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Chinese Medicine and the Management of Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrom

A Guide for Practitioners

Hypermobility conditions are more common, complex and varied than the majority of practitioners realise. Every hypermobile patient is unique, and therefore challenging to treat using only a pre-set paradigm or protocol. The hEDS population can be underserved by Western medicine. This book is one of the first of its kind - a Chinese Medicine text focusing specifically on hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. This is an incredibly timely arrival, given that Chinese medicine can serve a number of issues faced by EDS patients including fatigue, pain, supporting gut health and reducing anxiety. An integrative approach is utilised throughout the book. It presents the existing bio-medical narratives before focussing on an in-depth exploration of the Chinese Medicine paradigms, and sketches guidelines for potential integrative treatment scenarios. The overall intention is to promote critical thought and agility on both sides of the treatment relationship. Due to its holistic nature, a Chinese Medicine approach to treating hypermobile conditions allows multiple treatment threads to be brought together. This book will help practitioners create flexible strategies, that prioritise the unique needs of every individual.

Paula Bruno, Ph.D., L.Ac. is a scholar, an educator, a health coach, an AOBTA-CP tui na therapist, and a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. In her first career, Dr. Bruno was a Spanish professor. Her area specialty was national trauma and how it filtered through art and literature. Her knowledge, experience, and expertise in the use of Chinese medicine to treat hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome has made her a sought-after authority on the topic. She maintains a busy practice in Austin, Texas and her online support of hypermobile wellbeing can be accessed at

The first book to offer guidance from Chinese medicine on working with clients with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

•The first book to provide guidance for Chinese medicine practitioners on hEDS

•Author has considerable online presence including 3,058 followers on Twitter, though inactive on Instagram, could maybe encourage to bring this back

•Bringing hypermobility to the frontlist again, only one title since 2014 - Hypermobility on the Yoga Mat, Jess Glenny, 9781787754652

•Some of the common comorbidities of hEDS - including gastroparesis, mast cell activation syndrome and dysautonomia - are getting attention at the moment because long covid sufferers are presenting with these disorders.

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