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The Channels of Acupuncture

Clinical Use of the Secondary Channels and Eight Extraordinary Vessels

One of the most highly-regarded and respected authors and lecturers in the West, Giovanni Maciocia, illuminates and examines the art of traditional Chinese acupuncture with this in-depth look at the secondary channels and other key structures encompassing the human body in Chinese anatomy. This book describes in detail the pathways, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of the Luo, Muscle, and Divergent secondary channels, as well as other key structures such as the Cou Li and Huang membranes, and gives a thorough, clear overview of subjects poorly understood and incompletely covered in other English language texts. Over one third of the book is dedicated to the Eight Extraordinary Channels, providing the reader with the most in-depth information available in the English language. Drawing on his broad clinical experience, the author covers the energetic physiology, pathology and points by body area, providing ease of access for both the student and practitioner of acupuncture. The Channels of Acupuncture presents comprehensive and clear information on an essential part of traditional Chinese medicine.

Audience
All acupuncture and Chinese medicine students.
All acupuncture and Chinese medicine practitioners.

Hardbound, 768 Pages

Published: August 2006

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-07491-2

Contents

  • PART 1

    THE CHANNEL SYSTEM


    Chapter 1 CONCEPT OF “CHANNEL” IN CHINESE MEDICINE

    Chapter 2 MORPHOLOGY AND FLOW OF QI OF CHANNELS

    Chapter 3 THE MEMBRANES (HUANG), FAT TISSUE (GAO), THE CAVITIES AND TEXTURE (COU LI) AND THE TRIPLE BURNER CAVITIES

    Chapter 4 FUNCTIONS OF THE CHANNELS IN GENERAL

    Chapter 5 THE CHANNELS IN DIAGNOSIS



    PART 2

    MAIN CHANNELS


    Chapter 6 PATHWAYS OF THE MAIN CHANNELS

    Chapter 7 CHANNEL SYMPTOMS

    Chapter 8 TREATMENT OF MAIN CHANNELS

    Chapter 9 THE FIVE TRANSPORTING (SHU) POINTS

    Chapter 10 CATEGORIES OF POINTS

    Chapter 11 THE COMBINATION OF ACUPUNCTURE POINTS



    PART 3

    CONNECTING CHANNELS (LUO MAI)


    Chapter 12 MORPHOLOGY AND PATHWAYS OF CONNECTING CHANNELS

    Chapter 13 PHYSIOLOGY OF THE CONNECTING CHANNELS

    Chapter 14 AETIOLOGY AND DIAGNOSIS OF THE CONNECTING CHANNELS

    Chapter 15 PATHOLOGY OF CONNECTING CHANNELS

    Chapter 16 TREATMENT OF THE CONNECTING CHANNELS



    PART 4

    MUSCLE CHANNELS (JING JIN)


    Chapter 17 MORPHOLOGY AND PATHWAYS OF THE MUSCLE CHANNELS

    Chapter 18 MUSCLE CHANNELS - FUNCTIONS AND AETIOLOGY

    Chapter 19 PATHOLOGY AND SYMPTOMS OF MUSCLE CHANNELS

    Chapter 20 TREATMENT OF MUSCLE CHANNELS



    PART 5

    DIVERGENT CHANNELS (JING BIE)


    Chapter 21 MORPHOLOGY OF DIVERGENT CHANNELS

    Chapter 22 FUNCTIONS AND CLINICAL USE OF THE DIVERGENT CHANNELS



    PART 6

    CUTANEOUS REGIONS


    Chapter 23 THE 12 CUTANEOUS REGIONS





    PART 7

    EIGHT EXTRAORDINARY VESSELS


    Chapter 24 THE 8 EXTRAORDINARY VESSELS

    Chapter 25 CLINICAL USE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY VESSELS

    CHAPTER 26 GOVERNING VESSEL (DU MAI)

    Chapter 27 DIRECTING VESSEL (REN MAI)

    Chapter 28 PENETRATING VESSEL (CHONG MAI)

    Chapter 29 GIRDLE VESSEL (DAI MAI)

    Chapter 30 YIN STEPPING VESSEL (YIN QIAO MAI)

    Chapter 31 YANG STEPPING VESSEL (YANG QIAO MAI)

    Chapter 32 COMBINED YIN AND YANG STEPPING VESSELS' PATHOLOGY

    Chapter 33 YIN LINKING VESSEL (YIN WEI MAI)

    Chapter 34 YANG LINKING VESSEL (YANG WEI MAI)

    Chapter 35 COMBINED YIN AND YANG LINKING VESSELS’ PATHOLOGY

    Chapter 36 THE EIGHT POINTS OF THE DIVINE TURTLE



    PART 8

    THE INTEGRATION OF MUSCLE AND CONNECTING CHANNELS


    Chapter 37 PAINFUL OBSTRUCTION (BI) SYNDROME
    (TRAUMA, SPORTS INJURIES, REPETITIVE-STRAIN INJURY)

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