Holding the Tiger’s Tail-An Acupuncture Techniques Manual in the Treatment of Disease

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Skya Gardner-Abbate
ISBN: 978-0-9628620-1-4
Southwest Acupuncture College
238 pag. hardcover 20 x 26 cm

The author, a clinician and instructor, has written this work as a beginning- to mid-level manual that can provide students and practitioners with useful treatment strategies.

  • Part I outlines general treatment strategies.
  • Part II addresses the treatment of specific clinical conditions with a variety of modalities, and includes actual case studies to illustrate the applications of the techniques. Using this manual, the teacher or clinician can sharpen their diagnostic abilities, coordinate diagnosis with clinically effective techniques, and bring full awareness to their healer’s art.

About the Author:

Skya Gardner-Abbate, M.A., D.O.M., Dipl.Ac, Dipl.C.H., has served as the Chairman of the Department of Clinical Medicine of Southwest Acupuncture College since 1986. She has also served as a Commissioner on the National Accreditation Commission for Schools and Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for seven years. She holds a master’s degree in sociology in addition to her training in traditional Chinese medicine at the Santa Fe College of Natural Medicine (1981-1982), the Institute of Traditional Medicine (1982-1983), and two internships at the International Training Center of the Academy of TCM (1988-1989) in Beijing, PRC.

She is also the author of Beijing, The New Forbidden City, a work about her experiences in China at the time of the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. Her next book, “The Magic Hand Returns Spring, The Art of Palpatory Diagnosis” is forthcoming in 1997.