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Body Reshaping through Muscle and Skin Meridian Therapy

An Introduction to 6 Body Types, 1st Edition

By Jeonhee Jang

CRC Press

179 pages | 50 B/W Illus.

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Body Reshaping through Muscle and Skin Meridian Therapy: An Introduction to 6 Body Types shows you how your weight and body shape can be a direct result of ill health and explains the structures and functions involved. It explores much more than just what your scale and the fit of your clothes might tell you. It looks at skin, fat, muscles, diaphragm, historical illnesses or injuries, body posture, body clock or circadian rhythm, digestion, blood vessels, nutrition, sympathetic nervous system, parasympathetic nervous system, and enteric nervous system. By examining the above factors, you will learn how they contribute toward changes in body shape (notice no mention of dieting or exercise).

Muscle meridian therapy refers to the passive application of treatments to muscles not connected to any major organ. The techniques involved improve all the metabolic balances of the body (pressure, temperature, and balance) as well as your overall health. Therapies can benefit all people, including those with traumas such as digestive system disorders, autonomic nerve system disorders, medication complications, post-childbirth complications, major scarring, posture issues, and pain management.

The author provides the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) tools and techniques needed for practitioner-guided wellness or at-home wellness understanding and maintenance. The book offers a full guide to "body type" evaluation for muscle meridian therapy and presents a "passive" therapy method (like massage or acupuncture) to complement "active" therapies (like physical therapy and exercise). It covers concepts that are highly individualized yet very "whole body" for physical restoration and balance.

Table of Contents

Body Reshaping for Health and Beauty

Perfect 10

Learning from Man’s Best Friend

Balancing and Reshaping Your Body

Body Posture

Having a Healthy Body Shape

Beauty Is Not Only Skin Deep

Skin and Thermoregulation

Subcutaneous Fat

Food, Fitness, and Fat

Resetting Your Digestive System

And You Thought Losing Weight Was Simple?

A First Look at the Meridian System in TCM

Understanding the Essentials (Qi and Meridian)

Obesity Is Developed Step by Step

Spleen Functions in TCM

Body Cavities and Body Fluids

Healthy Habits and Circadian Rhythm

Circadian Rhythms and the Meridian Clock

Sleep and Wakefulness: Homeostatic Balance

Parallels between Asian and Western Medicine

Who Can Benefit from This Treatment?

Weight Loss or Diet Life versus my Life

Body Reshaping and Successful Health Regimens

Subcutaneous Fat

Post-Childbirth Complications

Caesarean Section

Adhesion-Related Disorder

Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Major Scars


Peripheral Neuropathies

Emotional Expression by the Body



Depression and Anxiety

Medication History Complications: Allergy Medication


Body Posture and Homeostasis

Chinese Medicine, Balance, and Homeostasis

Wu Xing

TCM Life Cycles

Eight Principles: Pattern of Body Balance Identification


Immune Function and Thermoregulation

Understanding Body Homeostasis and Metabolism

Eight Extraordinary Meridians

Six Body Types

Purpose of Differentiation


Treat Branches and Roots

Criteria of the Six Body Types

Characteristics of the Six Body Types

Type P

Type T

Type S

Postural Characteristics

Anatomical Approach: Types M1, M2, and M3

Type M1

Type M2

Type M3

Muscle Meridian Therapy and Skin Cutaneous Therapy

What are Muscle and Sinew Meridians and Cutaneous Meridians?

Muscle Meridian Treatments for Six Body Type Groups

Cutaneous Meridians

Treatment Methods

Clinical Setting

Home Setting

Specific Clinical Cautions and Applications

Muscle Meridian Acupuncture Needling

Gastrointestinal Resuscitation and Moxa Treatment

Moxa Oil and Gua Sha


About the Author


Jeonhee Jang

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Jeonhee Jang works at her acupuncture clinic and wellness center in San Francisco, California. She has more than 20 years of comprehensive exposure to both Eastern and Western medicine through her formal and extensive education and her earlier experience working with her mother, who is a Moxibustion specialist in Korea. Jeonhee earned a Master of Science degree in Oriental medicine from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, California, a master of education degree from Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, and a bachelor’s degree in health education from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Pain Management
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
MEDICAL / Public Health