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Acupuncture Desk Reference- Volume 1 - Book


Acupuncture Desk Reference  (ADR1), 2nd edition is a comprehensive clinical guide to empower TCM practitioners to become highly effective in treatment and successful in their practice. It presents detailed charts, points, symptoms, protocols and recommended formulas for healthcare professionals. Extremely popular with clinicians, students and practitioners, this 496-page clinical reference book has been completely updated from the previous edition and essential for TCM practitioners.

ADRincludes chapters on: Formulas, Chinese herbs, Acupuncture Points, Clinical Methods, Zang Fu, Food as Medicine, Anatomy, Western Medicine, Physical Test, Clinical Practice and Resources.  This is the original Acupuncture Desk Reference, that has completed updated from the original version, the most widely-used clinical handbook for acupuncturists and herbalists to date.

In practice, a health professional already knows the information but needs comprehensive yet concise references, charts and guides to refresh his/her memory. Practitioners are expected to have clinical knowledge and skills across many fields, and ADR provides the essentials for clinical practice. One third of this book is devoted to Western and Complementary Medicine, which allows the practitioners to check for labs, interactions, botanicals, nutrients and supplements. A resource section provides the most up-to-date information for everyday clinical practice, including insurance providers, suppliers and general health forms for your health practice.

Highlights include:

·         Formulas

·         Chinese Herbs

·         Western Herbs

·         Acupuncture Points

·         Clinical Methods

·         Zang Fu

·         Food as Medicine

·         Anatomy

·         Western Medicine

·         Physical Tests

·         Drugs

·         Clinical Practice

·         Vitamins and Supplements


As a pocket reference, it’s easy to understand, well organized and durable— compact enough to be taken anywhere. With all the invaluable information it offers, ADR belongs on the shelf of every health practitioner.

Author: David J. Kuoch
ISBN 13:  978-0-9815631-3-8
ISBN 10:  0-9815631-3-9
Price: $34.95 
Publisher: Acumedwest Inc.
Pub Date:  2011  (January 2011)
Page: Flexibound, 496 pages
Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.0 x 1.0 inches

About the Author:

David J. Kuoch, LAc, (DJ) began his early training in Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. He is a graduate of UCLA as well as a graduate of Emperors College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. David was a student of bodywork at the Massage School of Santa Monica and the Esalen Institute. He was an acupuncture fellow at Guang Xi Traditional Chinese Medical University in Nanning, China, in the department of Orthopaedics and Integrative Medicine. Soon after finishing his training, he received advanced hospital training in the Acupuncture and Internal Medicine Departments at Guangzhou Chinese Traditional Medicine in Guangzhou, China. He studied Traditional Thai Massage in Chiang Mai Thailand. He is a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist with a practice in San Francisco, California, specializing in pain management and orthopaedic acupuncture. His work is derived from his passion for the promotion of acupuncture, massage and clinical excellence.  His other books include Acupuncture Desk Reference Vol.1 and Acupuncture Desk Reference Vol. 2 and Massage Desk Reference.

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0615154638

ISBN-13: 978-0615154633

Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 4.7 x 0.1 inches