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1. A Manual of Acupuncture
2. Color Atlas of Acupuncture: Body
3. Acupuncture Desk Reference
4. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion
5. Floral Acupuncture: Applying the
6. Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text
7. Acupuncture for Everyone: What
8. Complete Idiot's Guide to Acupuncture
9. Acupuncture: Everything You Ever
10. Acupuncture and the Chakra Energy
11. The Essential Guide to Acupuncture
12. Acupuncture: The Ancient Chinese
13. Veterinary Acupuncture: Ancient
14. Acupuncture for Weight Loss and
15. Pocket Atlas of Acupuncture (Complementary
16. Acupuncture in the Treatment of
17. How to Practice Qigong: The Basics
18. Ear Acupuncture: A Precise Pocket
19. An Introduction to Western Medical
20. The Art of Acupuncture Techniques

1. A Manual of Acupuncture
by Peter Deadman, Mazin Al-Khafaji, Kevin Baker
Hardcover: 670 Pages (2007-06-25)
list price: US$150.00 -- used & new: US$120.00
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Asin: 0951054651
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Once in a great while an extraordinary book is published that sets an entirely new standard in its field. A Manual of Acupuncture, published by Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications, is just such a book. Painstakingly researched over many years by Peter Deadman, editor-in-chief of The Journal of Chinese Medicine, and colleagues Mazin Al-Khafaji and Kevin Baker, this book has become the primary reference in the West for the study of acupuncture points and channels. With the subtle use of color to illustrate the acupuncture points and anatomical features, the new second edition of A Manual of Acupuncture is even more attractive and user-friendly than the first. Introductory chapters describe and illustrate the channels and collaterals, the various categories of points, and methods of selection, location, and needling. Ensuing chapters present each of the points of the 14 channels as well as the extra (miscellaneous) points, identified by their English and pinyin names, and Chinese characters. Each point is located in accordance with the most exacting anatomical standards to be found in any Western textbook. For each point there is a dedicated drawing, followed by regional body drawings. The quality of the 500 drawings is far superior to those in any other TCM text. There are also practical pointers for finding and needling the points, and cautionary information about what to avoid. In addition to point indexes by their English and pinyin names, there is an index identifying every part of the body reached by each of the channels, and separate indexes of point indications listed according to both TCM and biomedical symptoms. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (33)

5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous book.
Simple. Great book, detailed, specific pictures. Worth the investment if point locations, descriptions along with a plethora of other detailed information is what you seek.


4-0 out of 5 stars Must-Have Reference Book for Acupuncture
This book is a must-have reference book for studying acupuncture and oriental medicine.It goes through the chinese name, meaning, and location of all points, plus other material.

5-0 out of 5 stars A precious Text for Acupuncture practitioner
What I love about this text is that it is a professional Acupuncture textbook. It has a clear illustration and picture of the acupoint and the meridian. It also has the name of the point with Chinese Character. The content is sorted in orderly and easy to search or study. The print paper is thick and nice this makes the textbook look serous and precious which I love. The one I have is black cover so it looks grace. This book also contains many diseases & symptoms and tells what acupoints should be used for treatment (in TCM we call acupuncture prescription).
Only what I feel it should improve is that some acupoints are shown by female explicit expression such as the breast. I personally think that is not necessary. The other thing is that this book neither has Ear Acupuncture nor Moxibustion like what acupuncture textbook should.You may need extra book for these two parts I mentioned as they are very useful in clinic as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is just outstanding
Anyone who is studying acupuncture needs this book. Without this, points location would be very difficult. This is a book to take with you during study and for you when you have your own practice. This is worth every penny and something to treasure throughout your career - wherever you are at the moment, be it student or qualified.

2nd year acupuncture student under Naomi Elizabeth Shuchter
Best instructors ever: Bill Mertin, Anna Louisa Anselmo, Naomi Shuchter

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Reference for its Niche, but consider the DVD multimedia version.
A very well conceived, comprehensive and organized text of acupuncture, for the whole journey from beginning to advanced practice.It provides a very rich and in depth summary of information about each point, both in terms of modern usage and plus selected highlights from theclassical chinese texts.There is more specific detail on each point in this manual than I have found in any other source, including for the extra points.It is a delightful resource to just read.The language is clear, straightforward and does not bog down in overly heavy detail either.It is well enough organized to assist in problem solving for particular conditions.

But, I recommend searching a little further and considering an even richer treasure -- the DVD multimedia verison of this same Manual.It contains everything in the printed text plus some additional enhancements.On the DVD, it is generally easier to appreciate the organization of points by their meridians, their inter-relationships and to follow well-designed sections detailing out the anatomy of critical landmarks such as the spinous processes, ribs, and other bony landmarks.Both the text and DVD contain thorough coverage on precautions to take when needling near organs.Both have extensive charts, historical information and cross-referencing by indications.

The interactive study tools in the DVD version and the ability to construct your own practice tests, as well as the ease of computer-added search make the digital version my favorite over the printed text.

One Caveat:It is important to know that the DVD employs frustrating DRM limitations which require that the user keep the DVD in their disk drive anytime they want to use the program.I find this intermittently slows down acquisition of a link and occasionally necessitates rebooting the entire computer due to some odd hangup.Printed texts fortunately bypass these irritations. ... Read more

2. Color Atlas of Acupuncture: Body Points - Ear Points - Trigger Points (Complementary Medicine (Thieme Paperback))
by Hans-Ulrich Hecker, Angelika Steveling, Elmar Peuker, Joerg Kastner
Paperback: 352 Pages (2008-05-19)
list price: US$44.95 -- used & new: US$37.17
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Asin: 3131252227
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This is the book professionals have been asking for! For the first time, a single pocket atlas covers all the major body and ear acupuncture points, as well as an extensive coverage of trigger points. Detailed descriptions of the localization, needling depth, indications, and functions of each point are provided. The different schools of ear acupuncture (e.g. Chinese v. Nogier), often a source of confusion for many practitioners, are presented side-by-side, enhancing this book's usefulness as a daily reference guide. This second edition includes an updated and expanded section on trigger points with 30 additional full-color images.

The authors come from diverse specialties, giving you the most complete and accurate information available. Acupuncture points are described using the "visual-didactic processing system", which is rapidly gaining praise and recognition for its easy-to-use format.The clearly written text is augmented by high-quality color images.

The Color Atlas of Acupuncture is ideal as a quick reference in your daily practice or as an exam preparation guide. This wealth of information makes it invaluable to experienced practitioners and to those new to acupuncture. This book is just becoming a classic text in the field!

