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Grasping the Wind

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Grasping the Wind

Grasping the Wind is the first Western text to present information about acupuncture points as it has been most often presented in China throughout history. Point information was often passed from teacher to student through poems and songs. These devices were sometimes public and sometimes secret, but always used the traditional acupoint names to convey their lessons. Expert physicians incorporated references to medical theories, special locations, and particular effects. Literary allusion was used to remind students of complex energetic relationship. The Chinese language, rich with metaphors and connotations, was precisely used to transmit a wealth of subtle meaning.

Based on traditional songs, and the great classic compendium, Grasping the Wind brings this important information to light for English-speaking practitioners. The book provides students a unique opportunity to study an application of Chinese medical language in a clear, appropriately documented, and culturally valid context. The location, use, and effects of more than 360 channel points are explained through modern standard names and alternate names that were used in earlier eras. The text is concise, complete, and accessible.

Authors: Andrew Ellis, Nigel Wiseman, and Ken Boss

Language: English

Paperback: 462 pages

Publisher: Paradigm Publications (MA)

Published: June 1989

Dimensions: 9" x 6.1" x 1.2"

ISBN-10: 0912111194

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