Compiled by the faculty of one of China's leading schools of traditional medicine, Acupuncture - A comprehensive Text is among the most authoritative textbooks and reference sources in its
field. Since its translation into English in 1981, it has become a
standard text used throughout the world.
Included are descriptions
of more than a thousand acupuncture points, hundreds of prescriptions
(both ancient and modern) for the treatment of numerous diseases, and
detailed discussion of a variety of acupuncture techniques and
modalities ranging from ear, head, hand and foot acupuncture to
moxibustion, cupping and surgical techniques.
There are chapters
devoted to modern research concerning acupuncture phenomena, and others
which critically analyze ancient theory and methodology. The editors
have also provided a lengthy introduction to the principles of
traditional Chinese medicine, a select bibliography of current research
published in English, and extensive indices.