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Sports Acupuncture: The Meridian Test and Its Applications Sports Acupuncture: The Meridian Test and Its Applications
The meridian test (or ‘M-test’ ) is a powerful assessment, treatment, and self-care system that can be used to improve athletic performance and physical fitness. It simplifies the assessment of strain and injury so that even nonacupuncturists and athletes can learn to apply massage and stretching more effectively.

Chinese Herbal Medicine - Formulas and Stategies Chinese Herbal Medicine - Formulas and Stategies 2nd Ed
The new 2nd edition of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies, the companion volume to Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, is designed to serve as both a textbook for students and an authoritative reference for practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine.

Fundamentals of Chinese AcupunctureFundamentals of Chinese Acupuncture by Andrew Ellis, Andrew, Ellis, Nigel Wiseman, Ken Boss Publisher: Paradigm Publications
This text presents a thorough view of classical acupuncture alongside the modern approach. It has several unique features that have contributed to its popularity. First, the authors have applied a precise method of translation that allows the clinical experience of both modern and classical Chinese authors to be transmitted directly. Second, the text provides the most consistent information at the lowest cost. Third, it provides a more systematic arrangement of study material. The authors have selected the best discussions available and arranged the text in four systematic sections: Materials and Methods, Channel, Pathways, Channels and Points, and Approaches to Point Selection. The materials selections have been adapted to Western practice. However, the techniques presented are those used by Chinese clinicians and include some not usually taught to Western beginners.

Hara Diagnosis: Reflections on the SeaHara Diagnosis: Reflections on the Sea by Kiiko Matsumoto, Stephen Birch
This work presents the theory and practice of abdominal diagnosis with the greatest care ever applied to an important diagnostic technique. Beginning with an historical and cultural perspective on the use of palpation in general, and abdominal palpation in particular, the book details the information required to master and extend the techniques presented. Introductory chapters concern the role of the emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of Chinese medicine. Detailed etymologies, historical context, and classical sources are used to acquire a greater insight into hun, po, zhi, jing, and shen, as well as many other seminal concepts.
The text offers an exceptionally well detailed exploration of interior meridian pathways and the role of classical Chinese energetic anatomy, including concepts such as source and origin. This is followed by a description of the anatomy and physiology of the body’s energetically active fascial system, drawn from the latest Western studies, that establishes the authors’ rationale for acupuncture based in a complex biological information system. Detailed, step-by-step procedures for practical diagnosis and therapy are accompanied by profuse illustrations and useful case histories.

Manual of Acupuncture by Peter DeadmanManual of Acupuncture by Peter Deadman, Mazin Al-Khafaji
Painstakingly researched, written, and illustrated over a period of seven years, this book may well become one of the primary reference sources in the West for the study of acupuncture points and channels. The book contains chapter-length descriptions of the channels and collaterals, point categories and locations, and point selection and needling methods. In addition, it includes illustrations and text descriptions of all primary, extraordinary, divergent, luo- connecting and sinew channels, and individual and regional illustrations of the locations for each of the 14 channel and extra channel points (in English, Chinese and Pinyin). The material for each point includes practical identification of point actions, extensive lists of point indications drawn from classical and modern texts, in-depth commentaries explaining the principal historical and modern applications, and classical prescriptions that demonstrate point combination. There are extensive indexes, including one dedicated to point indications. Finally, students may wish to note that this text required reading for U.S. licensure examinations.

Finding Effective Acupuncture PointsFinding Effective Acupuncture Points by Denmei Shudo, Shudo Denmei (Translator), Stephen Brown (Translator)
There are many books about acupuncture points, but what is lacking are descriptions by expert practitioners of how they themselves actually go about selecting, finding, and using the points. This type of book would allow the reader to "peer over the shoulder" of the expert to find out what they really do in the clinic. Finding Effective Acupuncture Points does just that. Shudo Denmei, author of Japanese Classical Acupuncture: Introduction to Meridian Therapy, and a leader of the meridian therapy movement in Japan, has selected about 160 of his favorite points, the ones he actually uses in the clinic. Here he describes in specific detail how to use palpation to find each of the points on the body, and to determine whether or not they are "active." Then he identifies the particular conditions for which each point is best suited, rather than merely reciting a laundry list of all possible indications. With insightful stories about his own discovery and use of the points in a practice that has spanned nearly five decades, this master teacher brings each of the points to life for other acupuncturists. The book is organized by body region, which makes it especially convenient for finding appropriate points on particular parts of the body. There are also over 90 drawings which illustrate the locations of the points in relation to anatomical landmarks and other points and channels. This is a book that belongs in the pocket of every practitioner, where it will become a well-thumbed treasure.

