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21. Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese
22. Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports
23. Clinical Acupuncture: Scientific
24. Japanese Classical Acupuncture:
25. Chinese Auricular Acupuncture
26. Basics of Acupuncture (Volume
27. The Biophysics Basis for Acupuncture
28. Acupuncture Point Combinations:
29. Acupuncture & IVF: Increase
30. Acupuncture, Trigger Points and
31. Sports Acupuncture The Meridian
32. Fundamentals of Chinese Acupuncture
33. Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth
34. Traditional Acupuncture: The Law
35. Characters of Wisdom: Taoist Tales
36. Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture
37. Seirin Pictorial Atlas of Acupuncture
38. A Handbook of Acupuncture Treatment
39. Veterinary Acupuncture
40. The Complete Book of Acupuncture

21. Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture
by Terry Oleson
Hardcover: 448 Pages (2002-07-15)
list price: US$87.95 -- used & new: US$78.37
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Asin: 0443071624
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This clinical handbook introduces the reader to auriculotherapy, combining the best work of Chinese and French systems of ear acupuncture and the ear reflex points, and referencing the extensive research conducted at the UCLA Pain Management Center. Auriculotherapy Manual provides a standardized auricular nomenclature system for designating different anatomical zones of the ear. Each ear reflex point is represented by both a number and an auricular zone location. Treatment plans are included for over 250 medical conditions, to successfully relieve chronic pain and treat addictions. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Somewhat confusing
This book is adequate.But, being a TCM acupuncture student, I wanted a book strictly on Chinese Ear Acupuncture.Keep in mind that this book is not it.It has Chinese acupuncture points, but they are combined in the same diagrams as the European version of acupuncture.Sometimes I'm not sure if I'm looking at the Nogier version of acupuncture treatment or the Chinese version.For me, it's better to separate the two systems, even if some of the points are jointly agreed upon and set as international standards.

4-0 out of 5 stars Extensive Compilation of the French and Chinese Auriculo-Acupuncture Topography for Clinical Use
Based on the 3rd Edition of this manual, substantially upgraded from the 2nd Edition.

There are many features I like about this revised text.The extensive material at the beginning regarding the historical, theoretical, embryonic and physiologic background added for this addition, was quite helpful to me.An excellent sky view.

Oleson's book is written as a comprehensive manual.It uses 2-dimensional line drawings positioned next to a simulated 3-dimensional ear model to illustrate selected points.Unfortunately many, but not all points are shown anywhere near the text which describes how they are used and the reader is obliged to do extensive cross referencing with the index to track them.It might be wise when getting used to working with the treatment protocols to plan on having a set of blank ear diagrams to draw points the point for focus, because on any given page there are several protocols were are not illustrated, their points are not shown incorporated into the adjacent diagrams and even for the highlighted protocols there are extraneous points which would not be used.

A vast menu of point options is provided in a mostly well organized manner.Obviously, available "real estate" on the auricle is limited.Therefore it is inevitable that duplicate names and purposes exist for the same or nearly the same location.Frequently these proximities of space and function make sense -- but not always.He does not particularly address this phenomenon -- there is a complex discussion about why a given point might shift to another location at a different time or phase.

I still wish there was more scientific validation of the point actions and outcomes.However, there are generally very good explanations for anatomical landmarks of the ear and of other body systems that might be influenced. The manual also some case studies and useful clinical forms that could be applicable to other forms of acupuncture as well.varying nonmedical backgrounds.

I was frustrated with a few of Oleson's directions which are awkward to track.For example, the potential list of points for treating laterality dysfunction is on p. 284 but no nearby illustration (the facing page of illustrations are unrelated).One has to use the index at the back to find the written description of the laterality point which is actually not on the auricle at all (p 254) and two nonhelpful illustrations (page 256-257.These drawings locate the point out in blank space presumably representing the side of the face but congtain no meaningful anatomic details or landmarks except "sideburns".As you might guess, sideburns might be of limited value on faces for at least 50% of the population (i.e. females, and these clients might actually be a substantially greater portion of the seekers after auriculotherapy).Understandably, the laterality point is off the auricle -- but if listed it would at least have helped to provide location references with respect to the standard acupoint nomenclature.I was forced to refer to another text by Hecker, et al. to figure out how to locate the point.

In fact, I did not rate Oleson's manual with 5 stars, because in the search to clarify one of these out of bounds and mysteriously placed points, (e.g. the "laterality point") I found a great deal of benefit in the book by Hecker, Steveling and Peuker (Microsystems Acupuncture, The Complete Guide to Ear-Scalp-Mouth-Hand, 2006).Besides having covered more microsystems, it offered more expanded textual information, and contained very high quality photographs of the human ear (many of which were in color). The vastly improved depth perception of these images and their related zooms rapidly sorts out most of the confusion about point location, particuarly for points tucked away under bumps and folds.The locations become more "alive".Hecker, et al.'s book also highlights the differences between practice systems in a more orderly manner (e.g. Nogier's, the Chinese, and other contributors).

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
I bought this book to work on a paper on auricular acupuncture, including its historical development, treatment modalities, important personages and writings, etc.This book was very helpful.It has lots of illustrative pictures to help understand the materials.It has more information on this subject in one place than any other resources I found.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for acupuncture points/protocol
My chiropractor recommended this book, this edition as being the best source for acupuncture points and protocol.He has been using it for several years with great success.The book is well-organized, easy to understand and thorough.

I'm really looking forward to using this book for my own health and well-bing!

3-0 out of 5 stars Auriculotherapy
More of a book for a student studying Acupressure rather than just the general inquiry ... Read more

22. Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation: Dry Needling Techniques
by Yun-tao Ma PhD
Hardcover: 384 Pages (2010-03-05)
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Asin: 1437709273
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Written by widely respected acupuncture expert Yun-tao Ma, PhD, LAc, Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation shows techniques that will enhance athletic performance, accelerate recovery after intensive workouts, and speed trauma rehabilitation after injuries or surgeries. Evidence-based research is used to support the best and most effective techniques, with over 100 illustrations showing anatomy, injury, and clinical procedures. Unlike many other acupuncture books, this book uses a Western approach to make it easier to understand rationales, master techniques, and integrate biomedical acupuncture into your practice.

"Finally, a well-referenced, common sense approach to dry needling in sports medicine that discusses maintenance, overtraining, and the effect of the stress response in atheletes. This is a long-awaited book that will leave you feeling comfortable with a technique that is very useful not only for atheletes, but for all patients of your practice."

Rey Ximenes, MD

The Pain and Stress Management Center

Austin, Texas


"For any clinician involved with assisting atheletes recover from injury, as well as providing services to enhance physical performance, this text will be indispensible. This book is a major accomplishment in the field of sports injury and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological pain."

Mark A. Kestner, DC, FIAMA, CCSP, CSCS

Kestner Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

  • Unique! Explores acupuncture treatments for sports injuries in the acute phase, rehabilitation, and prevention.

  • Includes acupuncture for performance enhancement and injury prevention, emphasizing pre-event acupuncture used to help increase muscle output, assist with pre-competition stress, and prevent soft tissue injury.

