Hacking Chinese Medicine is an introductory book that demystifies the vocabulary of Chinese medicine. It dispels the error accumulations of centuries of 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 Yin and Yang, or Qi, or Damp. And for that matter, Lungs and Liver… which do not mean Lungs or Liver.
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.”
Tracking the Dragon
Tracking the Dragon is temporarily unavailable. A new edition is in the works!
The new edition of Tracking the Dragon hopefully will be out by the end of August, 2018. The new edition has an enormous amount of new information, fewer typos, greater clarity, and corrections to errors of understanding dating back to the late 1990s, when the precursor of the book was first released as a study guide for students. Also, when I first released this book, I was very new to writing book-length material. Now, with several more books under my belt I am mortified by the turgid and repetitive prose in the 2010 edition. Forgive me! I am so excited by the new material, most of it based on new research, that I am offering to send a free copy of the new edition to anyone who bought the previous edition (2010).
If you would like a copy of the new edition, please tear off the front cover of your 2010 edition and send it, with your mailing address, to Dr. Janice Hadlock, 90 Brookwood Dr., Santa Cruz, CA, 95065, USA. I request that you discard your old edition so that the outdated information will not spread further. If you have any questions about the book exchange offer, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much for your interest in bringing Chinese medicine into the 21st century. Please wish me well on getting the new edition out as soon as possible.
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!