Acupuncture Points and Channel Energetics (Based on Chinese Classical, Daoist oral and European traditions) - There is a gap between the known classical texts on Chinese Medicine and the variety of concepts and styles that have been transmitted and are being practiced today. Two major tendencies have dominated Chinese Medicine in the past decades, Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) as opposed to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a term coined during the early years of Communist China. Historically, as Chinese Medicine spread to other neighbouring cultures, it further evolved, and was enriched by these inluences. This explains the variety of methods and concepts, that are not to be found in the Chinese Classics, and that have made their way to the West. Another source and great contribution has been the Daoist oral tradition, with concepts which complement and explain many of the classical writings. - This book is a work of compilation of the classics, with the oral traditions and the European acupuncture, namely the French tradition, supplemented by the author's personal clinical experiences. - The book covers all of the theories pertaining to the energetic structure of the body, the channel systems and the point categories. It is a good overview of the Classical Chinese as well as the French concepts on acupuncture (Parts A and B). - It explores the point functions and indications, which have been compiled from about 20 leading texts, classical as well as modern, with the reference source for each function and indication (Part C). - It describes the Extraordianry vessels and the Secondary Channels, the Sinew, the Connecting and the Divergent channels and their clinical applications and examples, compiling the classical texts, the French-Vietnamese school and the Daoistic oral concepts as supplied by Master J. Yuen (Part C).