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Acupuncture Anatomy Regional Micro-Anatomy and Systemic Acupuncture Networks

By Chang Sok Suh Copyright 2016
    912 Pages 553 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Acupuncture Anatomy: Regional Micro-Anatomy and Systemic Acupuncture Networks integrates Western and Eastern medicine, providing a scientific foundation to acupuncture. By correlating detailed anatomical information with specific acupuncture points, the book opens a window into understanding the physiological basis of acupuncture medicine.

    Each acupuncture point is described in terms of musculature, vasculature, and innervation. Special consideration is also given to the position of organs, muscles, nerves, arteries, and veins with respect to the acupuncture point. A separate section is devoted to cross sections of the human body.

    The book is divided into four major parts. The first part discusses the underlying principles of traditional Oriental medicine and acupuncture. The second covers the pathophysiology of the organ systems. The third reviews various disease etiologies and the last part presents common diseases that are effectively treated through acupuncture.

    Written by an author with degrees in both Western and Eastern medicine, the book’s bulleted format and numerous illustrations make it easy to read and understand. It is a valuable companion for those wanting to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western medicine, as it relates to acupuncture.

    Traditional Oriental Medicine
    Five Elements
    Qi, Blood, Essence and Body Fluids

    Lung Channel of Hand-Tai Yin
    Large intestine Channel of Hand-Yang Ming
    Stomach Channel of Foot-Yang Ming
    Spleen Channel of Foot-Tai Yin
    Heart Channel of Hand-Shao Yin
    Small intestine Channel of the Hand-Tai Yang
    Urinary Bladder Channel of the Foot-Tai Yang
    Kidney Channel of the Foot-Shao Yin
    Pericardium Channel of Hand Jueyin
    Triple Burner (San Jiao) Channel of the Hand-Shao Yang
    Gall Bladder Channel of the Foot-Shao Yang
    Liver Channel of the Foot-Jue Yin
    Du (Governing Channel)
    Ren (Conception Channel)
    Chong (Penetrating Channel)
    Dai (Girdling Channel)
    Yin-Qiao (Yin Heel/Motility Channel)
    Yang-Qiao (Yang Heel/Motility Channel)
    Yin-Wei (Yin-Linking Channel)
    Yang-Wei Channel (Yang-Linking Channel)
    Twelve Divergent Channels
    Fifteen Luo Connecting Channels
    Twelve Muscle Channels and Twelve Cutaneous Regions
    Extra Points
    Units of Measurement in Acupuncture and Methods for Locating Acupoints

    Etiology of Diseases
    Four Methods of Diagnosis
    Eight Principles
    Identification of Pathological Patterns According To the Qi, Blood, and Body Fluids
    Identification of Patterns According To the Four Stages
    Identification of Patterns According To the Primary, Extra and Connecting Channels
    Identification of Pathological Patterns According To the Primary, Extra, and Connecting Channels
    Identification of Patterns According To the Six Channels

    introduction To Acupuncture and Moxibustion Treatment
    Characteristics of Special Acupuncture Points
    Acupuncture Methods
    Moxibustion and Cupping Methods
    Treatment of Various Diseases Through Acupuncture and Moxibustion
    Ear Acupuncture
    Scalp Acupuncture
    Cross Sections
    Dr. Suh’s Research


    Chang Sok Suh, MD, OMD, PhD, is a volunteer at the Willed Body Program at the UC Irvine College of Medicine and occasionally teaches acupuncture anatomy classes to licensed California acupuncturists. He received his Oriental Medical License at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea. He was an acupuncture specialist in rheumatic and rheumatoid arthritis in the Clinic at Monira General Hospital in Cairo, Egypt. He also is the former personal physician for the royal family of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Suh has taught acupuncture and eastern medicine to students at various institutions throughout the years. He also was a researcher and instructor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at UCI while acting as spokesperson for acupuncturists in the community. Dr. Suh has written or co-written academic journal articles on an extensive variety of topics in the field for more than 20 years.