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Acupuncture Books & Ephemera

Keiketsu san'yo [Chinese & Japanese Acupuncture Explained]

Keiketsu san'yo [Chinese & Japanese Acupuncture Explained]

by KOSAKA, Eisho (or Gen'yu)

Numerous fine woodcut illus. (18 of which are finely hand-colored). 48 (irregularly paginated); 33; 39; 26; 28 folding leaves, [5] folding leaves of ads. Five vols. 8vo, orig. blue wrappers (wrappers a bit worn, occasional minor worming touching text), orig. block-printed title label on covers, new stitching. Tokyo: Mankyudo Hanabusa Heikichi, [Preface dated 1810]. First edition of one of the three most important early Japanese books on the history and technique of Chinese and Japanese... Read more
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$11,500.00
Manuscript on paper, entitled on label of upper cover, repeated on first leaf: "Kagawa kyuten zukai" ["Kagawa-style Placement of Moxa, illustrated & described.  Complete"]

Manuscript on paper, entitled on label of upper cover, repeated on first leaf: "Kagawa kyuten zukai" ["Kagawa-style Placement of Moxa, illustrated & described. Complete"]

by KAGAWA, Shuan (or Shutoku), attributed author

Eight full-page drawings & one illus. in the text. 17 folding leaves. 8vo (243 x 165 mm.), orig. blue semi-stiff wrappers (some dampstaining to upper portion of each leaf). [Japan: mid-Edo]. Kagawa (1683-1755), a member of the medical family dynasty, studied in Kyoto with Ryozan Goto and Jinsai Ito, from whom he learned moxibustion and the therapeutic value of the waters of hot springs. Kagawa established the successful Ippondo medical school and was one of the most enthusiastic practitioners... Read more
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$2,750.00
Manuscript on paper, entitled on the label of the upper cover "Kyuketsu tekiyo" ["Acupuncture Pressure Points, Suitable & Precise Usage"]

Manuscript on paper, entitled on the label of the upper cover "Kyuketsu tekiyo" ["Acupuncture Pressure Points, Suitable & Precise Usage"]

by ACUPUNCTURE MANUAL

Two full-page brush & black ink illus. of the human body, front & back, with names of pressure points. 36 folding leaves. 8vo (247 x 172), orig. wrappers (wrappers rather worn & wormed, recased), new stitching. [Japan: late Edo]. Our manuscript is arranged by section of the body from head to foot, with a listing of about 120 pressure points and their meridians, allied organs, and related illnesses. There are precise instructions on how to locate each pressure point by measurement.... Read more
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$1,750.00
A finely drawn & painted acupuncture and moxibustion scroll on four joined sheets of paper (365 x 2780 mm.), recently & expertly backed with modern paper, silk endpapers & borders.  Japan: written at end "1651."

A finely drawn & painted acupuncture and moxibustion scroll on four joined sheets of paper (365 x 2780 mm.), recently & expertly backed with modern paper, silk endpapers & borders. Japan: written at end "1651."

by ACUPUNCTURE & MOXIBUSTION SCROLL

This attractive scroll begins with three large figures of the human body - front, rear, and side views - with locations of acupuncture points (red dots) and moxibustion locations (black dots). Each of the acupuncture pressure points are labeled in manuscript with their names. The moxibustion points are also labelled but with notes giving their locations. The three images are delicately painted with flesh colors and black hair. The anterior view depicts the 21 bones of the spine. Many of these are... Read more
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$15,000.00
Abstracts. The 3rd world congress of acupuncture. Seoul, Korea. September 25-27, 1973

Abstracts. The 3rd world congress of acupuncture. Seoul, Korea. September 25-27, 1973

Seoul: Executive Committee of W.C.A., 1973. 227p., hardcover, illustrated with B&W photos of authors. Abstracts, in both English and Korean or Japanese (depending on language of the author), of papers presented at the 1973 conference.
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$15.00
Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion

by Xinnong Cheng, & Liangyue Deng

Beijing, China: Foreign Languages Pr. Very Good+. 1999. Hardcover. 7119017586 . A Very Good++ copy, bright, tightly bound with spare notes through the book, otherwise and unmarked copy. Fully illustrated in color and balck & white illustrations. ; 10.40 X 7.80 X 2 inches; 590 pages .
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CA$100.10
Shinkan Kotei meido kyukyo [trans.: The Yellow Emperor's Canon of Moxibustion]

Shinkan Kotei meido kyukyo [trans.: The Yellow Emperor's Canon of Moxibustion]

by DOU, Guifang, trans. & proofreader

45 woodcut illus. in the text. 29 folding leaves. Three vols. in one. Large 8vo, orig. wrappers (rather rubbed, some light dampstaining), remains of block-printed title label on upper cover, modern stitching. [Kyoto]: Osumi Seibei, [Foreword dated 1311, colophon dated 1675]. The third edition - preceded by an undated early 17th-century undated edition and a 1659 edition - of this collection of dissertations on moxibustion and acupuncture. It concerns moxibustion treatment for adults and children... Read more
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$7,500.00
Manuscript on paper, entitled on upper cover "Shinji hiroku" ["List of Secret Treatments by Acupuncture"]

