Presented in a language and style consistent with modern mainland texts, this book offers a more extensive description of meridians and points than may be found in comparable first year student texts such as Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.
Coverage in Part 1 includes system theory, physiological and pathological aspects and clinical applications of the 12 regular and 8 extra meridians.
Also discussed are acupuncture point concepts, nomenclature, andmethod of location and function. Part 2 covers points on the 14 meridians, with appendices describing extra points and new points. The illustrations are adequate but fall short of professional and technical rendering.
The terminological explications must be referenced from the text or from standard Chinese-English dictionaries.
According to many years teaching and clinical experience, Dr. Li Ding has combined the meridian theory with Qigong s characteristic of regulating respiration and transmitting the Qi (vital energy in human body) to create Meridian Qigong.
About the author:
Prof. Li Ding was born in Henan Province, China, in 1935. He graduated from Shanxi Medical College in 1960. He is the member of the Board of Directors of All-China Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, vice-director and vice-secretary general of Shanxi Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, executive member of the Board of Directors of Taiyuan Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, and President of Qigong Society of Shanxi Medical College, chief physician of the Ist Teaching Hospital of TCM. In 1985, he was honored to win National Wu Yi Labour Medal, and the credential of National Good Scientific and technical Scholar, and the College Model Teacher.
With traditional Chinese Medicine as the main approach, he combines traditional Chinese medicine with Western medicine in disease treatment and prevention. Over the last twenty-seven years, he has published more than ten books concerning acupuncture and moxibustion, and traditional Chinese medicine and Chinese pharmacology, such as Jianmei Jingluo Tu, A Collection of TCM Clinical Experience, etc. Among the books, The Dictionary of Acupuncture and Moxibustion and Meridian Points, which has been called epoch-making illustrative dictionary for the points of acupuncture and moxibustion and meridians and the first creation in history, is chiefly edited by Dr. Li Ding and published by Dongyang Academic Publishing House, Tokyo, Japan.
According to many years' teaching and clinical experience, Dr. Li Ding has combined the meridian theory with Qigong's characteristic of regulating respiration and transmitting the Qi (vital energy in human body) to create Meridian Qigong in July 1985. Meridian Qigong has been called the latest Qigong for transmitting Qi along the meridians. In April 1986, he ran an international shortterm training class of Meridian Qigong and ten doctors coming from U.K., West Germany, U.S.A., Norway, India, Singapore and Belgium attended the class. This Qigong is also welcomed at home. On the basis of Taiji Qigong, eighteen types, he has had his own Taiji Qigong twenty-eight types.