Japanese Classical Acupuncture: Introduction to Meridian TherapyJapanese Classical Acupuncture: Introduction to Meridian Therapy by Shudo Denmei
Meridian therapy is a school of Japanese acupuncture which is distinguished by its emphasis on the classics, its utilization of the five-phase points in treating the root of disease, and the importance which it attaches to palpatory skills in diagnosis and point location. Japanese Classical Acupuncture: Introduction to Meridian Therapy is noted for the clarity and simplicity of its style, and is the most highly regarded introduction to this subject in Japan. The theoretical and historical basis, diagnostic framework and treatment strategies of meridian therapy are discussed in detail. The author provides a step­by­step introduction to pulse and abdominal diagnosis, and explains how to incorporate the concepts and techniques of meridian therapy into other styles of acupuncture. The text is interwoven with case histories and anecdotes from the author's lengthy practice. Extensively edited in collaboration with the author to fit the needs of Western acupuncturists, this book opens the door to Japanese classical acupuncture for Western practitioners.

The Practical Application of Meridian Style AcupunctureThe Practical Application of Meridian Style Acupuncture by John E. Pirog
This is the first original text in English to attempt a comprehensive and rigorous exposition of meridian style acupuncture. In doing so it clarifies many of the underlying patterns determining modern acupuncture's formulas. Elements of acupuncture which often remain confusing for practitioners are presented in the broader context of energic theory through both clear analysis and practical application. John E. Pirog is currently Clinical Director at the Midwest Center for the Study of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, where he has taught since 1983. He has helped establish community-based acupuncture clinics in Chicago and maintains a private practice.

Points for Profit: The Essential Guide to Practice Success for AcupuncturistsPoints for Profit: The Essential Guide to Practice Success for Acupuncturists by Honora Lee Wolfe, Honora Wolfe, Eric Strand, Marilyn Allen
by Honora Wolfe, Eric Strand, Marylin Allen Finally, a complete, user-friendly practice management resource, just for acupuncturists. The book and companion CD Rom covers everything you need to know for the business of practicing acupuncture. It includes: * real-world advice, quotes, and stories from practitioners all over the U.S. * pages of downloadable forms, letters, and worksheets on the CD Rom so you don't have to re-invent them * an easy-to-read, compact, and friendly writing style * FREE monthly online newsletter with business and marketing tips.

Traditional Acupuncture: The Law of the Five ElementsTraditional Acupuncture: The Law of the Five Elements by Dianne M. Connelly Publisher: Traditional Acupuncture Institute, Incorporat; 2nd edition
by Dianne M. Connelly, Ph.D., M.Ac. (UK).
The manuscript for this book was originally written in 1975, and first published in the 1970s, making it one of the first books on five element acupuncture available.
The author studied with J.R. Worsley at the College of Chinese Acupuncture U.K., and later on went on to found the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, now called TAI-SOPHIA, with her husband, Bob Duggan.
This book is one of the essentials

Neuro-Acupuncture, Volume 1: Neuroscience BasicsNeuro-Acupuncture, Volume 1: Neuroscience Basics by Zang Hee Cho Ph.D., E. K. Wong, J. Fallon Publisher: Qpuncture, Inc; Bk&CD-Rom edition
Scientific Evidence of Acupuncture Revealed! Neuro-Acupuncture is one of the first comprehensive Neuroscience based Acupuncture books written by a group of scientists in the fields of Neuro-Radiologic Physics, Neuro-Ophthalmology, as well as Neuro-Anatomists and Physiologists. The principal author of the book, Zang-Hee Cho, Ph.D., the professor of Radiological Sciences and Psychiatry at University of California at Irvine, is one of the leading neuro-imaging scientists and inventor of the PET (Positron Emission Tomography). He is a world-renowned MRI physicist, who has pioneered numerous MRI imaging techniques including the first Acupuncture -fMRI technique in 1997.