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5-0 out of 5 stars very successful purchase !
I't great ! I loved it, easy to read, easy to navigate through, pictures are excellent, it's a small book , easy to carry with you, yet it gives more than enough details to find the points.
this is was a very successful purchase ! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars This book is great for amateurs!
I use trigger points to relieve pain and this book has pretty pictures and gives you very nice descriptions and photos to let you know how to relieve some painful areas.Of course, if you haven't gone to school you won't understand the depth descriptions and so forth, but the pictures make this book worth the money.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great
I like this book for point location.Anatomical references are very good and I feel I can "grok" the point.I found the trigger point areas somewhat tedious, but liked the excellent anatomical references.For a "visual person" this one is great.It's a little thick though.

3-0 out of 5 stars Very good for what it covers
I have found this book very useful for certain points.Unfortunately the Body Acupuncture Points section only covers about 117 points and does not cover all the points I need.For example, for the Lung Channel it only includes Lu-1, Lu-5, Lu-7, Lu-9, and Lu-11.The Pericardium Channel only includes Pc-3, Pc-6, and Pc-7.The Kidney Channel covers Ki-3, Ki-6, Ki-7, and Ki-27.The drawings and pictures, as well as the information provided on these points, are very good.I like the fact that not only do they have drawings but actual human body pictures locating the points, and it does show most of the points on these pictures, even though it does not name or describe them.

Some additional points are shown in Section 3, Trigger Points, but that section is basically by muscle or section and the points come incidental to treatment and are not listed in the index so it is not easy to find them.Also the information on these points is limited to a diagram and a brief description of location so it is useful only for treating the particular trigger point.This section is the largest section in the book and covers 35 muscles or muscle groups.The information provided in this section appears to be very good.

Part 2 of the book, Ear Acupuncture, is very good and probably would rate five stars.

I would probably buy this book again because it is very good for the covered areas with useful concise information, but it is limited.If it covered more points, it would definitely be a five star book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great atlas!
Very good and compact reference. Outstandingly clear depiction of the points.
The only missing thing I'd like to be included is the meridian activity time-table. ... Read more

3. Acupuncture Desk Reference
by David J Kuoch
Spiral-bound: 416 Pages (2007-08-01)
list price: US$44.95 -- used & new: US$29.67
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Asin: 0615154638
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Acupuncture Desk Reference is a collection of information assembled to help practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine become highly effective in treatment and successful in practice. Extremely popular with acupuncturists, herbalists, and student practitioners, this 416-page clinic reference book is essential for all acupuncturists. It provides more than 315 Chinese formulas, 370 herbs, Zang Fu, acupuncture points, special categories, clinical indications, methods, practice, and food as medicine for the most common ailments. One third of this book is devoted to Western Medicine, which allows the user to check for drugs, labs, herbal interactions, botanicals, nutrients and supplements. A resource section provides the most up-to-date information for your everyday clinical practice, including insurance providers, suppliers and general health forms for your practice. ... Read more

4. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion (Third Edition 2010)
by Cheng Xinnong
Hardcover: 577 Pages (2010-05-01)
list price: US$169.00 -- used & new: US$61.00
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Asin: 7119059947
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Acupuncture and Moxibustion are indispensable parts of traditional Chinese medicine in the prevention and control of disease. Since the founding of the Peoples' Republic of China, these arts have been developed and are highly regarded by the international academic community. Based upon Essentials of Chinese Acupuncture, used as a textbook by the International Acupuncture Training Centers in Beijing, Shanghai and Nanjing, Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion incorporates the rich experience of class teaching and clinical practice and the results of acupuncture research, retaining the characteristic features of the traditional theory of acupuncture and stressing the integration of theory and practice. The book consists of eighteen chapters and four appendices. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion was compilted by the International Acupuncture Training Centers and Acupuncture Institute of China, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, on commission of the Ministry of Public Health. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Very basic, not much depth
I have been teaching TCM and other forms of Traditional Oriental Medicine for about 10 years now. The only reason I use this book is because it isrequired for the National Board Certification. Other books were written in English and can better explain the depth and variation needed to be a good practitioner. The translation is difficult at times to understand. This should be had on your shelf as a reference but not as your primary text.

1-0 out of 5 stars Purchase only if you are required to do so...
To give an honest review i would undoubtedly repeat what many have already stated, let me instead offer my history with the book. When i entered TCM school a friend who was a recent graduate and handed me her copy, she said "you will need to memorize this...it's my gift to you." I said "won't you want this for your practice, to reference?" She said "no, i would never open it again." This was strange to me at the time, then of course, like most students of TCM i was forced to, as she said, memorize it, got through the boards and then a friend was entering the program, thus i handed it on...he said, "won't you need it?" And of course i said..."no, this is a book i was required to read, for me now...i will reference other texts" the actual end of the sentence for which i held my tongue (so as not to discolor his experience) would have been "it is a worthless pile of trash, written in a grammar no better than a fourth grade elementary student."
That pretty much sums it up. If you are a student, buy it, read it, memorize it...then after the boards pass it on, otherwise there are a number of decent texts available that are more worthwhile.

4-0 out of 5 stars Software comes with book
I use this book for school.I've been told by my friends that the software that comes with this book is great but I can't use it on my Mac.

4-0 out of 5 stars Practical clinical guide
It is the textbook from which a majority of acupuncture board exam questions are selected from. I especially like its point selections for treating a list of common illnesses toward the back of the book. The author not only does a good job explaining why so and so points are selected for such an illness, but also only list the very essential andeffective points.
Deadman's Manual of Acupuncture have much better points diagrams.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book, excellent shape, wonderful price!
I was searching for a very affordable version of this book, shopped here, found this vendor and ordered it!Came in days, well packed and brand new shape!Love this book, great for any student of TCM.IF this vendor has any other TCM must haves, I would order from him again! ... Read more

5. Floral Acupuncture: Applying the Flower Essences of Dr. Bach to Acupuncture Sites
by Warren Bellows
Paperback: 128 Pages (2005-07-01)
list price: US$19.99 -- used & new: US$11.97
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Asin: 1580911692
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Certified flower essence practitionaer Deborah Craydon and licensed acupuncturist Warren Bellows combine their experience to create a highly effective holistic method to self-treat you body, mind, and spirit. By applying flower essences (in place of needles) to corresponding acupuncture points, it is possible to stimulate the movement of energy (chi), starting a powerful healing process. Filled with full-color instructional photographs, this practical guidebook is suitable for both professional and home use, and includes treatments for common ailments and conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and stress. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Love Deborah and Her Book
Deborah and Warren share a most important facet of well documented light healing in this book. Applying flower essences to their corresponding meridians is moving our bodies consciousness to receive the sacred gifts of the imprinted clusters within the essences. This is a safe way to open up our stagnancies to the divine. Moving away from the use of metal within traditional acupuncture, and into the delicate soulful grace of the flower realm, they describe full body applications for the bodyworker or the self-healer. Taking tradition to a whole new level! Important and essential! This book is highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very effective & unique approach using floral essences
This book is unique and groundbreaking and well-illustrated showing locations to apply floral essences to the body.Highly effective, yet simple and easy-to-apply treatment approach. Worth buying!

