Shi Xue-min's ""Comprehensive Textbook of Acupuncture and Moxibustion"" is a valuable collection of two volumes which includes Dr. Shi Xue-min's academic and clinical experience in the world of traditional Chinese medicine. This is the first English edition of Dr. Shi Xue-min's life work. Never before has a Chinese TCM master written such a descriptive and complete academic and clinical textbook.Dr. Shi Xue-min is one of China's most esteemed TCM masters and highly praised professors for his clinical success and unique needling techniques. Volume one provides a detailed description of all the channels and vessels as well as a complete description of point locations with their indications, actions and clinical combinations. It also includes various ancient and recent needling and moxibustion techniques along with vivid illustrations. Volume two conveys a compilation of clinical treatment protocols and clinical cases of various diseases with detailed TCM explanation of treatment approach.The intent of this book is to bring professional TCM theory and clinical experience to the Western world. This important collection may serve as an academic and practical reference for the serious student and senior practitioner alike in both their clinical and teaching work.It explains the ancient textual theories and foundations of TCM. It presents a detailed explanation of point locations, functions, indications along with vivid illustrations. It describes ancient and recently developed needling and moxibustion techniques along with clinical applications. It is the first English translation of the ""Xing Nao Kai Qiao"" needling technique known as ""activating the mind and opening the orifices"" technique which is highly effective and clinically proven to treat apoplexy and paralysis. It exhibits detailed clinical cases with complete treatment plan and complete explanation of point prescriptions of various diseases.