- Just wondering if anyone can answer this question for me...I've been studying
acupressure, and using it succesfully in treating my self and family for minor
discomforts, and problems. One thing I have noticed is that the acupressure
points are named, and I was wondering if these are the same names as those
used in acupuncture. For example...a point for head and eye pains, nosebleeds
and spleen is called 80, and is located under the base of the skull on either
side of the center..another point is for bursitis, shoulder/arm pain, called
81, located in the posterior part of the shoulder joint. Would it be more of
a help or hinderance for me to study the names as well as location, or would
this only get confused with the actual names of the meridian points used with
ps-Does anyone use acupressure along with acupuncture with their patients?
- I think you would make a big leap in your practice if you would learn the
point names. For example, it sounds like 80 is GallBladder 20 (fengChi-
windgate in Chinese if I remember right). There are many meridians and knowing
which is which will take you to another level of understanding. Also pick up
The Web that has No Weaver for a discussion of Chinese Medicine.
Sometimes I do acupressure but the needles are alot easier....
best of luck,
- Acupuncture points seem to follow a different system. The point you mentioned
in the base of the scull at the sides of the neck is called Gallbladder 20. I
feel that the Chinese system may be more advantages for research and
additional information about the points. I study acupuncture and can do
acupressure using the same principles
- Thank you to Doug and Sandy for the reply!
I actually started The Web that Has No Weaver a while ago, and am making my
way through it. A very interesting book though:) And actually, the
acupuncturist I visited a few times in New Jersey was taught by Ted Kapulchuk
( I know I misspelled his name:), the books author.
Another great book is Acupuncture as a Viabl Medical Alternative, by Marie
Cargill. This is full of brief accounts of case studies and the results she
accomplished to many different problems. This is a book I highly recommend:)
It made me even more enthusiastic about studyind acupuncture and helping
people. Does anyone have any favorite books concerning acupuncture or
chinese medicine? I'm alwasy interested in new books, and there are so many
out there, any comments would be helpful.
- Another good book is by Misha Cohen, called The Chinese Way of Health (I
think, that's the title). Very interesting for patients to read....
- If you can visit a school and ask what is the text book they are using to
teach theory, you may find some nice books. The book we used is called
affectionarely the "CAM" book ..ouch it's in my car and I cant remember the
complete title. It is used for board exams too. I think it isThe Chinese
Medicine and Moxabuction text book.
- ". The book we used is called
>affectionarely the "CAM" book ..ouch it's in my car and I cant remember theYes, it's a common one, full title is Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion".
>complete title. "
It is good giving a nice explanation of all the organ systems as well as the
different meridians and TCM differentiation for different Chinese disease
- Hi, my name is Jasmine and I am currently enrolled in acupuncture school. We
are also using CAM. The full title is "Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion"
by Cheng Xinnong. It's pretty much the bible of Acupuncture and Oriental
medicine at my school. Full of lots of important information, from
fundamental theories of Chinese Medicine to the meridian points and pathways.
Also, for theory, you can check out "The Foundations of Chinese Medicine" by
- One more thing about CAM...it DOES have some mistakes in it, as far as point
location goes. A few printing errors here and there. So, make sure you know
your points so you can find the mistakes!
- Where is your school located? Mine is in Miami. We used the same books.
Which points are you referring to that are mistakes in the CAM book?