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing useful book!
I love this book!I use it regularly in the clinic where I work and clients find the treatment very useful and relaxing.There's lovely descriptions of each flower essence and detailed photos showing application.
This would be a great addition to any alternative healing profession.

4-0 out of 5 stars A little to "flowery" for me
I've been using Bach flower essences in my therapeutic massage practice for over 20 years with amazing results!The information presented in this book is of benefit for anyone interested in massage and acupressure.The pictures are beautifully done, and the explanations of point locations easy to follow.But I found the writing of the main text to be too "flowery" at times (yes, I know that's a pun...) - just too esoteric.It may turn off readers who are new to the subject and not into new-age lingo.But useful otherwise.

5-0 out of 5 stars Floral Acupuncture: Applying The Flower Essences Of Dr. Bach To Accupuncture Sites
This book is exactly what I was looking for.I like it so much that I am taking the course to learn how to apply the the tecnique to myself and others. I highly reccommend it to those who are exploring alternative medical practices. ... Read more

6. Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text
by Chen Chiu Hseuh
Hardcover: 741 Pages (1981-10-15)
list price: US$75.00 -- used & new: US$62.00
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Asin: 0939616009
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Compiled by the faculty of one of China's leading schools of traditional medicine, Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text is among the most authoritative textbooks and reference sources in its field. Since its translation into English in 1981, it has become a standard text used throughout the world.

Included are descriptions of more than a thousand acupuncture points, hundreds of prescriptions (both ancient and modern) for the treatment of numerous diseases, and detailed discussion of a variety of acupuncture techniques and modalities ranging from ear, head, hand and foot acupuncture to moxibustion, cupping and surgical techniques.

There are chapters devoted to modern research concerning acupuncture phenomena, and others which critically analyze ancient theory and methodology. The editors have also provided a lengthy introduction to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, a select bibliography of current research published in English, and extensive indices. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Stood the test of time!
What does the 1981 copyright have to do with anything? The book has stood the test of time. I've had my copy since 1984 and still refer to it regularly. Some don't like the book because it covers the acupoints by anatomical region. Point descriptions include traditional location descriptions, precise anatomical locations, traditional functions, indications, illustrative combinations, classical combinations, needling method plus additional remarks.

There are separate sections on ear acupuncture, surgical techniques, needling methods in the Nan Jing (Classic of Difficulties), a concise theory and diagnosis section. Of note, the index has the main pages for each acupoint in bold to set them apart from other references, a perhaps small but important indication of the thought that went into the layout of the book. If I had to have only one book on acupuncture, this would be it. Fact is, with all of its 741 pages, this book is the bible, at least in English!

3-0 out of 5 stars Has flaws, but don't we all!
This is a detailed and comprehensive work, with a great deal of useful information despite it's 1981 copyright.However, the organization of meridians and points is a bit chaotic, as the authors have attempted to create a "functional clinical" model of point selection and location. The meridians and points are divided by body region, "common" points, extra points and points of "rare" usage.Unless you subscribe to the same 150 common points as the authors, you will have to search around a bit. The indices do help in that regard.

The individual point descriptions are among some of the best I've seen.The meridian charts are the cheap Chinese type, form a lump in the middle of the book and are better supplemented with other sources.I can't say I refer to this text much, but when I do it's very useful.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great "all around" Book....
This book is great for a "overall review".

Do not use this book alone however, I would use it WITH the required books from school.

Like most books, 70-80% of the book is the same/similar to the others, however that 20%+ can make a difference and sometimes even help you "click" and understand a concept or lesson.

Good luck!

4-0 out of 5 stars A Voluminous (only slightly flawed) Mainstay
This book got short shrift in our education even though we bought in in the first year or two.

It is essential for its coverage of auricular and scalp acupuncture (not to mention other imaging styles such as "nose acupuncture").It also has a slightly different view of channel pathology symptoms from "Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion" (CAM) or "Foundations of Chinese Medicine."

The way they organize the body points (by regions of the body and commonality of usage), however, is too counter-intuitive to be useful in practice.

In fact, I think that Deadman's Manual of Acupuncture would make a much better body point reference than Shanghai, CAM, or Foundations... Deadman's book is entirely based on the classics and cites its sources.

They really should put out a new edition of Shanghai with better body point organization.

But, for the student and practitioner, this is a gem. ... Read more

7. Acupuncture for Everyone: What It Is, Why It Works, and How It Can Help You
by Ruth Lever Kidson, Dr. Ruth Kidson
Paperback: 224 Pages (2001-01)
list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$5.98
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Asin: 0892818999
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Learn how to find a good practitioner and what to expect from consultation and treatment* Recommended for acupuncturists' waiting rooms.* Designed for people with no previous knowledge of acupuncture.

In this revised edition of Acupuncture for Everyone--regarded by many practitioners as the most concise and useful book about acupunture available--Dr. Kidson provides a clear understanding of how acupuncturists make their diagnoses and how this determines what treatment they implement. Illustrations are included to help the reader understand what the acupuncturist does and why. Kidson also explains the fundamental principles of Chinese medicine underlying this effective therapy, offers advice on how to find a good practitioner, and shows what to expect from consultation and treatment. Anyone considering acupuncture for treatment of a health condition will find their questions and concerns allayed by this invaluable little book. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect Book on the basics of Acupuncture
This book is excellent for describing Acupuncure, the history and the benefits in a clear and concise manner. There are case studies, comparisons between Western and Eastern medicine and detailed explanations.I loved this book and read it in two nights.

3-0 out of 5 stars acupuncture anyone?
Saw this book sitting on my chiropractor's desk..in my opinion..get acupuncture from a licensed acupuncturist.. LAc's have 4-6 years of education whereas most chiropractors have less than 1 year.This book is great for a beginner, really covers the basics.By the way, acupuncture is amazing!

