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 notmean 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.”
Tracking the Dragon
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!
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.