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Michael P. Garofalo
Red Bluff, California

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[Listed below are the books that I have borrowed from libraries or friends; or books and charts that I have used in my research and purchased for my home library (VSCL).]



The Acupressure Atlas.  By Bernard C. Kolster M.D. and Astrid Waskowiak M.D.  Healing Arts Press, 2006.  256 pages.  ISBN: 1594770913.  VSCL. 

Acupressure for Emotional Healing.  A Self-Care Guide for Trauma, Stress and Common Emotional Imbalances. By Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D. and Beth Ann Henning, Dip. A.B.T..   New York, Bantam Books, 2004.  Appendices, bibliography, index, 307 pages.  ISBN: 0553382438.  VSCL. 

Acupressure Guide: Alleviate headaches, Neck and Joint Pain, Anxiety Attacks and Other Ailments.  By Dr. Aaron Stein.  Mobile Reference, 2nd Edition, 2009.  160 pages.  ISBN: 1607787784. 

Acupressure Laminated Reference Guide Chart.  Barcharts, Inc., 2005, 6 pages.  ISBN: 1572228393.  VSCL. 

Acupressure's Potent Points: A Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments.  By Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D.  New York, Bantam, 1990.  272 pages.  ISBN: 0553349708.  VSCL. 

: An Easy-To-Use Handbook of Simple Exercises and Self-Massage Techniques for Busy People.  By Amiyo Ruhnke and Anando Wurzburger.  Tuttle Publishing, 1996.  ISBN: 0804830819.

.  What Type of Massage to Get and How to Make the Most of It.   By Thomas Claire.  New York, William Morrow, Quill, 1995.  Index, bibliography, glossary, notes,
resources, 440 pages.  ISBN: 0688149529.   VSCL. 

Chi Self-Massage: The Taoist Way of Rejuvenation.   By Mantak Chia.  Healing Tao Books, 1991.  Reissue Edition.  176 pages.  ISBN: 0935621016.   

Chinese Qigong Massage: General Massage.  By Yang Jwing-Ming and Alan Dougall.   YMAA Pub., 1992.  336 pages.  ISBN: 0940871254.

Chinese Self-Massage Therapy: The Easy Way to Health.   By Fan Ya-Li.  Blue Poppy Press, 1999.  154 pages.  ISBN: 0936185740.   

Do-In 2: The Art of Rejuvenation Through Self-Massage and Breathing Exercises.  By Jacques de Langre.  Happiness Press, 1978.  52 pages.  ISBN: B0006X205O.

A Gift for Healing: How You Can Use Therapeutic Touch.  By Deborah Cowens.  Three Rivers Press, 1996.  254 pages.  ISBN: 0517886510.

Healing Self-Massage: Over 100 Simple Techniques for Re-energizing Body and Mind.  By Kristine Kaoverii Weber.  Collins and Brown, 2005.  96 pages.  ISBN: 1843402114. 

Intermediate and Advanced Acupressure Course Booklet.  By Wendy Warren with Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D..  Edited by Alice Hiatt.  Berkeley, California, 5Acupressure Institute, School of Massage Theraphy, 1984, 2002.  52 pages.  VSCL. 

Jobs' Body: A Handbook for Bodywork
.   By Deane Juhan.  Foreword by Ken Dychtwald.  Barrytown, New York, Station Hill Press, 1987.  Index, bibliography, 365 pages.  ISBN:  0882681346.  VSCL. 

KindTouch Massage: Self-Massage for Health and Well-Being.   By Lynne Walters and Kathleen M. Webster.  Sterling Pub., 2002.   Book and CD combination.  146 pages.
ISBN: 0806915439.

Me-ssage: A Natural Method of Full Body Self-Massage.   By Judy Unell.  Trafford, 2003.  48 pages.  ISBN:  1553697499.

Qigong: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes

Qigong Massage - Self Massage.   Instructional videotape by Yang Jwing-Ming.  YMAA Publications, 1999.   

Self-Massage:  A Complete 15-Minutes-A-Day Massage System for Health and Healing.  By Jacqueline Young.  Thorsons Pub., 1992.   128 pages.  ISBN: 0722525109.   

Self-Massage for Your Eyes.  By Simon Wang.  Part of the Chinese Health Library Series.  East Health Development Group, 1998.  ISBN: 0964160560.  

Sexual Reflexology: Activating the Taoist Points of Love.  By Mantak Chia and William U. Wei.  Destiny Books, 2003.  2nd Edition.  192 pages.  ISBN: 0892810882.

Stretching and Flexibility: Links, Bibliography, Resouces, Quotes, Notes

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Taijiquan: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes   

Trigger Point Therapy Workbook:  Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief.  By Clair Davies.  New Harbinger Pub., 2001.  267 pages.  ISBN: 1572242507. 

VSCL = Valley Spirit Center Library, Red Bluff, California

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