A Manual of ACUPUNCTURE

by Peter Deadman and Mazin Al‑Khafaji, with Kevin Baker

The Definitive Resource for Students and Practitioners

A Manual of Acupuncture is the primary acupuncture point resource used in colleges and universities throughout the world. Originally a textbook, it is now also available as an Online Edition and Mobile App. A Manual of Acupuncture is designed to help students and practitioners with every aspect of their study and practice.

Hardback Book

Overview

Since its publication in 1998, A Manual of Acupuncture has rapidly become the standard acupuncture point book for students and practitioners throughout the English-speaking world.

With detailed exposition of the names, locations, indications and actions of every point, it is characterised by hundreds of beautiful and anatomically exacting illustrations (one for every point), lengthy commentaries on the points, numerous point combinations drawn from classical texts and comprehensive indexes.

A Manual of Acupuncture is also available in German, French, Italian and Portuguese.

Übersicht

Konzipiert für Smartphones und Tablets, ist dies die perfekte Nachschlagewerk für Klasse und Klinik.

  • Abgespeckte Version von Ein Handbuch der Akupunktur
  • Die wichtigsten Informationen und klinischen Nuggets für eine einfache Referenz
  • Punktposition Videos (mit Beratung benötigen) für jeden Punkt
  • Volle Noten-Funktion
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Hardback Book

Contents

The channels and collaterals The functions of the channels The twelve primary channels The twelve divergent channels The eight extraordinary vessels
  • the Penetrating vessel
  • the Girdling vessel
  • the Yang Motility vessel
  • the Yin Motility vessel
  • the Yang Linking vessel
  • the Yin linking vessel
The Luo-connecting channel The twelve sinew channels The twelve cutaneous regions Point categories
  • The five shu points
  • the jing-well points
  • the ying-spring points
  • the shu-stream points
  • the jing-river points the he-sea points
The five phase points The xi-cleft points
The yuan-source points The luo-connecting points The back-shu points The front-mu points The hui-meeting points The confluent points of the eight extraordinary channels Ma Dan-yang's heavenly star points The four and six command points The points of the four seas The points of the window of heaven The thirteen ghost points of Sun Si-miao The nine needles for returning the yang Chart of the meeting points of more than one channel Point selection methods
  • Selecting local points
  • Selecting adjacent points
  • Selecting distal points
  • Selecting proximal points
  • Selecting points from below to treat above
  • Selecting points from above to treat below
  • Selecting points from the front to treat the back
  • Selecting points from the centre to treat the extremities
  • Selecting points from one channel to treat its interiorly-exteriorly related channel
  • Selecting points from one pair of the six channels to treat disease of the other
  • Selecting points according to channel connections
Cross needling Selecting empirical points The chain and lock point association method Alternating points Point combinations Point location and needling Cun measurements Needling
  • depth of needling
  • avoidance of pneumothorax
  • needling the abdomen
  • needling close to major organs
Surface anatomy
  • illustration of the location of major organs
  • needling close to major blood vessels
  • needling close to major nerves
  • how to locate and count the ribs
  • how to locate C7
  • how to locate L3 and L5
  • how to locate the sacral foramina
  • how to locate the sternocostal angle
  • palmaris longus
The Lung channel The Large Intestine channel The Stomach channel The Spleen channel The Heart channel The Small Intestine channel The Bladder channel The Kidney channel The Pericardium channel The Sanjiao channel The Gall Bladder channel The Liver channel
The Conception vessel The Governing vessel The Extraordinary points Body area illustrations
  • major points of the eye region
  • major points of the face
  • major points of the side of the head
  • major points of the top of the head
  • major points of the back of the head
  • major points of the neck region
  • major points of the shoulder region
  • major points of the upper arm
  • major points of the chest
  • major points of the upper abdomen
  • major points of the lower abdomen
  • major points of the upper back
  • major points of the lower back
  • major points of the back (Governing vessel and Bladder channel)
  • major points of the anterior thigh
  • major points of the anterior lower leg
  • major points of the lateral lower leg
  • major points of the medial lower leg
  • major points of the lateral foot
  • major points of the medial foot
  • major points of the top of the foot
Areas reached by the channels Appendices Chinese dynasties Bibliography Glossary of terminology Indexes
  • Point names index
  • Point indications index
  • General index
  • Point numbers index
About the authors

Hardback Book

Point Location & Needling

Point Page

Body Area illustration

Hardback Book

User Reviews

"If Chinese medicine is a treasure house, this book is a large treasure chest overflowing with glittering jewels. The clarity of the illustrations is particularly striking. Authoritative, thoroughly researched, and filled with detailed information of great clinical value, this is a 'must-have' book for students and practitioners alike".

