By Hans-Ulrich Hecker, Angelika Steveling, Elmar T Peuker and Joerg Kastner
This German author team presents a modular TCM educational approach synthesized from their extensive study, teaching, and practice. It provides a thorough model of systematic acupuncture (with references to TCM and practical guides), topography training following the head-to-toe pattern, and TCM training for practice-oriented learning. A substantive text, it covers the basics of locating, measuring, and identifying acupuncture points and channels; an overview of TCM syndromes; TCM identification of disharmony patterns; understanding and addressing conditions of the musculoskeletal system and internal diseases using the modular system; psychosomatic medicine; and cupping. Medical doctors and physicians are perhaps the most intentional audience for this work, as it presents a method of understanding acupuncture that is compatible and approachable for those with years of Western medical training and perception.