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The Photographic
Atlas
of Acupuncture
Foreword
T
heaimofthisAtlasofacupuncturalanatomyistobreakaway
fromthetraditionalacupuncturedrawingswhicharefarfrom
reallifeandfromtheproblemsencounteredwhenlocalising
theacupuncturepoints.
Instead of following the traditional order of the meridians, I have
preferedtotakeanothercourseandstudythehumanbody,begin-
ningwiththethreeYin,thenthethreeYang,uppermeridians,and
likewiseforthelowermeridians.
The frst part of the book will give a general view of the meridians,
withadescriptionofthetendinomuscularmeridian,themasterme-
ridianwithitsinternalbranchesandtheLuovesselsandfnally,the
distinctmeridianandthepointsofthemastermeridian.
ThisfrstpartalsocomprisesthedescriptionoftheMarvellousVes-
sels.
The second part studies the different anatomical parts of the body,
indicating the points of the master meridians as well as the other
points outside the meridians, such as the curious points, the new
points,andalsothepointspertainingtothesystemofMasterTong.
Thelastpartisanumericalandalphabeticalindexofallthepoints,
also giving the numbers of the pages where these points can be
found.
Thisbookdoesn’tgivetheindicationsofthepoints,northewaytouse
them,thisbeingoutsidethescopeofananatomicalatlas.
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ThePhotographic
Atlas
ofAcupuncture
T
hemainmotivatingfactorbehindthe
creation of this photographic Atlas
wasthedesiretouserealphotographsra-
ther than simple diagrams and drawings
toclarifyandpointoutnotonlythemain
meridiansbutalsotheentirecircuitofthe
secondary meridians, internal branches,
Jing, Jin Lao and Ling Bie. This will
provide a greater and more global vision
ofthewholeoftheenergysystem.
Tohighlightthis,manyofthephotoshave
the bone and muscular system super-im-
posed to give the precise position of the
acupuncturepoints.
The Atlas is divided into 3 sections:
•Thefrstsectionprovides
ageneralideaofthewhole
ofthemeridiannetwork,
includingthemarvellous
vesselsandchakras.
•Thesecondgoesbackto
thesesamemeridiansbut
byanatomicalzone:the
hand,forearm,armetc.
addingthepointsoutside
themeridiansaswellas
thoseoftheMasterTong
schoolsoastohighlight
theanatomicalrelation
comparedtotheclassical
meridianpoints.
•Thethirdsectionisa
detailedindexthatwill
helpthereadertofnd
anypointwithregardto
itsnameornomenclature,
codifcationand
translation.
Didactically speaking, the author has
insisted that the information on the left
pageshouldalsobecompletelyprintedon
the page on the right. This is to avoid a
constant to & fro that is both a waste of
timeandtiringforthereader.
This book is an indispensable reference
work that will accompany you in your
practiseofacupuncture.
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Ling Shu chapter III paragraph 10
Theinternalbranchgoesupagain
ontheposterio-internalpartofthearm
andgoesoutbythejointoftheshoulder,
entersthesupra-clavicularfossa
andjoinstheheart.
Itgoesalongtheoesophagusanddescends
onthediaphragm,reachesthestomach
andbelongstotheSmallIntestine.
Commentaries
Theinternalbranchstartsatthesupra-clavicular
fossa,atpointST 12Quepen.
Itpenetratesintothechesttounitewith
theheart.
Itgoesdownbytheoesophagus,goesthrough
thediaphragmanduniteswiththeStomach.
Onthatlevel,itcrossespoint(ren)CV 12
Zhongwanandpoint(ren)CV 13Shangwan
deepinsidethebody,thenkeepsdescendingto
fnallyendinthe
SmallIntestine.
AbranchconnectswithpointST39Xiajuxu,
6 CunbelowST 36Zusanli.
Internal branches oF shu taI Yang
(small IntestI ne)
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Ling Shu chapter IV paragraph 13
ThetendinomuscularoftheTaiyangofthefoot
startsatthelittletoe.
Itgoesupjoiningtheexternalmalleolus.(*)
Itgoesupobliquelyandconnectswiththeknee.
Itgoesdownbytheexternalmalleolusandunites
withthezhong(posteriorpurchaseofthefoot).
Itgoesupontheheelandjoinsthepopliteal
crease.
Adistinctbranchjoinstheexternalpartof
thezhuan(gastrocnemius)andgoesuponthe
internalpartofthepoplitealcrease.(**)
Fromthepoplitealcrease,thetendinomuscular
joinsthebuttockwhilegoingup.
Itrunsuptothenapealongtherachis.(***)
Adistinctbranchgoesinsideandjoins
the‘rootofthetongue’.
Thetendinomuscularattachesitselftothe
occipitalbone.
