Liangong The Complete Book
Compiled by Gerald A. Sharp. This one-of-a-kind text of 323 pp. with over 500 hundred photographs and illustrations features Dr. Zhuang performing all 54 exercises. Presented are specific target area(s) for each exercise, as well as eastern and western anatomical language that details precision and exactness of practice in order to maximize benefit. Dr. Zhuang is not only a TCM practitioner, but he is also one of the top one hundred orthopedic physicians in China. The text addresses a multitude of issues for reducing or relieving acute pain, how to enhance synovial fluid and tendon sheaths, as well as in-depth descriptions of how to specifically engage various muscles and joints including the lumbar triangle, the piriformis, the psoas, the rhomboids, the internal and external intercostal muscles, biceps and quadriceps femoris, the popliteal, etc. Information not only focuses on stress release, but also how to enhance internal strength, maximize flexibility, and increase magnitude respiratory motion-a necessary exercise for patients who suffer from chronic bronchitis or cardiovascular disease. Also included are synopses of Dr. Zhuang's scientific research, details of how and why he designed each of the exercises, form and function, historical photos, and more.