Anatomical Atlas of Acupuncture Points (A Photo Location Guide), ISBN: 9781901149050, By Yan Zhenguo, 198 pages 310 illustrations
A thorough practical reference text focusing on the combinations and applications of the most commonly used acupuncture points, with an incisive pattern identification-based approach. An invaluable source of authoritative information for practising and trainee acupuncturists alike, this highly practical book synthesizes the clinical experience gained in the treatment of a wide variety of disorders by four generations of one of China’s foremost exponents of traditional acupuncture. Based on a selection of commonly used points, the author presents a unique blend of pattern identification-based point combinations, incisive personal insights, scholarly commentaries, and representative case histories in an accessible and clearly laid-out format.
• Imposition of acupuncture points and channels on photographs of human models, thus facilitating the rapid location of points• All 14 main acupuncture channels and their points clearly indicated on the photographs• Detailed visualization of anatomical structures to increase needling confidence• Anatomical cross-sections (colour photographs and drawings) provide a vivid illustration of the tissues traversed during needling of 97 commonly used and higher-risk points• Brief notes on location, depth of needle insertion, actions, and clinical applications accompany all cross-section illustrations, with cautions where appropriate
About the author Yan Zhenguo has been Professor at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1986. He is also visiting researcher at the Medical School of Osaka University and a regular lecturer at Hong Kong University. A pioneer in the anatomy of acupuncture points in China, he has published a number of books and articles, many of which have been translated into other languages.