By Claudia Focks

This excellently designed Atlas of Acupuncture is straightforward to entry and offers transparent info at the complete diversity of acupuncture issues and major channels in a scientific and transparent approach. each one of those issues mix anatomical drawings and pictures of floor anatomy. This acupuncture atlas not just offers newcomers with an summary of crucial acupuncture issues, yet skilled practitioners may also find out about seldom used acupuncture issues and therefore expand their knowledge.

transparent info at the complete variety of acupuncture issues and major channels in a scientific and transparent way
each one element combines anatomical drawings and images of floor anatomy
beautiful two-colour design
hugely illustrated

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It also strengthens the connection between the ren mai and the du mai. ● The ren mai as the sea of Yin connects all Yin channels ● The du mai as the sea of Yang connects all Yang channels at Du-14 (dazhui). ● The dai mai circles the body at the waist and binds the vertical trajectories of all 12 primary channels in general, but especially the chong mai, the ren mai and the KID, LIV and SP channels. ● The yin wei mai dominates the Interior of the body and connects the KID, SP and LIV channels and the ren mai.

3, LU-3 and LU4), which can be found by asking the patient to adduct his/her arm and to insert his/her flat hand into the axilla. The end of the axillary fold points in a superior direction, terminating at the lower border of the pectoralis major muscle, which in this area extends to its insertion in the humerus, below the deltoid muscle. The end of the axillary fold may vary considerably, depending on the individual proportions, positioning of the arm and flexing of the muscles. It should therefore be located with the patient’s arms hanging down in a relaxed way.

Examples: ● For locating points on the upper abdomen, stretch the tape so that eight units cover the distance between the sternocostal angle and the centre of the umbilicus (➞ Fig. 4). ● For locating points on the lower abdomen, stretch the tape so that five units cover the distance between the upper border of the pubic symphysis and the centre of the umbilicus (➞ Fig. 5). 34 Umbilicus Upper border of the pubic symphysis Fig. 2 Patient Positioning and Body Movements To locate certain points, it can be very helpful to ask the patient to assume a particular position or to perform a specific movement.

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