A Practical Guide to Acu-points

A Practical Guide to Acu-points

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By (author) Chris Jarmey, By (author) Ilaira Bouratinos

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  • Publisher: Lotus Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 274mm x 24mm | 1,261g
  • Publication date: 21 October 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0954318846
  • ISBN 13: 9780954318840
  • Illustrations note: 280 colour images
  • Sales rank: 102,951

Product description

A clear understanding of the location and function of acupoints is crucial for acupuncturists as well as shiatsu practitioners, massage therapists, and other bodyworkers. In this exceptionally well-illustrated, user-friendly manual, Chris Jarmey and Ilaira Bouratinos provide comprehensive and up-to-date information for anyone utilizing acupoints in their therapeutic work. Offering unparalleled detail that goes far beyond what is currently available, A Practical Guide to Acupoints gives specialists the information required for practicing with greater understanding and confidence. This unique book contains not only essential information on the anatomical locations of points and the applicable acupuncture techniques. It describes other pertinent methods of treatment and delineates larger areas where the points can be activated by manual pressure, guasha, magnet therapy, moxibustion and cupping.

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The late Chris Jarmey, M.C.S.P., D.S., M.R.S.S., taught shiatsu, qigong, bodywork therapy, and anatomy, and was the founder of the European Shiatsu School. He was the author of many books on anatomy and bodywork, including The Concise Book of Muscles and Shiatsu - The Complete Guide. Ilaira Bouratinos, Dip.Ac. D.S., received her diploma in acupuncture from the London School of Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine and subsequently founded the Oriental Medicine and Shiatsu Training Centre in Athens, Greece. She teaches acupuncture, shiatsu, and a variety of other bodywork methods, both in Greece and internationally.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Needling Considerations; Chapter 2 Manual Techniques Considerations; Chapter 3 Moxibustion Considerations; Chapter 4 Cupping Considerations; Chapter 5 Deqi; Chapter 6 Classification of Points; Chapter 7 Principles of Point Selection; Chapter 8 Cun Measurements; Chapter 9 Considerations, Cautions and Contraindications; Chapter 10 Points of the Lung Channel; Chapter 11 Points of the Large Intestine Channel; Chapter 12 Points of the Stomach Channel; Chapter 13 Points of the Spleen Channel; Chapter 14 Points of the Heart Channel; Chapter 15 Points of the Small Intestine Channel; Chapter 16 Points of the Bladder Channel; Chapter 17 Points of the Kidney Channel; Chapter 18 Points of the Pericardium Channel; Chapter 19 Points of the Sanjiao Channel; Chapter 20 Points of the Gallbladder Channel; Chapter 21 Points of the Liver Channel; Chapter 22 Points of the Ren Mai (Conception Vessel); Chapter 23 Points of the Du Mai (Governing Vessel); Chapter 24 Extraordinary (Miscellaneous) Non-Channel Points