  • Provides evidence-based research to show the science behind the best and most effective techniques, based on the author's background in neuroscience and cell biology and his 35 years of clinical acupuncture experience.

  • Offers an overview of the science of biomedical acupuncture including the mechanisms of acupuncture, anatomy and physiology of acupoints, and discussion of human healing potential.

  • Uses terminology and concepts familiar to Western-trained health professionals, making the material easier to understand and incorporate into practice.

  • Includes more than 100 illustrations showing anatomy, injury, and clinical procedures.

  • Covers useful techniques including those that increase muscle force output, joint flexibility and stability; prevent sports injuries like muscle sprain, tendonitis, bone strain, stress/fatigue fracture and bone spurs; reinforce muscle output for specific sports; normalize physiology of dysfunctional soft tissues; predict treatment response; reduce physiological stress; use the new Vacuum Therapy for deep tissue dysfunctions; and balance the biomechanics of musculoskeletal system.
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2-0 out of 5 stars Great research reference but not very helpful clinically
I bought Dr Ma's first book and found it one of the best biomedical acupuncture books out there. I was very eager to get his second book on sport medicine. Unfortunately I was very disappointed. First of all, it repeats lots of the same information that the first book contains. Second of all, besides the fact that it mentions few theoretical concepts about athletes in general, it has little to offer from practical clinical perspective. This book is great for somebody who is trying to understand how dry needling works in general, but if you are looking for ideas how to treat specific sport injuries, dont bother. The section on specific sport injuries is so general, that it is almost embarrassing. To buy a book that tells me that acupuncture is effective for Tx of a particular injury and that I should stick bunch of needles into the painful area.... Well thats what it comes down to. The chapter on tx the individual injuries contain basically only 1-2 small paragraphs on some common injuries containing the basic mechanism of the injury and then the above advice as far as acupuncture approach. I found dr Ma's first book 100x better. In that book he actually gave some ideas on how to orchestrate the treatments.
In general I feel very disappointed with this second book in terms of its clinical application. But as I said, it is a great reference book to understand the theory behind.I respect Dr. Ma for his great insight and his contribution to biomedical acupuncture, but I just wish his second book had more to offer in terms of clinical practice.

5-0 out of 5 stars Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation
The information on dry needling techniques contained in this book by Dr Ma is invaluable and provides a comprehensive immuno-neuro-physiological basis for management of patients with high demand physical occupations and pursuits. The book covers a logical sequence of concepts of management of these problems, provides strategies and techniques for dry needling and demands one to take multifactorial and comprehensive assessment and treatment approaches, requiring me to think a great deal about the way I practice and the core skills and techniques I employ on a daily basis. The needling strategy fits very well into my paradigm of practice. This book is an excellent reference material to compliment the practical courses offered by Dr Ma.

5-0 out of 5 stars Biomedical acupuncture
Dr. Ma's follow-up book to his pain management text is an invaluable resource and takes acupuncture pain management to a whole new level.As a chiropractor focusing on managing pain and improving function in athletes and also the general population I use his acupuncture techniques daily and find that my patients experience rapid and long lasting relief. Dr. Ma has demystified acupuncture taking it from it's roots thousands of years ago and brings it to a modern day technique providing a rationale that we can all understand based on known physiological processes. A must read for any clinician practicing acupuncture.

Marc S Cahn, DC

Boulder, Co

5-0 out of 5 stars Biomedical Acupuncture
Dr. Ma's Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation is an excellent resource with direct application to clinical practice. The book provides an understanding of acupuncture based upon western medical principles and although the title focuses on sports and trauma the information may be easily applied to a variety of populations.

5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible resource for physical therapists performing dry needling
Integrative Systemic Dry Needling has brought a whole new dimension to physical therapy.Dr. Yun-tao Ma's dry needling techniques described in this book allow for dynamic treatment of the body as a whole. I am amazed at the body's reaction to Dr. Ma's dry needling techniques- the rapid reduction of pain, edema, and muscle spasm which in turn restores proper postural alignment enhancing total body function.

Janine K. Rodriguez, PT, Colorado Spring, CO

Physical therapist with 25 years of clinical experience

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23. Clinical Acupuncture: Scientific Basis
Paperback: 227 Pages (2001-05-02)
list price: US$49.95 -- used & new: US$30.00
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Asin: 3540640541
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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There is a large increase in interest in acupuncture by health care consumers. The three main reasons for this are medical effectiveness, cost effectiveness and the credibility that clinical trials and physiological research have provided. Acupuncture is rapidly moving out of the arena of "alternative" medicine, in large part again because it is grounded more firmly than other alternative treatments in research. The book provides the reader with the up-to-date information on the clinical bases of acupuncture. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars The Science of Acupuncture
This is a useful adjunct to the pocket text by Stux and Pomerantz, but does not stand alone as a text for acupuncture. I would recommend it as a secondary text for those who already have one of the standard clinical texts, such as Deadman or Macciocia. ... Read more

24. Japanese Classical Acupuncture: Introduction to Meridian Therapy
by Shudo Denmei
Hardcover: 251 Pages (1990-10)
list price: US$45.00 -- used & new: US$31.25
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Asin: 0939616114
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Meridian therapy is a school of Japanese acupuncture which is distinguished by its emphasis on the classics, its utilization of the five-phase points in treating the root of disease, and the importance which it attaches to palpatory skills in diagnosis and point location.

Japanese Classical Acupuncture: Introduction to Meridian Therapy is noted for the clarity and simplicity of its style, and is the most highly regarded introduction to this subject in Japan. The theoretical and historical basis, diagnostic framework and treatment strategies of meridian therapy are discussed in detail.

The author provides a step­by­step introduction to pulse and abdominal diagnosis, and explains how to incorporate the concepts and techniques of meridian therapy into other styles of acupuncture. The text is interwoven with case histories and anecdotes from the author's lengthy practice.

Extensively edited in collaboration with the author to fit the needs of Western acupuncturists, this book opens the door to Japanese classical acupuncture for Western practitioners. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars great new ideas
I liked this book - especially the hints to learning the pulse diagnosis, and the "embassy" analogy.This is a great intro to Japanese acupuncture.(Not for total beginners in acupuncture)

5-0 out of 5 stars Learn how with practical and simple clues to make a correct diagnosis and treatment that certainly will be well happened.
This book is the best of all of the books written already by this great master of "Meridian Therapy", Shudo Denmei. This book is extraordinary and indispensable to all and any acupunturista, be him linked to the acupuncture Chinese, Japanese or western. This book is of great aid not just in the diagnosis, as well as in the treatment of the disturbances of the meridians. And their teachings will be of great aid, as it is it for me, in the diagnosis and treatment of at least 80% of the treatable diseases with the acupuncture. Nobody in healthy conscience can stop reading, to study, to dialogue, to discuss and to share the rich information of the same with other work friends. Certainly, well practiced these techniques of the book, his/her performance as acupunturist will be said: before and after Shudo Denmei!