Manuscript on paper, entitled on upper cover "Shinji hiroku" ["List of Secret Treatments by Acupuncture"]

by ACUPUNCTURE: SECRET TREATMENTS

Nine folding leaves. 8vo (207 x 145 mm.), orig. wrappers (a little worn & frayed), new stitching. [Japan]: from the first & final page in trans.: "Information provided by Asaemon Shimizu near Imabari Castle [in today's Ehime Prefecture]...on an auspicious day in September 1796." This rather slight manuscript is of considerable interest, as it lists 35 medical conditions, along with names of pressure points and methods of treatment. These illnesses include heart disease, skin... Read more
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$2,500.00
Scaling peaks in medical science

Scaling peaks in medical science

Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1972. iv, 68p., illust. wraps, very good. Collection of articles claiming amazing advances for the modern application of traditional Chinese medicine - for example, non-surgical treatment of extrauterine pregnancy, and treatment of deafness with acupuncture. B&W illustrations.
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$10.00
The story of Chinese acupuncture and moxibuxtion

The story of Chinese acupuncture and moxibuxtion

by Fu Wei-kang

Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1975. Paperback. 40p., illust. wraps, very good. Collection of articles claiming amazing advances for the modern application of traditional Chinese medicine - for example, anesthesia using acupuncture.
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$10.00
Xin bian zhen jiu xue

Xin bian zhen jiu xue

by Lu Zhijun

Chongqing: Chongqing ren min chu ban she, 1956. 74p., slender paperback, very good. On acupuncture.
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$12.00
Roots of Chinese culture and medicine

Roots of Chinese culture and medicine

by Wei Tsuei

Oakland: Chinese Culture Books Co, 1989. xii, 130p., very good paperback. Chinese American author.
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$17.00
Chinese therapeutical methods of acupuncture and moxibuxtion

Chinese therapeutical methods of acupuncture and moxibuxtion

by Research institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Peking

Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1960. Paperback. 18p., staplebound pamphlet, minor handling wear, some soil to rear cover. Several black and white photos.
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$10.00
Traditional Japanese Acupuncture: Fundamentals of Meridian Therapy

Traditional Japanese Acupuncture: Fundamentals of Meridian Therapy

by Kuwahara, Koei; Joshua Margulies (trans.)

Taos, NM: Complementary Medicine Press, 2003. No additional printings indicated. Paperback. Very Good +. 4to. 381pp. Illustrated lavender wraps. Corners lightly creased, else fine. Interior of text block is clean. B&W diagrams and illustrations throughout.
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$70.00
XVIe Congres International d'Acupuncture / XVI. Internationaler Kongress fur Akupunktur

XVIe Congres International d'Acupuncture / XVI. Internationaler Kongress fur Akupunktur

by Societe Internationale d'Acupuncture

Moulins-les-Metz, France: Maisonneuve S.A., 1972. 312p., softcover, illustrated. Rubber stamp on flyleaf. A clean sound copy. Papers presented at the 1971 conference of the Societe Internationale d'Acupuncture in Baden. Papers are in French or German, presented by authors from around the world (but not, in this period, China).
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$12.00
Shinkyu shisho [Acupuncture and Moxibustion]

Shinkyu shisho [Acupuncture and Moxibustion]

by IMAMURA, Akira (or Ryoan or Riyo)

Numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. [31] folding leaves. 8vo, orig. wrappers (wrappers a little rubbed), orig. block printed title label on upper cover (label a little defective), new stitching. Kyoto & Tokyo: 1864. First edition and rare. Imamura (1814-90), a leading doctor and historian of Japanese medicine, was physician to the future Emperor Taisho when he was a youth. Imamura, professor of medicine at Tokyo University, found that many of the contemporary Japanese works on... Read more
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$2,750.00
Actes des VIIe Journees d'Acupuncture d'Auriculotherapie ed de Medicine Manuelle. 15 au 20 Septembre 1970

Actes des VIIe Journees d'Acupuncture d'Auriculotherapie ed de Medicine Manuelle. 15 au 20 Septembre 1970

Moulins-les-Metz, France: Maisonneuve S.A., 1970. 486p., softcover, illustrated. Rubber stamp on flyleaf. Papers presented at a 1970 conference; text in French.
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$17.00
Zhen jiu xue

Zhen jiu xue

by Shanghai Zhong yi xue yuan

Beijing: Ren min wei sheng chu ban she, 1974. 11, 566p., paperback, mild edgewear. Treatise on acupuncture.
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$12.00
Cases illustrative of the remedial effects of acupuncturation

