By Ching-Chang Tung & James Maher
Volume 8 of the Advanced Tung Style Acupuncture series is solely concerned with the application of Master Tung’s acupuncture in the treatment of orthopedic disorders. It assumes the user already has a foundation in Master Tung’s Acupuncture, this text is not intended for use by the novice, but rather as a reference by those who already have a working knowledge of Master Tung’s Acupuncture.
Volume 8 contains over 630 pages of text and presents over 980 prescriptions culled from the Tung Acupuncture literature in the Chinese language from the translator’s personal library — more than 15 different sources were referenced (several currently out of print). The author has compiled, collated, and translated all of the orthopedic prescriptions proffered by the Chinese sources noted above and applied accompanying diagrams for each clinical entity to facilitate their applications. Included are: author-specific point locations, needling instructions, contraindications and, when available, clinical comments, lifestyle modifications, etc. all derived from the Chinese sources’ own personal clinical experiences with Master Tung’s Acupuncture.
The five major sections presented in Volume 8 are as follows: Section 1 covers disorders of the Head; Section 2 covers disorders of the vertebral column; Section 3 covers disorders of the Upper Extremity; Section 4 covers disorders of the Lower Extremity; and Section 5 covers miscellaneous orthopedic disorders.