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential reading
I attribute much of what I do in practice to this book. The text is very readable and the information is presented clearly. If I were allowed only one book on acupuncture, this would be the one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Scrutable
My interest in oriental medicine is serious and long-standing, although I have not had the chance to study formally at an established school.Ancient texts are seldom available in translation and can be extremely difficult to understand when they are available.Many of the more modern texts are quite dogmatic.Like second-rate cookbooks, they may give varying results for the home cook.Shudo Denmei's book is a wonderful gateway. It gives a very understandable "big picture" view of acupuncture as it developed from its origins to the present time.It gives extremely practical ways for a student to begin both study and early clinical experience.Without translation from theory to actual practice, no such book is worth anything.This book is the most practical I have seen at making this transition to clinical experience possible.So, this is a wonderful place to begin.On the other hand, the author also outlines very clearly at least one respectable path to mastery of the higher complexities of acupuncture practice.The text can, then, guide a person through long stages of improving practice.There are other wonderful books (consider, as an example, Dr. Manaka's book), but I know of no other text that is nearly as helpful or as practical, particularly for a person like me.I have great desire, but I don't catch on easily.Thanks to the author.

4-0 out of 5 stars meridian therapy
Relevant, pragmatic, an excellent reference for clinical libraries, Introduction to Meridian Therapy is ideal for the beginner and experienced practitioner alike.Well rounded information on meridian therapy that is highly applicable to clinical practice combines with numerous charts and diagrams for easy reference. ... Read more

25. Chinese Auricular Acupuncture
by Skya Abbate
Hardcover: 240 Pages (2003-10-16)
list price: US$87.95 -- used & new: US$59.36
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Asin: 0849320526
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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In classical Chinese medicine, the ear is considered an extraordinarily powerful nexus of energy through which the entire body can be treated. Unlike numerous texts that apply Western approaches to Eastern medicine, Chinese Auricular Acupuncture explains ear acupuncture within the framework of traditional Oriental energetics consistent with the use of the medicine.Written by an esteemed practitioner and teacher of auricular acupuncture, this modern, user-friendly guide provides students and practitioners with a concise manual on ear acupuncture. High-quality photos illustrate common ear pathology and include instruction on diagnosis. The text features Chinese clinical energetics of ear acupoints interfaced with the most common diagnostic paradigms. It also contains a detailed discussion of how to construct prescriptions tailored to the patient rather than the disease process.This unique book simplifies the art of auricular acupuncture by relying solely on the traditional Chinese ear map rather than a set of complex charts and systems. This approach explains the practical utilization of auricular therapy in a manner that is memorable, clinically useful, and based on the underpinnings of an education in traditional Chinese medicine. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good source of references !!
This book presents a good source of references brought up to date on Auricular Acupuncture. ... Read more

26. Basics of Acupuncture (Volume 0)
by Gabriel Stux, Brian Berman, Bruce Pomeranz
Paperback: 340 Pages (2003-04-28)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$27.65
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Asin: 3540442731
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Basics of Acupuncture shows that it is possible to combine Western medicine with traditional Chinese concepts. It starts with an updated review of the scientific bases of acupuncture and related research. An short introduction on the theory of traditional Chinese medicine is followed by a detailed account of diagnosis. Main topic is the description of the Chinese systems of channels, functional organs and the most important acupuncture points. The remainder of the book is devoted to treatment, based on western modes of diagnosis. The methods and applications of needling and moxibustion are described, and dthe most important points are given for frequently encountered diseases. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
This book is excellent, which makes me wonder what the heck the last reviewer was thinking.This book doesn't have point location errors...I am a certified acupuncturist and I can assure you this book is not only accurate, but Bruce Pomeranz uses Western methods to validate the use of acupuncture in the mainstream.Many people don't like his "anatomical" method of relating the acu-points, but for Western trained health care professionals, it is much easier to integrate into practice, sell to patients and to explain using science than the traditional Chinese medicine.Let's face it, the Chinese knew what they were talking about 2000 years ago (or more!) but they explained it in a way that made sense to them.Well, we're a bit more scientific now and explaining the results we get with a bit of science may offend some, but it is progress because we are integrating old style wisdom with new understandings.

5-0 out of 5 stars too many errors; not enough substance
This book looks very professionally done, but the content is less than adequate.There are location mistakes on the diagrams, and the information on the individual points is too condensed for any real practical use. ... Read more

27. The Biophysics Basis for Acupuncture and Health
by Shui Yin Lo
Paperback: 162 Pages (2004-01)
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Asin: 0974826103
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Dr. Lo brings together massive scientific evidence from Japan, US, China, UK, Sweden and Germany about meridians and acupuncture. He puts it together with quantum field theory to present a unified molecular biological and quantum physical view. Lo proposes that meridians are made of a polarized media, which is likely to be water clusters. When they fall out of alignment, qi is blocked, and the body is in pain or becomes sick. Acupuncture, moxibustion and qigong can help align these water clusters. And when they do, qi flows and the body heals. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Multifaceted Perspective on Health, Energy and the Physical Environment
My Ph.D is in Research Design and Statistics, and I have been using both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic Practices for many years. I have had severe brittle juvenile diabetes for 56 years and thus have studied numerous alternative methods to enhance my health. Now, at 62, I remain quite healthy, despite the deadly illness.

This book provides a very well documented basis for understanding the what, why and how of Chi (Qi, Prana, etc) energy and its relationship with living systems. Lo, a physicist, was studying Chi Kung (Qi Gong) when his master said: "Your a physicist, explain this."

So, he began studying the scientific research conducted in many countries over the previous 15-20 years in an attempt to understand the underlying propertiesof Chi flow. He elegantly summarizes a plethora of documented studies in this work. For me, as a research design expert, perhaps the strongest evidence involved studies using plants. Both humans and animals can be influenced by emotional factors, but plants are a comparatively clean medium for study. The idea of meridians being extremely thin, transparent and charged helps explain why they have been so difficult for Western methods to find.

In addition to providing a structured environment within which to understand how the research verifies acupuncture/acupressure's effects, this is also one of the clearest treatises on Physics I have ever read (and I have studied from Feinman through Hawkings and Greene).

One very interesting phenomenon is the reduced resistance to electricity that characterizes acupuncture points.

Note that the same meridian flow and chakras are recognized in many widely separated locales ranging from East Asia, to India (Prana, Marma Therapy) to the Sioux Nations of the Pains indians.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in Health, Energy or Physics.

5-0 out of 5 stars the biophysics basis for acupuncture and health

As a layman am not qualified to report on portions of this book, as it contains countless formulas and lab reports to back up the text, which will be helpful for technical readers. The other portionswere most readable, and made it a great discovery for me.

I found this book to be a most comprehensive and informative revelation. It tackles subjects such as quantum mechanics, holistic health, Oriental medicine, energy medicine, and meditation, any of which had previously caused me to buy a book on that one subject alone, and thus have consumed much of my prior reading time. Here is a book that brought these concepts together in a clear and understandable process but still left room for my imagination to find things to wonder about.

This is essentially a book about what the Chinese describe as the meridian system in the human body, how it probably works, why it is fundamental to all our other systems, thus our health, and how quantum mechanics probably fits in its function.Told in the most reasonable of ways, with clear examples to explain the concepts. References to numerous experiments are given throughout, lending a concrete scientific basis for the explanations.

