Practical Application of Meridian Style Acupuncture -eBook

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By John Pirog
Trade paperback book
ISBN 9781881896135
372 pages

An academic, theoretical analysis combined with a practical clinical focus offers a systematic approach to treatment using the logic of meridan theory. Point categories, extraordinary vessels and distant points, are described in terms of meridian theory, which is then applied to musculoskeletal pain and vacuity patterns, attempting a comprehensive and rigorous exposition that is integrated, logical and useful.

3 reviews for Practical Application of Meridian Style Acupuncture -eBook

  1. Wei

    Views are far from traditional protocol.

  2. Greta

    I love this book. It was the first book I read on my journey with TCM. The author does a wonderful job at breaking down organs and their meridians. The author goes in to great detail on antique pints which I have referred back to many times since first reading this book. This is a must read for all TCM providers.

  3. presenceca

    Initially published in 1996, this is a book that has informed a generation of practitioners. Pirog begins with a practical step-by-step approach to acupuncture treatment planning. He examines the meridian system as a whole, including the six Yin-Yang pairs and Zi-Wu cycle. The next section thoroughly covers the point categories: chapters are given to each of the five shu-transport points, luo-connecting, xi-cleft, back-shu and mu-alarm, hui-meeting points, Entry-Exit, Four Seas and more. The Extraordinary Vessels are discussed over several chapters, followed by a section on treatment strategies, including use of the Meridian Sinews for musculoskeletal pain, and techniques for supplementation and drainage. A final section is devoted to the most important points on each meridian, including key indications and point combinations. Meticulously referenced throughout to classical and modern sources, the book is both scholarly and practical, and makes for a very readable text aimed at the advanced student or practitioner in search of something beyond a simple point formulary. This is a book of possibilities rather than protocols, solidly grounded in traditional theory with an eye to contemporary clinical practice.

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