Itgoesuponthehead(vertex)andgoesdownon
thefaceunitingwiththenose.
Abranchgoesuplikea‘netovertheeye’
(ontheuppereyelid).
Itgoesdownunitingwiththejiu(zygomatic).
(****)
Abranchstartsbehindtheaxilla,fromthe
externalborder.ItjoinspointJian-yuatthe
acromioclavicularjoint.
Abranchpenetratesunderthearmpitand,going
up,goesoutbythesupraclavicularfossa.
ItgoesupunitingwithWanggu
(behindtheposteriorborderofthemastoid).
Abranchgoesoutbythesupraclavicularfossa.
Itgoesupobliquelyandoutbythejiu
(zygomatic).
tendI no muscular oF Zu taI Yang
(bladder)
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Cranial branch
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Thehandbeingprone,drawalinepassing
midpointofthemiddlejointofthefore-fnger.
Fromthecentreofthatline,thecentralpoint
issituated2fenawayinthedirectionofthe
internal,cubital,part.Thenexttwopointsare
twofenaboveandbelowthecentralpoint.
T 11.08 Zhi Wu Jin
Thehandbeingprone,drawalinepassing
midpointofthejointofthefore-fnger.
Drawasecondline5fenonthecubitalsideand
divideitinthreeidenticalparts,thepointbeing
atthecrossingofthemostdistallinesofthe
metacarpophalangealjoint.
T 11.09 Xinxi
Thehandbeingprone,drawalinepassing
midpointofthemiddlejointofthemiddlefnger.
Fromthecentreofthatline,thepointissituated
4fenoneachside(radiusandcubitus).
T 11.10 Mu Huo
Thehandbeingprone,thepointismidpointof
themiddlejointofthemiddlefnger.
T 11.11 Fei Xin
Thehandbeingprone,drawalinepassing
midpointofthemiddlejointofthemiddlefnger.
Thefrstpointisthreefenproximaltothemiddle
joint-topjointarticulation.
Thesecondisthreefendistaltothejoint-middle
jointarticulation.
T 11.12 Er Jiao Ming
Thehandbeingprone,drawalinepassing
midpointofthemiddle–fngerjoint.
Thefrstpointisthreefenproximaltothejoint–
middlejointarticulation.
Thesecondis1Cundistaltothe
metacarpophalangealjoint.
T 11.13 Dan
Thehandbeingprone,drawalinepassing
midpointofthejointofthemiddle-fnger.
T 11.14 Zhi San Zhong
Fromthecentreofthatline,tthetwopoints
arethreefenontherightandontheleftofthe
horizontalline.Thehandbeingprone,drawa
linepassingmidpointofthemiddle-jointofthe
ring-fnger.
Thepointsareonalinetwofenfromthemidline,
onthecubitalside.
Thefrstpointisatthecentreofthatsecondline,
Theothertwopointsarethreefenaboveand
below.
T 11.15 Zhi Shen
Thehandbeingprone,drawaline
passingmidpointofthejointofthering-
fnger.Thelowestpointis1Cunfromthe
metacarpophalangealjoint.Theothertwopoints
are3and6fenfromthefrstpoint.

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Meridian of the Shu Yang Ming
(Large Intestine)
LI 11 Quchi
Withtheelbowfexed,atthelateralendof
thecubitalcrease,atthemidpointoftheline
connectingChize(LU 5)andtheexternal
humeralepicondyle.
LI 12 Zhouliao
Withtheelbowfexed,onthelateralside
oftheupperarm,1CunaboveQuchi(LI 11),
ontheborderofthehumerus.
LI 13 Shouwuli
Onthelateralsideoftheupperarmand
onthelineconnectingQuchi(LI 11)and
Jianyu(LI 15),3CunaboveQuchi(LI 11).
LI 15 Jianyu
Ontheshoulder,superiortothedeltoidmuscle,
inthedepressionanteriorandinferiortothe
acromionwhenthearmisabductedorraised
ontheleveloftheshoulder.
LI 16 Jugu
Ontheshoulder,inthedepressionbetween
theacromialextremityoftheclavicleand
scapularspine.
Meridian of the Shu Shao Yang
(Triple Heater).
(TH)TW 10 Tianjing
Onthelateralsideoftheupperarm,
inthedepression1Cunproximaltothetip
oftheolecranonwhentheelbowisfexed.
(TH)TW 11 Qinglengyuan
Withtheelbowfexed,onthelateralsideofthe
upperarm,2Cunabovethetipoftheolecranon
and1CunaboveTianjing((TH)TW 10).
(TH)TW 12 Xiaoluo
Onthelateralsideoftheupperarm,atthe
midpointofthelineconnectingQinglengyuan
((TH)TW 11)andnaohui((TH)TW 13).