Dr. Shin Yin Lo is a former Professor of Physics, having lectured at leading universities. He is also an inventor with numerous patents to his credit, an international lecturer, and an accomplished Doctor of Chinese Medicine.

Keith Van Vliet
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28. Acupuncture Point Combinations: the Key to Clinical Success
by Jeremy Ross
Hardcover: 476 Pages (1995-01-15)
list price: US$176.00 -- used & new: US$111.29
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Asin: 0443050066
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Swedish Institute for Alternative Medicine, Stockholm. Text for acupuncturists on the selection of accurate and effective acupuncture points in combination for successful treatment. Assumes basic knowledge of acupuncture theory and practice. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars amazing book, not good condition
the book is sooooo great! but the condition it was brought to me was not new as was written. i'm disappointed about that.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good book for both quick reference and more detailed information.
This point combination book is great as a quick reference book to confirm and consolidate an acupuncture treatment. It is also clear and interesting to read in more detail as the point combinations indicate the principles of treatment; in other words because these combinations make good sense both in practise and theory and they are a good starting place from which to vary the points according to diagnosis.

5-0 out of 5 stars The 'Must' book for Acupuncture
Once you learn acupuncture and start working - this is the book you need for work. Hold many options for treatment.

5-0 out of 5 stars Useful tool for evaluation and treatment with acupuncture.
I use this book frequently in my practice.It is well organized and easy to use.The combinations are effective for a myriad of dysfunctions and dysfunctional patterns.

5-0 out of 5 stars great book
This is a great book. It supplements other great authors, such as Joseph Helms M.D. There are so many styles of acupuncture, this is another well outlined method. There are no descriptions for physical technique of needle placement or manipulation, but multiple point selections. This is a modern book for an ancient medicine. Mr Ross very skillfully sorts out what you need and do not need form the ancient material and he eliminates sources that are contradictory. ... Read more

29. Acupuncture & IVF: Increase IVF Success by 40-60%
by Lifang Liang
Paperback: 224 Pages (2003-08)
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Asin: 1891845241
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Increase your success rate with in vitrofertilization (IVF) by as much as 60%

The information in this book can increase your success rate with in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technologies (ART) by as much as 60%. Research has shown that acupuncture alone can increase the success rate of IVF by 35%. By also adding Chinese herbal medicine, it is Dr. Lifang Liangs experience that you can almost double that increase. In this book, Dr. Liang describes her extremely successful step-by-step protocols for combining acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine with IVF. Whether you are a Western MDspecializing in infertility, a Chinese medical practitioner, or a couple experiencing difficulties in conceiving, this book is sure to give you new hope and a new approach to dealing with this all too common and difficult condition.

Text includes:

"Step-by-step clinical instructions for using Dr. Liangs protocol
"Both acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments
"Numerous case histories ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Some great guidance
This book has some excellent herbal formulas and acupuncture protocols.I've found Dr. Liang's protocols particularly helpful in blood stasis and qi stagnation cases.

4-0 out of 5 stars informative
I gave this gift to a friend who is an acupuncturist. He really loved it. He uses it as a reference when treating patients. I would not buy it for a woman wanting to try acupuncture for fertility - too clinical.

3-0 out of 5 stars Very technical read for a patient!
This book is a compilation of case studies.It is a technical read for a patient of acupucture going through IVF.There is a ton of valuable information in this book, it's just very hard to get through it if you aren't trained to decifer all the lingo.For a doc, I'm sure it's an easy read!

5-0 out of 5 stars great book
this book really enlightened me to a lot of things i did not know in regards to accupuncture and IVF ... Read more

30. Acupuncture, Trigger Points and Musculoskeletal Pain
by Peter Baldry
Hardcover: 400 Pages (2005-01-16)
list price: US$123.00 -- used & new: US$65.20
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Asin: 0443066442
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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This new edition of this highly successful book describes how musculoskeletal pain can be simply and effectively treated by acupuncture. Building on a thorough review of the scientific evidence available, the provides a detailed and practical account of the many different forms of musculoskeletal pain and the specific ways in which acupuncture can be applied effectively to trigger points to alleviate this pain. Case studies are included to aid diagnosis and choice of treatment. * Evidence-based, up-to-date, and detailed information on trigger points, musculoskeletal pain, and the physiology of pain provide the most authoritative assessments available on this topic. * Practical, step-by-step treatment guidelines help readers apply key concepts to actual practice. * Clear illustrations demonstrate important techniques and areas of pain and needling. * Expanded coverage of fibromyalgia and the neurophysiology of myofascial trigger points includes common symptoms and treatments. * More information on new treatment options for the common problem of whiplash injuries. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Don't settle for less...
Many fine books have been written in the last 10 years regarding the treatment of pain. This, in my opinion, is not one of them. The depth of this text leaves much to be desired. No new approaches or considerations are highlighted either. For a single volume overview, I'd pick Rachlin & Rachlin's 2nd edition of Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia: Trigger Point Management over Baldry's by far. CC Gunn's The Gunn Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Pain: Intramuscular Stimulation for Myofascial Pain of Radiculopathic Origin and Wong's Manual of Neuro-Anatomical Acupuncture: Vol. 1: Musculo-Skeletal Disorders add some new dimensions to the treatment of stubborn myofascial pain syndromes with acupuncture. Of course, for trigger points, all you need is already presented in Travell & Simons' 2 volume classic. The needling techniques can be easily adapted to dry needling with acupuncture needles. Trigger point treatment strategies are well addressed in Clinical Mastery in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain by Ferguson and Gerwin and Chaitow & DeLaney's 2 volume Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques.

5-0 out of 5 stars Things they dont teach you at med school which they should
An essential reference for all Doctors and Physiotherapists interested in Acupuncture for the treatment of muskuloskeletal pain. In fact it should be an essential reference for all Doctors and Physiotherapists full stop.Contains readable account of neurophysiological background, iswell-referenced, and very practically orientated. ... Read more

31. Sports Acupuncture The Meridian Test and Its Applications
by Mukaino Yoshito, M.D.
Paperback: 213 Pages (2008-11-15)
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The meridian test (or M-test) is a powerful assessment, treatment, and self-care system that can be used to improve athletic performance and physical fitness. It simplifies the assessment of strain and injury so that even nonacupuncturistsand athletes can learn to apply massage and stretching more effectively.The M-Test is one of the most popular methods of sports acupuncture in Japan. Developed by Mukaino Yoshito, M.D., of the Sports and Health Science Department at Fukuoka University,the M-Test is based on his extensive experience inphysical education and sports medicine. The M-Test uses the meridian system of acupuncture to analyze the movements of multiple joints and muscles in a holistic way. The most suitable meridians for treatment are identified by evaluating a sequence of movements. Flexibility and ease of movement in relation to the meridians are assessed to identify the areas and muscles that need treatment.Based on the M-Test results, the synergistic action of the joints and muscles involved in the movements can be facilitated with acupuncture, massage, or stretching.For the acupuncturist, the M-Test provides another powerful assessment tool for the treatment of pain and compromised movement. This system is compatible with the traditional understanding of the meridians, but takes it a step further to clarify the relationship between the meridians and movement. Practitioners can render treatment with a better understanding of this relationship and identify the most effective points for treating pain and improving movement. The M-Test can also be used to evaluate the results of treatment or the stretching regimen so that a better strategy can be formulated if the results are unsatisfactory.Athletes can learn to perform M-Test movements before or even during competition to identify and correct abnormalities to improve their performance and prevent injuries. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars a very good instrument for people who work in sports
i buy this book because i have listenede a lesson with mukaino, and then i have praticed his method and i found it fantastic. i think that this book is necessary for people who work in sports.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great and very clinically useful manual!
It's wonderful to finally have all the research and information about the Meridian Test (M-Test) compiledinto this manual.

