Chasing the Dragons Tail
Chasing the Dragons Tail (PAPERBACK)
by Yoshio Manaka, Stephen Birch
Trade paperback book, 453 pages
Dimensions: 7" by 10"
Including: Index ~ Bibliography ~ Appendix ~ Photographs ~ Illustrations ~ Many illustrations and procedures.
At the culmination of their professional careers, great Oriental physicians often write books setting forth the mature versions of their clinical vision, their creations and accomplishments. Chasing the Dragon's Tail is a book in this tradition, but one that also charts a course for future explorations. Thus, while it details Dr. Manaka's clinical system in its fullest and most effective form, it is also an invitation to further investigation by one of the most inventive Oriental practitioners of the preceding generation.
The text introduces Dr. Manaka's major clinical and theoretical accomplishments by describing how the "X-signal system" is the foundation of human topology, function, and response. In essence, the X-signal system defines qi, yin-yang, and the five phases as clinical events, just as traditional Oriental thinkers recognized these ideas through right-brain pattern recognition. Beginning with a step-by-step template for formulating and confirming a diagnosis, Dr. Manaka provides the instructions necessary to apply techniques quickly and with confidence. The text concludes with case histories and appendices that provide supporting technical details.