By Peter Deadman
As soon as in a superb whereas a rare ebook is released that units a wholly new ordinary in its box. A handbook of Acupuncture, released via magazine of chinese language drugs courses, is simply this sort of publication. Painstakingly researched over decades via Peter Deadman, editor-in-chief of The magazine of chinese language drugs, and colleagues Mazin Al-Khafaji and Kevin Baker, this publication is bound to turn into the first reference within the West for the examine of acupuncture issues and channels. Introductory chapters describe and illustrate the channels and collaterals, a number of the different types of issues, and techniques of choice, position, and needling. resulting chapters current every one of the issues of the 14 channels in addition to the additional (miscellaneous) issues, pointed out via their English and pinyin names, and chinese language characters. each one aspect is found based on the main exacting anatomical criteria to be present in any Western textbook. for every aspect there's a devoted drawing, through nearby physique drawings. the standard of the five hundred drawings is much greater to these in the other TCM textual content. There also are useful guidelines for locating and needling the issues, and cautionary information regarding what to prevent. as well as element indexes by means of their English and pinyin names, there's an index picking out every thing of the physique reached by way of all of the channels, and separate indexes of aspect symptoms indexed in response to either TCM and biomedical signs.
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Jueyinshu BL-14: oppression of the chest, pain of the chest and diaphragm due to accumulation of qi. Ganshu BL-18: pain and distention of the lateral costal region, hypogastric fullness and pain, fullness of the chest, much anger, mania-depression disorder, epilepsy. The finctions of the back-shu points The first mention of the back-shu points is in the Spiritual Pivotz2: "The back-shu point for the centre of the thorax is below the tip of the big vertebra [C7], that for the Lungs is below the third vgrtebra, that for the Heart below the fifth vertebra, that for the diaphragm below the seventh vertebra, that for the Liver below the ninth vertebra, that for the Spleen below the eleventh vertebra, that for the Kidneys below the fourteenth vertebra, all of them are situated three cun from the spine.
Pain of the Liver and Heart: Xingjian LIV-2 and Taichong LIV-3 (Thousand Ducat Formulas). SHU-STREAM POINTS "The point at which the qi pours through is known as the shu-stream" ('shu' means 'to transport'). The shu-stream points of the three arm yin are all located at the flexure of the wrist. The shu-stream points of the other nine channels are all located proximal to the metacarpo-phalangeal or metatarso-phalangealjoints, with the exceptionof Taixi KID-3 which is located posterior to the medial malleolus.
Ximen P-4 is the primary point for treating acute stasis of blood in the chest and Heart, giving rise to pain. It is also indicated for hot reckless bleeding in the upper jiao manifesting as nosebleed, and vomiting or coughing of blood. Huizong SJ-7 has no relevant indications and seems to have been little used in classical practice. 39 Waiqiu GB-36 is indicated for painful skin associated with painful obstruction and atrophy disorder, as well as for rabies. Zhongdu LIV-6 is indicated for stasis of blood in the uterus, shan disorder and lower abdominal pain.