This book is well organized, easy to read and has wonderful diagrams and illustrations. I think it's a great addition to any acupuncture practice - especially if you practice Japanese acupuncture, treat athletes or like to get your patients involved in their own healing process (by assigning "homework" to patients - stretches, exercises, etc., to help speed recovery and prevent re-injury).
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32. Fundamentals of Chinese Acupuncture (Paradigm title)
by Andrew Ellis, Nigel Wiseman, Ken Boss
Paperback: 544 Pages (1991-02)
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Asin: 091211133X
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This text presents a thorough view of classical acupuncture alongside the modern approach. It has several unique features that have contributed to its popularity. First, the authors have applied a precise method of translation that allows the clinical experience of both modern and classical Chinese authors to be transmitted directly. Second, the text provides the most consistent information at the lowest cost. Third, it provides a more systematic arrangement of study material.

The authors have selected the best discussions available and arranged the text in four systematic sections:
Materials and Methods, Channel, Pathways, Channels and Points, and Approaches to Point Selection. The materials selections have been adapted to Western practice. However, the techniques presented are those used by Chinese clinicians and include some not usually taught to Western beginners.

The methods of needle manipulation and stimulus management are explained in clear, step-by-step procedures. The information in the channels section describes all the channels, including the extraordinary channels, the main, internal, branch, divergent, connecting, sinew, and alternate pathways as they are currently understood in China. The pathway-by-pathway descriptions are supported by sketches that follow the Chinese sources.

Main pathologic signs, therapeutic capacities, symptoms, and TCM pattern relationships are detailed. Information provided for each point includes Chinese, Pinyin transliteration, English translation, Western alphanumeric designation,anatomical location guide, and classical location. A full set of point functions used in TCM to link diagnosis and treatment are detailed. Each function organizes the symptoms presented using TCM concepts. The classical signs and symptoms from which the modern indications and functions were derived, and primary and secondary indications and supplementary functions are also presented.

The technical information for each point includes needle stimulus, contraindications, needling depth and recommended technique, extent and duration of moxibustion. Special point groupings, such as the shu or mu points, are also included. The last section provides a systematic presentation of indications for a point. Reference tables summarize current Chinese clinical experience, emphasizing principal points and their relation to TCM treatment principles. However, the descriptions of classical methods of point selection render a dimension of information that is otherwise unavailable. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
This is an excellent book for students of Chinese Medicine, Acupressure and Acupuncture. I recommend it as it is clear and easy to follow.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent book on Acupuncture
Every acupuncture student should have one. Its a unique reference. The material is well written and better applied if you can fallow the advice. You will find each point with a drawing close by. Its basic functions plus supplementary indications. The classical references form ancient chinese books, are really good and unique. I will use with all my students.
This is a real bargin for its price, similar books cost, at least double. There one book in spanish like this but less now "Acupuntura, teoria y Practica" from David Sussmann.

3-0 out of 5 stars Only as a secondary text
There is nothing particularly exceptional about this book. Much of the information contained can be found in many another text. If i were to recommend a text i would most certainly choose "A Manual of Acupuncture" by Peter Deadman, or "Acupuncture, a Comprehensive Text," translated by Dan Bensky et al. Although i have this book on my shelf, i simply don't have the time to look through differing texts to gleen information, it is simply not my first choice.
One aspect that i do like is that at the end of each chapter there is a chart with multiple functions according to anatomy, this is most useful for the beginning student, that however is the only thing that stands out as exceptional.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best introduction!
"Fundamentals of Chinese Acupuncture," is one of the most complete introductions to the Chinese system available. The first section is broken into cohesive information segments. The way it is organised allows you to sit with it and read a segment in a few minutes and learn something important. This book is geared towards practice giving practical and useful information immediately and consistantly. If you sit with a segment until you understand it, by the time you are done you have a very nice full picture of the practice of this wonderful art.

By the time you get to the Acupuncture points you already have a familiar view of the meridians and the book is setup to allow rapid memorization as each point builds the other. The authors have a very masterful understanding of the detail of this system and can convey to the student inner and complex modules and teachings not available in other sources.

By the end you will have a very complete view of real Chinese Acupuncture and an intense understanding of Qi anatomy, how the flow and balance of this subtle energy keeps us healthy, and how the flow is restored. The Qi is divided into Yin and Yang, this can either be in excess or depletion. When one or the other condition occurs illess manifests. In TCM, herbs and Acupuncture work hand in hand to restore the flow, diet and lifestyle maintain the flow.

5-0 out of 5 stars AN ABSOLUTE ESSENTIAL!
This book is gold.
The beginning pages of the book state the essential in-depth theory of Acupuncture and Moxabustion. It talks about the needles, the acupuncture techniques, etc. -- all incredibly valuable & important information.
Each section begins with a picture of the full meridian and then proceeds to discuss EACH AND EVERY POINT on that meridian. For EACH point, this is what you get:
- location of the point (using modern anatomical terminology)
- classical location (using the cun measurements and/or descriprion on how to locate the point)
- Function of the point
- indications (what this point can be used for)
- Supplementary indications (even more indications on how this point can be used to relieve conditions and disorders)
- Illustrative point combinations and applications
- Stimulation (how this point is best stimulated, the depth of insertion of the needle, and any applicable moxabustion, such as number of cones and the length of time moxabustion can be applied)

As everything is easy to locate and use, this book makes for an excellent reference on ALL the acupuncture points in a very well-organized manner. ... Read more

33. Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Zita West
Hardcover: 272 Pages (2008-01-23)
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ACUPUNCTURE IN PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH is a concise highly illustrated and practical guide to using acupuncture to treat women throughout their pregnancy and labour. Drawing on an unparalleled wealth of experience as a midwife and an acupuncturist, the author has produced a book accessible to both acupuncture students and practitioners covering physiology related to pregnancy and childbirth, illuminating links between Western knowledge and acupuncture approaches and suggesting points and point combinations for particular stages and actions during pregnancy and labour.

