January 7, 2012 at 3:11 pm #38317
I would like to let you know my new book is now available for purchase.
I Ching Acupuncture: The Balance Method
Clinical Applications of the Ba Gua and I Ching
By Dr. David Twicken, DOM, L.Ac
For 30-years I have explored the I Ching, starting with the common methods and
expanding to more advanced methods. Over the years I have heard that to
understand Chinese medicine one needs to study the I Ching to understand the
principles and theories that contribute to Chinese medicine and the practice of
Acupuncture. I have found that guidance to be so true.
In this book I set out to present the foundation theories, principles and cosmic
models that comprise the basis for all Chinese and Taoist divination and healing
arts; which includes feng shui, Chinese astrology, qi gong, tai chi chuan, nei
dan / inner alchemy, qi men dun jia and I Ching. Along with yin-yang, five
phases and the Chinese calendar, they all comprise the guiding theories that are
applied to the human body and healing.
The first part of this book includes Chinese metaphysics, philosophy, Taoist
theories and energy models, and how they are related to Chinese medicine and the
human body. This is the first book that makes the direct link between yin-yang,
five phases, eight trigrams, early heaven and later heaven ba gua, he tu, luo
shu / nine palaces, the 12 branches, hexagrams and I Ching to Chinese medicine
and Acupuncture. The book systematically explains many of the supporting
theories and logic for foundational applications in Chinese medicine and
The second part of the book includes clinician applications of the I Ching and
Ba Gua and their theories. This section presents detailed and clear examples of
the theories for each of the six balance methods. This is the most comprehensive
presentation of the theories and logic for the clinical applications the Ba Gua,
I Ching and the practice of The Balance Method of Acupuncture.
This book is a professionally published book with quality pictures, diagrams and
tables designed to clearly explain these classic Chinese philosophies and Taoist
This book is for anybody that wants to learn about the theories and philosophies
used in the Taoist and Chinese metaphysical arts. As well as any practitioner of
Chinese medicine, Acupuncture and the healing arts.
Below are some book endorsements:
“I am most delighted to welcome David Twicken’s new book I Ching Acupuncture –
The Balance Method. This book lays a solid foundation for understanding the
background theories of acupuncture. The simplicity and clarity of presenting a
profound subject is truly fantastic”
-Joseph Yu, founder of Feng Shui Research Center, Toronto, Canada
“I have followed David Twicken’s work since 1998. He has authority of lineage
and direct knowledge, which brings clarity and accuracy. This work is mature and
it is my number one recommendation when learners ask me what resources there are
for I Ching theory as it pertains to acupuncture.”
– William R. Morris, PhD, President, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative
Medicine, Austin, Texas
“The most brilliant, concise, penetrating synthesis of Taoist cycles ever done.
Suddenly I Ching trigrams, ten-stem/twelve-branch Chinese calendar, yin-yang,
five-phase, twelve hour body-clock and six channel medical theories all leap
into sharp, unified focus. More amazingly, Twicken turns theory into easily
grasped ‘how-to’ practice. Finally we have a clear map of Taoist body channels,
natural models of healing and life-balance that acupuncturists, taiji and qigong
players, energy healers, and feng shui and astrology adepts cannot do without.”
– Michael Winn, founder of HealingTaoUSA.com and co-author of seven Tao books
with Mantak Chia
“In Classical Chinese Medicine, the highest level doctors utilize the Yijing to
deepen their understanding of the medicine itself, and to enhance their clinical
results. In his book I Ching Acupuncture The Balance Method, David Twicken
provides the serious practitioner a method for far-reaching healing through the
guidance of the Yijing.”
– Master Zhongxian Wu, lineage holder of four schools of qigong and martial
arts, and author of Vital Breath of the Dao, Seeking the Spirit of the Book of
Change and Chinese Shamanic Cosmic Orbit Qigong
“There have been many books on the I Ching and Acupuncture, but rarely with such
clear integration of a deeper and thorough understanding of this ancient
philosophy and wisdom. David Twicken’s book has given the readers what we need
to know, ‘The Balance Method’ in learning and partaking in these treasures from
the sages of the old China.”
– Master Chungliang Al Huang, founder of Living Tao Foundation and author of
Embrace Tiger, Return To Mountain, Essential Tai Ji, Quantum Soup and The
Chinese Book of Animal Powers
You can purchase it at Amazon and most retailers around the world. There is a
preview option where you can see the table of contents and part of the book
It can be found on Google Books in ebook format..
Paperback: 260 pages
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub; 1 edition (December 15, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.9 x 0.8 inches
If you have any questions just let me know.
http://www.healingqi.comJanuary 8, 2012 at 2:35 am #38318January 8, 2012 at 2:45 am #38320
Make sure to copy and paste the link in the previous post or it below. The message board truncated the numbers of the clickable link in the previous post therefore rendering it unworkable.January 9, 2012 at 9:22 am #38322
Congratulations on your new book publication.
It is a high achievement and a welcome
addition to the community. 🙂
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