By Shudo Denmei
Translated by Stephen Brown
Capping a career that spans over five decades, Shudo Denmei, a leading teacher and authority on Meridian Therapy in Japan, has compiled 160 case studies that are representative of his practice of acupuncture and moxibustion and reflect the way that his practice has evolved. Fifty Years of Practice: The Case Studies of Shudo Denmei is written as a guide for acupuncturists at various stages in their own practices. Dr. Shudo shares both his successes and failures, challenges and insights. It is a wide-ranging text, covering topics as varied as psychological and musculoskeletal. He reveals the entire process of his treatments from questioning to palpation diagnosis, and then to point selection and insertion technique. The case studies are organized by categories of disorders and cover practically every type of condition that can be treated with acupuncture: musculoskeletal, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, urogenital, gynecological and others. Based on his deep knowledge of both Western and East Asian medicine, Dr. Shudo discusses the possibilities as well as the limitations of acupuncture and moxibustion. He shares an abundance of knowledge and wisdom with his trademark humor and humanity. This is an inspiring, clinically-oriented memoire of a master practitioner with a lifelong passion for the art of healing.
About the author
Dr. Shudo began studying and applying the concepts of meridian therapy in his practice in 1968 and is now one of the leading instructors of the Japan Meridian Therapy Association and a permanent member of its board. He is past-president of the Traditional Japanese Acupuncture Society. He received an award of merit from the Japanese emperor in recognition of his lifelong work disseminating traditional Japanese acupuncture. Japanese Classical Acupuncture: Introduction to Meridian Therapy, his first book, and Finding Effective Acupuncture Points, his second, are best sellers in Japan and abroad.
About the translator
Stephen Brown was born in Japan where he lived until the age of fourteen. In 1983 he graduated from the Japan Central Acupuncture College, after becoming licensed as an acupuncturist and shiatsu practitioner. He attended the Institute of Chinese Medicine in Beijing and has studied in Tokyo with renowned teachers Manaka Yoshio and Serizawa Katsusuke. Since 1986, Mr. Brown has practiced and taught acupuncture in Seattle. He has translated many books on Oriental approaches to health, among them Shudo Denmei's first two books, as well as Sotai: Health Through Natural Movement, Effective Tsubo Therapy, and Clinical Acupuncture. He is currently associate editor of the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine.