Pictorial Atlas of Acupuncture: An Illustrated Manual of Acupuncture Points


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By Yu-Lin Lian & Chun-Yang Chen
Hardcover book
ISBN 9783848002368
351 pages, 9.00 x 12.00″

The (Formerly Seirin) Pictorial Atlas of Acupuncture is a new kind of manual. It illustrates the whole range of acupuncture points and main channels, the Extraordinary Vessels Ren Mai and Du Mai, and the Extraordinary Points in a systematic and clear way. Each of the 409 important points is clarified through a series of three different illustrations:

  • A graphic indicates location on the body.
  • An overview of Channels illustrates the point in the context of its pathway.
  • A photograph shows the acupuncture needle in position.

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 and thus extend their knowledge.

By combining Chinese sources with the authors’ experience in therapy this book features a sensible balance between the most important indications and practical needs. The names, properties, and applications of the individual acupuncture points were then revised on this basis. The team of Chinese and German authors creates a bridge between Asian and western views of acupuncture.

About the Authors:

Yu-Lin Lian is Professor of Acupuncture at the First Teaching Hospital at the College for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Tianjin, China.

Dr. Chun-Yan Chen works in a center for acupuncture and TCM in Regensburg and lectures on acupuncture in various medical associations.

Dr. med. Michael Hammes is currently working at the Neurological Clinic in Lippe-Lemgo and lectures for the German Medical Society for Acupuncture (DAGfA).

Dr. Bernard C. Kolster, physician and physiotherapist, is the author and editor of medical journals.

About the Editors:

Dr. med. Hans P. Ogal is a consultant anesthesiologist and head of the Pain Clinic at the Aeskulap-Klinik Dr. Brander, Center for Holistic Medicine, Brunnen, Lake Lucerne, Switzerland. He lectures for the DAGfA as well as being Associate Lecturer on acupuncture, body energetics, and pain treatment for Philipps University in Marburg.

Dr. Wolfram Stor is a Consultant General Practitioner, guest teaching fellow for acupuncture at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich as well as Head of the Further Education Center and member of the Governing Council of the DAGfA.

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Weight 4.50 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 10 × 2 in


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