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Grasping The Wind.

Ellis, Andrew; Wiseman, Nigel; Boss, Ken.

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ISBN 10: 0912111194 / ISBN 13: 9780912111193
Published by Paradigm Publications, Brookline, 1989
Condition: Good Soft cover
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462 pages. Softcover. Good condition. HEALTH. Point names, the traditional means for identifying acupoints, have meanings that are, like the wind, hard to grasp. Yet enfolded in these often poetic words is a utility that involves the complex associations derived from the evolution of the Chinese language and the vast array of therapeutic nalogies found in traditional medical works. In discussing the point names, the authors examine the meaning, context, and significance of each acupuncture point to promote understanding of the point's use in acupuncture practice. Guidelines for understanding the nature and structure of the Chinese language are offered, along with discussions of the Chinese rationale for naming points and point groupings. The reasoning for selecting the English names is offered so that readers may adapt the names for their own use. Each of the 363 points covered is listed according to the system currently used in China (Key Words: Health, Acupuncture, Andrew Ellis, Nigel Wiseman). Bookseller Inventory # 50893X1

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Title: Grasping The Wind.

Publisher: Paradigm Publications, Brookline

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Good

Book Type: book

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This text shows that point names, the traditional means of identifying acupoints, have meanings that are hard to grasp. It promotes understanding of each point's use in acupuncture practice by considering the meaning, context and significance of each. The 363 points covered are listed according to the system currently in use in China.

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Text: English, Chinese

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