Clinical Reference Guide
for Acupuncture and
Oriental Medicine
    by Quinn Akira Takei, Doctor of Oriental
          Medicine & Licensed Acupuncturist
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 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, 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
  • 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
  • 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 you will encounter in clinical
"This is a beautiful book - well organized, well formatted,
authoritatively summarizing all current thinking.  I like that
he includes the relevant Chinese herbal formulas when he
discusses the zang-fu syndromes. This deserves a place as a
foundation textbook in all of the acupuncture colleges and

-Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, L.Ac., author of Essential Chinese      
Formulas, 225 Classical and Modern Prescriptions Organized by   
Clinical Category and Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines
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“This book is a very well organized, comprehensive text
that provides a solid foundation with treatment plans for
the clinical practice of acupuncture. I wish I had this text
as a student. It is great for beginners and those who have
been practicing for years.”

-Harriet Ng Hansell, MD, Board Certified Family Physician,
Certified Medical Acupuncturist, Duke Family Medicine (2006)

“The Clinical Reference Guide for Acupuncture and Oriental
Medicine is one of the best reference guides available to the
Oriental Medicine profession.  It is the essential information
in a well organized, quick and easy to use design. There are
excellent illustrations of the acupuncture points and a
treatment of disease section which includes all of the
commonly seen ailments in clinic.  I highly recommend this
book for all students, new practitioners, and even the
seasoned professionals.”

-Tina T. Chen, M.S., L.Ac., author of Chinese Medical Herbology
and Pharmacology, Chinese Herbal Formulas and Applications
and Chinese Herbal Formulas for Veterinarians
“The Clinical Reference Guide for Acupuncture and
Oriental Medicine provides a clear and concise reference
for the busy practitioner. All content areas are easily
located and it is a snap to use. A perfect study guide,
summaries of important diagnostic systems, formulas and
points are provided.”

-William Morris, PhD, DAOM, L.Ac, Author of Li Shi Zhen
Pulse Studies: An Illustrated Guide
“Well designed, comprehensive, attractively laid out with
great graphics.”

-John Scott, DOM, President Founder at Golden Flower
Chinese Herbs, co-author of Clinical Guide to Commonly Used
Chinese Herbal Formulas and Chinese Veterinary Herbal
Medicine, “Acupuncturist of The Year” by the AAOM, 1997
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).  
Paper back - $44.95 (+shipping)
Hard back text book- $64.95 (+shipping)
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