Cases illustrative of the remedial effects of acupuncturation

by Bache, Franklin

Philadelphia, 1826. One of the First American Scientific Efforts to Alleviate Pain: the First American Study of Acupuncture, Together with First English Translation of Ten Rhyne's "De acupunctura" (1) Bache, Franklin (1792-1864). Cases illustrative of the remedial effects of acupuncturation. In North American Medical and Surgical Journal 1 (1826): 311-321. (2) [Ten Rhyne, Wilhelm (1648-1700).] Wilhelmi Ten Rhyne M.D. Transisalano. Daventriensis, Dissertatio de arthritide: Mantissa schematica: De... Read more
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$4,500.00
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Volume 3 (1983)

Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Volume 3 (1983)

Beijing: the journal, 1983. 328p., four quarterly issues bound in green boards. Each issue contains more than a dozen articles. Text in English.
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$12.00
Manuscript on paper entitled on upper cover & first leaf "Aiketsu meiben" ["Comprehensive Method of Determining the Pressure Points by Measurement of Bones"]

Manuscript on paper entitled on upper cover & first leaf "Aiketsu meiben" ["Comprehensive Method of Determining the Pressure Points by Measurement of Bones"]

by HORI, Motomasa (or Kairan)

Many fine brush & black ink illus. in the text. 45 folding leaves. 8vo (245 x 170 mm.), orig. wrappers (wrappers somewhat soiled), old stitching. [Japan]: at end in trans.: "copied in 1807." We learn from the first leaf of the index at the beginning of this manuscript that this is a later copy of a unpublished manuscript by Hori (1725-62), a native of Kyoto, whose father was also a prominent physician. Hori began to lecture in 1758 but died early. In this work, Hori provides a... Read more
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$2,500.00
Scroll entitled at end "Hakuraku shinkei iroiro hisho" ["Various Secret Information of Veterinary Acupuncture"]

Scroll entitled at end "Hakuraku shinkei iroiro hisho" ["Various Secret Information of Veterinary Acupuncture"]

by EQUINE ACUPUNCTURE SCROLL

Scroll (300 x 5690 mm.) on paper with eight illus. using brush & various colors of wash. [Japan]: at the end, the year 1606 is written, the name of the person who gave this information: "Sato Tarobei Munenobu," and the name of the recipient: "Tani Sataro." This early scroll, dated 1606, contains eight images and is clearly derived from Chinese medicine, which employed acupuncture and herbal medicines. The first image depicts the five organs and the triple burner, with... Read more
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$6,500.00
Medikamenttestung, Nosodentherapie und Mesenchymreaktivierung bzw. mesenchymreaktivierung

Medikamenttestung, Nosodentherapie und Mesenchymreaktivierung bzw. mesenchymreaktivierung

by Voll, Reinhold, et al

Uelzen/Hamburg: Medizinisch Literarischer Verlag, 1965. 559p., hardcover. Case studies and experiments using electro-acupuncture for the treatment of various ailments.
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$12.00
Jing xue zuan yao [trans. in Japanese: Keiketsu san'yo; trans.: Chinese & Japanese Acupuncture explained]

Jing xue zuan yao [trans. in Japanese: Keiketsu san'yo; trans.: Chinese & Japanese Acupuncture explained]

by KOSAKA, Eisho (or Gen'yu)

Numerous fine woodcut illus. (18 of which are finely handcolored). 48 (irregularly paginated); 33; 39; 26; 28, 3 folding leaves. Five vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers (some worming in upper margin of each vol.), orig. block printed title label on each upper cover, new stitching. Tokyo: Mankyudo Hanabusa Heikichi, [Preface dated 1810]. First edition of one of the three most important early Japanese books on the history and technique of Chinese and Japanese acupuncture. This work is very different from... Read more
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$8,500.00
Manuscript on paper, entitled on upper cover "Shinpo hiden" ["Secret of Acupuncture Methods Passed On"]; [alternate title at beginning of Part One]: "Shinpo den."

Manuscript on paper, entitled on upper cover "Shinpo hiden" ["Secret of Acupuncture Methods Passed On"]; [alternate title at beginning of Part One]: "Shinpo den."

by ACUPUNCTURE MANUSCRIPT

Two parts in one vol. 25, 13 folding leaves. 8vo (198 x 135 mm.), orig. wrappers (rubbed), old stitching. [Japan]: at the beginning of each part & on final leaf (in trans.): "Oyo [today, Nagoya] retired doctor Tokei [or] Tokoku Yoshida copied 6 June 1767." The first part provides a detailed explanation of the theory and practice of acupuncture, concentrating on 28 different ways to use the needle. At the end of this part, there is a most interesting discussion of Zi Wu Liu zhu [The... Read more
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$1,950.00