  • Highly illustrated with summary boxes and guidelines
  • Covers nutritional aspects of pregnancy
  • Gives practical advice and instruction on the use of acupuncture through the four trimesters of pregnancy and labour
  • Uses case examples to further illustrate the text

  • Covers recent advances in relation to the effects of aspirin and heparin to the immune system and pregnancy
  • Includes IVF pregnancies
  • Glossary and appendix of useful addresses
  • Fully updated and revised throughout to include recent research
  • Nutrition and its effect on the foetus (new and developing area of research)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Clear, organized, concise
This book is littered with typos :(That aside, there are not enough books out there on childbirth and pregnancy acupuncture. This one is Big and beautful, easy to read and full of useful information. Zita West's experience and success is inspiring.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great guideline for any acupuncturist
This book is very informative and full of great information for any acupuncturist treating patients during pregnancy and delivery.Not only does she provide thorough obstetrical medicine, but has very good point suggestions and even supplement advice. ... Read more

34. Traditional Acupuncture: The Law of the Five Elements
by Dr. Dianne M. Connelly
Paperback: 192 Pages (1994-10-01)
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An explanation of the Five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water), and their use in the treatment room. Dr. Connelly shows how traditional acupuncture can make a difference, both in our moment-to-moment appreciation of life and in the way we hold life s bigger picture. Includes a description of the examination done before acupuncture treatment, as well as many case examples. Requires no technical knowledge; fine for the general reader interested in acupuncture and health. Trade Paperback ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars traditional Acupunture
I loved this book and recomm it to everyone. It is very understandable for my first book of this type. I was an RN for 22 yrs and never read anything of this type of book on health care alternative. It is well written and easy to understand.

5-0 out of 5 stars Recommended for Anyone Interested In Traditional Chinese Medicine
I have found this book to be very helpful in my research as both a practitioner of acupressure and Qigong. This book will help explain a very detailed, yet simplistic view of the five element system. In Traditional Chinese Medicine the five elements as per wood, fire, earth, metal, and water were used as a model in which to diagnosis and treat illnesses and diseases. This is only part of the TCM system, but it gives a good insight for those wishing to learn many of the association related to all of the elements. There is a very small section on pulse diagnosis, but that can be picked up in the book entitled, "Pulse Diagnosis" by Li Shi Zhen. There are also a few five element charts that are useful for referencing.

3-0 out of 5 stars The law of 5 elements
This is not a bad book for someone wrote it quarter of a century ago. While it does cover laws of 5 elements for a medical profession the most annoying feature is the appearance of large fonts and outdated Chinese Pinyin. The large fonts are cluttered together making it very hard on the eyes. I checked 5 other similar books and this is the only with such printing style. The Wade-Giles Chinese is also outdated as new students do not get it. Perhaps one should contemplate releasing a new edition with both PinYin and Wade-Giles terms and making the pictures in the back more readable (too small). Also it should include some sources of online sources as 25% of readings in any medical science should contain more recent information. Paid $16 from the publisher and it is a good book for the money.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Valuable Resource for Five Element Acupuncture
This book should be required reading for any acupuncture student.Ms. Connelly's thesis provides important and difficult-to-find information on Five Element Acupuncture.Her book is well-written and easy to understand. The case study and vignettes offer a unique glimpse into this type oftreatment.As a student of acupuncture and chinese medicine, I found it tobe a highly valuable resource.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Valuable Resource for Five Element Acupuncture
This book should be required reading for any acupuncture student.Ms. Connelly's thesis provides important and difficult-to-find information on Five Element Acupuncture.Her book is well-written and easy to understand. The case study and vignettes offer a unique glimpse into this type oftreatment.As a student of acupuncture and chinese medicine, I found it tobe a highly valuable resource. ... Read more

35. Characters of Wisdom: Taoist Tales of the Acupuncture Points
by Debra Kaatz
Paperback: 576 Pages (2009-01-01)
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The new second edition in a beautiful new hardback edition. This title discusses the Taoist tales of the Chinese characters for 361 acupuncture points. It is an introduction to the beauty of this ancient form of healing medicine and will delight practitioners, students and anyone interested in the Chinese characters and healing spirits for each of these points. Hardback ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
I'm a layman; amateur self-acupressure tai chi player.
But I have also self-studied Deadman, Grasping the Wind and Foundations of Chinese Medicine.

This book puts spirit and meaning into each acupoint.
Simply marvelous.

One of my students wears a jade pendant on a necklace.
She was elated when I showed her the description of REN-18 & 21
("Ancestral Hall of Jade" and "Jade within the Pearl.")
Compare a strict, literaltranslation of REN-21, "Jade Pivot," with "Jade within the Pearl" as our pearl that shines with beauty, our precious inner gem from the great oceans of life.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Welcome Resource, valuable to practitioners and their clients who deeply explore their healing.
This is a relatively new text, valuable to me on several levels:

1.It is a needed alternative to Grasping the Wind (Paradigm title), a 1989 title which is in serious need of correction and revision (please see my review of this text).
2.It is written in an engaging conversational manner from the heart of a 5-elements practitioner as if she is speaking directly about a topic she loves to either her students or her clients.It is appropriate for both but avoids technical jargon/charts.One page is devoted to each of the standard points, as well as some additional information about the primary and extraordinary meridians and the relevance of each of the elements.
3.The calligraphy is beautifully done by an accomplished and well-recognized chinese calligrapher (Harrison Sinshi Tu) and is quite clear for persons who might undertake their own study of these characters.
4.It is a summation of focused meditative study and practice which the author brings from her particular school -- thus likely to be most relevant to 5-Elements practitioners and those interested in psyche, spirit and emotional healing.It may be less intriguing to those who favor symptom-oriented, neuroanatomical acupuncture or traditional pattern diagnosis.
5.It attempts to include useful and plausible cultural informaton to expand the context for a point -- such as BL 60 (Kunlun) and GV 20, (Bai Hui). There is a welcome richness and artistry to the meanings she provides.

For example:

Grasping the Wind (Paradigm title)

says of BL 60:kun = first half of the name of a mountain range; lun = second half of the name of a mountain range.It mentions that the alternate name refers to lower Kunlun mountains.For explanation it points to the resemblance of the exterior (lateral) malleolus to a mountain.


it says for GV20: bai = one hundred; hui = meeting, convergence.Alternate names:three yang, five fold convergence, linking convergence, mountain or ridge top, celestial fullness and Mud Ball Palace.For explanation it quote 2 ancient classics as saying:
a.Classic of Difficult Issues - "yang converges at the head".Thus it is the intersection jiaohui pont of the six yang channels and the governing vessel.In chinese the number 100 stands for many -- thus the meeting of many channels is called Hundred Convergences.Further, the numerous bones of the skull all meet at this point."
b.Taoist Storehouse "refers to the head as the most important part of the body and further states that it is the meeting place of the 100 spirits.As the uppermost point on the head GV20 reprsents the place of convergence of the hundred spirits, or Hundred Convergences."


In contrast, Debra Kaatz in Characters of Wisdom

says of BL 60:Kunlun, The mythological Kunlun Mountains, and goes on to expand as follows:

"The sacred mountains of Kunlun form rugged peaks stretching to the skies.They are reflected in the vermillion lake that lies in the valley below and are particularly spectacular during the scarlet sunrises and sunsets (it is a fire point).The beaches of the vermillion lake are said to contain precious gems.The Kunlun mountains are said ot be the pillars that separate heaven from earth.It is also said that after the great flood, it was here that yin and yang copulated to rekindle the human race.It remains a place where the power of this union is radiated through the expression of the five elements on earth.It is said to be the place of the Tao and the tiger spirit and is where all spirits pass on their way from earth to the great immortal heavens.