Acupuncture: A Comprehensive TextAcupuncture: A Comprehensive Text by Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dan Bensky (Translator), John O'Connor (Translator) Publisher: Eastland Pr
Compiled by the faculty of one of China's leading schools of traditional medicine, Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text is among the most authoritative textbooks and reference sources in its field. Since its translation into English in 1981, it has become a standard text used throughout the world. Included are descriptions of more than a thousand acupuncture points, hundreds of prescriptions (both ancient and modern) for the treatment of numerous diseases, and detailed discussion of a variety of acupuncture techniques and modalities ranging from ear, head, hand and foot acupuncture to moxibustion, cupping and surgical techniques. There are chapters devoted to modern research concerning acupuncture phenomena, and others which critically analyze ancient theory and methodology. The editors have also provided a lengthy introduction to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, a select bibliography of current research published in English, and extensive indices.

Acupuncture : The Ancient Chinese Art of Healing and How it Works ScientificallyAcupuncture : The Ancient Chinese Art of Healing and How it Works Scientifically

Dr. Felix Mann, President of the Medical Acupuncture Society, is one of the outstanding Western practitioners of the ancient Chinese art, which he has been using for some years in London. In this complete revision of his 1962 book -- over half of which is entirely new material -- he describes in detail for the first time how acupuncture works from a scientific point of view, explaining the neurophysiological mechanism involved as well as the basic principles and laws according to the theories of traditional Chinese medicine. Written for both the layman and the medical profession, the book illustrates its points with case histories drawn from Dr. Mann's own patients in England. Dr. Felix Mann, President of the Medical Acupuncture Society, is one of the outstanding Western practitioners of the ancient Chinese art, which he has been using for some years in London. In this complete revision of his 1962 book -- over half of which is entirely new material -- he describes in detail for the first time how acupuncture works from a scientific point of view, explaining the neurophysiological mechanism involved as well as the basic principles and laws according to the theories of traditional Chinese medicine. Written for both the layman and the medical profession, the book illustrates its points with case histories drawn from Dr. Mann's own patients in England.

Clinical Acupuncture : Scientific BasisClinical Acupuncture : Scientific Basis
by B.M. Berman

There is a large increase in interest in acupuncture by health care consumers. The three main reasons for this are medical effectiveness, cost effectiveness and the credibility that clinical trials and physiological research have provided. Acupuncture is rapidly moving out of the arena of "alternative" medicine, in large part again because it is grounded more firmly than other alternative treatments in research. The book provides the reader with the up-to-date information on the clinical bases of acupuncture. Second author, Richard Hammerschlag, is with Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland. Provides current understanding of the scientific basis of clinical acupuncture. For researchers, clinicians, and administrators. Topics include: review of neurophysiological research, assessing clinical efficacy of acupuncture, standards of treatment, and more. Softcover. DNLM: Acupuncture.

The Medical Classic of the Yellow EmperorThe Medical Classic of the Yellow Emperor
by Zhu Ming (Translator)

The Medical Classic of the Yellow Emperor (Huang Di Nei Jing) is the oldest extant classic of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Compiled roughly two thousand years ago, this great masterpiece forms the theoretical basis of (TCM). As TCM's history developed over the millennia, nearly all significant medical works benefited from the enlightenment of this unparalleled book. Covering not only medicine but also philosophy, sociology, anthropology, military strategy, mathematics, astronomy, meteorology, ecology, The Medical Classic of the Yellow Emperor demonstrates that even in ancient times, people accomplished scientific achievements that are applicable, relevant. and innovative even in modern times. Born at Huaihua of Hunan province, China in 1968, Mr. Zhu Ming graduated from Hunan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been practicing TCM ever since. His clinical focus is on the treatment of difficult and chronic diseases, influenced by his father's long clinical experience. This is Dr. Zhu's first translation of a classic TCM text into English

Acupuncture, Meridian Theory and Acupuncture PointsAcupuncture, Meridian Theory and Acupuncture Points
by Li Ding

PROFESSOR LI DING: Born in Henan Province, China, in 1935. He graduated from Shanxi Medical College in 1960. He is the member of the Board of Directors of All-China Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, vice-director and vice-secretary general of Shanxi Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, executive member of the Board of Directors of Taiyuan Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, and President of Qigong Society of Shanxi Medical College (TCM), chief physician of the Ist Teaching Hospital of TCM. In 1985, he was honored to win National Wu Yi (MAY Day) Labour Medal, and the credential of National Good Scientific and technical Scholar, and the College Model Teacher. With traditional Chinese Medicine as the main approach, he combines traditional Chinese medicine with Western medicine in disease treatment and prevention. Over the last twenty-seven years, he has published more than ten books concerning acupuncture and moxibustion, and traditional Chinese medicine and Chinese pharmacology, such as Jianmei Jingluo Tu, A Collection of TCM Clinical Experience, etc. Among the books, The Dictionary of Acupuncture and Moxibustion and Meridian Points, which has been called "epoch-making illustrative dictionary for the points of acupuncture and moxibustion and meridians" and "the first creation in history," is chiefly edited by Dr. Li Ding and published by Dongyang Academic Publishing House, Tokyo, Japan.

