This book is a two colour atlas that gives precise guidance to the
acupuncturist on 378 acupuncture points, using detailed illustrations
showing human anatomy and point location in cross-section. Coverage of
378 points makes it the most comprehensive atlas available, covering 147
points more than the nearest competitor.
For each point the
accompanying text gives the reader: the point location - in terms of
superficialanatomy operational method - finding the point on the patient
the needle and moxibustion method (technique and expected response) the
cross-sectional anatomy of the needle passage functions or actions of
each point a wide range of clinical indications for the use of a
particular point warnings, where appropriate, on location and needle
techniques at a point.
This is a very practical basic atlas that will aid
needling and enhance general skill. It can be used as a 'refresher'
atlas for the busy practitioner, or as an excellent and thorough
textbook. Chinese knowledge matched with a western practitioner's
perspective makes the text particularly accessible.