Richard Blackwell, Academic Dean, Northern College of Acupuncture, York, England

"This is an indispensible book for any acupuncturist's library and clinic, an incredible source of knowledge, user-friendly, clear and free from obscurity. From student to practitioner to teacher, this is a book to grow with."

Dr. Reuven Barak, Israel

"I love your book. It has everything a College Principal would want in recommending a text. For students it will become their ultimate reference manual that will last them their working lives. Your new book really is an outstanding contribution to the field of Chinese medicine. Its level of scholarship is exceptionally high with very full referencing of sources. It is a fantastic book".

Hugh MacPherson, Principal Northern College of Acupuncture, York, England

"We are deeply impressed by this absolutely outstanding work".

Verlag fuer Ganzheitliche Medizin

"The most scholarly, complete and detailed book on points to date; a must for any student and practitioner. The definitive and most authoritative book on points in the English language".

Giovanni Maciocia

"The scope and depth of this book, together with its truly wonderful illustrations, make it a 'must have' for any student or practitioner who is serious about the study of acupuncture".

Dan Bensky

"Finally! It's about time this book was published! For 25 years I've been dancing among French, English, American and Anglo-Chinese compilations of the functions and indications of the points. No single source, nor combination of sources, can match the thoroughness of A Manual of Acupuncture. My teaching has suddenly been made easier".

Joseph Helms, MD, Founding President, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

"This is truly a well produced, thoughtfully prepared and exhaustively researched book. There is something for everyone. For the student and teacher it is an invaluable aid to learning; for the scholar and the practitioner it will be the work of reference. All will be excited and pleased by the level of excellence achieved by the authors".

Geoff Wadlow, President of The London School of Acupuncture & TCM

"My first choice as an instructional text for channels and points."

Paul Karsten, Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine

Hardback Book

Kevin Baker
Kevin Baker

Dr. Kevin Baker qualified in medicine from Cambridge University and St. George's Hospital Medical School in 1979. He specialised in Accident and Emergency Medicine and Surgery, obtaining his Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in London and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. He obtained his Diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at LSATCM in 1989 and undertook postgraduate training at the Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1991. He accredited as a UKCP psychotherapist in 1998. He practised widely in the UK and New Zealand as an Integrative Health Physician specialising in traditional acupuncture and mind body psychotherapy and medicine. Kevin died in 2015.

Online Edition

Overview

The Online Edition is the ultimate learning resource for acupuncture students and practitioners alike. Features include:

  • The entire unabridged text of A Manual of Acupuncture (including the crucial and lengthy point commentaries)
  • Location videos for all the points, animations of the primary channel pathways, and surface anatomy videos
  • A whole variety of self-testing modules
  • Full Notes feature
  • Full Search feature
  • Desktop/laptop compatible (tablet/smartphone access coming soon) with a single license
  • Already a mobile app owner? Register your app for a 35% discount on the Online Edition!
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Online Edition

Key Features

  • Full, unabridged text from A Manual of Acupuncture textbook.
  • English and Chinese point names, illustration, classification, location and location note, needling, actions, indications, summary of clinical application, commentary and combinations.
  • Each point includes Chinese tones, printed Chinese characters and calligraphy as well as audio of the Chinese pronunciation.
  • Associated body area illustration(s).
  • Videos for every point with commentary showing location and needling technique.
  • Primary channel pathway animations for every channel.
  • Videos showing how to locate important surface anatomy accurately
  • Create your own point groups which you can use to tailor study and reference.
  • Multiple, Customisable Tests
    so you can test yourself on all points as well as self-created point groups.
  • User Notes
    You can add your own notes to channel pathways and any specific aspect of points (e.g. location, location note, needling, etc) as well as the Point Location & Needling pages in the reference section. Users can also select whether to show or hide their notes within the App content.
  • Search Functionality
    The Online Edition has two different search functions: the All Points search allows you to quickly locate any point(s) by point name (English or pinyin) or by point number, and the Main Search, which allows you to search the entire point content - with the ability to specify which channel/vessel, and/or which point field (e.g. Location, Actions, Commentary, Indications, Needling, etc) to search within.

Online Edition

User Reviews

Online Edition

Technical Information

 

Already a mobile app owner? Get reduced price access to the Online Edition by registering via 'My MOA' in the app.

Online Edition Technical Spec.

The Online Edition is a web-based App - users are not required to download any software to use it - an internet connection is required.

Purchasing a monthly subscription or lifetime licence from amanualofacupuncture.com allows users to log in on any compatible device.

All data (User Notes, Point Groups, Test Results, etc) is stored securely on our servers. No disk space is required on the devices used to access the App.

Please note: An internet connection is required at all times when using the Online Edition. It cannot be downloaded or used in offline mode.

Device Compatibility

The Online Edition is designed to work on desktops, laptops (smartphones and tablets coming soon). It requires an internet connection at all times.