Chasing the Dragon's Tail: The Theory and Practice of AcupunctureChasing the Dragon's Tail: The Theory and Practice of Acupuncture in the Work of Yoshio Manaka
by Yoshio Manaka

"Once in a while a book comes along that attempts to transcend the known boundaries of knowledge and forge a new paradigm. Chasing the Dragon's Tail is indeed one of these books. Manaka was a forward-thinking and innovative acupuncture practitioner who attempted to integrate traditional Chinese energy concepts with the new sciences. [This is accomplished] in a language that is applicable not only to acupuncturists, but to the clinicians of the future." Pacific Journal of Oriental Medicine "...never before has this reviewer found, in one text, so much information that can be incorporated in both a TCM and a Meridian Therapy framework. All through the book we are encouraged to test and confirm everything that is presented, which is altogether refreshing approach. We are inspired not just to 'Chase the Dragon's Tail,' but to ride the Dragon home."

100 Diseases Treated by Single Point of Acupuncture Moxibustion100 Diseases Treated by Single Point of Acupuncture Moxibustion
by Cheng Decheng

Single point therapy is an independent treatment method, derived from acupuncture and moxibustion. It refers to the application of stimulation at one point or one small local area of the superficial of the body in order to treat and prevent diseases. Single point therapy consists of many methods of acupuncture and moxibustion, such as acupuncture, moxibustion, auricular acupuncture, head acupuncture, cupping therapy, bleeding therapy, point injection and laser therapy. It also consists of medicated compress, acupressure and massage, which are exceptional category of acupuncture and moxibustion. Single point therapy uses fewer points with less pain, and easy to master, with good and quick effect. This book introduces different therapies for the treatment of 100 common diseases by single acupoint, including the point, location, method, result, case study and discussion, with the author's personal experiences.

Acupuncture Medicine : Its Historical and Clinical BackgroundAcupuncture Medicine : Its Historical and Clinical Background
by Yoshiaki Omura

Many ills that conventional Western medication fails to prevent and cure--migraine, diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and allergies, to name a few--are in some cases relieved through the remarkable effects of acupuncture. This comprehensive history presents a complete and coherent guide to the widely acclaimed and employed Oriental practice. The author readily acknowledges the superiority of Western medicine in certain situations (particularly in cases of infectious disease); his contention is that every physician should have the knowledge and advantage of Oriental medicine and acupuncture in addition to the benefits of Western medicine. The combined techniques offer enormous potential not only for alleviating suffering and possibly even saving lives, but also for reducing common medical expenses. Starting with historical background, including the origins and meanings of concepts essential to the practice of acupuncture, the text proceeds to a discussion of the anatomical and pathophysiological concepts of Oriental medicine, concluding with a detailed review of diagnostic methods. A wide audience awaits this practical guide, including lay practitioners as well as healthcare professionals

Acupuncture Case Histories from ChinaAcupuncture Case Histories from China
by Chen Jirui, Nissi Wang

This highly recommended book offers a very revealing, over-the-shoulder look at the work of several contemporary Chinese acupuncturists.This book marks the first original collection of acupuncture case histories in English. Included are over one hundred case histories contributed by prominent practitioners of acupuncture in China. The case histories represent a broad spectrum of disorders for which acupuncture is used in contemporary China. Each of the case histories provides a thorough discussion of the traditional Chinese diagnosis and syndrome differentiation, together with the points and techniques selected for treatment. The course of therapy is described, and alterations in the diagnosis and treatment regimen are analyzed. The results of treatment­-both favorable and unfavorable-­are noted. An introduction compares and contrasts many of the treatment techniques and types of points used in the cases.

Reinventing Acupuncture: A New Concept of Ancient MedicineReinventing Acupuncture: A New Concept of Ancient Medicine
by Felix Mann

Dr. Mann, one of the earliest pioneers of the modern medical approach, as well as the inventor of periosteal acupuncture, documents his findings over three decades of practice, for doctors who want a modern introduction to the subject. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Medical Acupuncture Society. Introduces a new system of performing acupuncture, more closely related to Western medicine, based on radiation of sensation, Strong Reactor patients, and a knowledge of acupuncture areas. Features new material on the application of needling of the hand or foot to evoke response in half of the body.

