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English Textbook Series of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Channels-Collaterals and Acupoints

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Author: Zhao Ling; ;
Publication Date: 03/2021
ISBN: 9787117311892
Table of Contents
Part I General Introduction
Chapter 1 General Introduction to Channels and Collaterals / 2
The Twelve Channels / 3
The Eight Extraordinary Vessels / 7
Twelve Channel Divergences / 8
Fifteen Collateral Vessels / 9
Twelve Muscle Regions / 9
Twelve Cutaneous Regions / 10
Chapter 2 General Introduction to Points / 11
Classification and Nomenclature of Points / 11
Rules for Point Effects and Indications / 13
Specific Points / 16
Methods for Locating Points / 19
Part II Introduction of Channels and Acupoints
Chapter 3 The Hand Taiyin Lung Channel and Its Points / 26
The Hand Taiyin Lung Channel / 26
Disorders of the Hand Taiyin System / 29
Points of the Hand Taiyin Lung Channel / 30
Chapter 4 The Hand Yangming Large Intestine Channel and Its Points / 36
The Hand Yangming Large Intestine Channel / 36
Disorders of the Hand Yangming System / 39
Points of the Hand Yangming Large Intestine Channel / 40
Chapter 5 The Foot Yangming Stomach Channel and Its Points / 49
The Foot Yangming Stomach Channel / 49
Disorders of the Foot Yangming System / 52
Points of the Foot Yangming Stomach Channel / 54
Chapter 6 The Foot Taiyin Spleen Channel and Its Points / 73
The Foot Taiyin Spleen Channel / 73
Disorders of the Foot Taiyin System / 75
Points of the Foot Taiyin Spleen Channel / 77
Chapter 7 The Hand Shaoyin Heart Channel and Its Points / 87
The Hand Shaoyin Heart Channel / 87
Disorders of the Hand Shaoyin System / 89
Points of the Hand Shaoyin Channel / 90
Chapter 8 The Hand Taiyang Small Intestine Channel and Its Points / 95
The Hand Taiyang Small Intestine Channel / 95
Disorders of the Hand Taiyang System / 98
Points of the Hand Taiyang Channel / 98
Chapter 9 The Foot Taiyang Bladder Channel and Its Points / 107
The Foot Taiyang Bladder Channel / 107
Disorders of the Foot Taiyang System / 110
Points of the Foot Taiyang Bladder Channel / 111
Chapter 10 The Foot Shaoyin Kidney Channel and Its Points / 137
The Foot Shaoyin Kidney Channel / 137
Disorders of the Foot Shaoyin System / 140
Points of the Foot Shaoyin Channel / 141
Chapter 11 The Hand Jueyin Pericardium Channel and Its Points / 151
The Hand Jueyin Pericardium Channel / 151
Disorders of the Hand Jueyin System / 153
Points of the Hand Jueyin Pericardium Channel / 154
Chapter 12 The Hand Shaoyang Sanjiao Channel and Its Points / 160
The Hand Shaoyang Sanjiao Channel / 160
Disorders of the Hand Shaoyang System / 163
Points of the Hand Shaoyang Sanjiao Channel / 163
Chapter 13 The Foot Shaoyang Gallbladder Channel and Its Points / 174
The Foot Shaoyang Gallbladder Channel / 174
Disorders of the Foot Shaoyang System / 177
Points of the Foot Shaoyang Gallbladder Channel / 178
Chapter 14 The Foot Jueyin Liver Channel and Its Points / 197
The Foot Jueyin Liver Channel / 197
Disorders of the Foot Jueyin System / 199
Points of the Foot Jueyin Liver Channel / 201
Chapter 15 Eight Extraordinary Vessels and Its Points / 208
Du Mai (Governor Vessel) and Its Points / 208
Ren Mai (Conception Vessel) and Its Points / 223
Running Course, Functions, and Disorders of Chong Mai / 236
Running Course, Functions and Disorders of Dai Mai / 238
Running Course, Functions, and Disorders of Yinqiao Mai andYangqiao Mai / 239
Running Course, Functions and Disorders of Yinwei Mai andYangwei Mai / 241
Chapter 16 Extra Points / 243
Extra Points of the Head and Neck / 243
Questions / 261
Key Points (180 points) / 265
 
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Preface

Traditional Chinese medicine has been disseminated worldwide. Acupuncture is the pioneerof Chinese medicine going global, and its important role in safeguarding human health hasbeen fully affirmed by the international community. At the same time, it has attracted more andmore international students to study in China. Channels and acupoints is a fundamental andcompulsory course for students majoring in acupuncturemoxibustion and tuina. This textbook isfor international students.

The book has two parts and sixteen chapters:

Part I, chapters 1–2, is a general introduction to channels and acupoints. Chapter 1 is anoverview of the basic concepts, the content and principles of the channel and collateral system;Chapter 2 is an introduction to classification, nomenclature, the location methods of acupointsand functions of specific categories of acupoints.

Part II, chapters 3–16, presents detailed information about the routes and pathologicalchanges of the fourteen channels, the international standard location, indications, manipulationmethods of the regular channel acupoints and the extra points. For the learner’ s convenience,description of the channel route is presented with arrows, explanation of acupoint name isprovided and summary of acupoint location is also given. Commonly used acupoints are markedwith an asterisk “*” . Acupoint indications are listed in a numerical order, starting from the mostcommon clinic application to the less common ones.

The fundamental theory of traditional Chinese medicine and normal human anatomy arethe prerequisite courses to channels and acupoints. The successive courses include needling andmoxibustion techniques and therapeutics of acupuncturemoxibustion.We deeply appreciate the administrative and financial support from Shanghai University ofTraditional Chinese Medicine, without which the publication of this textbook is impossible.

We also wish to express special appreciation to professor Zhao Baixiao from BeijingUniversity of Chinese Medicine, for his contribution of providing all the figures of the channeland collateral system in this book. We would like to thank Professor Lao Lixing from VirginiaInstitute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, for his guidance. We also appreciate ShanghaiYuansheng Culture Communication Co., Ltd for the contribution of providing all the figures, andWang Xiangyun and Pan Wen, the postgraduates from Shanghai University of Traditional ChineseMedicine who helped to edit the figures. The textbook is partly supported by The National SocialScience Fund of China:19BYY077.

This textbook is a practical reference book for learning channels and acupoints. We hopeit will serve students and teachers of acupuncture all over the world. We welcome readers’comments and suggestions on omissions and errors in the textbook for future revisions andimprovements.

Zhao Ling

October 2020

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