Sand to Sky

Conversations with Teachers
of Asian Medicine

by Pamela Ellen Ferguson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/4/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9780595445158
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9780595708222
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9780595888429

About the Book

Written by teachers for teachers, Sand to Sky provides practical and experiential insights to challenge tradition and to focus on creative and diverse approaches to education. For anyone interested in Complementary Medicine, these texts offer a lively question-and-answer format to highlight the personalities and methodologies of international teachers of Acupuncture, Asian Bodywork Therapy, Chinese Herbs, Biomedicine, therapist/patient interaction skills, and the psychosocial aspects of clinical training.

Journey with teachers who use theatrical methods such as blue wigs, music, rhymes, dance steps, and tongue dyes to bring abstract Chinese Medical theory to life, or who take students into the Alaskan wilderness for a crash course in the Five Elements. Listen to a range of creative voices, from those who documented the medical discoveries of early Chinese physicians to those who pioneered emergency treatments for rescue workers in New York City post-9/11.

Their stories form a colorfully inventive mosaic spanning the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, China, and Japan. Sand to Sky offers a prompt for future discussions to train the next generation of practitioners and teachers.

About the Author

Pamela Ellen Ferguson teaches Shiatsu internationally and has authored many books, including The Self Shiatsu Handbook and Take Five. She lives in Austin, Texas.

Debra Duncan Persinger, Ph.D. is executive director of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. She lives in Overland Park, Kansas.