- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: h.f.ullmann publishing; 1 edition (October 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 3848002361
- ISBN-13: 978-3848002368
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8 x 5.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pictorial Atlas of Acupuncture: An Illustrated Manual of Acupuncture Points Hardcover – October 1, 2012
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Each Acupuncture point comes with 3 pictures - one picture shows the muscle and bones where the acupuncture point is located, one picture shows the location of the point on the skin with the path and the nearby points, and one picture shows the angle of the needle being placed on the location. Very clear.
In the description section of each point, it also gives warning for people whose condition does not fit to be needled in that acupuncture point, such as pregnant woman etc. it also indicates the illnesses associated with each point.
I actually think that every family should have one of this book for health maintenance by using the non needle tools and even for acupressure.
I have bought one acupuncture book specifically for dogs for treating my dogs, and this book is for treating myself.
(Edit June 2017) : I knocked 1 star off.
I still think it is a good book, particularly the pictures indicating the location of each point are quite clear. However, there are 3 things that I don't like very much:
1). If this book is for non professionals( that is what I think), this book should have used the non medical terms for readers' easy understanding. Now, I have to look up the dictionary very often.
2) sometimes the point of needle on the skin is not clear because the needle is to thin to be visible. Only the cap of the needles are clearly seen. I am thinking it should have used the Photoshop to highlight the body of the thin needle.
3) I wondered why real persons were used as models in the sensitive area instead of using the medical mannequins as models. I can't share with other people when I find an interesting point because of the embarrassment. Therefore, I have not recommended this book to anyone.
For a fairly substantial book dedicated to point locations and not much more, I expected a more detailed explanation or more precise anatomical diagrams showing bones and tendons so a user could read carefully and be able to pin point an acupuncture point to the point... not just around the general area give or take a couple cm... which is wrong...
You will see 3 different ways to identify and find each acupuncture point along its meridian. The authors and editors even give you their "principal acupuncture points"; Acupuncture Measurements; Needle Techniques (which I don't use, instead using the Pointer Excel II which I also bought on Amazon!).
This really is a very thorough manual that lists ever point, and makes it easy to locate them for the user.
As for the weak index, the authors could have easily done a search for all points that "clear heat" for example and made that an index entry. Instead, you have to gather that data on your own - which I am doing. It will take me hours to compile that in an Excel doc, but it will be searchable. The authors could have done that very easily and made their book that much more useful.
But, it is so useful and so well done, I couldn't bring myself to give it 4 stars in spite of the useless index.
of the Meridians or channels where the points are located. It is, however, a good
reference book. Point location, name, etc. are done properly.