(TH)TW 13 Naohui
Onthelateralsideoftheupperarmandon
thelineconnectingthetipoftheolecranonand
Jianliao((TH)TW 14),3CunbelowJianliao
((TH)TW 14),andontheposterioinferiorborder
ofthedeltoidmuscle.
(TH)TW 14 Jianliao
Ontheshoulder,posteriortoJianyu(LI 15),
inthedepressioninferiorandposteriortothe
acromionwhenthearmisabducted.
(TH)TW 15 Tianliao
Onthescapula,atthemidpointbetweenJianjing
(GB 21)andQuyuan(SI 13),atthesuperior
angleofthescapula.
Meridian of the Shu Tai Yang
(Small Intestine).
SI 8 Xiaohai
Onthemedialsideoftheelbow,inthedepression
betweentheolecranonoftheulnaandthemedial
epicondyleofthehumerus.
SI 9 Jianzhen
Posteriorandinferiortotheshoulderjoint,
1 Cunabovetheposteriorendoftheaxillaryfold
withthearmabducted.
SI 10 Naoshu
Ontheshoulder,abovetheposteriorendofthe
axillaryfold,inthedepressionbelowthelower
borderofthescapularspine.
SI 11 Tianzong
Onthescapula,inthedepressionofthecentre
ofthesubscapularfossa,andonthelevel
ofthe4ththoracicvertebra.
SI 12 Bingfeng
nthescapula,atthecentreofthesuprascapular
fossa,directlyaboveTianzong(SI 11),inthe
depressionfoundwhenthearmisraised.
SI 13 Quyuan
Onthescapula,atthemedialendofthe
suprascapularfossa,atthemidpointoftheline
connectingnaoshu(SI 10)andthespinous
processofthe2ndthoracicvertebra.
PosterIor sIde
PoI nts oF the master merI dI ans
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PoI nts oF the merIdI ans: numerIcal order
Shou Taiyin meridian: Lung
LU1 Zhongfu MeetingtheQioftheMiddleBurner.
LU2 Yunmen Gatewaytotheclouds.
LU3 Tianfu reunionofthecelestialQi.
LU4 Xiabai Squeezethewhitenessbetweenthem.
LU5 Chize Marshoftheelbow.
LU6 Kongzui OrifcecontainingthedeepestQi.
LU7 Lieque Abreakintheline.Afash.
LU8 Jingqu Aconstantlyfowingrivulet.
LU9 Taiyuan Deepsourceoflife.
LU10 Yuji Limitofthefshbelly.
LU11 Shaoshang SmalldischargeoftheQioftheLung.
Shou Yang Ming meridian: Large Intestine
LI1 Shangyang MetalviscusofaYangmeridian
LI2 erjian Secondpointinadepression
LI3 Sanjian Thirdpointinadepression
LI4 Hegu Valleyformedbythemeetingoftwobones.
LI5 Yangxi Yangrivulet.
LI6 Pianli Swervesfromitscourse.
LI7 Wenliu Keepstheheat.
LI8 Xialian Undertheridge.
LI9 Shanglian Abovetheridge.
LI10 Shousanli ThreeDfromthehand.
LI11 Quchi Pondofthecurveoftheelbow.
LI12 Zhouliao Depressionneartheelbow.
LI13 Shouwuli FiveDfromthehand.
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An indispcnsablc tool
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This uniquc and c×ccptional Atlas is
a high-quality rcfcrcncc book that
has bccn dcsigncd to last a lifctimc, and
its practical and sturdy dcsign makcs it
idcal for usc in thc classroom or during
consultations.
E×tcnsivc photographs arc providcd
with thc bonc, musclc or organ systcms
supcrimposcd to hclp practitioncrs nnd thc
prccisc locations of acupuncturc points.
Thcsc photos makc it casicr to undcrstand thc
ovcrall cncrgy nctwork in thrcc dimcnsions.
Thc nrst scction providcs an ovcrall
introduction to thc nctwork of channcls
and vcsscls. Thc sccond scction prcscnts
thc channcls within thcir anatomical zoncs,
whilc thc third scction has a highly dctailcd
indc× to nnd any point or mcridian quickly.
All of thc main mcridians, sccondary
circuits, and intcrnal branchcs, Jing Jin,
Luo and Jing Eic circuits arc all covcrcd,
making this rcsourcc book not only casy to
usc but comprchcnsivc as wcll.
Whcthcr rcfcrcnccd in a classroom or
during a consultation, this guidc, which has
bccn approvcd by thc Frcnch Collcgc of
Chincsc Ncdicinc, is thc go-to rcsourcc for
thc study and practicc of this hcaling art.
Dr. Antoine Bereder is a fully trained medical
doctor as well as acupuncturist. He has practiced
extensively in Central America and now lives
in Spain.

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