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Have you ever wondered about the anatomic structures that are affected locally when you insert a needle in a specific acupuncture point? Have you ever worried, for example, how close you get to the radial artery when needling LU-9 tai yuan?
This lavishly illustrated anatomic atlas of 414 pages by the Italian doctors Quirico and Pedrali provides the reader with concrete answers and reassurance on a wide range of questions pertaining to anatomy in acupuncture practice. The first section offers a concise review of all major acupuncture points, presenting their clinical applications in table format. This is followed by a second section of more than 200 full-color illustrations. Cross-sections depict concrete anatomic structures in the vicinity of each acupuncture point, illustrating skin, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and bones. Lastly, additional information on auricular and scalp acupuncture points, Chinese therapeutic techniques other than acupuncture, and reflexology plates round out the information provided in the two main sections of the book.
Deepen your understanding of acupuncture and increase the efficacy of your practice by perfecting your understanding of the location, needling methods, attaining de qi, anatomic relations, and key clinical indications for each acupuncture point, all in one conveniently referenced location! For detailed clinical information and comparisons between Western and TCM indications of specific acupuncture points, this atlas can be paired with Volume 2, which provides in-depth descriptions of over 400 acupuncture points.
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