A Manual of Acupuncture

A Manual of Acupuncture

By The Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications Ltd.

Score: 3
3
From 112 Ratings

Description

A Manual of Acupuncture – The Definitive App for Students & Practitioners This is the latest mobile app (iPhone/iPad/iPod) version of the foremost points textbook in the Western world - A Manual of Acupuncture by Peter Deadman & Mazin Al-Khafaji, with Kevin Baker. We hope that you will enjoy the following features: • Every channel and extraordinary point from A Manual of Acupuncture textbook. • English and Chinese point names, point category, classification, location and location notes, illustration, needling instructions and cautions, actions, clinical application and combinations. • Each point includes Chinese tones, printed Chinese characters and calligraphy as well as audio of the Chinese pronunciation (by tapping the calligraphy). • Videos for every point with commentary showing location and needling technique. • Illustrations for all primary, luo-connecting, divergent and sinew channels, the eight extraordinary vessels and the body area illustrations. • All the main point categories (e.g. five shu points, xi-cleft points, back-shu points) for easy revision. • Create your own point groups which you can use to tailor study and reference. • Multiple Choice tests so you can test yourself on all points and point categories as well as self-created point groups. • All points listed anywhere in the App are live links allowing easy browsing/reference. • You can add your own notes to channel pathways and any specific aspect of points (e.g. location, location note, needling, etc) as well as the Point Location & Needling pages in the reference section. • Two search functions. One simply searches point name (English or pinyin) or point number. The other allows you to search the content of every point and, if you wish, specify which channel/vessel you want to search within, which field within a point (e.g. Actions, Clinical application, Needling) and whether you want to include your own notes in the search. • The 12 Cutaneous Regions and Areas Reached by the Channels. • Reference pages including: cun measurements, location and needling guidelines, indications index, glossary of terms • Registered users have the additional benefits of selecting whether to show or hide their notes within the App content, how many points to include in their tests and whether videos play continuously or individually. You can also backup your user data (notes, point groups and tests results) to our server - which means if you lose or break your device you can restore your data to a new one, and, if you have the App on more than one device you can synchronise your data to all your devices.

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Reviews

  • Not worth the price

    3
    By TTT5132018
    Videos on how to needle are very helpful, good app for reviewing points (nothing about herbs here). However, app freezes often and some selections will always freeze the app, so I just avoid these selections altogether. No auricular points. For the price, app should function without these glitches and include auricular points.
  • good information, garbage app

    2
    By Hucklbushee1
    I have a new ipad and this app worked alright for the first couple of months. However I haven’t been able to open it in weeks (it crashes immediately), so I have moved on to other more reliable resources. (TCM Clinic Aid or Acu Pro are a fraction of the price, offer more features, and do not crash) The company has not responded when I’ve requested help or a refund. Again, Deadman’s information is good, but it’s 2018 and these folks can’t even manage to maintain an app that has minimal functions and just needs to reliably display text.
  • What’s ‘app-ening⁉️

    2
    By Mr Palomar
    This once fantastic resource for students as well as practitioners is declining as it seems they are unable to keep up with the updates for the new iPhone software. The “my points” list used to be a fantastic way to preserve and use as a quick study/reference, and now it just freezes the app up and forces you to close the entire app and reopen it. Or you could just go to and use The TCM Clinic Guide🤔 Hey guys, how about getting things fixed or start refunding❓ Let’s make this app great again. 🤪
  • Technical errors keep this from being great

    3
    By Moon Addy
    No video sound, no smooth swiping between points
  • Missing video audio, weird app icon, bumpy navigation

    3
    By nurturing ny
    I’d have rated this great app as five stars until recent updates...now ALL the video for point locations has NO sound!!! It is one of the best features with this app and in the entire acu educational tools yet now became unusable! The swiping used to “turn” to next page smoothly & continuously back and forth when you are in one of the point pages, but not anymore, it struggle to “download” after a few pages. The new, strange “X” app icon seems another bug. I even uninstalled once to reinstall but still no go. It is still the best app for one of the best TCM textbooks, I’d like to continue to refer to this handy instead of the bulky book version, but there is no point (not pun...) if it does not work well! PLEASE FIX ASAP!!
  • Excellent

    5
    By GoBravos
    It’s the best acupuncture app that I’m aware of, but takes up a ton of space on my little phone
  • No sound

    2
    By Waishanluo
    The sound for the videos is not working. Please fix
  • 12 cutaneous regions dont work

    2
    By Cosmic Bean
    When i go to browse the 12 Cutaneous Regions, the app locks up and never navigates to the next screen! Please fix this.
  • Unusable

    1
    By Louisiana Rain
    Loved this app. But lately it’s been very buggy. It constantly freezes up when navigating points. This renders the app totally unusable.The developer is UNRESPONSIVE to this issue. Don’t waste your money.
  • Not working

    3
    By backmom
    Since the update, the app doesn’t work. I use this on a fairly consistent basis and I’d really love to have it working again!

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