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.
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.
TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE Traditional Oriental Medicine Five Elements Qi, Blood, Essence and Body Fluids PHYSIOLOGY, PATHOLOGY, SIGN/SYMPTOMS AND THE PATHWAY INCLUDING POINTS OF THE 12 PRIMARY CHANNELS AND THE 8 EXTRA CHANNELS 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, DIAGNOSIS AND IDENTIFICATION OF PATTERNS 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 ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT 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