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The Fundamentals of Acupuncture

The Fundamentals of Acupuncture

Nigel Ching. Foreword by Charles Buck.

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A fantastically readable guide to Chinese Medicine, this illustrated textbook covers the basic foundations and principles of acupuncture and TCM. Nigel Ching covers everything from the theories of yin and yang to point functions and needling techniques.
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2016, 10.43in x 7.72in / 265mm x 196mm, 752pp
ISBN: 978-1-84819-313-0
2016, ePUB, 750pp
ISBN: 978-0-85701-266-1
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This accessible textbook clearly explains the basic foundations and principles of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. With over 70 illustrations, it covers the theories of yin and yang, the five phases, the physiology of the body, the internal organs, the channel system, acupuncture point categories, the point functions and indications, needling techniques and aetiological factors. Authoritative, yet readable, this is a vital addition to the shelves of all students of Chinese medicine.


'The Fundamentals of Acupuncture guides the reader on a journey from a broad perspective to the innermost workings of the medicine applicable for the seasoned practitioner and the layperson. Nigel illuminates the connections between the organs, channels, and acupuncture points. His book will definitely be added to the handful of A-list reference books to reach for in my Classical Chinese medicine clinic.'
- CT Holman, Practitioner, International Teacher, and author of forthcoming book 'Treating Emotional Trauma in Classical Chinese Medicine'

'Nigel Ching's The Fundamentals of Acupuncture explains the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a deep-rooted thoroughness and a contemporary style. It will become the new fundamental textbook!'
- Nils von Below, Acupuncturist and Former President of the AGTCM, Germany

'This is an excellent introduction to acupuncture that stands in its own right. While it is most obviously of use to acupuncture students, it's also an excellent summing up of the basics for experienced practitioners. I can see some of my more interested patients finding the explanations fascinating too.'
- Karen Charlesworth


By (author): Nigel Ching
Foreword by: Charles Buck