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A Tooth From The Tiger’s Mouth: How to Treat Your Injuries with Powerful Healing Secrets of the Great Chinese Warriors

A Tooth From The Tiger’s MouthA renowned expert in Chinese sports medicine and martial arts reveals ancient Eastern secrets for healing common injuries, including sprains, bruises, deep cuts, and much more.

For centuries, Chinese martial arts masters have kept their highly prized remedies as carefully guarded secrets, calling such precious and powerful knowledge “a tooth from the tiger’s mouth.” Now, for the first time, these deeply effective methods are revealed to Westerners who want alternative ways to treat the acute and chronic injuries experienced by any active person. While many books outline the popular teachings of traditional Chinese medicine, only this one offers step-by-step instructions for treating injuries.

 Expert practitioner and martial artist Tom Bisio explains the complete range of healing strategies and provides a Chinese first-aid kit to help the reader fully recover from every mishap – cuts, sprains, breaks, dislocations, bruises, muscle tears, tendonitis and much more. He teaches readers how to:

  • Examine and diagnose injuries
  • Prepare and apply herbal formulas
  • Assemble a portable kit for emergencies
  • Fully recuperate with strengthening exercises and healing dietary advice
  • Buy ingredients and preparations – both locally and on the Internet

Comprehensive and easy to follow, with 158 drawings to illustrate both the treatment strategies and the strengthening exercises, this one-of-a-kind guidebook will finally give readers complete access to the powerful healing secrets of the great Chinese warriors.

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Read an excerpt from Chapter One:

A Tooth from the Tiger’s Mouth: Martial Origins, Modern Alternative (pop-up window)

Read an excerpt from Chapter Seven:

Diet & Health Maintenance (pop-up window)

Read the Reviews:

“Tom Bisio has deftly taken the “tiger’s tooth” and presented it to the reader in this clear and easy to read book. It is a must for any athlete, whether a weekend warrior or a serious competitor. It is also an excellent guidebook for any health care provider who treats sports injuries and is interested in learning powerful alternative methods of treatment. I have used it’s strategies successfully in my practice.”  – Greg Pitaro, M.D.

“The prevention and treatment of physical injury is an important aspect of Chinese medicine that is rarely discussed in a lucid and organized fashion. It’s even more unusual to find an exposition of the topic from a highly experienced clinician and athlete with a deep knowledge of Chinese medicine. The consequence is a text that provides access to important material in a form that is helpful to both patient and practitioner. Because Mr. Bisio has used these methods in his own life, and shared them generously with patients and students the content is not merely theoretical, but is rooted in years of practical application. Finding information of this quality in such an accessible format is a rare occurrence. This book should have enormous value to anyone engaged in an active lifestyle or involved in the management of minor trauma, especially as it relates to sports medicine.” – Kevin V. Ergil, MA, MS, LAc, Director, Graduate Program in Oriental Medicine, Touro College

“This is a gem of a book.

“Tom’s book excels insofar as he provides very concise and accurate information about WHY and WHEN to use different Die Da formulas (based on Chinese medicine theory). Having taken many of Tom’s “Kung Fu Traumatology” courses over the past ten years, I can definitively state that A Tooth From the Tiger’s Mouth provides the very best, fundamental, and practical information available to the athlete and martial artist about treating sports and martial arts injuries with Chinese medicine. I remember hearing Tom talk about these formulas for the first time, making or buying them, and then trying them out on myself or on friends and training partners as we got injured during our training. The bottom line is – they work.

Tom’s book is much more than a discussion of Die Da formulas. There are detailed chapters that describe the principles of Chinese sports medicine, injury prevention with respect to exercise, diet and health preservation, the various therapies of Chinese sports medicine, (including the management of cuts and lacerations, cupping and bleeding, acupressure, massage, and moxibustion), and the treatment of common sports injuries (over 30 are described). Moreover, the book is well-written, logical, and easy to follow. This is a gem of a book and would be welcome addition to any martial artist’s book shelf. The fact that all of the therapies described in the book can be successfully applied to the treatment of sports-related injuries, makes it that more especially valuable.”

“A Must Read for All Martial Artists and Athletes”

“I am a martial artist and a teacher. I have taught over 1000+ students and since that time to this day I keep this book near me.”

“Indispensable reference.”

“I could not believe this book when I received it. I’ve said it is a reference, but it is so much more. It is a journey of discovery. I read it more like a novel, discovering new and interesting things each time I pick it up.

Probably the most useful and important book I’ve purchased in years!”

“Great book!!!”

“This book is awesome. A lot of information. Organized well and easy to understand. If your active, especially in martial arts, it is a must buy!!!”

“A Practical work that is Past Due.”

This book discusses injury management and rehabilitation in direct simple language. It’s content is profound and yet is without artifice. Simply put, it is practical, easy to access, and serves not only the needs of martial artists, but other athletes as well. It’s the kind of book I always wanted to see offered, but never was able to find. Anyone interested in managing injuries (including their own) should read this book!”

“I just finished reading your book……….FANTASIC!!! You not only wrote a very readable text addressed to non-formally trained athletes and martial artists, but it would be an excellent primer for TCM students taking a course like I wish to teach in orthopedics and sports medicine. And you’re absolutely correct……I didn’t learn half the stuff in your book when I went to school. It wasn’t until I was out and started to research that I began to pick some of it up, especially information on topicals. And the sad thing is, 90% of first time patients walking through a practitioner’s door are going to have some type of pain complaint stemming from some form of acute or chronic injury and today’s graduates are poorly trained to handle their treatment effectively. We learn herbal treatments for malaria, dysentery, and other things we’ll never see to treat, but no emphasis is placed on what students really need and what they are going to see.”