Table of Contents

Interpreting Chronic Illness - Table of Contents
Chapter One

Turning Our Great Ship: A Sea Change
Phenomenology: The Great Ship’s Wheel
Turning Our Great Ship: A Sea Change

Chapter Two

Beyond Biomedicine
Enlarging the Focus
Building the Framework
Why Interpret Symptoms?

Chapter Three

The Dimension of Touch
The Sense Dimension of Touch
The Heart in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Touch Dimension Core Issue:
The Synchrony-Isolation Axis
   The Heart and Synchrony in Biomedicine
   Touch Dimension: Chronic Illnesses
   The Touch Dimension:
Personal Therapeutic Practices and Masters of Expression

Chapter Four

The Dimension of Taste 
The Sense Dimension of Taste
The Spleen in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Taste Dimension Core Issue:
The Challenge-Anxiety Axis
   Taste Dimension Chronic Illnesses
   Taste Dimension:
   Personal Therapeutic Practices and Masters of Expresson

Chapter Five

The Dimension of Smell
The Sense Dimension of Smell
The Lungs in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Smell Dimension Core Issue:
The Centeredness-Disorientation Axis
Smell Dimension Chronic Illnesses

   A Broader Perspective
   The Smell Dimension:
Personal Therapeutic Practices and Masters of Expression

Chapter Six

The Dimension of Hearing
The Sense Dimension of Hearing
The Kidneys in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Hearing Dimension Core Issue:
The Consolidation-Entropy Axis
Hearing Dimension Chronic Illnesses

   The Hearing Dimension:
Personal Therapeutic Practices and Masters of Expression

Chapter Seven

The Dimension of Sight  
The Sense Dimension of Sight
The Liver in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Sight Dimension Core Issue:
The Creativity-Chaos Axis
The Sight Dimension:
Personal Therapeutic Practices and Masters of Expression

Chapter Eight

Encountering Scylla: Consciousness and Cancer
The Culture of Cancer:
The Myth of Scylla
The Myth of Satan
Cancer Cell Seduction
Causes and Risk Factors of Cancer

   Cancer and the Sense Dimensions
Lessons Learned from Cancer Awareness

Chapter Nine

Encountering Charybdis: The Chronic Illness Vortex
Sensitivity and Susceptibility
The Myth of Charybdis
TCM Theory:
The Energy Cycles
Smooth Sailing; The Health Generating Cycle
      Mother-Child Relationships
      Sailing Against the Tide: The Retrograde Generating Cycle
Troubled Waters: The Control Cycle
Shallow Waters; The Compensation Cycle

Chapter Ten

Create Your Own Five Dimensional Mandala
The Five Sense Dimensions:
Creating a Personal Mandala
Healing Meditation:

   The Sense Dimensional Mandala
Evaluating and Learning from your Responses
The Generating Cycle
Other Cycles:

Retrograde, Generating, Control, and Compensation

Epilogue

Turning Our Great Ship
The Voyage Home

Notes
Index