By Claudia Focks MD

ISBN-10: 0443100284

ISBN-13: 9780443100284

This excellently designed Atlas of Acupuncture is simple to entry and gives transparent info at the complete variety of acupuncture issues and major channels in a scientific and transparent means. each one of those issues mix anatomical drawings and images of floor anatomy. This acupuncture atlas not just presents newbies with an outline of crucial acupuncture issues, yet skilled practitioners may also know about seldom used acupuncture issues and hence expand their knowledge.

  • Clear info at the complete diversity of acupuncture issues and major channels in a scientific and transparent way
  • Each element combines anatomical drawings and pictures of floor anatomy
  • Attractive two-colour design
  • Highly illustrated

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1 Head Transverse process of the atlas Axis, dens Atlas Transverse process of the 1st cervical vertebra (atlas) (➞ Fig. 28) The transverse process of the atlas can be palpated inferior to the earlobe as a deep bony structure, which in most cases is very sensitive to pressure. Axis Fig. -20 Axis BL-10 Sternocleidomastoid Du-15 1st palpable spinous process Du-14 Trapezius, superior fibres Fig. 32) The transition from the head to the neck is formed by the mastoid process, the adjacent dorsal musculature and the occiput.

Ren mai dai mai a ng qi m re n ai b Centre da im ai w ei m ai im Yang vessels ya ng we Centre ai ch m ong ai Periphery ai m Centre Yin vessels yin m m ai ao qi du yin ya ai ao periphery (Yin–Yin, Yang–Yang) periphery (Yin–Yang) centre (Yin–Yang) Fig. 7 The Eight Extraordinary Vessels (qi jing ba mai) Pairing according to Yin/Yang polarity Pairing of the extraordinary vessels according to Yin/Yang polarity Yin vessels Yang vessels Functions of the Yin/Yang pair Central vessels (pathways on the head and torso) ren mai du mai The du mai can be considered to be the first manifestation of the Qi and Yang, the ren mai the first manifestation of the Blood and Yin.

4). ● For locating points on the lower abdomen, stretch the tape so that five units cover the distance between the upper border of the pubic symphysis and the centre of the umbilicus (➞ Fig. 5). 34 Umbilicus Upper border of the pubic symphysis Fig. 2 Patient Positioning and Body Movements To locate certain points, it can be very helpful to ask the patient to assume a particular position or to perform a specific movement. Examples: ● For locating points on the P channel on the forearm, ask the patient to tightly press the thumb and little finger together.

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