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The Secondary Channels and Extraordinary Vessels of Acupuncture : Clinical Use of the Secondary Channels and Eight Extraordinary Vessels - Giovanni Maciocia

The Secondary Channels and Extraordinary Vessels of Acupuncture

Clinical Use of the Secondary Channels and Eight Extraordinary Vessels


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One of the most highly-regarded and respected authors and lecturers in the West, Giovanni Maciocia, illuminates and examines the art of traditional Chinese acupuncture with this in-depth look at the secondary channels and other key structures encompassing the human body in Chinese anatomy. This book describes in detail the pathways, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of the Luo, Muscle, and Divergent secondary channels, as well as other key structures such as the Cou Li and Huang membranes, and gives a thorough, clear overview of subjects poorly understood and incompletely covered in other English language texts. Over one third of the book is dedicated to the Eight Extraordinary Channels, providing the reader with the most in-depth information available in the English language. Drawing on his broad clinical experience, the author covers the energetic physiology, pathology and points by body area, providing ease of access for both the student and practitioner of acupuncture. The Channels of Acupuncture presents comprehensive and clear information on an essential part of traditional Chinese medicine.

  • Covers key channels not thoroughly discussed in other texts, giving all students and practitioners detailed and clear material to guide them in their practice of acupuncture.
  • Offers new information and insight on other key body structures in Chinese medicine including extraordinary vessels as well as the Cou Li and Huang membranes.
  • Clear illustrations depict the exact channel pathways, diminishing any confusion about their location.
  • Case histories and research from Giovanni Maciocia present a wide range of experiences and examples of clinical practice and study.

"Aided by numerous attractive illustrations and many quotations, it covers virtually every aspect of channel history, theory, pathways and clinical uses, not just of the primary channels of course, but also of the membranes and fat tissue, the triple burner, the connecting, muscle, divergent channels and the cutaneous regions.

This is yet another extraordinary comprehensive book from Giovanni Maciocia.?

Journal of Chinese Medicine / Number 83 / February 2007

The Channel System
Concept of Channel in Chinese Medicine
Morphology and Flow of QI of Channels
The Membranes
Functions of the Channels in General
The Channels in Diagnosis
Main Channels
Pathways of the Main Channels
Channel Symptoms
Treatment of Main Channels
The Five Transporting
Categories of Points
The Combination of Acupuncture Points
Connecting Channels
Morphology and Pathways of Connecting Channels
Physiology of the Connecting Channels
Aetiology and Diagnosis of the Connecting Channels
Pathology of Connecting channels
Treatment of the Connecting Channels
Muscle Channels
Morphology and Pathways of the Muscle Channels
Muscle Channels - Functions and Aetiology
Pathology and Symptoms of Muscle Channels
Treatment of Muscle Channels
Divergent Channels
Morphology of Divergent Channels
Functions and Clinical Use of the Divergent Channels
Cutaneous Regions
The 12 Cutaneous Regions
Eight Extraordinary Vessels
The 8 Extraordinary Vessels
Clinical Use of the Extraordinary Vessels
Governing Vessel
Directing Vessel
Penetrating Vessel
Girdle Vessel
Yin Stepping Vessel
Yang Stepping Vessel
Combined Yin and Yang Stepping Vessels' Pathology
Yin Linking Vessel
Yang Linking Vessel
Combined Yin and Yang Linking Vessels Pathology
The Eight Points of the Divine Turtle
The Integration of Muscle and Connecting Channels
Painful Obstruction
Sports Injuries,
Repetitive-Strain Injury
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ISBN: 9780443074912
ISBN-10: 0443074917
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 768
Published: 1st October 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 19.9  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 1.73