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361 Classical Acupuncture Points, The: Names, Functions, Descriptions And Locations

This book provides detailed information on the 361 Classical Acupuncture Points in a concise and accurate format. It is an essential working textbook for all acupuncture students. It is also designed for use in the treatment room to enable the practitioner to quickly and confidently select the most effective point(s) for the patient in front of them.

The format is such that on the left hand side are found the names, functions and descriptions of each point. On the right hand side corresponding to it is the needle depth, number of moxas, a description of how to locate the point together with crystal clear diagrams illustrating their location on the body. This format is unique. It can be utilised by practitioners and students from the various acupuncture traditions including TCM, Stems and Branches, The Five Elements and the Japanese and Korean schools.


Stuart Lightbody

With enough strands of DNA to encircle the Earth 700,000 times, peripheral nerve pathways of 93,000 miles in length, composed of around 10,000 trillion cells and smart enough to land a vehicle on Mars and a man on the Moon, you would think this human body of ours must be the tops in the miracle stakes. But wait – if you have ever wondered if there is more to us than just flesh and blood, here is a book that describes an Inner Kingdom existing within us, with invisible energy pathways running through it along which are placed many Points which can beneficially influence how we feel and function.

The 361 Classical Acupuncture: Names, Functions, Descriptions and Locations provides detailed information on 361 of these Acupuncture Points – each with a different name and each with a different effect upon our body, mind and spirit.

It was first written with Acupuncture students and practitioners in mind but now there is interest shown by people from all walks of life curious to understand more about themselves particularly those who sense there is another deeper and more profound dimension to us all.

The title is formatted in an accessible and unique way. On the left hand side, you can see the names, functions and descriptions of each point, and on the right hand size you will have the needle depth, number of moxas and a description on how to find each point. It includes well researched information, what can be treated and why. There is a focus on the influence of each point on our body, mind, or spirit.

Here is an opportunity to rediscover more about our own inner potential which, although ancient in provenance – in fact much of the information can be traced back over 2000 years – it is still as relevant today in this modern age as it was in those ancient times. What makes this book special is its power of providing information on treatments for modern disorders which stem more from the emotional and spiritual levels.

After reading this book, you will view and understand yourself in a completely new light as you learn more about your own incredible and wondrous makeup and what influences your emotions, feelings and aspirations – in fact, what makes you “tick” – but from a totally different perspective.

For those interested in finding out more about this topic, Stuart Lightbody’s first book Acupuncture Understood goes into a lot more detail about the Inner Kingdom of the human body.


You can buy your copy of The 361 Classical Acupuncture: Names, Functions, Descriptions and Locations here:



About the Author

Stuart Lightbody holds a Licentiate, Bachelor and Masters qualification in Classical Acupuncture and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (Overseas). He is the Acupuncture contributor for Men’s Health Matters (Vermilion/Ebury Press); the Hamlyn Encyclopaedia of Complementary Health and the Hamlyn Encyclopaedia do Child Health (Reed International Books Ltd).

He has appeared on Yorkshire TV with Dr Miriam Stoppard and on Ecuadorian TV discussing acupuncture treatment and preventive medicine. He has written extensively for the Daily Express on Preventive Medicine and Acupuncture and has been in practice since 1979. He was a member of the teaching faculty at The College of Traditional Acupuncture, UK, from 1989 until 1992.