Atlas of Acupuncture by Claudia Focks

By Claudia Focks

This excellently designed Atlas of Acupuncture is simple to entry and gives transparent details at the complete variety of acupuncture issues and major channels in a scientific and transparent method. each one of those issues mix anatomical drawings and pictures of floor anatomy. This acupuncture atlas not just offers newbies with an outline of an important acupuncture issues, yet skilled practitioners may also find out about seldom used acupuncture issues and hence expand their knowledge.

transparent details at the complete variety of acupuncture issues and major channels in a scientific and transparent way
each one aspect combines anatomical drawings and pictures of floor anatomy
appealing two-colour design
hugely illustrated

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37) This muscle forms a distinct, easily identifiable structure on the anterior and lateral aspect of the neck, which becomes visible and palpable by rotating the neck in the opposite direction. This effect can be increased by rotating the head against resistance (by pushing against the chin for example). The more slender clavicular head originates from the anterior aspect of the manubrium, while the more flat clavicular head originates from the medial third of the clavicle, revealing a small triangle between the two heads near the sternoclavicular joint.

New diseases are located in the primary channels; old (chronic) diseases lodge in the luo-connecting channels. 6 Cutaneous Regions (pi bu) Characteristics The cutaneous regions form the most superficial aspect or outer cover of the primary channel system (pi ϭ skin). According to Ramakers (course material, 2003), they can be compared to a ‘big bag that holds everything together’ and – besides the extraordinary vessels – they represent the oldest tissue in the body, which developed from the ectoderm.

34 Umbilicus Upper border of the pubic symphysis Fig. 2 Patient Positioning and Body Movements To locate certain points, it can be very helpful to ask the patient to assume a particular position or to perform a specific movement. Examples: ● For locating points on the P channel on the forearm, ask the patient to tightly press the thumb and little finger together. This will make the tendons more visible (➞ Fig. -6 (➞ Fig. -4, ask the patient to press his/her thumb and index finger together. -4 is located on its highest point (➞ Fig.

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