Atlas of Acupuncture


  • Claudia Focks, MD, Anaesthesist, Essen, Germany

This excellently designed Atlas of Acupuncture is easy to access and provides clear information on the full range of acupuncture points and main channels in a systematic and clear way. Each of these points combine anatomical drawings and photographs of surface anatomy. This acupuncture atlas not only provides beginners with an overview of the most important acupuncture points, but experienced practitioners can also learn about seldom used acupuncture points and thus extend their knowledge.
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Trainees and practicing medical acupuncturists, TCM therapists.


Book information

  • Published: April 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10028-4

Table of Contents

1 jing luo (Channel and Network Vessel System)

1.1 Introduction
1.2 The 12 Primary Channels (jing zheng)
1.3 The Divergent Channels (jing bie)
1.4 The 12 Sinew Channels (jing jin)
1.5 The luo-Connecting Vessels
1.6 The Cutaneous Regions (pi bu)
1.7 The 8 Extraordinary Vessels (qi jing ba mai)

2 Location Methods and cun-Measurements

2.1 Location Methods for Body Acupuncture
2.2 Cun-Measurements of the Body
2.3 Tips for Point Location

3 Anatomical Orientation

3.1 Head
3.2 Neck
3.3. Shoulder and Arm
3.4 Spine and Sacroiliac Region
3.5 Anterior and Lateral Aspect of the Thorax and Abdomen
3.6 Lower Extremity

4 The 12 Primary Channels and Their Points

4.1 The Lung Channel System – Hand-taiyin (shou tai yin jing luo)
4.2 Large Intestine Channel System – Hand-yangming (shou yang ming jing luo)
4.3 The Stomach Channel System – Hand-yangming (zu yang ming jing luo)
4.4 Spleen Channel System – Foot-taiyin (zu tai yin jing luo)
4.5 The Heart Channel System – Hand-shaoyin (shou shao yin jing luo)
4.6 The Small Intestine Channel System – Hand-taiyin (shou tai yang jing luo)
4.7 Bladder Primary Channel System - Foot-taiyang (zu tai yang jing luo)
4.8 Kidney Channel System – Foot-shaoyin (zu shao yin jing luo)
4.9 Pericardium Channel System – Hand Jueyin (shou jue yin jing luo)
4.10 Triple Burner Channel System – Hand-shaoyang (shou shao yang jing luo)
4.11 Gall Bladder Channel System – Foot-shaoyang (zu shao yang jing luo)
4.12 Liver Channel System – Foot-jueyin (zu jue yin jing luo)

5 The Eight Extraordinary Vessels (qi jing ba mai)

5.1 chong mai
5.2 ren mai
5.3 du mai
5.4 dai mai
5.5 yin wei mai
5.6 yang wei mai
5.7 yin qiao mai
5.8 yang qiao mai

6 Extraordinary Points

6.1 Extraordinary Points of the Head and Neck (Ex-HN)
6.2 Extraordinary Points of the Chest and Abdomen (Ex-CA)
6.3 Extraordinary Points of the Back (Ex-B)
6.4 Extraordinary Points of the Upper Extremities (Ex-UE)
6.5 Extraordinary Points of the Lower Extremities (Ex-LE)

7 Important Points According to Region

7.1 Anterior Aspect of the Head
7.2 Head and Lateral Aspect of the Neck
7.3 Occipital Region
7.4 Vertex
7.5 Back
7.6 Frontal and Lateral Aspect of the Thorax and Abdomen
7.7 Posterior Aspect of the Shoulder and Arm
7.8 Anterior Aspect of the Shoulder and Arm
7.9 Dorsal Aspect of the Hand
7.10 Anterior Aspect of the Leg
7.11 Medial Aspect of the Leg
7.12 Lateral Aspect of the Leg
7.13 Dorsal Aspect of the of the Foot
7.14 Medial Aspect of the Foot
7.15 Lateral Aspect of the Foot

8 Point Categories and Point Selection

8.1 Point Categories
8.2 Strategies for Point Selection
8.3 Point Combination

9 Scientific Research

9.1 Introduction
9.2 Scientific Research According to Channels
9.3 Summary


Notes to Chapter 1.