As the most readily recognizable modality in Chinese medicine, acupuncture information is relatively more available and of higher quality on the Internet. Because of this, and also because of the proclivity of the site founder, acupuncture information is relatively less well represented on Chinese Medicine Central.
However, we are seeking to remedy this with the addition of a classical acupuncture focused writer and a generally increased focus on this very important method of healing. All that said – we’ve talked about acupuncture quite a bit, particularly from the perspective of a struggling student! Start your exploration below…
- Manual of Acupuncture author, Peter Deadman, on iPad apps, community acupuncture & more
- Comprehensive review of all the digital options available for accessing the Manual of Acupuncture (Deadman)
- Exploration of the similarities between Structural Integration (SI) and Acupuncture
- The acupuncture channels and Chinese herb flavors
- Necessity is the mother of learning acupuncture points
- Learning acupuncture : Master points of the Extraordinary vessels
- Product Review: Living Meridian acupuncture charts
- Acupuncture safety: Is the Clean Needle Technique exam a scam?
- Acupuncture is more than just needles
- How to learn the acupuncture points and channels deeply by engaging your whole Self
Courses & other products
While we aren’t yet offering any acupuncture-specific courses, if you are early in your Chinese medicine education or are interested in getting deeper into the classics, you may be interested in our Essentials series.
You may also want to get on our main newsletter, if you haven’t already, to hear about any upcoming acupuncture-specific courses.
Recommended external resources
Other educational resources related to Acupuncture
- International Society for the Study of Classical Acupuncture – the title says it all, brainchild of Edward Neal
- Lingshu acupuncture – an intriguing website and text for classically minded acupuncture students
- Acutake – website devoted to engaging information about acupuncture for the public, also has a great practitioner directory
- Rootdown.us – has a great body-mapping feature so you can see the acupuncture points laid out in relation to one another
Best books related to Acupuncture available in English
- Deadman’s Manual of Acupuncture – sometimes the “standard” really IS the best
- Lingshu Acupuncture - book related to the Lingshu website listed above, a really incredible resource
- Jia Yi Jing / The Systematic Classic of Acupuncture – the ancient classic of Acupuncture in a decent English version
- In the Footsteps of the Yellow Emperor - an interesting read about the development of a particular strain of Acupuncture in the US/UK, some doubt its historical validity, but it is engaging nonetheless