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice Book
What I like about this book, is that it lists hypothetical scenarios of patients coming in with specific health problems, guides you through the diagnosis of the patient based on TCM, and outlines the treatment points.

Definitely a useful addition to a TCM student's library.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I was looking for
I bought a number of acupuncture books to learn a little bit more about the treatments I am getting.I really wanted to know the general history of the subject and how it works and why.This was definitely the best book out of the six I looked at!There were some other good ones, but they were too involved and much more suited to someone studying the practice.Some were just too elementary or dummed down.This presented a very intelligent and interesting historical review and then taught you the basics of the body's systems, meridians, points, and gave examples of how certain diseases, ailments, injuries are treated.Not all encompassing, but just the exact amount of information that I wanted and needed.I would recommend it to anyone considering acupuncture or anyone who just wants to have a better understanding of it.It's a pretty quick read that I did in a matter of a few nights.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is phenomenal book!
Great book,great info and I will definitely be going to an acupuncturist after reading this.I have since making this reveiw been to one twice. OMG it was incredible. No sinus pressure or headaches for EIGHT MONTHS before I had to go back. It sure beats poppin allergy pills etc. and less expensive and more healthy in the long run. Downside is it is a little expensive but less than what all med and docs and missed work add up to!! My first visit was 100 bucks and 75.00 each visit thereafter, not bad consider how freakin awesome it made me feel and how long it lasted. ... Read more

8. Complete Idiot's Guide to Acupuncture and Acupressure
by David W. Sollars
Paperback: 360 Pages (2000-08-18)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$8.50
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Asin: 0028639421
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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If you are interested in knowning more about acupressure and acupuncture, this guide covers all aspects of treatment from choosing a practitioner to follow-up excercises.It provides a comprehensive listing of medical ailments from acne to menopause that can be healed naturally.

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2-0 out of 5 stars Mistitled book
The title should state "Complete Idiot's Guide to Acupressure" because there's very little puncture data. Not worth the price in my opinion. I learned from it but not what I was hoping.

5-0 out of 5 stars Is this wise?
While I admire many other books in the series (particularly the volume on satanic love-making techniques) I was a little concerned by the wisdom of this volume. Should we really be encouraging 'complete idiots' to try their hand at sticking needles into the nervous systems of others in the name of medicine? Still, it's not quite as worrrying as the announcement of the forthcoming 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Performing Gender-Realignment Surgery'.

1-0 out of 5 stars Disappointment
I am looking to understand accupuncture and accupressure without having to suffer through reading text-book style presentations on the subject.Hence my choice of an "Idiot's Guide" book -- I thought it would give me, in layman's terms, a greater understanding of the concepts on which accupuncture and accupressure are based -- kind of a mini-course on the subject.Instead, it focused on what practitioners of these medical arts can do for the patient and what to expect when visiting a practitioner.

While the book does provide descriptions of points that can be stimulated on one's body to alleviate selected conditions as well as visuals in the form of pictures, these are quite limited and not easy to follow.

Also, as I read the book, I was annoyed by the poor editing of the text.Frequent grammatical problems undermine the book's credibility.

Hence my disappointment.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Introduction
If you know nothing about Acupuncture or Acupressure and are considering treatment this book is a great introduction.Although it talks about Acupressure more than Acupuncture the pressure points are the same for both methods.It talks about the most common issues people seek treatment for, explains what to expect on your first visit, and the basic science behind this ancient form of treatment. I highly recommend it for people who are considering this treatment and have no experience with it.

2-0 out of 5 stars not as excepted
this book talks more about acupressure and how to use it butdoes not go into that much depth for accupunture. ... Read more

9. Acupuncture: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask
by Gary F. Fleischman, Charles Stein
Paperback: 192 Pages (1998-04-01)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$8.65
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Asin: 1886449090
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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If you have ever been treated by an acupuncturist and want to understand what it is all about, or if you are curious about whether acupuncture might work for you or someone you love, here is a straight-forward presentation of the basic facts about acupuncture in an easy-to-follow and easy-to-understand Question and Answer Format.Acupuncture can help headaches, diabetes, strokes and seizures, menstrual problems, infertility, gallstones, respiratory ailments, emotional disturbances, AIDS, cancer and many other health problems.Dr. Gary F. Fleischman is a board-certified acupuncturist and medical doctor. He is a recipient of the "Excellence in Acupuncture Award" for the 1995 edition of _Outstanding American Acupuncturists_. He lives and practices acupuncture in New Haven, Connecticut. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Informative
This book contains much worthwhile information about acupuncture written in an approachable style. If you are currently undergoing acupuncture treatment or contemplating it, it takes the mystery out of the practice.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent book.
Well structured, contentful and easy to understand. I am delighted to have read this book.Thank you Dr. Fleischman for sharing your valuable knowledge and experiments with public in such anindepth and easy to understand manner. ... Read more

10. Acupuncture and the Chakra Energy System: Treating the Cause of Disease
by John R. Cross
Paperback: 208 Pages (2008-07-29)
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Asin: 1556437218
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Acupuncture and the chakra energy system have both become increasingly mainstream in the West, but rarely have the two approaches been joined into one practice. Acupuncture and the Chakra Energy System: Treating the Cause of Disease does just that. By comparing the traditional approaches of Chinese medicine and modern Western acupuncture with the chakra energy system of Ayurvedic philosophy, author John Cross offers clinically proven strategies for treating the causes of conditions, not just the symptoms.

The book describes the seven major and twenty-one minor chakras in detail and explains how each is related to the body's aura, meridians, Key points, endocrine glands, autonomic nervous system, and varying symptomatology. Focusing on how to use the chakras in the treatment of chronic physical and emotional conditions—osteo-arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, low back pain with sciatica, insomnia, hypertension, depression, menopausal symptoms, and frozen shoulder, among others—Cross’s clear, in-depth explanations make his techniques easy for anyone to follow. Including appendices on how to use the chakras with copper and zinc needles and biomagnets, as well as which types of patients respond to such treatments, Acupuncture and the Chakra Energy System is a well-rounded guide for acupuncturists and other practitioners as well as interested students. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Not what I was expecting. Index of symptoms does not help
I was hoping to be able to find a symptom in the Index and find the points on the page.There are few symptoms to choose from. Very general.Lay out of book is not easy for me to follow. Maybe it is great for another person.

