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Acupuncture Points on the Eight Extra Channels

Jingduan Yang and Daniel A. Monti

in Clinical Acupuncture and Ancient Chinese Medicine

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Published in print September 2017 | ISBN: 9780190210052
Published online September 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780190210083 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780190210052.003.0012
Acupuncture Points on the Eight Extra Channels

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This chapter describes in detail the location, energetic functions, and special features of each point in the eight extra channels (known as Qi Jing Ba Mai): Du, Ren, Chong, Dai, Yin Wei, Yang Wei, Yin Qiao, and Yang Qiao. It emphasizes that the unique features of each point come from their associations with specific organs and their connections with other energy channels. The clinical indications for mental and physical dysfunctions due to channel blockages and organic energetic imbalance are only some examples of the clinical use of these points. After reading this chapter, the practitioner should be able to expand his or her usage based on the features and functions of these points.

Chapter.  5077 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine ; Primary Care

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