This accessible textbook clearly explains the basic foundations and principles of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. With over 70 illustrations, it covers the theories of yin and yang, the five phases, the physiology of the body, the internal organs, the channel system, acupuncture point categories, the point functions and indications, needling techniques and aetiological factors. Authoritative, yet readable, this is a vital addition to the shelves of all students of Chinese medicine.
Nigel Ching is a lecturer in Chinese Medicine and course director at the Nordisk Akupunktur Uddannelse, Denmark. With over 25 years of clinical experience, Nigel has published three textbooks in Danish and lectures widely in Scandinavia, Germany, UK, Greece and Finland. Nigel trained in England, but has lived and taught in Denmark for a number of years.
Acknowledgements. Introduction. Glossary. Section 1. Basic Principles. Section 2. The vital substances. Section 3. The internal organs. Section 4. The channels. Section 5. Acupuncture Points. Section 6. Causes of Disorder. References. Bibliography. Index.