Contemporary Medical Acupuncture: A Systems Approach (1st ed. Softcover of orig. ed. 2007)

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture: A Systems Approach (1st ed. Softcover of orig. ed. 2007)

By: Guan-Yuan Jin (author), Jia-Jia X. Jin (author), Louis L. Jin (author)Paperback

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This book aims to connect and integrate classical acupuncture therapy and contemporary medicine. Based on updated reviews and systematic analyses, the meridians are actually systems of physiological and pathological reflexes in the body, and acupuncture therapy is a type of reflexotherapy. The systems methodology, together with the authors' clinical expertise of 40 years, is applied to raise the reproducibility of effectiveness in treating various indications of acupuncture, especially intractable cases. Incisive and concrete theory and technique descriptions, a novel systems approach, and many case studies are included.

About Author

Guan-Yuan Jin, MD, L.Ac., is one of world's forefront medical acupuncturists besides a physiologist and chronobiologist. With a rich clinical and research experience of over 40 years in both Chinese medicine and Western medicine, he has authored 18 academic/professional books, including representative works of Clinical Reflexology of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Self-Healing with Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Cybernetics, Whole Body Reflex Zones, Contemporary Chronomedicine, and Biological Clock and Health. In the late 1960s, Dr. Jin began to study and practice acupuncture and TCM by completing an apprenticeship under Master Jiao, Mianzhai as well as Profs Zheng, Kuishan, Wei, Jia, etc. In 1982, he graduated from Zhejiang Medical University, China, where he later taught Physiology and engaged in numerous researches on acupuncture. After coming to US in the late 1980s, Dr. Jin completed post-doctoral fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin and became one of 'grandfather' acupuncturists and Chinese herbologists certified by NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), USA. At his private practice (, Dr. Jin specializes in treating intractable cases with acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and Qigong therapy, striving for "Highest Successes with Least Sessions." Dr. Jin is currently an Honorary Professor at Guangzhou University of TCM, China. As the president of International Institute of Holistic Medicine, Dr. Jin is a strong advocate in raising public awareness of TCM through lectures at local communities as well as national and international conferences. From 1993J2005, he served as an Acupuncture Advisor for the State of Wisconsin, and under his efforts, the Governor of Wisconsin, and Mayors of Milwaukee and Brookfield proclaimed "Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day" and "World Tai Chi and Qigong Day", respectively.


Challenges in advancing classical acupuncture.- Reflex arcs: basis of acupuncture.- Reflex zones: essence of the meridians.- Mechanisms of acupuncture functions.- Mechanisms of propagation of needling sensations.- Black box of the patient.- Gathering reflex information from the body surface.- Input of intervening information of acupuncture.- Feedback principle of treatment.- Factors influencing effectiveness of acupuncture.- Strategies to raise therapeutic effectiveness.- Advanced needling techniques.- Disorders of the musculoskeletal system.- Disorders of the nervous system.- Mental disorders.- Disorders of ophthalmology.- Disorders of otorinolaringology.- Dental disorders.- Disorders of circulatory system.- Disorders of respiratory system.- Disorders of digestive system.- Disorders of urogenital system.- Disorders of the skin.- Disorders of endocrine.- Other disorders.- Appendix A: The atlas of whole body reflex zones.- Appendix B: Index of acupoints and extraordinary points.- Appendix C: Frequently asked questions

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781441924308
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 564
  • ID: 9781441924308
  • weight: 1291
  • ISBN10: 1441924302
  • edition: 1st ed. Softcover of orig. ed. 2007

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