The Concise Book of Acupoints is aimed at acupuncture students and novice practitioners as well as physical therapists and general bodywork therapists who want to utilize the use of these points within their own practices of reflexology, shiatsu, tui na, acupressure and many other bodywork therapies.
The Concise Book of Acupoints is a highly-illustrated book that describes the most used and popular acupuncture points on the body that may be used with needle, pressure, moxa or magnets. Although the points are all given traditional Chinese names and symbols, the description of their use, their symptomatology and conditions treated are given in easy to understand Western medical terminology. Unique to this book is the star system of grading acupoints according to their versatility. The Concise Book of Acupoints also states if the acupoint is used as a reflex point or a chakra point, so encompasses reflexology and chakra therapy philosophy.
About the author
John R. Cross, FCSP, Dr.Ac., MRSH, has been practicing traditional and complementary medicine since 1970, and has remained at the forefront of his profession in clinical and teaching fields. He is the author of five books, including Acupuncture and the Chakra Energy System. He remains passionate about the integration of professional complementary therapy into mainstream physical therapy, and was awarded a Fellowship by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy for this work in 2005. He runs an advisory service for practitioners through his website johncrossclinics.com as well as the All Experts organization and continues to give seminars and workshops worldwide.