A Practical Guide to Acu-points

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North Atlantic Books, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 354 pages
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An understanding of acu-points is vital not only for acupuncturists but also for bodyworkers. This user-friendly manual contains current, comprehensive information for both groups, with special emphasis on how shiatsu and tuina therapists can best utilize “point knowledge” in their practice. Renowned experts Chris Jarmey and Ilaira Bouratinos use succinct text, a well-organized framework, and detailed color anatomical illustrations to clarify the complexities of acu-points. In keeping with normal practice, the authors give the precise anatomical location of a point and illustrate it with a dot, along with alternative locations where relevant. However, the book goes further by delineating the larger area where the point can be activated by pressure, gua sha, and other means. In addition, it explains the optimum physical position for treatment via acupuncture, acupressure, and other strategies, as treatment positions can vary according to the method of point stimulation. The book also documents the distribution of sensation resulting from point stimulation, and differentiates between pressure and needle application where appropriate. A Practical Guide to Acu-Points presents a wealth of carefully researched information equally valuable for professionals, students, and conscientious practitioners.
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
Needling Considerations
11
Moxibustion Considerations
17
Principles of Point Selection
33
Cun Measurements
41
Points of the Lung Channel
49
Large Intestine Channel
59
Chapter 1 Points of the Stomach Channel
79
Points of the Kidney Channel
203
Pericardium Channel
215
Points of the Sanjiao Triple Burner Channel
225
Points of the Gallbladder Channel
239
Points of the Liver Channel
273
Points of the Ren Mai Conception Vessel Channel
289
Points of the Du Mai Governing Vessel Channel
303
Extraordinary Miscellaneous Nonchannel Points
321

Points of the Spleen Channel
117
Points of the Heart Channel
137
Small Intestine Channel
145
Points of the Bladder Channel
161

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About the author (2008)

Chris Jarmey, MCSP, DS, MRSS, teaches shiatsu, qigong, bodywork therapy, and anatomy. The author of The Concise Book of Muscles, Shiatsu: The Complete Guide, and other books, he lives in Marlborough, UK. Ilaira Bouratinos, DipAc, DS, founded the European Institute of Oriental Medicine in 1998. She lives in Athens, Greece.

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