Acupuncture in the Treatment of DepressionAcupuncture in the Treatment of Depression: A Manual for Practice and Research
by Rosa N., Diplac Schnyer,

This pioneering book unites both Western and Traditional Chinese medicine to provide a comprehensive overview of depression from both clinical perspectives, and to present a step-by-step methodology for the evaluation and acupuncture treatment of this condition, using an experimentally tested protocol. In addition, it addresses fundamental issues in acupuncture research and offers guidelines for the design of acupuncture treatment studies. Provides a comprehensive overview of depression from Western and Tradition Chinese clinical medicines. Presents step-by-step methodology for the evaluation and acupuncture treatment of this condition, using an experimentally tested protocol. Addresses fundamental issues and offers guidelines for the design of treatment studies.

Acupuncture Patterns and PracticeAcupuncture Patterns and Practice
by Li Xuemei

Acupuncture Patterns & Practice is a practical, clinically oriented exposition of traditional Chinese diagnosis and acupuncture therapy. The book consists of nine series of cases, each devoted to a type of disorder that is commonly seen in the acupuncture clinic: common cold, cough, dizziness, headache, lower back pain, painful obstruction (bi), wind-stroke, insomnia and palpitations. In each of the 40 illustrative case histories the authors provide a step-by-step method for applying the traditional Chinese diagnostic art of differentiation of patterns to these clinical problems. More than 80 charts graphically illustrate the material in the case histories, and each chapter concludes with a diagnostic master chart.

A New American Acupuncture : Acupuncture OsteopathyA New American Acupuncture : Acupuncture Osteopathy :
The Myofascial Release of the Bodymind's
by Mark Seem

This book represents the fruit of many years of research into the use of acupuncture as a tool for releasing holding patterns in the bodymind as a way to restore functional/structural balance and to relieve chronic pain. Dr. Seem shares his clinical experience of how and why this style of acupuncture works and presents specific protocols for use in the clinic. This book is a valuable reference text for anyone whose practice focuses mainly on acupuncture. About the Author Mark Seem has been practicing acupuncture for over 20 years. He is the founder and President of the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City. Mark has written several books on acupuncture including Acupuncture Energertics and Acupuncture Physical Medicine.

Principles and Practice of Contemporary AcupuncturePrinciples and Practice of Contemporary Acupuncture
by Sung J., M.D. Liao, Mathew H.M., M.D. Lee, Keng-Yong, M.D. Ng

Acupuncture presents an intolerable predicament to the Western-trained mind--its practitioners make no claim to understand why the method is effective. Even so, this text reviews the principles behind the practice of acupuncture, with an eye on utilizing the art as a therapeutic modality that can complement and supplement Western practices, not replace them.
Of particularly focus are the areas of pain management, but acupuncture's use in a multitude of disease treatment areas is not ignored. Besides reviewing the basic practices, the authors present a brief history that places the art in context.

The Treatment of External Diseases With Acupuncture and MoxibustionThe Treatment of External Diseases With Acupuncture and Moxibustion
by Yan Cui-Lan, Zhu Yun-Long

This book is a clinical manual for the treatment of traumatic injuries, muscle-joint problems, dermatological conditions, and post-operative complaints. It has been written by Yan Cui-lan, a well-known acupuncturist specializing in external diseases from Tangshan, Hebei. Dr. Yan has written this book specifically with Western practitioners in mind. In fact, the English language version of this book is being printed in the United States before the Chinese language version in the People’s Republic of China. Practitioners will find this book a useful addition to their library, allowing them to treat an even wider variety of diseases.

Practice of AcupuncturePractice of Acupuncture
by Hans-Ulrich Hecker, Angelika Steveling, Elmar T. Peuker, Joerg Kastner

Ideal for those who practice Traditional Chinese Medicine and anyone studying for certification, Practice of Acupuncture offers the most lucid and accessible presentation of all acupuncture point locations, as well as the fundamental concepts and methods of this ancient art. Combining the principles of TCM with ideas from Western medicine, the authors - a team of experts from diverse disciplines - guide you systematically through the meridians, point locations, and trigger points on the body, from head to toe. Each acupuncture point is shown in vivo and then explained in detail using illustrations that show its exact anatomical location and characteristics. Along the way, the most essential information for each point is highlighted in a blue box (an ideal study aid), and practical tips and references to TCM are included throughout. Drawing on their combined years of practice, the authors also offer valuable information about potential side effects and complications, as well as an overview of the latest scientific developments on effectiveness and quality control in acupuncture research - just a few of the features that make this book a vital reference tool. The book's innovative modular TCM system, based on the principles of the visual didactic processing system (VISDAC) helpfully synthesize the complex concepts of acupuncture and its practice within the wider realm of TCM.

