Tendon and Ligament Healing.
In 25 years of practicing structural/osteopathic manual therapy the author has done considerable work with seriously damaged tendons and ligaments, and has achieved results that conventional medicine would rate as improbable. Over time, he has developed a therapeutic model for treating these injuries so that individuals with chronic conditions -- who have exhausted the standard physiotherapy options and are facing surgery -- can have a viable option for recovery.
His techniques, based on basic principles of structural healthcare, emphasize the importance of precise anatomical focus and the capacity to work with subtle changes of structure. Of essential importance is combining detailed specific treatment of the small fibers and tissues of the local injury area with an overall approach to improving larger body patterns and tensions. Logically, the responsiveness and self-corrective capacity of body tissues when given proper conditions is also an important factor.
The primary techniques used are the osteopathic methods of strain-counterstrain, cranial and visceral osteopathy, and fascial release, as well as body-mind centering, zero balancing, and acupressure. His clinical model, which represents a new approach to serious, chronic tendon and ligament injuries, is based on these techniques, their combinations and specific usage, and the skills and aptitudes necessary for applying these techniques, including certain perceptual skills and a thorough knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology.
Weintraub's descriptions are vital, interesting, alive, absorbing, even dramatic. He discusses at great length the nature of the tendons and ligaments, describes his manual therapy model -- comparing it with conventional medical procedures -- and covers processes and tissue changes in tendon/ligament healing as related to manual therapy. Case studies, self-help strategies, and thoughtful words on clinical efficacy and future directions in the field make for a thorough and well-rounded presentation.
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum.
This fact-filled monograph covers the Western and Chinese traditional treatments for four general conditions of the bowel: ulcerative colitis, granulomatous colitis, diverticular diseases, and cancer of the colon and rectum. The formulas include English, Chinese, Latin and Pinyin listings, and are categorized by differentiating symptoms. Specific information for each herb includes chemical components, actions, and dosage. Acupuncture point descriptions include location, surrounding anatomy, method of puncture, and indications.
Traditional Chinese Treatment for Hypertension
A discussion of the TCM knowledge of hypertension, differentiation and therapeutic principles accompanies recommended herbal medications. Acupuncture treatment, massage therapy, qigong, medicated diet and nursing care are also considered.
Arthritis and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Pi Kwang Tsung, Hong Yen Hsu
This pamphlet presents a brief biomedical understanding of rheumatoid arthritis and gout and enumerates classical Chinese herbal formulas (Kampo) used in treating these conditions. Includes a glossary of herbs and formulas