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Acupuncture : visible holism : an original interpretation of acupuncture from root to tip

Author: Xinghua Bai; R B Baron
Publisher: Oxford ; Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001.
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Acupuncture was an invention based on theory as well as practice that appeared during China's Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-24 AD). Acupuncture, in its use of the laws of the macrocosm to cure the ills  Read more...

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Bai, Xinghua, 1964-
Acupuncture.
Oxford ; Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001
(OCoLC)606553761
Online version:
Bai, Xinghua, 1964-
Acupuncture.
Oxford ; Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001
(OCoLC)609324321
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xinghua Bai; R B Baron
ISBN: 0750645393 9780750645393
OCLC Number: 45044151
Description: 173 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: About the authors --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
1. The origins of acupuncture --
a unique synthesis of Chinese culture --
Unique characteristics of acupuncture --
The origins of acupuncture: challenging the accepted theory --
Preconditions for the invention of acupuncture --
The invention of acupuncture --
Additional questions concerning the origins of acupuncture --
Acupuncture as visible holism --
2. Meridians --
the network of the body --
The system of meridians --
Applications of meridian theory --
Disorders of the Fourteen Meridians --
Selection of acupoints --
3. Acupoints --
the terminals of the network --
Discovery of the acupoints --
Classification of the acupoints --
Effects of the acupoints --
Specific acupoints --
Acupoint diagnosis --
4. Acupuncture in practice a holistic sculpture --
The holistic interaction of practitioner, patient, and needle --
Needling methods --
Enhancing the needling sensation --
Indications and contraindications of acupuncture --
App. 1. The Ancient Medical Relics of Mawangdui --
App. 2. The Classic of Moxibustion with Eleven Foot-Arm Meridians --
App. 3. The Classic of Moxibustion with Eleven Yin-Yang Meridians --
App. 4. Chapter 10 of the Lingshu: 'Meridians' --
App. 5. Pattern identification --
deduce the invisible from the visible --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Bai Xinghua, with R.B. Baron.
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