5-0 out of 5 stars Acupuncture and the Chakra Energy System
Absolutely brilliant! It surpassed all of my expectations and I recommend it to all chinese medicine practitioners.

5-0 out of 5 stars a deeper look into energy systems
A great work, combining Chinese and Indian body energy systems. If you are not an acupunturist, this book helps you understand how everything within our bodies is interdependent. And canbe used mainly as a reference book. ... Read more

11. The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth
by Debra Betts
Hardcover: 320 Pages (2006-05-01)
list price: US$70.00 -- used & new: US$68.78
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Asin: 0951054694
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In this beautifully-designed clinical textbook, acupuncturist Debra Betts draws on more than 15 years of experience specializing in the use of acupuncture during pregnancy and childbirth. Acupuncture is an ideal form of treatment in that it offers women drug-free relief from a multitude of problems that can arise during this time. Even for conditions like morning sickness, sciatica and symphysis pubis pain, which are often regarded as part of a normal pregnancy, acupuncture can not only improve a woman’s quality of life, but also prevent them from becoming serious enough to necessitate medical treatment. Pre-birth acupuncture can enhance an efficient labor, and the teaching of acupressure to a woman’s partner or caregiver can make a great difference in the levels of pain experienced during labor. During labor itself, acupuncture can play a role in actively reducing the level of medical interventions such as inductions, forceps deliveries, and caesarean sections. Acupuncture can provide effective treatment for disorders such as pregnancy-induced hypertension and posterior presentation, and help induce labor, allowing women to achieve natural childbirth. Each topic in The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth is presented from both a Western and traditional Chinese medical perspective. The discussion of clinical treatments reflects what has actually worked in practice for the author and the midwives she has worked with. The text is illuminated with clinical case histories, illustrations, and color photographs. “From my perspective, the use of acupuncture in pregnancy care and childbirth appears to be limited only by the reluctance of acupuncture practitioners to become involved in this specialist area. I hope that this book will go some way towards overcoming this, strengthening practitioners’ sense of confidence and expanding the range of treatments offered to women throughout pregnancy and childbirth.” --- from the Preface ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I got this book for my daughter who is a licensed acupuncturist and was pregnant at the time. She was very pleased with the book for herself and now says she can use it in her practice. Called it a "great textbook."

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have!
A great book that every TCM practicioner, but also every midwife should read. It has all the necessary and relevant information about Pregnancy and Childbirth and the possibilities of TCM to heal/help solving almost any problem during pregnancy and childbirth. Excellent book!

5-0 out of 5 stars A must-have
Excellent book, a must-have for every acupuncturist treating anyone during pregnancy.Clear, concise, well written, excellent. ... Read more

12. Acupuncture: The Ancient Chinese Art of Healing and How it Works Scientifically
by Felix Mann
Paperback: 256 Pages (1973-01-12)
list price: US$12.00 -- used & new: US$3.00
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Asin: 0394717279
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Dr. Felix Mann, President of the Medical Acupuncture Society, is one of the outstanding Western practitioners of the ancient Chinese art, which he has been using for some years in London. In this complete revision of his 1962 book -- over half of which is entirely new material -- he describes in detail for the first time how acupuncture works from a scientific point of view, explaining the neurophysiological mechanism involved as well as the basic principles and laws according to the theories of traditional Chinese medicine. Written for both the layman and the medical profession, the book illustrates its points with case histories drawn from Dr. Mann's own patients in England. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Learn how acuupuncture really got started in the western world
Acupuncture took off slowly in the West.
This book validates TCM for those with a "scientific" mind.It is intereastingto see how it started and what the thinking towards holistic medicine was.
A good primer. Not a sit down thumb through it type book...heavy and meaty.

3-0 out of 5 stars very informative!
Haven't had a chance to read all the way through, but the parts I have looked at seem easy to read and full of info!

5-0 out of 5 stars Valuable, plain and simple
This is a most valuable addition to any accupuncturist's collection of literature. It offers some of the earliest clinical trials on Accupuncture, carried out by Felix Mann.

The book shows his research and findings, discusses the meridians and how they relate to his dermatomes, and generally discusses the TCM theory (which includes the 5 element interactions explained in great detail.) At times, some of the diagrams seem crowded, but the information in this book dwarfs that fact by far.

Some of the topics in the book include:
-Medical experiments carried out on animals, research statistics
-Medical cases as they relate to accupuncture
-5 Element theory
-Accupoint categories and their meeting points
-Pulse diagnosis ... Read more

13. Veterinary Acupuncture: Ancient Art to Modern Medicine
by Allen M. Schoen DVMMS
Hardcover: 628 Pages (2001-01-15)
list price: US$139.00 -- used & new: US$123.28
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Asin: 032300945X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This revision reflects major updating, expansion of hot topics, and coverage of trends, current areas of research interest, and controversies in veterinary acupuncture. The book begins with the history and concepts of acupuncture and continues with the anatomic and neurophysiologic basis of acupuncture, research on acupuncture, practical techniques, instrumentation, and point selection. Part two covers acupuncture in small animals, including a canine atlas, avian acupuncture, and chapters that focus on disorders grouped by body systems. Part three is devoted to acupuncture in large animals. It begins with three different equine atlases, followed by equine acupuncture treatment according to body system, and concludes with acupuncture in cattle and a porcine acupuncture atlas. Part four covers failures in veterinary acupuncture and veterinary manipulative therapies. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Interesting book which accounts for this ancient discipline applied to animals. It is reassuring to know that animals can be healed this way as well!

4-0 out of 5 stars finally I get it!
Have been taking an extensive course in TCVM and was realy struggling with a few concepts, using this book as a back up to integrate with some Western medicine really helped me "get it"

5-0 out of 5 stars This is the best book of veterinary acupuncture that I know that it is for sale for the internet.
It is a simple and easy book of understanding, of the way that the students, in the course beginning, need to understand the Chinese medicine, mainly the acupuncture. But for an acupunturista he is also very useful, because it serves as much as a study book and of headboard as of fast consultation, in spite of his size to turn it a little difficult to transport. But I always drop it off at my clinic and I read it whenever it remains a time. Each reading that I do learns a little more. I already possess there is him two years and I still didn't get to read it entirely. It is the book that more has been contributing to my learning as acupunturist. I recommend and a lot to all that are interested in the subject: Chinese medicine and veterinary acupuncture.