Basics of AcupunctureBasics of Acupuncture
by Gabriel Stux, Brian Berman, Bruce Pomeranz

Basics of Acupuncture shows that it is possible to integrate Western medicine and traditional Chinese concepts. It starts with an updated review of the scientific bases of acupuncture and related research. A short introduction on the theory of traditional Chinese medicine is followed by a detailed account of diagnosis. Main topic is the description of the Chinese systems of channels, functional organs and the most important acupuncture points.The remainder of the book is devoted to treatment, based on western modes of diagnosis. The methods and applications of needling and moxibustion are described, and the most important points are given for frequently encountered diseases.

Acupuncture Points: Images and FunctionsAcupuncture Points: Images and Functions
by Arnie Lade

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. In this richly-researched book prepared in consultation with leading Chinese scholars, the author presents the images and functions, location, classification, indications and contraindications for each of the points. An extensive repertory of traditional functions and patterns with their associated points, organized in table format, enables the practitioner to move quickly from diagnosis to prescription of appropriate points. Also included is a Chinese character dictionary in which various meanings of the Chinese characters used in the point names are identified, and different points whose names share the same characters are noted. An index of points arranged by channel, alphanumeric number, pinyin and English is provided for easy reference to the points in the book.

Warm Diseases: A Clinical GuideWarm Diseases: A Clinical Guide
by Guohui Liu

The understanding and treatment of infectious and other externally-contracted diseases has been a central concern of Chinese medicine for millennia. Especially during the past few centuries, the concepts and treatment approaches of the warm disease school have percolated throughout Chinese medical thought. Modern practitioners apply them in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of serious illnesses, including many which are common in the West, such as auto-immune disorders. Warm Diseases: A Clinical Guide provides an in-depth, clinically oriented approach to this important subject. The introductory chapters tell the compelling story of how traditional Chinese physicians, primarily from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries, developed the theories and concepts of warm disease in response to the health crises of their time, which included a number of epidemics. The evolution of their approach to etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, discussed in this volume, demonstrates how traditional medicine has evolved to meet contemporary needs.

Acupuncture: An Anatomical ApproachAcupuncture: An Anatomical Approach
by Houchi, Ph.D. Dung, Curtis P., M.D. Clogston, Joeming W., M.D. Dunn, H. C. Dung, Houchi Dung

Addressing acupuncture form a unique perspective, Acupuncture: An Anatomical-Based Approach abandons the traditional oriental medicine approach in favor of a carefully analytic scientific presentation. The tightly-focused book describes the progression of chronic pain in the peripheral nervous system, demonstrating that points conducting pain impulses through the peripheral nerves become more tender to palpation throughout life in response to episodes of pain, and they do this in a predictable sequence. This sequence, expressed as a "pain quantification," has important prognostic significance to the person's response, not just to acupuncture, but also to any other intervention.

Acupuncture: Cure of Many DiseasesAcupuncture: Cure of Many Diseases
by Felix Mann
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2nd edition

Acupuncture: Cure of many diseases is one of the most widely read popular books on acupuncture in the Western World, with editions in seven languages.
The new edition has been revised and up-dated and includes new chapters on 'strong Reactors' and the 'liver'.

Effective Points Therapy of AcupunctureEffective Points Therapy of Acupuncture
by Mao Qunhui, Guo Xiaozong

Effective Points Therapy of Acupuncture is the first book of its kind to provide a succinct and precise, though thoroughgoing, introduction to Prof. Guo Xiaozong's Effective Points Therapy for Western readers. Effective Points Therapy is a self-contained system which is very effective for the treatment of a wide range of diseases, especially difficult and complicated ones such as nodular hemiplegia and pain syndrome.
Stressing the integration of the theory with clinical treatment, this book contains diagnoses based on TCM and Western medicine, and many diagrams.
Easy to understand, this book is suitable for both beginners and experienced acupuncturists.

