This book is unique in that it discusses the nature of human suffering and how patients can be helped to overcome psycho-emotional pain through work with the Eight Extraordinary Vessels. Emotional suffering and resistance to change can be an impediment to the healing process, with many physical conditions being resistant to treatment due to their psycho-emotional element. Understanding this suffering and providing a therapeutic environment which allows the patient to believe that things can be different improves the effectiveness of an Eight Extras treatment.
Approaching the topic from the perspective of suffering means that the theory can be applied to both physical and emotional illness, including addiction, chronic pain, auto-immune conditions and hormonal disorders. This a very practical book and will include a full explanation of how to create an Eight Extras treatment and also case studies showing clinical use of the vessels and how to apply them. These case studies show how coping mechanisms and resistance develops and how important history is in the diagnostic process.
About the Author
Yvonne Farrell has been educating acupuncturists in California for 20 years and has spent the last 8 years focussing her teaching on the use of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels. She is a respected teacher at Southern California University of Health Sciences, Dongguk University in Los Angeles, Yo San University and Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, and is a Continuing Education provider on this topic through Pro-D Seminars.