'Shudo Denmei has done it again! He has written a book that is easy to read, easy to understand, packed full of information, and clinically invaluable . . . His work has been, and continues to be, seminal. His clarity, honesty, and openness are refreshing and invigorating' - Stephen Birch (foreword).
Though there are many books about acupuncture points, there are few that provide descriptions from expert practitioners on selection, location, and clinical utility of the points themselves. Shudo Denmei, one of Japan's master teacher-practitioners, has selected 160 of his favourite points and describes how to use palpation to find the points and determine if they are active. He identifies the particular conditions for which each point is best suited, rather than noting all possible indications. With unique insight and evocative stories drawn from his decades of experience, he brings these points into vivid focus, allowing readers to 'peer over the shoulder' of a master clinician.
Finding Effective Acupuncture Points does just that. Shudo Denmei, author of Japanese Classical Acupuncture: Introduction to Meridian Therapy, and a leader of the meridian therapy movement in Japan, has selected about 160 of his favourite points, the ones he actually uses in the clinic. Here he describes in specific detail how to use palpation to find each of the points on the body, and to determine whether or not they are 'active.' Then he identifies the particular conditions for which each point is best suited, rather than merely reciting a laundry list of all possible indications.
With insightful stories about his own discovery and use of the points in a practice that has spanned nearly five decades, this master teacher brings each of the points to life for other acupuncturists. The book is organised by body region, which makes it especially convenient for finding appropriate points on particular parts of the body. There are also over 90 drawings which illustrate the locations of the points in relation to anatomical landmarks and other points and channels.
This is a book that belongs in the pocket of every practitioner, where it will become a well-thumbed treasure.
Contents: Chapter 1: > Acupuncture Points & Palpation > Introduction > How Were Acupuncture Points Discovered? > What are Acupuncture Points? > How to Find Active Acupuncture Points
Chapter 2: > The Acupuncture Points I Use > How to Use This Point Location Guide > Points on the Cranium > Points on the Neck & Shoulders > Points on the Back & Hip > Points on the Chest & Abdomen > Points on the Hand & Arm > Points on the Leg & Foot
Chapter 3: > Effectively Treating Acupuncture Points > >My Approach to Treatment > Needles & Techniques > The Arrival of Qi > Conclusion