Celestial Lancets

Celestial Lancets

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Using modern knowledge to shed light on ancient techniques, this text examines two of the earliest therapeutic techniques of Chinese medicine: acupuncture and moxibustion. Acupuncture is the implantation of very thin needles into subcutaneous connective tissue and muscle at a great number of different points on the body's surface; moxibustion is the burning of Artemisia tinder (moxa) either directly on the skin or just above it. For 2500 years the Chinese have used both techniques to relieve pain and to heal a wide variety of illnesses and malfunctions. Providing a full historical account of acupuncture and moxibustion in the theoretical structure of Chinese medicine, Doctors Lu and Needham combine it with a rationale of the two techniques in the light of modern scientific knowledge.10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS Pioneer photographs of surface anatomy with acu-points and acu-tracts drawn upon the living body; from Chheng Tan-Ana#39;s book of 1931 Diagram to show an acu-junction; from Anon. ... Traditional drawing of the twelve viscera, from the Lei Ching of Chang Chieh-Pin, + 1624 Side view of the male human body with acu-points and acu-tracts shown anbsp;...

Title:Celestial Lancets
Author:Gwei-Djen Lu, Joseph Needham
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-11-12


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