE
1. Development of Traditional
Hand and Foot massage
2. Concepts and Characteristics of Hand and Foot Massage
3. Indications for Hand and Foot Massage
CHAPTER 2 ANATOMY AD LOCATION OF ACUPOINTS AND REFLECTING AREAS ON HAND AND FOOT
I. Anatomy, Acupoints and Reflecting Areas of Hand
II. Anatomy, Acupoints and Reflecting Areas of Foot
III. Therapeutic Mechanisms of Hand and Foot Massage
IV. Correlation Between Divisions of Hand and Foot and Internal Organs
CHAPTER 3 THERAPEUTIC MANEUVERS AND PRECAUTIONS FOR MANIPULATION
I. General Discussion of Massage Maneuvers
II. Supplemental Instruments and Tools
III. Massage Preparation and Soaking with Herbal Decoctions
IV. Precautions and Contraindications
CHAPTER 4 DIAGNOSIS OF DISEASES AND RESPONSES ON HAND AND FOOT
I. Outline of Diagnosis
II. Correspondent Responses of Diseases on Hand
III. Correspondent Responses of Diseases on Foot
IV. Relation Retween Psychological Factors and Therapeutic Effects
CHAPTER 5 TREATMENT OF COMMON DISEASES BY HAND AND FOOT MASSAGE

1. Influenza
2. Pneumonia
3. Bronchial Asthma
4. Lung Cancer
5. Coronary Heart Disease
6. Hypertension
7. Hypotension
8. Heart Palpitations
9. Sequelae Cerebral Stroke
10. Leukemia
11. Anemia
12. Chronic gastritis
13. Peptic Ulcer of Stomach and Duodenum
14. Gastrointestinal Neurosis
15. Regurgitation of Sour Fluid
16. Hiccups
17. Neurogenic Vomiting
18. Diarrhea
19. Constipation
20. Indigestion
21. Chronic Enteritis
22. Viral Hepatitis
23. Dysentery
24. Urinary Tract Infection
25. Chronic Glomerulonephritis
26. Incontinence of urine
27. Prostatitis
28. Diabetes Mellitus
29. Male Sexual Dysfunction
30. Facial Palsy
31. Trigeminal Neuralgia
32. Epilepsy
33. Neurasthenia
34. Hysteria
35. Mental Depression
36. Hyperthyroidism
37. Rheumatoid Arthritis
38. Headache
39. Low Fever
40. Menstrual Disorder
41. Dysmenorrhea
42. Amenorrhea
43. Functional Uterine Bleeding
44. Menstrual breast Distension and Pain
45. Menstrual Headache
46. Menopausal Syndrome
47. Leukorrhea Disorder
48. Pregnancy vomiting
49. Threatened Abortion
50. Abnormal Position of Fetus
51. Reactions After Artificial Abortion
52. Postpartum Care
53. Hypogalactia
54. Prolapse of Uterus
55. pelvic Inflammation
56. Hysteromyoma
57. Pruritus Vulva
58. Sexual Dysfunction in Women
59. Appendicitis
60. Cholecystitis
61. Urinary Stone
62. Acute Mastitis
63. Varicocele
64. Hemorrhoids
65. Cervical Spondylotic Syndrome
66. Acute Lumbar Sprain
67. Furuncles and Furunculosis
68. Urticaria
69. Acne
70. Oral Aphtha
71. Pharyngitis
72. Toothache
73. Rhinitis
74. Otitis media
75. Myopia
76.Glaucoma
77. Simple Obesity
78. Chronic Alcoholism
79. Addiction to Tobacco
CHAPTER 6 HAND AND FOOT MASSAGE FOR COSMETICS AND HEALTH CARE
I. Cosmetics and Health Care
II. Child health Care
III. Hand and foot Hygiene
IV. Hand and Foot massage Helpful for Maintaining Health and Prolonging Life


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