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Table of Contents

Section One - Getting Started
1. History of Traditional Thai Medicine
2. Overview of Traditional Thai Medicine
3. Figureheads of Traditional Thai Medicine
4. Thai Healing Arts Wai Khru Ceremony
5. Guidelines for Traditional Thai Medicine Practitioners
Section Two - Thai Anatomy & Physiology
6. Thai Element Theory
7. Organs and Elements
8. Thai Theory of Bodies
9. Thai Energy Centers
10. Khwan (Life Force)
11. SEn (Pathways of Movement)
12. Layers of the Physical Body
13. Release Points
14. Wind Gates
15. Jit Jai (Mind Heart)
Section Three - Disease and Imbalance
16.What Healthy Looks Like
17. Causation of Imbalance
18. Pathways of Disease
19. Elements Out of Balance
20. Diagnosis
Section Four - External Therapies (Bodywork/Massage)
21. Overview of Bodywork
22. Basics
23. Techniques: General
24. Techniques: The SEn
25. Techniques: Points and Wind Gates
26. Techniques: Using Tools (Cupping, Scraping, Tok SEn...)
27. Bone Setting
28. Balms, Liniments and Oils
29. Injuries and Conditions
30. Massage For Balancing Elements
31. Prenatal Thai Massage
32. A Bit More
Section Five - Thai Herbology and Internal Medicine
33. Tastes
34. Medicines
Section Six - Divinatory Medicine & Spirit Medicine
35. Divination in Medicine
36.Spirit Medicine
Section Seven - Buddhism in Traditional Thai Medicine
37. Introduction to Buddhism in Medicine
38. The Story of the Buddha
39. Buddhism and Disease
40. Application Of The Dharma to Traditional Thai Medicine
Section Eight - Lifestyle and Diet
41. Advising Those We Help
42. Lifestyle and Dietary Guidelines for Elemental Balance
Section Nine - Reusi Da Ton: Thai Self Care
43. Reusi Da Ton
Section Ten - Common Ailments and Traditional Thai Medicine Treatments
45. Injuries
46. Conditions
Section Eleven - Back Matter

About the Author

Nephyr Jacobsen is the founder and director of the Naga Center, School of Traditional Thai Massage and Medicine. A writer of articles and curriculum on Thai medicine and massage, Nephyr divides her time between Thailand and Portland, Oregon. For more information visit her website:

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