Acupuncture Points: Images & Functions
An in-depth discussion of the derivation and clinical applications of hundreds of the most commonly used acupuncture points. 'Images' are the mental pictures and associations suggested by the Chinese characters which comprise the names of the points. 'Functions' are the energetic actions of the points themselves.
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