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Teaching Atlas of Acupuncture

Volume 1: Channels and Points


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9783131412515
Publication Date: April 2007

Anatomical Structures by each Acupuncture Point

Have you ever wondered about the anatomic structures that are affected locally when you insert a needle in a specific acupuncture point? Have you ever worried, for example, how close you get to the radial artery when needling LU-9 tai yuan?

This lavishly illustrated anatomic atlas of 414 pages by the Italian doctors Quirico and Pedrali provides the reader with concrete answers and reassurance on a wide range of questions pertaining to anatomy in acupuncture practice. The first section offers a concise review of all major acupuncture points, presenting their clinical applications in table format. This is followed by a second section of more than 200 full-color illustrations. Cross-sections depict concrete anatomic structures in the vicinity of each acupuncture point, illustrating skin, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and bones. Lastly, additional information on auricular and scalp acupuncture points, Chinese therapeutic techniques other than acupuncture, and reflexology plates round out the information provided in the two main sections of the book.

Deepen your understanding of acupuncture and increase the efficacy of your practice by perfecting your understanding of the location, needling methods, attaining de qi, anatomic relations, and key clinical indications for each acupuncture point, all in one conveniently referenced location! For detailed clinical information and comparisons between Western and TCM indications of specific acupuncture points, this atlas can be paired with Volume 2, which provides in-depth descriptions of over 400 acupuncture points.

Section 1 General Part
Chapter 1 General Tables
Chapter 2 The Unit of Proportional Measurement: The "Cun"
Chapter 3 The 12 Regular Channels
Chapter 4 The Eight Extra Channels
Chapter 5 The Extra Points
Section 2 Analytical Section
Chapter 6 Head and Neck
Chapter 7 Trunk
Chapter 8 Upper Limbs
Chapter 9 Lower Limbs
Section 3 Other Channels and Collateral Channels
Chapter 10 The Six Great Channels
Chapter 11 The 12 Channel Sinews
Chapter 12 The Six Pairs of Divergent Channels
Chapter 13 The 15 Collateral Channels
Chapter 14 The 12 Cutaneous Channels
Section 4 Appendix
Chapter 15 Auricular Acupuncture
Chapter 16 Reflex Therapies: Neurophysiologic Basics
Bibliography/Further Reading
Control Points of Acupuncture Channels
Graphic Representation of Acupuncture Points
Alphabetical Index of Acupuncture Points
General Index

"This is a thorough guide to traditional acupuncture with easy diagrams and a comprehensive listing of the hundreds of different points. It has superb diagrams to illustrate positioning and anatomical structures: the best I have seen so far in an acupuncture text book. The authors also point out that 'normal anatomy' does not always apply in real life. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to study acupuncture further: it is clear, well-indexed and beautifully illustrated." — 2008 BMA Medical Book Competition Programme and Award Winners

"If I were headed for a desert island and could only bring one acupuncture reference with me…I would confidently reach for this wonderful book. This is an extremely well-organized, often exhaustive, and always easy-to-use reference. It is fun and instructive to browse, and quick and easy to use in the middle of clinic when you need to confirm the location and technique for a point. I know I will enjoy it for years to come." — Colonel Lewis A. Hofmann, Medical Acupuncture

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