Standard Acupuncture Nomenclature, Second Edition. A Brief Explanation of 361 Classical Acupuncture Point Names and their Multilingual Comparative List
(1993; 1 page)

Abstract
Meets the pressing need for a uniform, standardized nomenclature for acupuncture. In its second edition, the nomenclature has been extensively revised following a number of consultations with experts representing all the major traditions of acupuncture.
The nomenclature covers the 361 classical acupuncture points organized according to the fourteen meridians. Each entry gives the standardized name of the point in its three elements: an alphanumeric code derived from the English language translation of the meridian name, the Chinese phonetic alphabet (Pinyin) name, and the Han (Chinese) character. The original form of the writing is shown first, followed by a simplified form of the character. Each entry also provides a brief comment on the point, explaining the meaning of the Han character and the significance of the point's location. Use of the nomenclature is facilitated by the inclusion of two indexes. The first lists the equivalent names and code names of the acupuncture points as used in English, French, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese. The second lists the Han characters for the 361 points.
 
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