Overwhelmed? These CDs will help you... in ways you may not yet realize. Of course they will make passing the herbal portion of your TCM licensing exams much easier. But, more importantly, they will make you more clinically effective. Deciding what modifications to make to your patient's root formula to address her/his concerns is challenging enough without having to go look up the ingredients of the root formula again and again.
After listening to Tunes on Tangs for a few months, the songs will be with you for a lifetime and you won't have to keep checking your textbook. Join TCM students and practitioners around the world who are learning their Chinese herbal formulas the fun and easy way... with Tunes on Tangs!
This double CD-set is a modern version of the age-old tradition of transmitting Chinese herbal knowledge through song. It includes the functions and ingredients for 63 of the classic herbal formulas sung to the accompaniment of catchy pop music.
Tunes on Tangs is a popular study aid that employs a time-tested learning strategy, bridging the gap in resources available to non-Chinese speaking students and practitioners of TCM. It includes over 110 minutes of music in a convenient format, providing the freedom to study almost anywhere. A handsome 20-page lyrics booklet is provided, allowing the listener to sing along or carry as a quick reference.
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So, what do you think? A little quirky, but that will just help you to remember the songs more easily. Kind of like those annoying commercials you can't get out of your head! Notice that for each song, the lyrics are sung twice, followed by the music repeated once more without vocals, in order that you may test your knowledge by reciting the words without assistance.
Over a thousand students and practitioners around the world are humming Tunes on Tangs as they construct formulas for their patients or take exams, and have conveyed abundant gratitude for the help it has provided them (Check out the reviews below). So what are you waiting for? Pick up Tunes on Tangs today!
About the artist:
Joseph Curcio, L. Ac., has a private acupuncture and herbology practice in El Segundo, CA. He is a professor of Medical Physics at Yo San University of Chinese Medicine.
Joe was born and raised in Chicago. Because of his aptitude for applied sciences, he chose to study metallurgical engineering in college. However, his passion throughout his teenage and early adult years was music. Upon receiving his B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, IL in 1995, Joe decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a professional musician.
While working a number of odd jobs as he tried to establish his musical career, which included a three year stint as an aerospace engineer, Joe came to the realization that the music industry was not the dream he had anticipated. During this same time period, he became increasingly more interested in Eastern spiritual practices and began practicing Hatha yoga, going on to become a yoga instructor in 1999.
Despite his daily yoga practice, Joe was plagued by recurring headaches, and so visited an acupuncturist at the urging of a fellow yoga practitioner. He was delighted to discover such a comprehensive and all embracing field as Oriental Medicine, and realized soon after receiving his first treatment that he had been led to his calling. Joe began his formal studies at Emperor's College of TOM in January, 1998. Apart from Oriental medicine, Joe enjoys hiking, cooking, and practicing yoga, and, of course, playing music.
Produced by: Drew Amavisca and Joseph Curcio
Engineer: Drew Amavisca
Graphics: abe design
Chinese Introductions: Dr. Xiuling Ma Ph.D. M.D. China L.Ac.
English introductions: Joseph Curcio
Musical performance: Joseph Curcio
Recorded at Fist Full of Brains studio, La Habra, CA.
All lyrics by Joseph Curcio, published 2000.
All music by Joseph Curcio (except as noted on CD sleeve), copyright 2000.