WHO Standard Acupuncture Point Locations in the Western Pacific Region

WHO Standard Acupuncture Point Locations in the Western Pacific Region

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 05/06/2008

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Acupuncture has been practiced for more than 2500 years in the Western Pacific region and has become a global therapeutic method in recent decades. However, it was reported that acupuncturists differed by up to 25% in the acupuncture points they used, raising doubts and uncertainty regarding the efficacy and safety of acupuncture treatment, as well as causing difficulties in the fields of acupuncture research and education. Member States therefore increasingly began to demand standardization in acupuncture point locations. Responding to this request, the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office initiated a project to reach consensus on acupuncture point locations and thus convened 11 serial meetings resulting in these guidelines.This Standard acupuncture point locations in the Western Pacific Region stipulates the methodology for locating acupuncture points on the surface of the human body, as well as the locations of 361 acupuncture points. The Standard is applicable for teaching, research, clinical service, publication, and academic exchanges involving acupuncture.
ISBN:
9789290613831
9789290613831
Category:
Complementary medicine
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
05-06-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
Country of origin:
Philippines
Pages:
249
Dimensions (mm):
262x203x18mm
Weight:
1.04kg

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