Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts

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This unique book will familiarize healing practitioners and martial artists with basic concepts of the human body, as defined by both Western and Eastern medical traditions, allowing those engaged in healing and martial arts to develop a more complete, holistic, and scientifically forward-looking understanding of the body. Overviews of philosophical and conceptual underpinnings are followed by detailed drawings and diagrams of the body's internal systems, as seen by both traditions. Written in a clear and concise...
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Overview

This unique book will familiarize healing practitioners and martial artists with basic concepts of the human body, as defined by both Western and Eastern medical traditions, allowing those engaged in healing and martial arts to develop a more complete, holistic, and scientifically forward-looking understanding of the body. Overviews of philosophical and conceptual underpinnings are followed by detailed drawings and diagrams of the body's internal systems, as seen by both traditions. Written in a clear and concise style, this beautiful and informative book presents information previously unavailable in any single text, making it an essential work for students, healing professionals, and martial artists. This lavishly illustrated book includes:

   • Over 147 color drawings and 54 duotone photographs

   • An easy-to-understand overview of Western anatomical concepts

   • A detailed overview of Eastern medical principles, including information previously available only in specialized, costly medical texts

   • A comprehensive listing of Oriental pressure points and meridians in English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, cross-referenced to nerves, blood vessels, and other anatomical landmarks

   • Twenty essential self-massage and revival techniques

   • Detailed principles of pressure point fighting, as used in traditional Asian martial arts

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Color and b&w photographs and 133 line drawings highlight this resource designed to familiarize readers with human anatomy as defined by both Western and Eastern traditions. Particular focus is placed on pressure points for healing and fighting, including a cross-reference to nerves, blood vessels and arteries, and other anatomical landmarks. Tedeschi is a fifth degree blackbelt in Hapkido, a martial art that combines both healing and combative techniques. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834804432
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 143
  • Sales rank: 445,557
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Marc Tedeschi is an internationally respected artist, designer, educator, and martial arts master, who has practiced martial arts for more than 25 years, training extensively in Hapkido, Taekwondo, Jujutsu, Judo, and Karate. Tedeschi's unique ability to blend his skills as a designer, writer, and martial artist has resulted in numerous books, widely acknowledged for their design excellence, outstanding imagery, and clarity of content. He is the author of twelve works, including a unique series of general martial arts books that provide an in-depth look at the core concepts and techniques shared by a broad range of martial arts.
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Table of Contents

1 Overview
Introduction 7
Concepts of the Human Body 8
The Evolution of Healing Arts 10
Healing and the Martial Arts 11
Simplicity, Faith and Science 11
2 Western Concepts
Introduction 13
Overview 14
Structural Levels 14
Principle Body Systems 14
Skeletal System 18
Muscular System 20
Nervous System 22
Circulatory System 24
3 Eastern Concepts
Introduction 27
Overview 28
Basic Principles 28
Meridians 32
Acupoints 42
Acupoint Charts 48
Meridian Reference
Contents and Key 52
12 Regular Meridians
Lung 54
Large Intestine 56
Stomach 58
Spleen 64
Heart 66
Small Intestine 68
Bladder 70
Kidney 76
Pericardium 80
Triple Warmer 82
Gallbladder 84
Liver 88
8 Extraordinary Meridians
Conception 90
Governing 92
Penetrating 96
Girdling 98
Yin Linking 100
Yang Linking 102
Yin Heel 104
Yang Heel 106
Extra Acupoints 108
4 Healing Applications
Introduction 113
Massage Techniques 114
Healing Acupoints 120
Revival Techniques 122
5 Martial Applications
Introduction 125
Anatomical Targets 126
Pressure Point Fighting 128
Pressure Point Targets 134
6 Appendices
Cross Index of Acupoints 136
Further Reading 140
Index 142
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  • Posted November 19, 2009

    perfect

    outstanding!! at was a little hard to comprehend but over all it helped me find vital pressur points

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