Atlas of Acupuncture

1st Edition

Authors: Claudia Focks
Hardcover ISBN: 9780443100284
eBook ISBN: 9780702033001
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 1st April 2008
Page Count: 732

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


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.

Key Features

  • Clear information on the full range of acupuncture points and main channels in a systematic and clear way
  • Each point combines anatomical drawings and photographs of surface anatomy
  • Attractive two-colour design
  • Highly illustrated


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About the Authors

Claudia Focks Author

Anesthésiste, est aussi praticienne et formatrice en médecine chinoise; co-auteur des ouvrages Leitfaden Chinesische Medizin et Leitfaden Akupunctur (Elsevier Allemagne).

Affiliations and Expertise

Anaesthesist, Essen, Germany