100 Diseases Treated by Single Point of Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Written by Chen Decheng
English Text Revised by Linda Gale Sampson, Cynthia J Chan
Published by Foreign Languages Press, Beijing, 2001
Paperback, 200 pages
ISBN 7119027441 / 9787119027449
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 is 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.
This book is suitable for TCM doctors, teachers, students and acupuncture practitioners.
Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion is an essential component of traditional Chinese medicine and has a long history. The single point therapy has an important position in acupuncture and moxibustion. It refers to the use of a single point of acupuncture and moxibustion to treat and prevent diseases.
The single point therapy has the characteristics of good curative effects, a wide range of indications, simple application, low cost, safety and easy acceptance by the patients.
I published the book The Chinese Single Point Acupuncture and Moxibustion in China in 1992. The book becomes very popular and has been accepted by the general readers at home and abroad. Now I choose some of the methods, which are of good results, simple manipulation, easy to study and use, to compile this book.
This book consists of five chapters: painful diseases, internal diseases, surgical diseases, obstetrical, gynecological and pediatric diseases, and ophthalmic and E.N.T. diseases, 100 diseases in total. The book has a wide range of indications and is useful for clinic.
The book has a unified style throughout the book. In each disease, the point, location, method, result, case and discussion are introduced.
I am deeply indebted to Egyptian Doctor Aly Bayomy who works at the Cairo University and to Mrs. Ye Brathaver for their support during the writing of the book.
Dr. Chen, Decheng
In Beijing, China March 2000