This is the fire point of the bladder meridian bringing warmth and love to mature our relationships.It gives quality and warmth to our energy.Here is the strength of union with the Tao and with others.It is said that no matter how far we stray along our path or from our original nature there is always the possibililty of returning ot our deepest source.Kunlun are these great mountains..."

says of GV20:Bai Hui - Meeting in Grand Unity, and goes on to expand as follows:

"Everything is a part of the whole and this is the meeting place of that unity.It is the point of balance between the posterior and anterior, the yin and the yang, and the light and the dark.It is where everything can be directed from a place of wholeness and the one.Here is where all the rivers and seas can be directed and guided from the original source of all life.The grand unity for the Chinese was the number one hundred called Bai and drawn as the number one over the sun.Hui is a meeting of words brought together and is drawn as words under a roof.It means to meet, assemble, collect, co-operate, to understand and to be in the habit of.This point is also one of the points of the sea of bone marrow giving an inner strength of vitality to the system...
...This point is a place that calls on the wisdom of the ancients to bring the entire life of the individual back into harmony so that all can work together again.Here is where our ancestors reside.It is the point at the top of the head nearest to the heavens who direct and inspire all life.In ancient times the Emperor would go to the gods and his ancestors at times of upheaval or natural disasters for advise and to pray for harmony and balance to return.This is just such a place in times of extreme disharmony to open a person's own inner wisdom and recreate the calm and harmony of balance within.This point is a place of council where all the meridians are called together to bring harmony to all of the mind, body and spirit ...

Thus, in general I can readily recognize the major threads and why they are woven into the fabric of her stories.They feel substantially accurate, moving from standardly recognized point associations and what she has further fleshed out of these meanings (i.e. from moving form the point associations cooborated in other texts such as Grasping the Wind, Peter Deadman's Manual of Acupuncture, Giovanni's works. These list the basic elemental classifications, transport points, he points, connecting points, meeting points, etc).

However some of the content requires that I would have to take a few things on faith -- as its pretty "uncluttered" in the way of documented references.To her credit, the author clearly indicates in her introduciton that she has collected stories, Daoist and otherwise, all of which she has synthesized with her own study, meditation, experience and literary intuition.It is what it is...and thus far I have liked it.Sinologists may need to grapple with the details and tell us whether they are reliably accurate in essence.


I would like to see her develop a supplemental disk program or at least a website for authorized purchasers of the book (hopefully free or not more than a minimal subscription cost) through which we could copy one of two handouts types to give to clients --

1. A very brief summation card that would be the size of business card and include the character, the chinese and english point names she uses and the most essential feature of connecting with this point.
2. The second option would be longer and customizable for a larger sheet of paper, include the above information but offer the option to add in some additional portions of her text (or the whole thing) and for the practitioner to write in any additional instructions or commentary.

As I see it, the value of these options would be to facilitate engaging the recipient as an active participant in learning about their body, their needs; the ability to meaningfully ask again for treatment points they found particularly helpful; and tO carry the acutherapy session into their home and into their world; in some cases for them or a family member to continue the interaction with selected points by placing seeds/magnets on them and while breathing or meditating at home; and to assist in focusing consciousness on a particular point or meridian. Kaatz's book is one of the first I've seen with point explanations that are comprehensible and attractive to clients -- thuswould be easily adapted to an idea such as this.Furthermore, I suspect several clients after receiving them, might find they wanted to purchase the whole book. ... Read more

36. Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture
by Angela Hicks, John Hicks, Peter Mole
Hardcover: 300 Pages (2004-09-09)
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This exciting new textbook gives a clear, detailed, and accessible presentation of the main features of constitutional five element acupuncture treatment. It covers the context and history of this form of acupuncture, as well as the relevant Chinese medicine theory. After examining the elements themselves, and the functions of the Organs, the book explores the basis of diagnosis in five element acupuncture, possible blocks to treatment, and the treatment itself. It puts this style of treatment into the context of other styles of acupuncture treatment - especially Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as it is used in the West today. * A clear and authoritative exploration of five element constitutional acupuncture. * An description of the principle aspects of diagnosis within this system, ironing out inconsistencies often present in discussions of these aspects. * An inspirational encapsulation of a popular style and approach in acupuncture, of interest to all schools of thought in Oriental medicine. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture
Excellent book. Very comprehensive text on five element acupuncture. Considering that reader has some background in acupuncture, the text is easy to read. Product arrived in a timely matter. No problems. Thank you.

5-0 out of 5 stars The One Five Element Book that all interested parties should begin with !
I have read all the reviews of this book to date and I must say that ,while not perfect, I would love to hear from those critical of this volume to name a book that is as clear and well presented as this one is. Of course it is not perfect and trying to learn any style of acupuncture from a book is only a small part of the process. Most of my learning anyway has come from treating patients.

2-0 out of 5 stars Clarification
Please note that Professor JR Worsley was indeed exposed to many teachers in the 1950's. He chose to follow his two teachers who eventually became his masters. They taught only ancient classical five-element acupuncture. He did not embellish or change terms taught to him. His Masters bestowed upon him the title "Master", which carries the honoring duty to teach and present this ancient system to the world.
My concern with the Hicks Mole book, which is very well organized and the product of much hard and admirable work, is that it is likely to confuse anyone who is not familiar with this tradition that JR's masters entrusted him to teach.
JR taught exactly what his teachers taught him: That diagnosis of "Causative Factor" ("CF") elaborates a very precise process of achieving a conscious state. Choosing to do what it takes to work in this state of being means one can be an instrument of nature. Nature and not humans heal.
The confusion that is likely to arise with the Hicks'/Mole new definition of "CF" is that those not around during the time that the Hick's and Mole trained, early in their careers, would not have witnessed that what Hicks and Mole learned from JR was that "CF" means Causative Factor (according to the lineage definition) and never the term or concept "constitutional factor" - coined much later by the Hicks's and Mole.
Many years later, soon after JR died and after many years out of contact with JR, the Hicks Mole book presents the term "CF" with their new definition. For anyone not trained and familiar with the history it would be easy, if not inevitable, that the reader would confuse this new Hicks Mole definition for "CF" as what JR taught and it is not. Without prejudicing or critiquing the Hicks Mole new definition the problem is that it confuses. The process involved in working with their term constitutional factor significantly contradicts the process that JR was taught and passed to us.
A modern reading of the word 'cause' may lead one not familiar with the ancient definition as taught by JR to construe a modern and western definition of 'cause'. The word 'cause' as used in this ancient medicine precisely and elegantly focuses on the place in the intricate balance that a person's whole destiny - to be whole, perfect, at one and at peace within - has become out of balance. Once that happens the whole web of relationships imbalances and "dis-ease" arises. To diagnose the source (cause) of the imbalance one's physical, mental and spiritual presence leads one to detect the cause. Spirit does not categorize.
Without condemning analysis of "pattern"' of anything it is merely my wish to clarify that this approach is not what JR was taught by his masters, trusted to teach to his students and apprentices nor what he practiced.
Another concern is that the Foreward and Introduction to the Hicks Mole book presents "opinions" that JR would have them speak for him. JR did not authorize them to speak for him.
JR pledged, as do I as the inheritor of the title "Master", to do whatever we can to present this teaching as we received it. Again - without prejudice - a modern new definition may or may not be an improvement. We leave that to each individual to decide for his/herself.
My duty and love for this beautiful system of healing compels me to write and state what I promised JR I would do: to speak what I was taught. I trust the decades of experience I had witnessing JR time and again practicing this awesome and ancient system of medicine.
I say what JR would say if he were alive to speak. He explicitly asked me and entrusted me to speak for him and so I do with his authority.
Thank you for reading this review. It is my hope that it helps to put into perspective and clarify a possibly confusing presentation. If the reader wishes to have further information about JR's teachings please do visit the Worsley Institute web site:
With best wishes to one and all,
JB Worsley