5-0 out of 5 stars A good primer
This is a wonderful text on complementary medical therapies for pets. I highly recommend it and as a fellow holistic veterinarian and author (8 Weeks to a Healthy Dog, The Allergy Solution for Dogs, and the award-winning The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats,) I found the information quite useful.


4-0 out of 5 stars Loaded with information!
Very thorough book on veterinary acupuncture. It seems intended for veterinarians which may make it hard to digest for the lay person. The theory is very well explained, the chapters on history and studies are informative and the illustrations of points charts are excellent. It lacks on the practical side though. It gives you general knowledge but does not go deep into how to do point selection in relation to your clinical findings.
Overall, an excellent theorical book. ... Read more

14. Acupuncture for Weight Loss and Treatment of Obesity-Related Diseases: An Overview (Chinese Medicine Series)
Kindle Edition: Pages (2008-11-22)
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Asin: B001NPDCPQ
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Currently effective remedies are hard to find for the treatment of obesity. The discovery of new therapies for obesity is becoming urgent. As a complementary medicine, acupuncture is becoming more and more popular as an alternative solution that is safe and inexpensive. Clinical and scientific studies have confirmed that acupuncture is effective for weight loss without adverse reactions. In addition, it can help heal obesity-associated diseases including cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, fatty liver, diabetes, and polycystic ovary syndrome. Different methods of acupuncture have been used for weight control. These methods include manual acupuncture, electroacupuncture, acupressure, and auricular or ear acupuncture. The effects and different methods for weight loss using acupuncture are introduced here. Acupuncture may help with weight management through adjusting the functions of the nervous system, the endocrine system, and the immune system. It can also improve mental health. Current studies on these mechanisms are reviewed.

Table of Contents

Part I. Acupuncture for Weight Loss: Effects and Methods
1. Acupuncture for Weight Loss and the Treatment of Obesity: The Benefit is Beyond Weight Management
2. Acupuncture Has Good Effects on Improving the Body Mass Index and Waist-Hip Ratio in Obese Patients
3. Auricular Acupuncture for Weight Loss and the Treatment of Obesity: Methods and Mechanisms
Part II. Acupuncture and the Healing of Obesity-Associated Diseases
4. Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Healing Obesity-Associated Cardiovascular Diseases and Hypertension
5. The Effects of Electroacupuncture on the Treatment of Obesity Complicated with Fatty Liver
6. Multiple Benefits of Acupuncture on Weight Loss: The Effects on Diabetes and the Reduction of Blood Cholesterol Levels
7. Acupuncture for the Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Obesity
Part III. Acupuncture for Weight Control: How It Works
8. The Mechanisms of Acupuncture on Weight Loss: The Effects on the Nervous System and Emotional Factors
9. Acupuncture Treatment for Weight Loss Can Regulate Functions of the Vegetative Nervous System and Adrenal System
10. Acupuncture on Obese Patients May Adjust the Immune System
Part IV. Seeking the Optimal Programs for Healthy Weight Loss
11. The Potential of Mind-Body Interventions for Weight Loss
12. Is Acupuncture A Better Method for Weight Loss than Diets and Exercises?
13. Combined Alternative Interventions Have Good Effects for Natural Weight Loss

Excerpts from “Acupuncture for Weight Loss and Treatment of Obesity-Related Diseases”:

“… electroacupuncture was performed using the ear points including …. The results showed that there was a more significant weight reduction in the electroacupuncture group than in the diet restriction control group...”

“… treated with body acupuncture using the acupuncture points (acupoints) including …, and auricular acupoint … the improvement of waist circumferences and waist-hip ratio in the acupuncture group was significantly better than those in the medication group…”

“…auricular acupuncture is an effective therapeutic method for weight loss, probably through suppressing the appetite. Various methods can be applied for auricular acupuncture, including…”

“In addition, the therapy of traditional Chinese medicine helped solve the problem of overeating, and improved indexes of the blood pressure, .… acupuncture and moxibustion are effective therapeutic methods for obesity-related diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and hypertension...”

“…the total effective rate for weight loss was 80.0% and the total effective rate for curing fatty liver was 80.0%…”

“These effects indicate that acupuncture has potentials as a treatment of obesity-related diseases such as diabetes…. It can reduce the serum total cholesterol, triglyceride, and LDL cholesterol levels…” ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars brief synopsis
i was expecting more detail, but maybe that is because i am used to book books. this is basicly an article. nevertheless with some digging, you are able to extrapolate some point combinations ... but none that i don't use anyway.. ... Read more

15. Pocket Atlas of Acupuncture (Complementary Medicine (Thieme Paperback))
by Carl-Hermann Hempen, Velia Wortman Chow
Paperback: 312 Pages (2006-04-04)
list price: US$44.95 -- used & new: US$38.75
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Asin: 1588903850
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The PA of Acupuncture provides the reader with a brief overview of the history of acupuncture in China and Europe, it describes the underlying principles of Chinese medicine and how it differs from Western medicine, and it looks at the way Western medicine attempts to explain the effects achieved by acupuncture therapy.

The main focus of this book is the presentation of the 361 classic acupuncture points giving details of their locations, the way they are classified, their actions and indications, as well as the needling techniques to be used. On the pages facing the descriptions, there are precise anatomical drawings showing the paths of the channels and the points located on them.

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5-0 out of 5 stars An essential handy reference
This is something that you want to have on hand during the course of your studies. It is especially useful in the inclusion of trigger points. My copy is starting fall apart, just because it has been used so much! I always keep it on a shelf nearby for ready reference.

2nd year acupuncture student under Naomi Elizabeth Shuchter
Best instructors ever: Bill Mertin, Anna Louisa Anselmo, Naomi Shuchter

5-0 out of 5 stars good purchasing
it's very practical book for me, and it's help me alot
the atlas is very precisely and professional.
thanks i have discover this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Pocket Atlas
This is a book you will use.If combined with Hecker, et al Color Atlas of Acupuncture: Body Points - Ear Points - Trigger Points (Complementary Medicine (Thieme)) (without the trigger point stuff) it would make a much better book.Also, they could have color coded the sections and meridians along the edge for easier identification as in the Color Atlas, but that's a minor complaint.I especially like the size and weight of this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Some mistakes
My first application of this book revealed several mistakes in the Stomach Meridian images. Several classmates also told me they found similar mistakes in other chapters. While this is a great book, it makes me double check and not rely on the information.

