741 pages, 7" x 10"
Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text
by the Shanghai College of Traditional Medicine
translated & edited by John O'Connor & Dan
Compiled by the faculty of one of China's leading schools of traditional medicine,
Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text is among the most authoritative textbooks and reference
sources in its field. Since its translation into English in 1981, it has become a standard
text used throughout the world.
Included are descriptions of more than a thousand acupuncture points, hundreds of
prescriptions (both ancient and modern) for the treatment of numerous diseases, and
detailed discussion of a variety of acupuncture techniques and modalities ranging from
ear, head, hand and foot acupuncture to moxibustion, cupping and surgical techniques.
There are chapters devoted to modern research concerning acupuncture phenomena, and others
which critically analyze ancient theory and methodology. The editors have also provided a
lengthy introduction to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, a select
bibliography of current research published in English, and extensive indices.
"Unquestionably the single most useful book in English for the study of
Ted Kaptchuk, O.M.D., C.A.
C O N T E N T S
- Channels: Traditional physiology and pathology of the primary, miscellaneous, divergent,
connecting and muscle channels
- Points: Location and therapeutic properties of more than 1000 acupuncture points
- Techniques: Dozens of acupuncture and related techniques including ear, hand, head and
- Therapy: Multiple prescriptions, both ancient and modern, for the treatment of over 100