Tracking the Dragon
Proudly presenting…the newest edition of Tracking the Dragon!
This book teaches how to feel what a patient’s channel Qi is doing. The instructions include all the channel Qi-feeling exercises the author uses in the classroom. When you can feel the channel Qi you can know exactly where your patient’s channels are going amiss. You can know immediately if your treatment resolves the problem: no more relying on the imprecise Pattern diagnostics and the guesswork “point prescription” treatments that we are taught in school.
Several chapters explain how to create an elegant, simple, and powerful treatment that can immediately correct the channel aberrations that are causing your patients’ health problems.
The book includes maps of the channels for all four of the neurological modes recognized in the Nei Jing, not just the parasympathetic mode channel maps that we are taught in school. For that matter, many of the channel routings that we learn in school are somewhat incorrect…and you can prove this to yourself by learning to feel the flow of channel Qi.
Two chapters address the hows and whys of treating scar tissue. Other chapters cover the latest theories on what channel Qi actually is and how it influences the body’s chemistry, the organs, and the mind.
The book has information on the history of this medicine that helps explain so many of the internal contradictions. Direct quotes from the classics – with improved translations so they make actual medical sense – lined up side by side with principles of modern physics, reveal the ancient and long-buried quantum understanding of channels and of life itself.
The book is packed with drawings and case studies, many created or written up specifically for this new edition.
This revolutionary book, drawing on personal instruction from medical masters around the world, has been described as a 21stcentury resurrection of the essence of the Huang Ti Nei Jing, dispelling the error accumulations of centuries.
For a preview of the material, you can download for free four chapters on how to feel channel Qi, as well as maps of how the channels flow when a person is in pure parasympathetic mode. Click This Link
Long ago, when I released the previous editions of this book, I was very new to writing book-length material. While working on the 2018 edition, now that I have several more books under my belt, I found myself mortified by the poor writing and editing in the earlier editions of this book, to say nothing of the errors. Please forgive me!
This newest edition, in addition to an enormous amount of new information, benefits from better editing: fewer typos, greater clarity, friendlier font, and corrections to errors of understanding dating back to the late 1990s, when the precursor of this book was first released as a study guide for my students.
A special offer: I am so pleased with the new edition that I am offering to send a free replacement copy of the new edition to anyone who bought an earlier edition.
If you would like a replacement copy, please tear off the front cover of your earlier edition and send it, with your mailing address, to Dr. Janice Hadlock, 90 Brookwood Dr., Santa Cruz, CA, 95065, USA.
I request in return that you discard your old edition so that the outdated information and poor writing quality will not spread further. If you have any questions about the book exchange offer, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regarding the 2018 edition: Dear reader, it has just come to my attention that the ink on the January 2018 print run came out slightly more faint than expected. This is due to the print company’s new printer making the font slightly thinner. If you find the book to be difficult to read due to the thinner font, I will exchange your book with one from the next, darker print run, when the next print run comes out. If you tear off the cover of the book and send it to me, together with your mailing address, and recycle or throw away the pages, I will send you a darker copy and cover the postage after the next print run. I don’t know when the next print run will take place, but when it does, this post-script will disappear.
I apologize in advance for this inconvenience. Contact me at email@example.com to learn where to mail the torn-off cover.
Hacking Chinese Medicine is an introductory book that demystifies the vocabulary of Chinese medicine. It dispels error accumulations of centuries, including mistranslations and political alterations to this ancient medicine.
This book is a must-read for any beginning student of Chinese medicine or anyone who is mildly interested in what is meant by terms like Yin and Yang, Qi, or Damp. And for that matter, words like Lungs or Liver… words that, in Chinese medicine, do not mean Lungs or Liver.
Dr. Janice Walton-Hadlock, DAOM (Doctor of Acupuncutre and Oriental Medicine) has been a professor of traditional Chinese medicine at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California for over twenty years. She has traveled around the globe sharing and collecting insights into Chinese medicine, the Chinese classic Nei Jing, ancient Vedic scriptures, and modern quantum physics. She brings them together in this book to present a brilliant and logical new understanding of the ancient biophysics of Chinese medicine.
Yin Tui Na teaches exactly how to perform the extremely light-touch manual therapy that can gently bring a patients’ attention to a long-forgotten or dissociated injury. This book is packed with photos showing how to hold various injured body parts, together with precise instruction in just how much pressure to use, where, and for how long.
Many acupuncturists receive an introduction to Yang Tui Na (overt, large, physical therapeutic moves) while studying Chinese medicine. The Yin techniques are rarely taught in schools. The Yin Tui Na techniques are hands-on therapies that are subtle, even invisible to the naked eye, and based on releasing old holding patterns and tension. Yin techniques are classically indicated for injuries at are “old, painless, or forgotten.”
Recovery from Parkinson’s
Recovery from Parkinson’s shares all the most current findings of the research team of the Parkinson’s Recovery Project. This book includes chapters on how to accurately diagnose what type of Parkinson’s disease a person might have (an art untaught and unknown to most neurologists), what causes the various types of Parkinson’s, and what is involved in recovering from Parkinson’s disease.
This book is being updated, and is therefore not currently available in hard copy. You can download a free copy of the 2013 edition at pdrecovery.org. I hope to have the new edition finished by early 2017. The launch of the new edition will be posted on this website and the website of the Parkinson’s Recovery Project, and a hard copy edition will be available at that time. Keep an eye out!
Stuck on Pause explores pause, the least studied and least understood of the four neurological modes, the other three being fight or flight (sympathetic mode), joyful curiosity (parasympathetic mode), and sleep mode. Western medicine only recognizes two modes, sympathetic and parasympathetic, and those only in the last hundred-plus years. Chinese medicine, for over a thousand years, has recognized that all four modes have distinct mental, biological, and electrical schematic behaviors. Pause mode is activated in response to dire, life-threatening trauma and injury. In this mode, heart rate and breathing are reduced, temperature regulation is unsteady, the voice becomes weak, and depending upon severity, a person might or might not slide into a fetal position or even a coma.
In order to come out of this mode the body and mind must both go through a sequence of biologically required steps. Sometimes, the body fails to take some or all of these steps. If so, the person, without knowing it, can become stuck fully or partly in pause mode. If a person gets stuck in this mode, health consequences ranging from mood disorders to “incurable” illnesses might arise. Even without a damaging trauma, a person might unwittingly put himself into this mode by giving a powerful self-command to “Feel no pain” or “Show no pain.” This leads to self-induced pause, a condition that has very specific requirements for getting turned off – requirements different from those for turning off pause from near-death trauma or injury.
This self-help book was written for any person who suspects that he has become stuck in pause mode. It explains in highly specific detail, with illustrations, the necessary steps for turning off this mode, whether trauma-induced or self-induced. Please note: this book is not yet available in hardcopy. A nearly finished edition of this book is available for free download at pdrecovery.org, where you may download the first 22 chapters. The estimated date for publication in hardcopy is 2020.