Acupuncture: Visible HolismAcupuncture: Visible Holism, an Original Interpretation of Acupuncture from Root to Tip
by Xinghua Bai, R. B. Baron
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Acupuncture: Visible Holism provides a theoretical complement to currently available guides to the clinical practice of acupuncture. The author presents the groundbreaking concept of acupuncture as "visible holism", as well as an entirely new theory concerning the origins of acupuncture, the identification of the meridians, and the discovery of the acupoints. Also contained in the volume are original interpretations of a number of key aspects of acupuncture, including the Root and Tip theory (ben biao) and its applications, the principles of pattern identification (bian zheng), the importance of the needling sensation (deqi) and how to maximize it, and the necessity of a synergistic relationship between patient and acupuncturist.

Acupuncture LogicAcupuncture Logic
by Michael J. Migliore

The information contained in this book, although familiar to many practitioners and students, is presented in a concise logistical format. This unique method of utilizing acupuncture treatment algorithms for differential diagnosis of disease states is logically systematic and useful both as an acupuncture treatment text and reference guide. The compilation of material is extracted from Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Foreign Language Press, Beijing. The disease states are listed alphabetically and are located at the top of the page. They are then subcategorized and differentiated according to their main manifestations. The acupuncture treatment points that are specific to the disease state are found next, followed by the tongue and pulse diagnosis. Located at the bottom of the page are acupuncture treatment points that are common to the various subdivisions of the disease states. It is often helpful to start at the bottom of the page, identifying common acupuncture treatment points to each subdivision (if there are any). This unique presentation of the material appears visually clear, uniform and easier to decipher and commit to memory. The appendix contains the disease states and acupuncture treatment points listed in a quick reference chart. This document will prove to be a valuable tool to both practitioner and student.

Acupuncture: Techniques for Successful Point SelectionAcupuncture: Techniques for Successful Point Selection
by Royston H. Low
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Handbook for the practice of acupuncture, for students and practitioners. Shows the types of treatment best suited to various conditions, and optimal ways to administer treatment. Combines Western and Chinese approaches, covering such topics as cupping, timing the treatment, the rules of acupuncture, and the Five Elements. * embraces Western and Chinese traditional approaches * covers the many different factors needed for successful diagnosis * based on forty years practical experience Acupuncture: Techniques for Successful Point Selection is a valuable source of reference for established practitioners in the field and a guide for students. The majority of books on acupuncture prescribe either a Western or Traditional Chinese approach - this book combines the two in a manner which is now being adopted in mainland China and demonstrates the actual mutable compatibility of the two apparently vastly different approaches. The book covers a broad range of topics, beginning with an historical look into the origins of Traditional Chinese acupuncture treatment and its emergence over the years into Western practices. It then proceeds to introduce some new themes in acupuncture practice.

Insights of a Senior AcupuncturistInsights of a Senior Acupuncturist:
One Combination of Points Can Treat Many Diseases
By Lee, Miriam

This book details the ingenious use of five major acupuncture points to effectively treat a wide variety of ills.
Written by one of the most experienced and well-known acupuncturists in California, this book is a must for any complete clinic reference shelf and one that will be used regularly.

Golden Needle Wang Le-tingGolden Needle Wang Le-ting: A 20th Century Master's Approach to Acupuncture
by Yu Hui-Chan, Han Fu-Ru, Shuai Xue-Zong (Editor), Hui-chan Yu, Fu-ru Han, Bob Flaws, Xue-zhong Shuai
Publisher: Blue Poppy Press

Wang Le-ting was one of the architects of modern Chinese acupuncture. Wang created many new acupuncture protocols useful in the treatment of chronic, difficult to treat conditions, including paralysis and atrophy due to organic disease (MS, SLE, ALS, etc.), cerebrovascular accident, and traumatic injury of the spinal cord. This book is an account of Wang's special acupuncture theories and contains his most effective innovative treatment protocols, representative case histories, and Wang's analysis of point selection. In particular, practitioners will find Wang's step-by-step multi-phasic treatment plans extremely helpful. When it comes to chronic, long-term, difficult to treat diseases, Wang gives clear instructions on which points to treat for how many weeks before going on to the next set of points.

Eight Extraordinary MeridiansEight Extraordinary Meridians
by Claude Larre, Elizabeth Rochat de la Vallee

This book presents an examination of the eight extraordinary meridians from the texts of the Neijing, the Nanjing, and their commentaries. The first section provides an overview of meridians as revealing the basic interaction of yin and yang within the body, providing the foundation for the movement of qi and the underlying framework for the main meridian system. In-depth descriptions of the du mai, ren mai, chong mai and dai mai build up a simple structural picture of the body that is further elaborated in the presentations of the qiao and the wei mai.
Each name is discussed, looking at the etymology and nuance of meaning. Classical descriptions of points and pathways are explored in depth.

