Book Review: Mastering Tung Acupuncture

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I bought this book recently from Amazon & I must admit I haven’t been able to put it down.
It explains both Master Tung points & Dr. Tan systems very clearly and even manages to mix it up with a bit of neuro also.

I think this book is suited for people who already have a basic understanding of tung/tan systems and are looking to improve and upgrade their knowledge a bit, but would help a lot of people who haven’t studied distal acupuncture as an introduction also. It gives great clear concise examples of how imaging/mirroring work and you can literally start using what you learn right away.

If you have been practicing TCM for a while but only getting mediocre results (put ’em in and pray) or are tired of the same old Li4,Lv3,St36, day in day out this is definitely worth picking up.

艾灸 Moxibustion

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Moxa: mugwart is used to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health.Not a big fan of it for me in clinic but I find it very useful when I send patients home with it.

Check out this really great talk on moxa here by Yin Yang Podcast:

http://yinyangpodcast.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/why-moxa.html

Tung Points for Heel & Achilles Pain: Mu Guan Gu Guan (木关骨关)

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Mu Guan & Gu Guan, go together like peanut butter and jelly. My two new best friends for heel pain. Also great for menstrual cramps.

Palm of the hand mirrors the heel and Achilles.
Location: Ashi points just off of the pisiform bone and scaphoid bone.

The first time I used it was with a patient she had her been having achilles heel pain for over two months. It was taped up forever and just was not getting better with the physio. We took care of her other issues and at the end of the treatment I threw mu guan gu guan in there for kicks. Within 5 seconds after the insertion of both needles the heel pain was gone and never came back. Acupuncture rocks. true story.

  • Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train in Chinese medicine for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of  the top acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners in China at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is to bring that knowledge and experience to benefit his patients.
  • Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane CBD area. You can read his full bio or schedule an appointment.