The Definitive Guide to Acupuncture Points

The Definitive Guide to Acupuncture Points

Third Edition


The Definitive Guide to Acupuncture Points is a must-have reference guide for anyone practicing, studying or teaching acupuncture and acupressure

Packed with clear yet comprehensive information and abundantly illustrated throughout, this newly updated and expanded edition contains substantially more information than any other book on the subject. Accessible, lively and highly practical – it’s the only book you’ll need!

This book constitutes a complete acupuncture ‘atlas’, illustrating how to best locate and treat up to 400 acupoints throughout the body

Divided neatly into two neat parts of ‘Theory’ and ‘Practice’, the first part of the book describes the essence of acupuncture from both a traditional Chinese and Western medical perspective with chapters on needling considerations, the principles of locating acupoints, and myotome, dermatome, viscerotome and sclerotome maps of the body. The second part then guides you methodically through acupuncture points of the 12 main channels/meridians, plus the conception and governor vessels and additional non-channel points. Almost 400 points are described in precise detail with text and colour illustrations to include location, actions, indications and contraindications for each point. Everything you need to know is presented clearly and succinctly for ease of reference.

The perfect balance of East and West

Honouring the traditional Eastern roots of acupuncture in parallel with more modern approaches of Western medicine, The Definitive Guide to Acupuncture Points is an essential resource for practitioners of all levels and backgrounds seeking to deepen their understanding of working with acupoints.

Additional information


Four colour


978 1 913088 28 6






246 x 189 mm

Rights sold



450 colour images

Author biography

Chris Jarmey first became interested in Oriental philosophies at the age of 9, being particularly drawn to Buddhist and Daoist practices. This led him at the age of 14 into the exploration and practice of both Indian yoga and a Chinese martial art known as Kenpo.

Throughout the next 30 plus years, Chris spent his time researching and practicing bodywork-based healing methods alongside the extensive practice of Buddhist and Daoist Qigong, yoga, and meditation methods.

Between 1981 and 1985, Chris lived and studied in a number of yoga centres and ashrams in India, the UK and the USA, to broaden and deepen his experience of Indian hatha yoga and related arts. In the late 1985 he founded The European Shiatsu School to offer a comprehensive practitioner training course in this effective form of bodywork.

Chris continued to practice and teach shiatsu and qigong until his sudden tragic and premature death in 2008 from an inherited cardiac myopathy.

During his career, Chris wrote a number of authoritative texts on anatomy and bodywork including shiatsu, acupuncture, qigong and meditation, notably The Concise Book of Muscles (Lotus Publishing) and Shiatsu: The Complete Guide (Harper Collins).

Lynn Pearce, BA., MCSP., LicAc., Cert Med Ed., is an accredited lecturer within the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP), a clinician of 38 years, and an acupuncture practitioner of 31 years. She has worked consistently in the musculoskeletal field and has trained in both Western and Chinese Medical models, studying at the British College of Acupuncture to gain her Licentiate in 1993. She has written in previous books on complementary therapies, and produced papers that are used in the AACP Foundation Course in Acupuncture.

Her interests in particular are the role of fascia within acupuncture and manual therapy and how best to marry these two skills. She is also a trained Clinical Canine Massage therapist and endeavours to apply the theories and skills contained in this book in her bodywork on our canine clients.