Acupuncture Imaging Acupuncture Imaging by Mark Seem
The author proposes a method by which body workers and patients may clearly understand the energetic systems of the bodymind and thus develop an individualized approach and treatment using acupuncture and meridian therapies.
He shows how to recast and reconceptualize physical, emotional, and psychological problems in terms of disrupted energy flow, so that both practitioner and patient can see, feel, and experience these disturbances.
This allows for creative change. The book provides a brief but descriptive overview of biophysical phenomena and the healing process. The book is an important statement of approach by a notable proponent of the integration of humanism, psychology, and Oriental medicine.

Acupuncture in Practice: Beyond Points and MeridiansAcupuncture in Practice: Beyond Points and Meridians
by Anthony Campbell
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, UK.
Practical manual explains how acupuncture can be used to provide safe and effective treatment for those disorders for which it is effective.
For practitioners. Introduces the concept of an 'Acupuncture Treatment Area' not identical with either traditional acupuncture points or trigger points.

Complete Acupuncture CD-ROM Complete Acupuncture CD-ROM
by Hopkins Technology

This CD-ROM introduces and describes some of the basic knowledge necessary to the practice of acupuncture and moxibustion, such as why and when to use acupuncture and descriptive case studies of successful treatments. Point location, needles, diagnoses, and treatment are some of the topics introduced on the CD.
Accompanied by body charts, diagrams, and tables (with acupoints in Pinyin), the database can be bookmarked and annotated. Also included is an extensive lecture by Wei Liu, OMD.
Easy to install and easy to use. System requirements: Win 3.1 or later, 4MB RAM, VGA, CD-ROM drive.

Handbook of Acupuncture Treatment of Nervous System Disorder Handbook of Acupuncture Treatment of Nervous System Disorder
by Shao Jie Lu

The author has drawn upon his unique clinical experience to describe the assessment and acupuncture treatment of 57 disorders related to the nervous system. The text includes concise descriptions of the symptoms and clinical manifestations of cranial nerve disorders (including optic neuritis, facial paralysis, facial tic, and optic atrophy), cerebral disorders (including thrombosis, embolism, Parkinson's epilepsy, and Meniere's syndrome), conditions of the spinal nerves (including nerve paralysis, sciatica, brachial plexus neuropathy, and polyneuropathy), and other disorders (including cervical spondylosis, OBS, myasthenia gravis, and traumatic paraplegia). In addition to information on syptoms, clinical manifestations, insertion technique, needling depth, and needling precautions, the author has included Western perspectives and integrative models of treatment. There is a series of diagrams that illustrate the location of the points utilized. Lu Shao Jie is Chief Physician and Director of the acupuncture department at the Xianyang Hospital in Henan.

Treatment of Disease with AcupunctureTreatment of Disease with Acupuncture by Tin Yau So
Beginning with needle selection, needle preparation, preparation of the patient, and a variety of needling techniques, this clinical text progresses to detailed discussions of moxibustion and a systematic approach to treatment planning. The first section ends with concise and accessible tables of ear points and ear acupuncture prescriptions. The second section discusses diagnosis and the development of a practical guide to the four examinations. The third section presents the basic Chinese medical theories: six evils, five elements, yin-yang and chi, with an extremely practical emphasis, ending with advice on diet therapy. The fourth section covers 126 specific conditions ranging from simple, easily cured conditions to complex, life-threatening states.
Each treatment contains a brief statement of cause, a description of the symptoms, and a differentiation of the presenting symptoms according to severity, location, or pathology, with a step-by-step treatment plan that considers point selection, order, technique, and the observations to be made during treatment. Herbal scripts, traditional foods, or applications are also noted. The book is supplemented with a section of case histories, an extensive and detailed index, and a cross-reference to herbal formulas and acupoint information found in Vol.1, Book of Acupuncture Points.

Zang Fu: The Organ SystemsZang Fu: The Organ Systems of Traditional Chinese Medicine : Functions, Interrelationships, and Patterns of Disharmony in Theory and Practice
by Jeremy Ross
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 2nd edition

By Jeremy Ross, Doctor of Acupuncture, Cac (Nanjing), BAc (MBAcA) BSc, CEd, MNIMH Acupuncturist in Private Practice.
Director of the Swedish Institute for Alternative Medicine in Stockholm.
Teacher at North West Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Seattle, USA