Concise Book of Channels and Acupoints

Concise Book of Channels and Acupoints

by Chris Jarmey, Ilaira Bouratinos, Amanda Williams
     
 
An understanding of acupoints is vital not only for acupuncturists but also for bodyworkers. This user-friendly manual contains current, comprehensive information for both groups, with special emphasis on how shiatsu and tuina therapists can best utilize point knowledge in their practice. Renowned experts Chris Jarmey and Ilaira Bouratinos use succinct text, a

Overview

An understanding of acupoints is vital not only for acupuncturists but also for bodyworkers. This user-friendly manual contains current, comprehensive information for both groups, with special emphasis on how shiatsu and tuina therapists can best utilize point knowledge in their practice. Renowned experts Chris Jarmey and Ilaira Bouratinos use succinct text, a well-organized framework, and detailed color anatomical illustrations to clarify the complexities of acupoints. In keeping with normal practice, the authors give the precise anatomical location of a point and illustrate it with a dot, along with alternative locations where relevant. However, the book goes further by delineating the larger area where the point can be activated by pressure, gua sha, and other means. In addition, it explains the optimum physical position for treatment via acupuncture, acupressure, and other strategies, as treatment positions can vary according to the method of point stimulation. The book also documents the distribution of sensation resulting from point stimulation, and differentiates between pressure and needle application where appropriate.

A Practical Guide to Acupoints presents a wealth of carefully researched information equally valuable for professionals, students, and conscientious practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780954318840
Publisher:
Lotus Publishing
Publication date:
10/21/2004
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,177,642
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

The late Chris Jarmey, M.C.S.P., D.S., M.R.S.S., taught shiatsu, qigong, bodywork therapy, and anatomy, and was the founder of the European Shiatsu School. He was the author of many books on anatomy and bodywork, including The Concise Book of Muscles and Shiatsu - The Complete Guide.

Ilaira Bouratinos, Dip.Ac. D.S., received her diploma in acupuncture from the London School of Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine and subsequently founded the Oriental Medicine and Shiatsu Training Centre in Athens, Greece. She teaches acupuncture, shiatsu, and a variety of other bodywork methods, both in Greece and internationally.

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