5-0 out of 5 stars everything you wanted to know about 5 element acupuncture and more
I recently purchased this text at the recommendation of my instructor for a 5 Element course for physician acupuncturists.I have found it to be invaluable to introduce and reinforce the ideas presented in the course.In short--it's excellent.Buy it.

1-0 out of 5 stars I've never heard of five element "constitutional" acupuncture
The Hicks, Hicks and Mole book is nothing but a caricature of the beautiful system of medicine practiced over 50 years by Dr. Worsley.I purchased this book with alot of enthusiasm but was soon disappointed, even horrified by some of what I read.As a practitioner, it offered nothing to increase my knowledge of Classical Five Element Acupuncture, and in fact, would sorely mislead anyone wishing to study and practice this medicine.I would hope that students of acupuncture would go directly to the Master's books for information regarding Classical Five Element Acupuncture:Traditional Acupuncture, Volumes 1 and 2, and Volume 3, The Five Elements and the Officials, by J.R. Worsley.All of his books are available through Amazon, are filled with Dr. Worsley's words and the true spirit of his work, and will enrich your practice and life.

Diane McCormick, M.D. ... Read more

37. Seirin Pictorial Atlas of Acupuncture
by Yu-Lin Lian, Chun-Yang Chen
Hardcover: 352 Pages (2009)
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Asin: 3833152893
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Assembled by a team of Chinese and German professionals, this large atlas, luxuriously produced in full-color, is a profusely illustrated manual of acupuncture points: those on the main channels, as well as the extraordinary vessels and extra points (409 total). Three different types of illustrations are provided for each set of points: a graphic which indicates body location; an overview of channels which depicts the point in the context of its pathway; and a photograph showing the needle in position. The text that accompanies the illustrations includes descriptives of location, needling technique, actions, indications, and precautions.In addition to this excellent information, the text also provides important material concerning measurement techniques, needling techniques, depth and direction of needling, obtaining the qi sensation, needle stimulation, and point categories. With an agreeable price as well, it is sure to be a worthwhile investment for student and practitioner alike. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Great book for locating the exact place of the point. Good color pictures on actual bodies.I would highly recommend this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars visual atlas of needle insertion
This is a visual atlas showing needles inserted into each of the acupuncture points on the 12 Meridians, and the Du and Ren vessels. Some of the Extra points are also included. It's a good reminder for needle angle and depth of insertion for those who want a visual guide - there is full nudity, by the way, for those points (such as Du 1 or Ren 1) which are in areas normally clothed.

3-0 out of 5 stars Coming Soon
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38. A Handbook of Acupuncture Treatment for Dogs and Cats
by Lee-kin
Paperback: 50 Pages (1999)
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Asin: B000KK13ZQ
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39. Veterinary Acupuncture
by Alan M. Klide, Shiu H. Kung
Paperback: 320 Pages (2002-09-20)
list price: US$49.95 -- used & new: US$44.92
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Asin: 0812218396
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Drawing on medical and scientific literature in diverse languages, Veterinary Acupuncture presents a world of information on this traditional form of Chinese medicine—for veterinarians to examine the theory and practice of acupuncture, for livestock owners and trainers to acquaint themselves with the evidence they need to understand and appreciate the benefits it may offer their animals, and for scientists to use as a source of information for the study of pain and acupuncture.

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4-0 out of 5 stars A Working Guide to Veterinary Acupuncture
I bought a copy of this book when it was first published & found it to be exceptionally useful, particularly since I was the only "barefoot vet" for at least 45 miles in any direction for some 15 years. The pictures are "homey", rather than polished, but the information is priceless & accurate.Anyone who doesn't like the methods used likely doesn't much care for TCVM either. So what?That doesn't make them right.Having shod horses for nearly 40 years, I know "up close & personal" that Disney lied & not all horses are gentle or kind. The methods recommended in the book are not what western culture is used to, but they are not medieval or cruel either. They are classic TCVM. Most of all, they work.I love this book. The information in it literally saved both me & a lot of horses before a western vet moved to our area - & he often would ask me if I had any acu-magic for a particular complaint, since his training wasn't doing the job.He was a superb country vet & his open mind was part of his ability.

1-0 out of 5 stars Xerox images - no structure - midevil treatment of horses
I am NOT impressed by this book. The images in the book look like they are photocopied into it(Xerox style) Lousy quality!

The acupoint charts and description of the points are not easy to link together as they are presented in different chapters.

The book describes how to burn the horses with hot needles and moxa until they get burnmarks. Descriptions on how to use knifelike needles instead of regular acupuncture needles are common. Restraining methods of the horses to be able to torture them with the midevil methods mentioned above are explained to the reader. Discusting!

Save your money, DONT buy this book. I recommend Veterinary Acupuncture written by Schoen, Equine Acupressure from Tallgrass Publishers and
Equine Landmark Anotomy and Acupoint Energetice by Amy Snow if you would like to learn more about equine acupuncture/acupressure.
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40. The Complete Book of Acupuncture
by Stephen Chang
Paperback: 244 Pages (1995-11-01)
list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$221.17
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Asin: 0890871248
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Acupunture
Yeow!!! I just pricked myself and am feeling great! Yes! You too will yell and then possibly say the same thing after you have read Dr. Chang's book on acupuncture. This work covers Acupuncture, meridian points, and alot of the questions that most of us raise about the art. You should not use this work alone ,however. It is best to be guided by a professional. Duh...you know this already, right? This is a good book on the subject. I own it and use it! You may too! OUCH, YEOW!!!! Try it today!

5-0 out of 5 stars Truly User-Friendly!
Dr. Chang's original version of this book was one of my texts when I first began to study acupuncture.It never failed to guide me easily & give me confidence. I had no idea how he could have improved on it, but this book is also excellent. If I could have no other book on acupuncture, this would be the one for me.

4-0 out of 5 stars very informative
I am impressed with the book. I started having acupuncture recently and wanted to know more about how it works. I am pleased with the information I got. Obviously it will not teach you how to do acupuncture on your own, but it is nice to know what is going on and why the chinese dr is doing something. ... Read more

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