By: Dr. Miki Shima
Dr. Miki Shima has taught a wide and fascinating array of topics in Traditional Oriental Medicine for the past 20 years. This series of video tapes are taken from his workshops and put together to give a hands-on experience of learning you can't get from reading a book. This is a brand new video series professionally edited from actual workshops taught by Dr. Miki Shima. Each video is a condensed version of a 16-hour workshop, including full explanation of each channel system, superb clinical demonstrations of needling techniques, and extremely useful clinical applications. ""An Overview"" In this volume, Dr. Shima gives an overview of how the deeper channel systems-the Muscle channels, the Extra-channels, and the Divergent channels - are structured and organized. He explains the development of the deeper pathways by classical Chinese physicians and demonstrates Japanese traditional fine needling techniques for various channel systems. ""The Muscle Meridian Diagnosis and Treatment"" Special needling methods for Muscle meridian problems are very useful and beautifully demonstrated. The Akabane Test for Muscle meridian diagnosis is also introduced and Ban Shin the heated needle technique, is also presented for the first time in America. This is an excellent tape for clinicians who deal with patients with muscle tension, spasms, and pain. ""The Extra-Meridian Diagnosis and Treatment"" This volume focuses on the very substance of the Eight Extra-Meridians - the Yuan Qi (Original Qi). Dr. Shima extrapolates the essence of Extra-Meridian diagnosis and treatment, which is essential in actual clinical practice. He explains all the trajectories and connections of the Extra-channels, their clinical indications, the Extra-channel pulse diagnosis, the gold-silver needling techniques, etc. ""The Divergent Meridian Diagnosis and Treatment"" The last tape deals with the deepest layer of the whole acupuncture channel system that balances the Zang and Fu organs. Dr. Shima discusses the six confluences of the channel divergences, their master and coupled points, their clinical indications, their treatment modalities, etc. This level of work is essential for all forms of chronic problems, internal organ disorders, deep pain problems, etc.