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​The Clinical Reference Guide for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by Quinn Akira Takei, DOM, L.Ac., is a valuable tool designed for the acupuncturist, Chinese herbalists, or holistic practitioner.  This easy to use resource includes the most essential Oriental Medicine information and contains everything that you need to be more effective and efficient in your clinical practice. This well-designed, user-friendly book has been divided into eight categories; diagnosis, acupuncture fundamentals, an overview of acupuncture points, the acupuncture points, the extraordinary meridians, treatment modalities, differentiation of the Zang Fu syndromes, and the treatment of disease.  Each of these sections can be conveniently located by the tabs placed on the margins of every page.  These tabs allow you to quickly access the following vital information:


  • Detailed images and descriptions of the acupuncture points; with Chinese and English names, locations, functions, indications, needling depths, angles, and insertion techniques

  • Tongue, pulse, observation and inquiry diagnostics

  • Auricular & scalp acupuncture images, instructions, and protocols

  • Memorization tools and charts

  • Empirical points and effective acupuncture point combinations

  • Acupuncture and herbal prescriptions for hundreds of the most common ailments and syndromes that you will encounter in clinical practice.


The Clinical Reference Guide for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a completely updated, expanded and improved version of the popular book, The Clinical Reference Guide for Acupuncture.

This book has been awarded the title of one of the top 25 recommended books on acupuncture by the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM).  

The Clinical Reference Guide by Quinn Akira Takei- soft cover

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