A comprehensive reference guide to locating and treating nearly 400 acupoints throughout the body
• Explores in precise detail the acupuncture points of the 12 main channels/meridians, plus the conception and governor vessels
• Explains the theory of acupuncture from both traditional Chinese and Western medical perspectives with maps of the body
• Full-color throughout and abundantly illustrated
A complete reference atlas of acupuncture and acupressure points, this newly updated guide by renowned shiatsu, qigong, and bodywork teacher Chris Jarmey and acupuncturists Ilaria Bouratinos and Lynn Pearce illustrates how to best locate and treat nearly 400 acupoints throughout the body. Lavishly illustrated with full-color examples, this updated fourth edition offers comparisons of Eastern and Western teaching models as well as new theoretical material to help instill intuitive understanding for students and early practitioners of acupuncture.
The first part of the book, “Theory,” describes the essence of acupuncture from both traditional Chinese and Western medical perspectives with chapters on needling considerations, the principles of locating acupoints, and myotome, dermatome, viscerotome, and sclerotome maps of the body. The second part, “Practice,” then guides the reader methodically through acupuncture points of the 12 main channels/meridians, plus the conception and governor vessels and additional non-channel points. The locations of nearly 400 points are described in precise detail and clearly illustrated through color diagrams, along with explanations of each point’s actions, indications, and contraindications.
Honoring the traditional Eastern roots of acupuncture in parallel with modern approaches of Western medicine, this book is an essential resource for practitioners of all levels seeking to deepen their understanding of working with acupoints.
About the Author
Chris Jarmey (1954-2008) taught shiatsu, qigong, bodywork therapy, and anatomy and founded 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 founded the Oriental Medicine and Shiatsu Training Centre in 1994. She is based in Athens, Greece.
Lynn Pearce is an acupuncture clinician of more than 30 years and an accredited lecturer within the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP). Trained in both Western and Chinese Medical models, she studied at the British College of Acupuncture. She lives in the U.K.