Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion
By Chen Xinnong
Translated by Xie Zhufan
Published by Foreign Languages Press, 3rd Edition, Mar 2010
Library binding book, dimensions 210 x 297 mm, 1 volume, 577 pages
This is the official revision of Essentials of Chinese Acupuncture used by the International Acupuncture Training Centers in Beijing, Shanghai, and Nanjing. Presented in 18 chapters, it begins with a brief history, followed by a discussion of yin-yang and the five phases, a review of the zang fu, and extraordinary fu and their interrelationships, a discourse on qi, blood and body fluids, a description of the meridians and collaterals, and location of the acupuncture points.
Theoretical discussions include etiology and pathogenesis, diagnostic methods, differentiation of syndromes, and acupuncture techniques. Treatment information includes moxibustion and cupping, general principles of acupuncture treatment, internal diseases, and gynecological diseases. There is a supplementary section on ear acupuncture and anesthesia, a bibliography, a cross-index of acupuncture points, and an index. The book incorporates the experience of teaching classes of Western physicians as well as clinical practice and acupuncture research. The information retains the characteristic features of traditional acupuncture and stresses the integration of theory and practice.
A number of revisions and readjustments have been made in the light of existing needs in education, scientific research, medical treatment, and international academic exchanges. These include typographical corrections, locational and terminological standardization according to guidelines set out by the WHO and the PRC State Bureau of Technical Supervision standards, and elimination of more abstruse contents. Students sitting for the U.S. licensure exams will find this book requisite reading.
Acupuncture and Moxibustion are indispensable parts of traditional Chinese medicine in the prevention and control of disease. Since the founding of the People's Republic of China these arts have been developed and are highly regarded by the international, academic community. Based upon Essentials of Chinese Acupuncture, used as a textbook by the International. Acupuncture Training Centers in Beijng, Shanghai and Nanjing, Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion incorporates the rich experience of class teaching and clinical, practice and the results of acupuncture research, retaining the characteristic features of the traditional theory of acupuncture and stressing the integration of theory and practice.
Preface to the Revised Edition
Chapter 1 A Brief History of Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Chapter 2 Yin-Yang and the Five Elements
Chapter 3 The Zang-Fu Organs
Chapter 4 Qi, Blood and Body Fluid
Chapter 5 The Meridians and Collaterals
Chapter 6 An Introduction to Acupuncture Points
Chapter 7 Acupuncture Points of the Taiyin and Yangming Meridian
Chapter 8 Acupuncture Points of The Shaoyin and Taiyang Meridians
Chapter 9 Acupuncture Points of Jueyin and Shaoyang Meridians
Chapter 10 Acupuncture Points of the Governor and the Conception Vessels and the Extra Points
Chapter 11 Aetiology and Pathogenesis
Chapter 12 Diagnostic Methods
Chapter 13 Differentiation of Syndromes
Chapter 14 Acupuncture Techniques
Chapter 15 Moxibustion and Cupping Method
Chapter 16 A General Introduction to Acupuncture Treatment
Chapter 17 Internal Diseases
Chapter 18 Gynecological and Other Diseases
Ear Acupuncture Therapy
Standard Nomenclature of the Acupuncture Points of the Fourteen Meridians
Cross Index of Acupuncture Points (Pinyin)