Damp is Like Feces?
Dr. Janice (“J.J.”) Walton-Hadlock, DAOM, LAc. is a professor at Five Branches University, in Santa Cruz, California, where she teaches Advanced Channel Theory, Yin Tui Na, Psychology and Counseling, and clinical instruction and supervision.
She is the founder of the Parkinson's Recovery Project, a non-profit devoted to dissemination of information about treating Parkinson’s disease using theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine. (www.pdrecovery.org).
Her books include Tracking the Dragon, an acupuncture text on advanced channel theory which includes lessons in how to detect, by hand, Channel Qi; Medications of Parkinson’s disease: Once Upon a Pill; and Recovery from Parkinson’s.
She’s had articles about her Parkinson’s disease research published in major English language journals of Chinese medicine including the Journal of Chinese Medicine and The American Journal of Acupuncture, and her “commentary” on Parkinson’s medications research was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
She lectures internationally and maintains a private practice in Santa Cruz, California, but beats a retreat to the Vancouver, BC, area as often as possible.
from April 1, 2020
Hacking Chinese Medicine
Hacking Chinese Medicine is an introductory book that demystifies the vocabulary of Chinese medicine. It dispels the error accumulations of centuries of mistranslations and political alterations to this ancient medicine. This book is a must-read for any beginning student of Chinese medicine, or anyone who is mildly interested in what is meant by Yin and Yang, or Qi, or Damp. And for that matter, Lungs and Liver… which do not mean Lungs or Liver.
Recovery from Parkinson's
What causes Parkinson's and how to recover from it? The electrical influences that create all the symptoms of Parkinson's disease are eerily similar to those of "biological dissociation," a rarely used by perfectly normal neurological state that occurs when a person has received a mortal wound, has excessive blood loss, is verging on death - or has decided that it is necessary or logical , in certain circumstances, to dissociate from emotions, to "play dead" rather than suffer pain or risk actual death. This neurological mode automatically inhibits dopamine release. This book shares experiences from fifteen years of working with people with Parkinson's, many of whom have completely recovered. Understanding the "bio-schematics" shared by dissociation and Parkinson's requires an introduction to basic Chinese medicine theory and high school physics - both explained fully in this book.
Tracking the Dragon
This book teaches how to feel what a patient’s channel Qi is doing. The instructions include all the channel Qi-feeling exercises the author uses in the classroom. When you can feel the channel Qi you can know exactly where your patient’s channels are going amiss. You can know immediately if your treatment resolves the problem: no more relying on the imprecise Pattern diagnostics and the guesswork “point prescription” treatments that we are taught in school.
Several chapters explain how to create an elegant, simple, and powerful treatment that can immediately correct the channel aberrations that are causing your patients’ health problems.
The book includes maps of the channels for all four of the neurological modes recognized in the Nei Jing, not just the parasympathetic mode channel maps that we are taught in school. For that matter, many of the channel routings that we learn in school are somewhat incorrect…and you can prove this to yourself by learning to feel the flow of channel Qi.
Two chapters address the hows and whys of treating scar tissue. Other chapters cover the latest theories on what channel Qi actually is and how it influences the body’s chemistry, the organs, and the mind.
The book has information on the history of this medicine that helps explain so many of the internal contradictions. Direct quotes from the classics – with improved translations so they make actual medical sense – lined up side by side with principles of modern physics, reveal the ancient and long-buried quantum understanding of channels and of life itself.
The book is packed with drawings and case studies, many created or written up specifically for this new edition.
This revolutionary book, drawing on personal instruction from medical masters around the world, has been described as a 21stcentury resurrection of the essence of the Huang Ti Nei Jing, dispelling the error accumulations of centuries.
Yin Tui Na
Yin Tui Na teaches exactly how to perform the extremely light-touch manual therapy that can gently bring a patients’ attention to a long-forgotten or dissociated injury. This book is packed with photos showing how to hold various injured body parts, together with precise instruction in just how much pressure to use, where, and for how long.
Many acupuncturists receive an introduction to Yang Tui Na (overt, large, physical therapeutic moves) while studying Chinese medicine. The Yin techniques are rarely taught in schools.
The Yin Tui Na techniques are hands-on therapies that are subtle, even invisible to the naked eye, and based on releasing old holding patterns and tension.
Yin techniques are classically indicated for injuries at are “old, painless, or forgotten.”