Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion (3rd Edition)
Foreign Languages Press
590 pag. hardcover 20 x 27 cm
This is the official revision of Essentials of Chinese Acupuncture used by the International Acupuncture Training Centers in Beijing, Shanghai, and Nanjing. Presented in 18 chapters, it begins with a brief history, followed by a discussion of yin-yang and the five phases, a review of the zang fu, and extraordinary fu and their interrelationships, a discourse on qi, blood and body fluids, a description of the meridians and collaterals, and location of the acupuncture points.
Theoretical discussions include etiology and pathogenesis, diagnostic methods, differentiation of syndromes, and acupuncture techniques. Treatment information includes moxibustion and cupping, general principles of acupuncture treatment, internal diseases, and gynecological diseases. There is a supplementary section on ear acupuncture and anesthesia, a bibliography, a cross-index of acupuncture points, and an index. The book incorporates the experience of teaching classes of Western physicians as well as clinical practice and acupuncture research. The information retains the characteristic features of traditional acupuncture and stresses the integration of theory and practice.