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Moxibustion:A Modern Clinical Handbook Paperback – June 15, 2009
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About the Author
Lorraine Wilcox has been a licensed acupuncturist in California since 1989. She received her Ph.D. in Classical Chinese Medicine from American University of Complementary Medicine and has taught herself to read Chinese. Wilcox is also an assistant to Master Larry Sang of the American Feng Shui Institute and teaches in some of the acupuncture schools in the Los Angeles area.
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I have only two tiny complaints. Obviously the author did not expect to sell many books in the US since all measurements are given in metric. That's not really a problem, but I am used to seeing measurements given both ways in the books I read (published in the US and elsewhere) so I wonder why the author chose not to do that.
The other is that there is a great deal of repetition, especially of cautions, contraindications, and safety warnings. Procedures are also written in the flow of text and then repeated in boxes. I assume that is because the book is designed as a text for students. As a practitioner it slows down the reading process for an otherwise fascinating book.
The author is very straight forward about toxins in traditional moxa formulas and how to avoid them, very honest about scarring (or marking) moxibustion and the risks involved. My take home message is that among all the varieties of moxibustion available there is one that will work for you and your patients somewhere, if you choose to pursue it.
you have written an amazing book. The content is great for practitioners and students. I recommend this book to anybody interested in Moxibustion. It even has lots of nice illustrations and pictures making it easy to follow.
However your table of content and key word index at the back make it impossible to find anything. My pages are full of sticky notes as this is the only way to quickly navigate through this precious source of knowledge.
Please spend some time on improving this in your next version.
Moxibustion's range of application is poorly understood by most practitioners and teachers
of CM and is usually limited to qi/yang vacuity and contraindicated with signs of heat.
This book removes any excuse for either schools, teachers or practitioners not to educate
One of my favourite chapters was on Nourishing Life. If you want to use Moxa to enhance your
health and vitality this chapter will tell you how.
Prior to the publication of this book there was nothing in English that covered
this important subject so comprehensively. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.