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Psycho-Emotional Pain and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels


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Foreword by David Chan. Preface. Part One: The Eight Extraordinary Vessels and the Unfolding of Jing. 1. Illness as a form of communication. 2. An overview of the 8 EV. 3. The Chong Mai. 4. The Ren Mai. 5. The Du Mai. 6. The Wei Vessels. 7. The Qiao Vessels. 8. The Dai Mai. Part Two: The Clinical Application of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels. 9. Intent Versus Agenda. 10. Creating a Treatment Using the 8EV. 11. Case Studies. 12. Conclusion. Bibliography.

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Treating the 'spirit' and the psycho-emotional aspects of ill health through work with the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

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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.


This contribution is the single most unequivocal academic reminder that the medicine is living art. I've never read a text that testifies so strongly to the metaphor and poetry of what we can do. -- Russell Brown, LAc., author of Maya Angelou's Meditation 1814
Dr Farrell's exploration of the 8EVs is nuanced with practical, personal, and deeply insightful candor. She demystifies the 8EVs and preserves their profound intent to support the spiritual journey. -- Luke Adler L.Ac., author of Born to Heal
A welcome addition to the literature that exists on the subject (...) what is interesting and unusual about this book is not only that it goes into great details about every EV, but also that it is focused on treating EV as a way of bringing the person closer to his or her original energetic make-up or original nature (...) I would certainly recommend this book not only to anyone interested in exploring the Eight Extraordinary Vessels, but anyone pondering the philosophical question of health and disease. -- Olga Fedina * The European Journal of Oriental Medicine, Volume 8, No 5, 2017 *

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