Supported Browsers

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The Online Edition is designed to work on Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox browsers.

Please note: We do not support any other browsers.

Technical Support

For after sales support, please visit: https://moatechsupport.freshdesk.com/support/home

Online Edition

The Key Differences

The Online Edition is designed to work on compatible desktops, laptops (smartphones and tablets coming soon).

Please note: An internet connection is required at all times to use the Online Edition.

The Mobile App is designed specifically to work on compatible smartphones and tablets only. It is not compatible with desktops and laptops.

Please note: Once the Mobile App is installed, it does not require an internet connection to use.

Already a mobile app owner? Get reduced price access to the Online Edition by registering via 'My MOA' in the app.

Feature Online Edition Mobile App
Functions without internet connection no yes
Unabridged text from A Manual of Acupuncture yes no
Abridged text from A Manual of Acupuncture N/A yes
Point location/needling videos for every point yes yes
Channel Pathway videos yes no
Surface Anatomy videos yes no
Multiple customisable self-testing games yes no
Full Notes feature yes yes
Full search feature yes yes
Desktop and Laptop compatible yes no
Smartphone and Tablet compatible Coming Soon yes
Accessible on multiple devices with single licence yes yes
Free trial available yes no
Pricing Online Edition Mobile App
Lifetime access £65.00 / $100 / €72.00 £24.99 / $25.99 / €28.99
Monthly license £3.60 / $5.00 / €4.30 no

Mobile App

Overview

Designed for smartphones and tablets, this is the perfect reference tool for class and clinic.

  • Stripped down version of A Manual of Acupuncture
  • Key information and clinical nuggets for easy reference
  • Point location videos (with needing advice) for every point
  • Full notes function
  • Available for Android or Apple devices.

Übersicht

Konzipiert für Smartphones und Tablets, ist dies die perfekte Nachschlagewerk für Klasse und Klinik.

  • Abgespeckte Version von Ein Handbuch der Akupunktur
  • Die wichtigsten Informationen und klinischen Nuggets für eine einfache Referenz
  • Punktposition Videos (mit Beratung benötigen) für jeden Punkt
  • Volle Noten-Funktion
desktop-n laptop-n tablet-y phone-y
Overview image

Mobile App

Key Features

  • Every channel and extraordinary point from A Manual of Acupuncture textbook.
  • English and Chinese point names, point category, classification, location and location notes, illustration, needling instructions and cautions, actions, clinical application and combinations.
  • Each point includes Chinese tones, printed Chinese characters and calligraphy as well as audio of the Chinese pronunciation (by tapping the calligraphy).
  • Videos for every point with commentary showing location and needling technique.
  • Illustrations for all primary, luo-connecting, divergent and sinew channels, the eight extraordinary vessels and the body areas.
  • All the main point categories (e.g. five shu points, xi-cleft points, back-shu points) for easy revision.
  • Create your own point groups which you can use to tailor study and reference.
  • Multiple Choice tests so you can test yourself on all points as well as self-created point groups.
  • All points listed anywhere in the App are live links allowing easy browsing/reference.
  • You can add your own notes to channel pathways and any specific aspect of points (e.g. location, location note, needling, etc) as well as the Point Location & Needling pages in the reference section.
  • Two search functions. One simply searches point name (English or pinyin) or point number. The other allows you to search the content of every point and, if you wish, specify which channel/vessel you want to search within, and which field within a point (e.g. Actions, Summary of clinical application, Needling).
  • The 12 Cutaneous Regions and Areas Reached by the Channels.
  • Reference pages including: cun measurements, location and needling guidelines, indications index, glossary of terms
  • Registered users have the additional benefits of selecting whether to show or hide their notes within the App content, how many points to include in their tests and whether videos play continuously or individually. You can also backup your user data (notes, point groups and tests results) to our server - which means if you lose or break your device you can restore your data to a new one, and, if you have the App on more than one device you can synchronise your data to all your devices.

Mobile App

Android

Dr. John Cassone

on May 22, 2015
5

Best Acupuncture App! The design is beautiful and the information and videos are priceless.

Android

ME Hall

on March 30, 2015
5

Finally the app for all Acupuncturists I have waited so long for this app and it was so worth the wait. It is the only acupuncture app out there that is exactly what is needed for points. It has the video explaining, where the location is, and even how to needle the point, and you can add your own notes as well. It loads fast on my Galaxy Note 4 and I can even zoom in and out. I have deleted all my other "point" apps since this is all I need now. Great job.

Android

Heon Lee

on Nov 26, 2014
5

Works fine with android I bought CD and it is the best product for acupuncture. I wanted to buy this app for my smart phone, but I hesitated because of a few reviews said that it is very slow. On my LG phone it works fast and it works better than on my computer. I like it and this product is the must for any one who is in acupuncture field.

