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Shinkan Kotei meido kyukyo [trans.: The Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Moxibustion].
- 45 woodcut illus. in the text. 55 folding leaves. Three vols. in one. Large 8vo, orig. wrappers (wrappers rubbed & worming; some worming to text & illus., carefully repaired), orig. block-printed title label on upper cover, modern stitching. [Japan]: Takemura Ichibei, 1659. Second edition (1st ed.: 1620, an impossibly rare book), of this rare work on moxibustion and acupuncture. It is a collection of acupuncture and moxibustion dissertations. It concerns moxibustion treatment for adults and children with 36 pictures of adults and nine children, illustrating the locations of acupuncture points with explanations of efficacies. This work is a commentary and explanation of the Ling-shu, which "formed [along with the Su Wen] the theoretical basis of classical Chinese medicine the Ling-shu discusses mainly therapy — mostly centered on medicinal prescriptions, but also including physical therapies such as bonesetting and breathing exercises, and stimulation treatments such as acupuncture, moxibustion and massage."–Sugimoto & Swain, Science & Culture in Traditional Japan, p. 85. Very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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