Color Atlas of Acupuncture: Body Points, Ear Points, Trigger Points

Color Atlas of Acupuncture: Body Points, Ear Points, Trigger Points

Paperback Complementary Medicine (Thieme Paperback)

By (author) Hans-Ulrich Hecker, By (author) Angelika Steveling, By (author) Elmar Peuker, By (author) Joerg Kastner, By (author) Kay Liebchen

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  • Publisher: Thieme Publishing Group
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 188mm x 18mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 21 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Stuttgart
  • ISBN 10: 3131252227
  • ISBN 13: 9783131252227
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd
  • Illustrations note: 303 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 50,990

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A flexi textbook that contains information on all the major body and ear acupuncture points, as well as an extensive coverage of trigger points. The text is augmented by 126 illustrations pertaining to body acupuncture, 48 illustrations on ear acupuncture, and 114 illustrations on trigger points. The description of each point includes: * exact location * depth of needling * indication * function in TCM The different schools of ear acupuncture(e.g., Chinese vs. Nogier), often a source of confusion for many practitioners, are presented side-by-side. While the terminology of the points follows Chinese standards for acupuncture, the body parts are named following up-to-date anatomical nomenclature, and the description of trigger points also mentions the respective muscle and pain projection zones. Illustrations include color photographs and clear full-color drawings.

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Medical specialist in orthopedics, chiropractic, physiotherapy, special pain management, and sports medicine, Damp, Germany

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[Five stars] Richly illustrated and logically written...will be of unique benefit...to busy clinicians...[and] students...a valuable reference...This sophisticated and comprehensive book synthesizes many divergent acupuncture and trigger point schools...handy and easy to use...recommend[ed].--Doody's ReviewAn excellent reference for the busy, well-trained practitioner....a concise, convenient pocket atlas...well-formatted....very user-friendly...recommended.--Medical Acupuncture

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A flexi textbook that contains information on all the major body and ear acupuncture points, as well as an extensive coverage of trigger points. The text is augmented by 126 illustrations pertaining to body acupuncture, 48 illustrations on ear acupuncture, and 114 illustrations on trigger points. The description of each point includes: exact location depth of needling indication function in TCMThe different schools of ear acupuncture(e.g., Chinese vs. Nogier), often a source of confusion for many practitioners, are presented side-by-side.While the terminology of the points follows Chinese standards for acupuncture, the body parts are named following up-to-date anatomical nomenclature, and the description of trigger points also mentions the respective muscle and pain projection zones.Illustrations include color photographs and clear full-color drawings.

Table of contents

Part 1: Body Acupuncture Points The Lung Meridian / The Large Intestine Meridian / The Stomach Meridian / The Spleen Meridian / The Heart Meridian / The Small Intestine Meridian / The Bladder Meridian / The Kidney Meridian / The Pericardium Meridian / The Triple Warmer Meridian / The Gall Bladder Meridian / The Liver Meridian / The Conception Vessel (Ren Mai) / The Governor Vessel (Du Mai) / The Extra Points Part 2: Ear Acupuncture Points Anatomy of the Outer Ear (Auricula) / Zones of Auricular Innervation According to Nogier / Zones of Auricular Innervation According to Durinjan / Topography of Reflex Zones / Points on the Lobule According to Chinese Nomenclature / Points on the Lobule According to Nogier / Points on the Tragus According to Chinese Nomenclature / Points on the Tragus According to Nogier and Bahr / Points on the Intertragic Notch According to Chinese Nomenclature / Points on the Intertragic Notch According to Nogier / Points on the Antitragus According to Chinese Nomenclature / Points on the Antitragus According to Nogier / Projection of Zones of the Spinal Column According to Nogier / Plexus Points in the Concha According to Nogier / Points in the Triangular Fossa According to Chinese Nomenclature / Points on the Ascending Helix According to Chinese Nomenclature / Points on the Helix According to Nogier / Covered Points on the Helix According to Nogier / Projection Zones of the Internal Organs According to Chinese Nomenclature / Projection Zones of the Internal Organs According to Nogier / Energy and Treatment Lines on the Auricula Part 3: Trigger Points Definition of Trigger Points / Temporal Muscle / Masseter Muscle / Lateral Pterygoid Muscle / Short Muscles of the Neck / Splenius Muscle of Head / Anterior, Middle, and Posterior Scalene Muscles / Trapezius Muscle / Levator Muscle of Scapula / Sternocleidomastoid Muscle / Subclavius Muscle / Greater Pectoral Muscle / Smaller Pectoral Muscle / Smaller and Greater Rhomboid Muscle / Supraspinatus Muscle / Infraspinous Muscle / Subscapular Muscle / Supinator Muscle / Long Radial Extensor Muscle of Wrist / Extensor Muscle of Fingers / Pronator Teres Muscle / Superficial Flexor Muscle of Fingers / External Oblique Muscle of Abdomen / Illiac Muscle / Greater Psoas Muscle / Quadratus Lumborum Muscle / Gluteus Maximus Muscle / Gluteus Medius Muscle / Gluteus Minimus Muscle / Piriformis Muscle / Quadriceps Femoris Muscle / Hamstring Muscles / Gracilis Muscle / Tensor Muscle of Fascia Lata / Gastrocnemius / Anterior Tibial Muscle References List of Points -Part 1: Body Acupucnture Points in Alphabetical Order -Part 2: Ear Acupuncture Points / Ear Points (Chinese Nomenclature) in Numerical Order / Ear Points (Nogier and Bahr) in Alphabetical Order -Part 3: Trigger Points in Alphabetical Order of the Muscles Involved Index