Android

Rakesh Venkatagiri

on April 21, 2015
5

Fantastic All these years book. Now on mobile. Adapting to technology.

Android

Michael Duvall

on March 31, 2014
5

Acupuncture manual. Love it. It's very informative. And well needed.

Android

Jeff Private

on September 25, 2014
5

Best Acupuncture App, Period I have to admit, switching from an iPhone 4s to a Galaxy Note 3, my only true lament (though I do also find the speech to text and voice command aspect to be clumsy by comparison) was that this app wasn't available. It is by far better than the rest of the acupuncture apps I have explored, which are many. I love the book that this app is based from, & I absolutely love this app! Very glad that it is now available for Android!

Android

Susan WhitChurch

on October 20, 2015
5

Students friend Essential for board exams. This is the standard.

Android

Peter Razenberg

on December 17, 2014
5

Happy Happy to finally have this app on my android.

Apple

Hazmar

on November 16, 2011
5

Love it As a first year acupuncture student, the fact that I can carry this around with me all the time is invaluable. I love the videos.

Apple

Penguincow

on January 10, 2013
5

Great app! I'm a student studying acupuncture and have found this app to be a very good learning tool. I really love the video instructions, needle depth, angle and contraindications, which are performed clearly and accurately and are very easy to access quickly for each point. Thanks for the great app! Jamie

Apple

Iain Lettice

on August 27, 2013
5

Would not be without If you use deadman et al for your point location, actions and general reference anyway then this is the app for you. It gets better with every release and is invaluable as a quick source of reference in my practice. The book is more comprehensive, but unfortunately it has the weight and bulk of a small child!! So... If you want something that weighs nothing and won't look out of place on your desk in clinic then this is the solution. I would not dream of going to clinic without it now.

Apple

MTiago

on November 18, 2014
5

Awesome! I use this just about everyday for acupuncture school and I wouldn't know what to do without it. I can find point quickly if I do not have my book nearby. The videos are great if I cannot understand the exact point location in the book. Highly recommend for school!

Apple

LAMobileAcu

on March 28, 2015
5

The Acupuncture Book This book is awesome. It has so much information in here. I bought a hardcopy at Acupuncture College and still like to use this app for patient education as well as brush up on advanced channel theory. So much easier to take my iPad to patients' homes than my entire book library. I enjoy the extra channels and great images. It's really easy to look up things like symptoms too.

Apple

Mbacupunk

on March 26, 2015
5

The best... THE app for the budding or practicing acupuncturist. No need to carry the book, it's all there. Excellent drawings, videos for point location, details on TCM and Western symptoms. Indications as a reverse lookup was moved from a major selection. I couldn't find it at first, but have no fear. It's under Reference. Wouldn't practice without it!!

Mobile App

Technical Information

 

Already a mobile app owner? Get reduced price access to the Online Edition by registering via 'My MOA' in the app.

Mobile App Technical Spec.

The Mobile App contains a large number of resources - it takes up approximately 850mb of disk space. Some Android users prefer to install the App on their SD card rather than using up phone memory.

All versions of the Mobile App will usually be made available for the latest OS versions at the time of their release.

A single copy of the App purchased from the Apple App Store allows the owner to install on numerous Apple devices (using the same Apple ID). The same is true for Android users purchasing the App through Google Play.

Please note: It is not possible to move or exchange a licence from Android to Apple (or vice versa).

Device Compatibility

The Mobile App is designed to work on smartphones and tablets only. It is not compatible with desktops or laptops.

Supported Operating Systems

desktop-n laptop-n

The Mobile App is available for Android or Apple operating systems.

Availability

The Mobile App is available from Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Technical Support

For after sales support, please visit: https://moatechsupport.freshdesk.com/support/home

Mobile App

The Key Differences

The Mobile App is designed specifically to work on compatible smartphones and tablets only. It is not compatible with desktops and laptops.

Please note: Once the Mobile App is installed, it does not require an internet connection to use.

The Online Edition is designed to work on compatible desktops, laptops (smartphones and tablets coming soon).

Please note: An internet connection is required at all times to use the Online Edition.

Feature Online Edition Mobile App
Functions without internet connection no yes
Unabridged text from A Manual of Acupuncture yes no
Abridged text from A Manual of Acupuncture N/A yes
Point location/needling videos for every point yes yes
Channel Pathway videos yes no
Surface Anatomy videos yes no
Multiple customisable self-testing games yes no
Full Notes feature yes yes
Full search feature yes yes
Desktop and Laptop compatible yes no
Smartphone and Tablet compatible Coming Soon yes
Accessible on multiple devices with single licence yes yes
Free trial available yes no
Pricing Online Edition Mobile App
Lifetime access £65.00 / $100 / €72.00 £24.99 / $25.99 / €28.99
Monthly license £3.60 / $5.00 / €4.30 no