Professor Shi Xue-min, born in 1938 in Tianjin, is China’s most distinguished modern living Acupuncture master. Professor Shi is perhaps most well known for his development of Xing Nao Kai Qiao (Awaken the Mind and Open the Orifices) protocol; it is highly efficacious for the treatment of apoplexy patients. Xing Nao Kai Qiao has been developed for over thirty years; its effectiveness has been demonstrated through continual research and clinical practice. This is the first time this valuable acupuncture technique has been introduced in English. Case studies of this technique have been included to deepen understanding. Shi’s Comprehensive Textbook of Acupuncture and Moxibustion is the culmination of over forty years of clinical experience and insight.
This complete acupuncture text includes discussions of channel and collateral theories, point location and energetics, acupuncture needling and moxibustion techniques. A short chapter includes point combinations for commonly encountered clinical symptoms. A major portion of this book includes treatment protocols which are arranged by category: infectious disease, respiratory disease, digestive system disease, circulatory system disease, neurological disease, urological diseases, obstetrical and gynaecological disease, dermatological disease, EENT disease, and musculoskeletal disease.
This is not merely a translation of another Chinese national textbook; the point combinations used in Shi’s Comprehensive Textbook of Acupuncture and Moxibustion are unique and his point selections are thoroughly explained. Shi’s Comprehensive Textbook of Acupuncture and Moxibustionis a treasure for the serious student and senior practitioner alike.