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Introduction. Part 1. Opening the Circle. 1. The Pattern of Things. The Quest for Our Own Identity. The Cadence of the Universe. The Guardian of the Soul. The Body as a Portrait of the Soul. Nature's Pull Towards Health. The Elements at Work. 2. Our True Shape. The Guardian Element. Why does Imbalance Occur? What is Balance? Has Imbalance a Function? Assessment of Balance. Sensory Diagnosis. Energies in Process of Change. 3. Opening the Circle. The Elements as Filters. The Messengers of the Elements. Patterns of Flow. Part 2. Within the Circle. 4. The Circle of the Elements. 5. The Wood Element. The Signatures of Wood. Wood's Two Officials. Margaret Thatcher. My Wood Mother. 6. The Fire Element. The Two Sides of Fire. Billy Connelly and Tony Blair. A Fire Patient. Fire Under Pressure. 7. The Earth Element. The Pull of Earth. Princess Diana. The Elements in Embryo. 8. The Water Element. The Shapes of Water. Alex and David Beckham. Our Place in the Circle. Part 3. Closing the Circle. 10. A 21st Century Context. A Cry from the Heart. The Medicalized Society. A Vision for Acupuncture. 11. Closing the Circle.

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Accessible accounts of the five elements that get to the heart of what they look like and how they present in people

About the Author

Nora Franglen has a degree in Modern Languages from Cambridge University, and worked as a translator whilst bringing up a young family. Her own experience of five element acupuncture led her to study at the College of Traditional Acupuncture, Leamington Spa, UK, and she continued her postgraduate studies there under J R Worsley. She was Founder/Principal of the School of Five Element Acupuncture (SOFEA) in London from 1995-2007 and continues her teaching through her practice, through postgraduate work in the UK, Europe and China, and now through her blog, norafranglen.blogspot.com. She lives in London, UK.

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Praise for the first edition'Keepers of the Soul is an important addition to the literature of this area. I would strongly recommend students of acupuncture to read this book, which provides a spiritual context into which they can place the more concrete structures of other aspects of their training. For working acupuncturists too, however long they have been practising and from whatever discipline they may come, the book offers an insight into a subtle and very effective way of working, and demonstrates how much we all can learn from each other.'

-- Review by Angela Llewellyn, Vol. 5, No. 4, The European Journal of Oriental Medicine

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