By Piero Ettore Quirico
300 pages, 7.50 x 10.50″
This book offers extensive clinical information on more than 400 acupuncture points, arranged in a conveniently referenced format with a profusion of tables. In three chapters, it discusses in numerical order the acupuncture points of the twelve regular channels, the acupoints of the two extraordinary channels, and lastly the extraordinary points on the head and neck, trunk, upper limbs, and lower limbs. For each point, it provides a linguistic explanation of the Chinese name, a comparison of the modern Western and traditional Chinese medical indications in table form, explanatory notes that synthesize this information, offer contraindications, and provide the applied clinical context, and TCM functions of the points covered.
Offering key point combinations and a complete list of clinical indications for each acupuncture point, this book is an excellent complement to Volume 1, the illustrated point atlas. Because this volume allows readers to easily compare and contrast specific TCM indications and their modern Western counterparts, it enhances understanding of each point’s application, and helps readers advance their practice of Chinese medicine and build a bridge between the Western and Eastern medical paradigms.