A Manual of Acupuncture

Once in a great while an extraordinary book is published that sets an entirely new standard in its field. A Manual of Acupuncture, published by Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications, is just such a book. Painstakingly researched over many years by Peter Deadman, editor-in-chief of The Journal of Chinese Medicine, and colleagues Mazin Al-Khafaji and Kevin Baker, this book has become the primary reference in the West for the study of acupuncture points and channels. With the subtle use of color to illustrate the acupuncture points and anatomical features, the new second edition of A Manual of Acupuncture is even more attractive and user-friendly than the first. Introductory chapters describe and illustrate the channels and collaterals, the various categories of points, and methods of selection, location, and needling. Ensuing chapters present each of the points of the 14 channels as well as the extra (miscellaneous) points, identified by their English and pinyin names, and Chinese characters. Each point is located in accordance with the most exacting anatomical standards to be found in any Western textbook. For each point there is a dedicated drawing, followed by regional body drawings. The quality of the 500 drawings is far superior to those in any other TCM text. There are also practical pointers for finding and needling the points, and cautionary information about what to avoid. In addition to point indexes by their English and pinyin names, there is an index identifying every part of the body reached by each of the channels, and separate indexes of point indications listed according to both TCM and biomedical symptoms.

Product Features

  • Introductory chapters on the channels and collaterals, point categories, point selection methods, point location and needling
  • Over 400 illustrations & text descriptions of all points and primary, extraordinary, divergent, luo-connecting & sinew channels
  • The most exacting and accurate anatomical point locations yet published in any English text with practical point location notes to assist in easy location
  • Point actions to aid the understanding and memorization of each point’s principal qualities
  • Substantial commentaries detailing the principal historical & modern applications of points, drawing on classical & modern texts and the extensive clinical experience of the authors

More Info and Reviews

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Kindle Customer on October 12, 2014 at 22:36.

Best Reference for its Niche, but consider the DVD multimedia version. A very well conceived, comprehensive and organized text of acupuncture, for the whole journey from beginning to advanced practice. It provides a very rich and in depth summary of information about each point, both in terms of modern usage and plus selected highlights from the classical chinese texts. There is more specific detail on each point in this manual than I have found in any other source, including for the extra points. It is a delightful resource to just read. The language is…

B. Lawrence "go TCM" on October 12, 2014 at 23:06.

Improved Graphics The Deadman text is required by most TCM schools. If you have the previous version and already know your points this version might not be needed, you can always get the new CD when it comes out. If you are still learning then the illustrations are improved, making it easier to locate the exact location of a point.There have been some corrections made to known errors in the previous edition.Other than that the biggest difference is that the cover is now orange instead of…

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