Reinventing Acupuncture

2nd Edition

A New Concept of Ancient Medicine

Authors: Felix Mann
Paperback ISBN: 9780750648578
eBook ISBN: 9780702038280
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 16th August 2000
Page Count: 240


In this revolutionary and innovative book, the author has shown that acupuncture points, meridians and the laws of acupuncture are largely an illusion. He has developed an entirely new system of acupuncture which is more closely allied to Western medicine, based upon a sophisticated understanding of acupuncture areas, radiation of sensation, and Strong Reactor patients, often using only a single gentle needle prick. Separate chapters deal with techniques of micro-acupuncture and periosteal acupuncture.

This second edition contains important new material on the practical application of needling anywhere in the hand or foot to evoke a response in half of the body. This is consonant with the findings of neurophysiology, opening the door to future scientific investigation of acupuncture phenomena. There are also sections on hyper-micro acupuncture, the Inhibited Patient, the correct interval between treatments, and the symbiotic relationship between mind and body in successful treatment.

Reinventing Acupuncture is a revolutionary book in its field, offering exciting new material in an accessible format. The theories discussed are simply explained for application in the everyday practice of acupuncture.

Other books by the same author and publisher:

Atlas of Acupuncture: Points and Meridians in relation to surface anatomy
Acupuncture: Cure of many diseases 2nd Edition

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition; Preface and Acknowledgements to the First Edition; Nomenclature; PART I: CHAPTER I: From tradition to the twentieth century; CHAPTER II: Non-existent acupuncture points; CHAPTER III: Radiation and the non-existent meridians; CHAPTER IV: Strong Reactors; Strong Reactors and drugs; The Inhibited Patient; CHAPTER V: The liver or upper digestive dysfunction; CHAPTER VI: Psycho-somatic and somato-psychic conditions; CHAPTER VII: Micro-acupuncture; Hyper-micro-acupuncture; CHAPTER VIII: Periosteal acupuncture; CHAPTER IX: The ideal frequency of treatment by acupuncture; CHAPTER X: Where should the patient be needled? PART II: SECTION 1: Sacro-iliac joint area; SECTION 2: Anterior superior iliac spine area; SECTION 3: Lumbar spinous processes area; SECTION 4: Cervical articular pillar area; SECTION 5: Dorsalis pedis/dorsal interosseous area; SECTION 6: Medial infragenual area; SECTION 7: Gastrocnemius tendon area; SECTION 8: Varicose ulcer area; SECTION 9: Cardiac areas. Medial arm area. Sternum; SECTION 10: Trapezius/occiput area; SECTION 11: Mastoid process area; SECTION 12: Lambdoid suture area; SECTION 13: Painful shoulder; SECTION 14: The foot; SECTION 15: The hand and wrist; SECTION 16: The vertebral column; SECTION 17: The chest; SECTION 18: The face; Abbreviations; Index.


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About the Author

Felix Mann

Affiliations and Expertise

Founder and Past President of the Medical Acupuncture Society (1959-1980); First President of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (1980); Holder of the German Pain Prize (Deutscher Schmerzpreis) 1995