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Acupuncture and Moxibustion Textbook

Acupuncture and Moxibustion Textbook

Fundamental Workbook of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Coauthored by T.H. Tanaka

Shinkyu Kisojissyuu Noto (Fundamental Workbook of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion) Ishiyaku Publishers, Tokyo, Japan, January 2009 (In Japanese)

This textbook is designed to be used as one of the main textbooks in all acupuncture and Oriental medicine universities in Japan.  Selected experts from each university collaborated to develop standardized guidelines and procedures for safe and effective acupuncture treatment.  The last chapter is devoted to discussion on acupuncture mechanisms and current evidence.

Authors (in Japanese alphabetical order)

Shouichi Ueda, Kenichi Kimura, Shunji Sakaguchi, Kazuro Sasaki, Hideaki Tanaka, Hidetoshi Mori

Contents (translated from Japanese)

I. Clinical Acupuncture

  • Preparations
  • Safety of Acupuncture
  • Needling Technique Basics
  • Handling Needles
  • Procedure using Guiding Tube

II. Evaluation

  • Learning Objectives, Goals, Evaluation and Marking Criteria

III. Moxibustion

  • Preparations
  • Safety of Moxibustion
  • Moxibustion Basics
  • Handling Moxa
  • Moxibustion Procedure

IV. Evaluation

  • Learning Objectives, Goals, Evaluation and Marking Criteria

V. Acupuncture Effects on Autonomic Nervous System

  • Effects on Cardiovascular System
  • Effects on Digestive System
  • Effects on Urinary Bladder System
  • Effects on Pupillary Response
  • Effects on Endocrine System


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