Meridians and Acupoints
An in-depth understanding of the meridians and acupoints lies at the heart of effective practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This book covers everything that practitioners and students need to know.
The book explains how meridians relate to the major organs, where they are located in the body, and how they are linked to the healthy flow of Qi and Blood. A large section of the book is devoted to descriptions of specific acupoints - their names and how to locate them, as well as an introduction to the symptoms they can be used to treat and how to do so. Also included is a thorough introduction to the basics of acupuncture practice, including how to prepare a patient prior to treatment, how to insert and manipulate acupuncture needles, how and when to use moxibustion and cupping techniques, and what to do if treatment goes wrong.
This useful and authoritative textbook, compiled by the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center (CBIATC) under the editorial direction of leading Chinese clinicians Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai, is essential study material for students of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and an indispensible reference for acupuncture practitioners at all levels.
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