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Foreword Preface Acknowledgements Contributors Abbreviations SECTION 1 THE ETHNOMEDICINE OF ENERGY - A GLOBAL VIEW 1. Qi in Asian medicine 2. Flows and blockages in Rwandan ritual and notions of the body 3. Elemental souls and vernacular qi: some attributes of what moves us SECTION 2 QI IN CHINESE MEDICINE 4. The anatomical foundations of qi 5. Qi in Chinas traditional medicine: the example of tuina 6. Qi cultivation in qigong and taiji quan 7. Qigong theory and research SECTION 3 THEORY AND EXPERIMENT IN QI RESEARCH 8. The language of qi, quantum physics and the superimplicate body 9. Qi and the frequencies of bioelectricity 10. Systems theory: trapping and mapping healing with qi 11. The physiology of qi SECTION 4 QI AND ENERGY MODALITIES IN CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE 12. Energy and medicine 13. What does it mean to practice an energy medicine? 13.1 Experiencing qi 13.2 Thinking about qi and acupuncture 14. Evidencing energy: experiences in acupuncture and therapeutic bodywork (Zero Balancing) 15. Eight modalities for working with qi: chakra acupuncture, with qigong, meditation and the five sources of energy 16. Ki in shiatsu 17. Bioelectrity and qi: a microcurrent approach 18. Energy psychology: working with mind-body synergy 19. Craniosacral biodynamics SECTION 5 CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF QI AND ENERGY-BASED MODALITIES 20. Qi in children 21. Qigong, taiji quan (tai chi) and HIV: the psychoneuroimmunology connection 22. Energy-based therapies in neurology: the example of Therapeutic Touch 23. Qi in chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia 24. The electrical heart: energy in cardiac health and disease SECTION 6 CONCLUSION 25. Themes of qi and a dozen definitions: content analysis and discussion Glossary: a vocabulary of qi References Index

Foreword Preface Acknowledgements Contributors Abbreviations SECTION 1 THE ETHNOMEDICINE OF ENERGY - A GLOBAL VIEW 1. Qi in Asian medicine 2. Flows and blockages in Rwandan ritual and notions of the body 3. Elemental souls and vernacular qi: some attributes of what moves us SECTION 2 QI IN CHINESE MEDICINE 4. The anatomical foundations of qi 5. Qi in Chinas traditional medicine: the example of tuina 6. Qi cultivation in qigong and taiji quan 7. Qigong theory and research SECTION 3 THEORY AND EXPERIMENT IN QI RESEARCH 8. The language of qi, quantum physics and the superimplicate body 9. Qi and the frequencies of bioelectricity 10. Systems theory: trapping and mapping healing with qi 11. The physiology of qi SECTION 4 QI AND ENERGY MODALITIES IN CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE 12. Energy and medicine 13. What does it mean to practice an energy medicine? 13.1 Experiencing qi 13.2 Thinking about qi and acupuncture 14. Evidencing energy: experiences in acupuncture and therapeutic bodywork (Zero Balancing) 15. Eight modalities for working with qi: chakra acupuncture, with qigong, meditation and the five sources of energy 16. Ki in shiatsu 17. Bioelectrity and qi: a microcurrent approach 18. Energy psychology: working with mind-body synergy 19. Craniosacral biodynamics SECTION 5 CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF QI AND ENERGY-BASED MODALITIES 20. Qi in children 21. Qigong, taiji quan (tai chi) and HIV: the psychoneuroimmunology connection 22. Energy-based therapies in neurology: the example of Therapeutic Touch 23. Qi in chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia 24. The electrical heart: energy in cardiac health and disease SECTION 6 CONCLUSION 25. Themes of qi and a dozen definitions: content analysis and discussion Glossary: a vocabulary of qi References Index

Reviews

"The book also includes insightful chapters on qigong, craniosacral biodynamics, TaiJi, Shiatsu, all extensively referenced."

Donkey Press, Spring 2011

"Mayor and Micozzi's Energy Medicine East and West provides us with some wonderfully diverse writings on qi from multiple perspectives and from some fine thinkers. I am not aware of any other text that fills this fascinating and much-needed niche."

Charles Buck, Journal of Chinese Medicine (2011) 97: 30-1

"Energy Medicine East and West is a very comprehensive overview of all standard modern forms of energy healing. Its six sections contains clear explanations of these techniques, as well as attempts to clarify and explain them. The contributors are from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from Qigong experts through physiologists, physical therapists and complementary medicine researchers to acupuncturists, and all are eminent in their field.

Energy Medicine East and West.is a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of its subject. I would recommend it both as interesting and informative reading, and also as a useful reference book for anyone working in this field."Melanie Hunter, Journal of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (2012) Spring:125-6

"In Asian medicine, no concept holds a more central or more enigmatic position than that of "qi."

The purpose of the text, in the best tradition of the liberal arts, is to engage the reader in the millennia-old conversation about qi without being apologetic and without shying away from the controversies stemming from the philosophical dissonance that often rattles with our modern biomedical paradigm. This text presents essays, some of which tackle qi from the viewpoint of hard science, theoretical physics, and bioelectrics, and some of which look at cross-cultural anthropology, human development, and comparative esoteric physiology. For the reader interested in the process of the conversation, this is a full buffet of ideas over which to linger.

Overall, Energy Medicine East and West offers the reader an intellectually stimulating, poly-cultural, open-minded, philosophical, and scientific exploration of qi from antiquity to the present. ... This is neither a training manual nor a technical guide to practice but rather an effort to raise the level of conversation about qi to one that takes into account a very broad context and multiple viewpoints. It is a collection to chew on over time rather than read in a single sitting, and it can be read in the order it is arranged or with some spontaneity."

David W. Miller, The American Acupuncturist (2012) 59: 30-31

"Energy Medicine East and West is a very comprehensive overview of all standard modern forms of energy healings. Its six sections contains clear explanation of thse techniques, as well as attempts to clarify and explain them. The contributors? are from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from Qigong experts through physiologists, physical therapists and complementary medicine researchers to acupuncturists, and all are eminent in their field....Energy Medicine East and West is fascinating in parts and frustrating in others, but overall, the book is a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of it's subject. I would recommend it both as interesting and informative reading, and also as a useful reference book for anyone working in this field."

Journal of the Acupuncture Assoication of Chartered Physiotherapists, Spring 2012

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