Essential Anatomy - Tedeschi M. - Book
This unique book will familiarize healing practitioners and martial artists with basic concepts of the human body, as defined by both Western and Eastern m
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This unique book will familiarize healing practitioners and martial artists with basic concepts of the human body, as defined by both Western and Eastern medical traditions, allowing those engaged in healing and martial arts to develop a more complete, holistic, and scientifically forward-looking understanding of the body. Overviews of philosophical and conceptual underpinnings are followed by detailed drawings and diagrams of the body's internal systems, as seen by both traditions. Written in a clear and concise style, this beautiful and informative book presents information previously unavailable in any single text, making it an essential work for students, healing professionals, and martial artists.
Marc TedeschiMarc Tedeschi is an internationally respected artist, designer, and educator, who holds a fifth-degree black belt in Hapkido, a martial art that integrates both healing and combative techniques. He has practiced martial arts for more than twenty-five years, training extensively in Hapkido, Taekwondo, Judo, Jujutsu, and Karate. Long a student of Eastern concepts of human physiology and integrated medicine, he is also the author of the impressive book 'Hapkido'. 1. OVERVIEW Introduction • Concepts of the Human Body • The Evolution of Healing Arts • Healing and the Martial Arts • Simplicity, Faith and Science 2. WESTERN CONCEPTS Introduction • Overview • Structural Levels • Principle Body Systems • Skeletal System • Muscular System • Nervous System • Circulatory System 3. EASTERN CONCEPTS Introduction • Overview • Basic Principles • Meridians • Acupoints • Acupoint Charts 4. MERIDIAN REFERENCE Contents and Key • 12 Regular Meridians • Extraordinary Meridians • Extra Acupoints 5. HEALING APPLICATIONS Introduction • MassageTechniques • Healing Acupoints • Revival Techniques 6. MARTIAL APPLICATIONS Introduction • Anatomical Targets • Pressure Point Fighting • Pressure Point Targets APPENDICES Cross Index of Acupoints • Further Reading • Index