Acupuncture Desk Reference is a collection of information assembled to help practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine become highly effective in treatment and successful in practice. Extremely popular with acupuncturists, herbalists, and student practitioners, this 416-page clinic reference book is essential for all acupuncturists. It provides more than 315 Chinese formulas, 370 herbs, Zang Fu, acupuncture points, special categories, clinical indications, methods, practice, and food as medicine for the most common ailments. One third of this book is devoted to Western Medicine, which allows the user to check for drugs, labs, herbal interactions, botanicals, nutrients and supplements. A resource section provides the most up-to-date information for your everyday clinical practice, including insurance providers, suppliers and general health forms for your practice.
Once in a great while an extraordinary book is published that sets an entirely new standard in its field, this book has become the primary reference in the West for the study of acupuncture points and channels. 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. 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.
Each of the 409 important acupuncture points is presented with an anatomical graphic, an overview of the meridian & a photo showing the needle placement. The combination of Chinese sources & the authors' therapeutic experiences provides a sensible balance between the most important indications & practical needs. The names, properties, & applications of the individual acupuncture points have been revised on this basis. Far-Eastern healing methods & Western observation techniques create a bridge between Asian & Western views of acupuncture.
This acupuncture atlas not only provides beginners with an overview of the most important acupuncture points, but experienced practitioners can also learn about seldom used acupuncture points & thus extend their knowledge.
Acupuncture patients who want the nitty-gritty of such needling techniques as depth, placement, and needle type should read The Art of Acupuncture Techniques. It's unique historical perspective preserves theoretical concepts that haven't been taught in China since the Cultural Revolution. If you really want to know what's going on during treatment, whether you're seeking relief from a skin condition, angina, or infertility, it's right on target.
Acupuncture is one of the most popular complementary therapies available to the general public, and yet many know little about it, what it can be used for, and how it works. This guide explains how acupuncture works and what it feels like to have treatment. It discusses how acupuncture helps to balance energy and strengthen immune systems and how it can successfully treat a wide variety of ailments, from panic attacks and hot flashes to asthma, joint pains, and the common cold. Also explained is how acupuncture can be used safely and effectively to treat pregnant women, children, and animals. Self-help information and questionnaires are also included to enable readers to discover more about their own Chinese medicine diagnoses.