Manual of Acupressure and Acupuncture:
The Dao of Medicine represents a new
step in the literature on acupuncture and acupressure. So far, the
indications of the points have been mostly confined to illnesses
and disorders. In this book the emphasis is on the positive effects
of the points: to maintain health and vitality, to maintain emotional
balance and to enhance mental capacities and spiritual power. Especially
the energetic, emotional and psychic effects of the individual points
are described in detail for both acupuncture and acupressure. In
connection with traditional medical indications, this book offers
a broad and colourful picture of the psychosomatic foundation of
common illnesses and dis-eases. Thus, this manual, for the first
time, contains a key of how Chinese Medicine can be an important
contribution to modern psychotherapy. It is to be hoped that it
will be soon recognized that acupressure and acupuncture are capable
of being an important tool in healing the cleft between body, mind
and soul, and that acupressure and acupuncture will be integrated
into psychotherapeutic methods to a much larger extent than it has
been done so far.
The emotional and psychic indications of the various acupuncture
points can be seen as a map of mind and soul on the surface of the
body. Thus, this book contains a lot of information that is not
only useful for acupuncturists and for Shiatsu practitioners, but
also for all kind of body workers, doctors and physiotherapists.
The reader finds an exact description of the 361 classical acupuncture
points. There is also an appendix of the 25 most widely used extra
points. The Chinese names of the points have been translated anew
with most accuracy. The drawings show, besides the internal courses
of the meridians, the external courses on the surface of the body
as well as in their anatomical setting: much care was spent on showing
the exact anatomical location of each point. Also, the drawings
can be looked upon from an aesthetic as well as diagnostic point
of view: they show men and women who represent characteristics of
the corresponding organ and element.
The Dao of Medicine is a lively and comprehensive manual of acupuncture
and acupressure. The description of the points has a poetic quality
that reflects the spirit and the depths of the Tao.
THE COPYRIGHT FOR TRANSLATIONS IS HELD BY ACHIM ECKERT.
"Das Tao der Akupressur und Akupunktur",
Dr. Achim Eckert, Haug Publishing, Germany,
in the 4. Edition 2004, Stuttgart 2009