5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable for acupuncture school
This is the one to get - even if it's not on your "required" list.It is pocket-sized but packed full of useful, portable information.I use it for quick point reference, particularly in grand rounds.It is condensed, but complete.Has concise information on tongue and pulse diagnosis, basic Chinese medicine and all the points and meridians.My friend has the other one - lots of full-frontal nudity with real human models in her book, and it cracks us both up!Who needs that in school. This book is nicely made and looks like it will last.Very, very handy. ... Read more

16. Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children (3rd Edition)
by Julian Scott, Teresa Barlow
Hardcover: 630 Pages (1999-07-12)
list price: US$75.00 -- used & new: US$57.00
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Asin: 0939616300
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Pediatrics has long been recognized as an important branch of traditional Chinese medicine, and there are many specialized texts in Chinese devoted to this topic. In its first two editions (1986, 1991), Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children became the leading English-language textbook in this field.

In this broadly expanded third edition, the authors explore a number of new topics and revisit many of the old ones with fresh perspective. In addition to the thirty subjects covered in earlier editions are sixteen new chapters which examine a wide variety of topics, from basic childhood patterns, puberty and the stages of development, immunizations, and learning difficulties to hayfever, hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder, autism, Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy and infantile paralysis. There is a new outline of patterns commonly seen in children, and an extensive survey of pediatric symptoms and disorders that are treatable with acupuncture.

The focus of this third edition is squarely on the problems of treating children in the Western clinic. New patterns that are unique to the lifestyles of children in the West-and new wrinkles on old patterns-are presented candidly and with a refreshing lack of jargon. There are also many new case histories sprinkled throughout the text, bringing theory down to earth. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Reference Book!
What a great reference book for practicing Acupuncturists who are or will be treating children. The information on treating western children ailments is very detailed in all aspects and very easy to follow and understand.
This a MUST for every TCM practitioner's library.

Marcel Mallette Registered Acupunctist (R.Ac.)

5-0 out of 5 stars Detailed, Well Written and Clear in its Coverage.OUTSTANDING!
Scott has a number of books out, they're all excellent and this one is one of the best.

Very clear and direct exposition of child patterns, good mention of herbs and and well organized presentation.The book even suggests a technique of acupuncture for the little ones which will combine safety, ease of penetration and guidelines for stimulation.

Ideal for a text book or for use in a practice.

5-0 out of 5 stars Keep it Simple
The best thing about Julian Scott's teaching is that he keeps everything simple. This book follows that guideline, which makes a scary thought a bit less scary and a lot more realistic and possible.
I have written a "book report" on my blog, a number of posts about the book as I was reading it. You can find it by clicking on the following link: [...]

5-0 out of 5 stars VERYvaluable content
The author conveys his knowledge and experience superbly. In content, clarity and applicability, this book is a real winner. In this subspecialty (acupuncture for children) there a few quality publications, this is one of the best. The information is of practical value for both lay people and professionals. Parents, nurses, physicians and acupuncturists will greatly benefit from this one. ... Read more

17. How to Practice Qigong: The Basics and Principles (Journal of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture)
Kindle Edition: Pages (2008-09-08)
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Asin: B001KVZP80
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The basics and principles of how to practice qigong are introduced here. There are two parts included in this issue, both parts contain several articles. The first part focuses on the introduction of qigong, what it is, the history, the classical books, the theoretical basis in traditional Chinese medicine, how qigong helps to improve health, and the scientific mechanisms. The other part provides detailed and basic instructions on when and how to practice qigong, how and what to prepare, the principles, and how to do it well.

Table of Contents

1. What is Qigong: A Brief History of Qigong
2. Learning Qigong from Chinese Medicine Classics
3. Qigong and the Yinyang Theory: How Qigong Works in Terms of Chinese Medicine
4. A Mind-Body and Preventive Medicine: Qigong for Healthier Organs
5. Scientific Mechanisms of Qigong: Effects on the Brain and Other Organs
6. When to Practice Qigong: How to Find the Best Time
7. How to Prepare for Qigong Practice: Things to Notice
8. How to Regulate the Body in Qigong Practice: The Standing Postures
9. How to Regulate the Breath in Qigong Practice: The Magic Powers
10. How to Train the Mind in Qigong Practice: The Restoration of Harmony
11. Principles of Qigong Practice: Activities and Tranquilization
12. How to Practice Qigong Well: The Importance of Training and Cultivation

Excerpts from “How to Practice Qigong: The Basics and Principles”:

“During the earliest time of Chinese history, people already knew that exercises such as dancing could strengthen health. …As early as during the Zhou Dynasty (11th century B.C. – 771 B.C.), there were already records on qigong practice. These records were engraved on ancient bronze materials.…”
“Doctors throughout the history of traditional Chinese medicine have contributed greatly to the development of qigong…. These valuable descriptions provide both instructions and experiences on how to practice qigong well. In the earliest traditional Chinese medicine classic The Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic, qigong principles, training methods, and effects were explained systematically.… A well-known physician in the Eastern Jin Dynasty, Dr. Hong Ge, pointed out in his classical book Baopu Zi’s Inner Treatise that there are a variety of methods in practicing qigong, … In the Ming Dynasty, the famous physician and pharmacist Shizhen Li (1518-1593) recorded in his A Study on the Eight Extra Channels, …”
“Recent scientific studies have also demonstrated that qigong can benefit different organs in the human body…. It can help one keep energetic with a more stable emotion…. Qigong can lower the blood pressure in hypertension patients….”
“For achieving the harmony between yin and yang, and between the human body and nature, when to practice qigong is important. Practicing qigong at the right time can help improve the training quality…. Some people can practice qigong during six-yang-times….”
“Right postures are necessary for smooth breathing, mental relaxation, and tranquilization of the mind.… Commonly used postures include sitting, lying, standing, and walking….”
“Breathing exercise can help improve the emotion and relieve physical pain. It can promote the healing process and help prevent diseases…”
“To practice qigong well, appropriate training duration and degrees are important. According to some qigong classics, qigong training is somewhat similar to the forming of fire….”
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18. Ear Acupuncture: A Precise Pocket Atlas (Complementary Medicine (Thieme Paperback))
by Beate Strittmatter
Paperback: 400 Pages (2002-12-12)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$35.94
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Asin: 1588900932
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A novelty to the international market both in concept and realization, this pocket atlas allows the reader to both effectively learn and quickly referenceear acupuncture points. Clear, simple images accompany concise and "to-the-point" texts creating an educational tool for the localization of ear acupuncture points.

The resourcefulness of the book is increased by the inclusion ofthe projection of the body meridians onto the auricle according to Bahr. Besides, "prescriptions" of point combinations according to some indications are included.

