The history of acupuncture - Methodical prerequisites - Diagnostic - The theory of the conduits and channels - The theory of the acupuncture points - The practice - Western models of explanation and modifications of acupuncture - Bibliography - Index - Glossary
Acupuncture is part of Chinese medicine and has been used there as medical therapy since the second century B.C. It was introduced in Europe in the 17th century, and is now a popular and successful form of medical treatment, mainly for painful and chronic illnesses.
The author describes the basics of diagnosis and treatment. The main part of the book is devoted to the description of the classical points of acupuncture, their location, their effects, the medical basis for their selection and the diverse techniques for puncturing.
On the left side pages, as is the tradition with dtv-Atlases, coloured charts demonstrate the conduits and channels and the acupuncture points on the human body in an anatomically precise way.
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