With the subtle use of color to illustrate the acupuncture points and anatomical features, the new second edition of A Manual of Acupuncture is even more attractive and user-friendly than the first.
Introductory chapters describe and illustrate the channels and collaterals, the various categories of points, and methods of selection, location, and needling. Ensuing chapters present each of the points of the 14 channels as well as the extra (miscellaneous) points, identified by their English and pinyin names, and Chinese characters. Each point is located in accordance with the most exacting anatomical standards to be found in any Western textbook.
For each point there is a dedicated drawing, followed by regional body drawings. The quality of the 500 drawings is far superior to those in any other TCM text. There are also practical pointers for finding and needling the points, and cautionary information about what to avoid. In addition to point indexes by their English and pinyin names, there is an index identifying every part of the body reached by each of the channels, and separate indexes of point indications listed according to both TCM and biomedical symptoms.
"In A Manual of Acupuncture, Deadman and crew have created one of the treasures in the world of acupuncture. . . It is somewhat reminiscent of the Physician's Desk Reference. . . This book is exhaustive, but every page just screams quality. . . [It] rates a '10' only because I can't give it a higher rating. 10+++++."
"The definitive, most authoritative book on points in English: scholarly, complete, and detailed."