The reader will profit from the extensive international teaching experience of Beate Strittmatter. Through her former teacher, Frank Bahr, who cooperated directly with Dr.PaulNogier, she stands in the direct tradition of the founder of Western auriculotherapy ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good as Pocket Size Reference.Includes some unique details less easily extracted from other sources.
This pocket atlas is well organized and I have found it very useful.It has an entirely different style than my two favorities:( Microsystems Acupuncture: The Complete Guide: Ear - Scalp - Mouth - Hand and Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture ), but it offers intriguing additional techniques once one is ready to delve more deeply into auricular therapy as its own subdiscipline within the greater domain of acupuncture.

It would not have worked well for me as an introductory resource.Once I've had a growing sense of the landscape for auricular therapy in general, then I find there is some additional detail that has been unavailable or more obscure in my other sources.What stood out for me were the uncluttered drawings focusing on just a few inter-related points at a time, the greater detail about Nogier's later ideas, and the specifics of using gold versus silver needles.

Well worth the investment.It's size fills a very practical nitch.The most common books in this field are too big to carry around easily.

4-0 out of 5 stars Extreme Auricularization
Good, thorough workup on auricular acupuncture, based primarily on the European work of Bahr and Nogier. More than your basic point structure but only does a decent job of illustrations. I like Theime's Microsystems illustrations better. Easy to read and correlates well with Terry Ohlson's book. Haven't gotten to the 3-Phase Nogier parts, yet. I purchased this book along with Ohlsen's auricular (a must read) and Theime's and Wang's microsystems texts. Together they cover all of the bases and then some. Definitely a recommend.

5-0 out of 5 stars What a way to understand Nogier's works!
I found this book well detailed in a very small and consice form.It is great to carry around and even goes into meridian connections instead ofsimply organ, skeletal, etc systems. It has great pictures and description on locating points.Great for on the go treatments and time constrain treatments. ... Read more

19. An Introduction to Western Medical Acupuncture
by Adrian White PhDMABMBCh, Mike Cummings MBChBDip Med Ac, Jacqueline Filshie MBBSFRCA
Paperback: 320 Pages (2008-10-29)
list price: US$59.95 -- used & new: US$43.27
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Asin: 0443071772
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This book is a clear and practical introductory guide to the practice of medical acupuncture. It describes the Western medical approach to the use of acupuncture as a therapy following orthodox diagnosis. The text covers issues of safety, different approaches to acupuncture, basic point information, clinical issues and the application of acupuncture in clinical conditions, especially in the treatment of pain.

  • A practical guide to the principles and clinical practice of medical acupuncture
  • A clear guide to the neurophysiological principles which underlie medical approaches to acupuncture
  • A basic explanation of the different styles of medical acupuncture treatment
  • Allows the reader to accrue the practical knowledge necessary before beginning to work with medical acupuncture.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Follow-up to the First Book!
At a time when all too many are willing to follow a guru into a belief-system based approach, i.e., TCM, and abandon their scientific education, this book antidotes the prevailing fascination with myths and metaphors by providing fact-based, straightforward instruction.

I applaud Drs. White, Cummings, and Filshie in their publication of a clinically meaningful text packed with legitimate information that medical professionals should be expected to understand if they are going to advertise themselves as acupuncturists. ... Read more

20. The Art of Acupuncture Techniques
by Robert Johns
Paperback: 232 Pages (1996-12-17)
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Asin: 1556432305
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Acupuncture patients who want the nitty-gritty of such needling techniques as depth, placement, and needle type should read The Art of Acupuncture Techniques. It's unique historical perspective preserves theoretical concepts that haven't been taught in China since the Cultural Revolution. If you really want to know what's going on during treatment, whether you're seeking relief from a skin condition, angina, or infertility, it's right on target.Amazon.com Review
Acupuncture patients who want the nitty-gritty of suchneedling techniques as depth, placement, and needle type should readThe Art of Acupuncture Techniques. It's unique historicalperspective preserves theoretical concepts that haven't been taught inChina since the Cultural Revolution.The book could stand a glossary,as the Chinese terms for ailments can be a bit confusing, but if youreally want to know what's going on during treatment, whether you'reseeking relief from a skin condition, angina, or infertility, it'sright on target. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
I loved this book, since it really teaches the techniquesl, which I have not read about in any other book, in this field.
It is one of my favorites.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good introduction reading
I am enjoying this book, but it could use a bit more "how to" and illustrations.

5-0 out of 5 stars a must have
This is one of the best written books on acupuncture I have come across to date...highly recommended!!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Not a self-help book
Be forewarned--this book doesn't contain a single illustration!If you were looking to learn about acupressure points to relieve some of your own ailments, you'd probably prefer Acupressure's Potent Points by Michael Reed Gach.That's what I got instead after returning this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Please Re-Read Pericardium-6, "The Wild Card"
This is the clearest text I have found on Chinese Medicine.So many of the large volume texts require an experienced eye to sift through and discern what is clinically useful and what is merely interesting information of no clinical use.In Art of Acupuncture Techniques everything appears to be useful.Although the book is not large in size, it is large in the author's knowledge of medicine, reflected in its comprehensible use of language and succinct presentation, containing more clinically applicable concepts than many other books.

After reading the comment from Robert Chu's student (see other reviews), I decided to reread the chapter on Neiguan, "the wild card".It seems that this was an off the cuff remark, clearly made by someone who heard the title, but had not read the chapter, and consequently the comment was not explored with an open mind by the student. The chapter begins by explaining how and why and the circumstances in which Neiguan may be referred to as a wild card.Then clearly explains the dynamic this point plays in acupuncture prescriptions.Clear-cut physiological links are mapped out, showing how and why adding this point can affect countless conditions. Also, the numerous relationships Neiguan has with other organs, meridians, and systems are included.Having a chapter dedicated to this point demonstrates its importance.The chapter ends with 58 prescriptions that include Neiguan.Intelligibly demonstrating a deep understanding of Neiguan's Physiologic Dynamic.I have tried many of these and have been amazed by my patients' feedback.The results continue to be remarkable.

I recommend this book to anyone studying and/or practicing acupuncture.As for me, I keep coming back to it, discovering new ideas and deepening those I have already explored.Additionally, the writing style seems to induce a certain way of thinking that expands my understanding in all areas of Chinese medicine, but most importantly in the clinic when I'm standing over a patient about to insert a needle (when it really matters).Thank-You for this outstanding text! ... Read more

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