By The Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications Ltd.
A Manual of Acupuncture – The Definitive App for Students & Practitioners This is the latest mobile app (iPhone/iPad) version of the foremost points textbook in the Western world - A Manual of Acupuncture by Peter Deadman & Mazin Al-Khafaji, with Kevin Baker. We hope you will enjoy the following features, available in the app and on our website after sign-up. Please note, listed below are the full ‘Pro’ membership features (available as an in-app purchase). 'Standard' level also available - full details of features for each level inside the app. If you decide not to upgrade, you will have full 'Pro' access to everything for up to 7 days, followed by full access to the Lung channel and samples of other material. • Complete re-build of our old app from the ground up. • Every channel point and extraordinary point from A Manual of Acupuncture textbook, including extensive point commentary sections. • English and Chinese point names, point category, location, location notes, detailed illustration, needling instructions and cautions, actions, clinical application and combinations. • Each point includes Chinese tones, printed Chinese characters and calligraphy as well as audio of the Chinese pronunciation. • Videos and commentary for every point showing location and needling technique. • Videos of Primary Channel pathways and important surface anatomy. • Illustrations for all primary, luo-connecting, divergent and sinew channels, the eight extraordinary vessels and the body area illustrations. • All the main point categories (e.g. five shu points, xi-cleft points, back-shu points) for easy revision. • Create your own point groups which you can use to tailor study and reference. • Self-testing module to aid learning of points and point categories as well as self-created point groups. • All points listed anywhere in the App are live links allowing easy browsing/reference. • Add your own notes to any points field (e.g. location, location note, needling, actions, indications), channel pathways, and more. • Sophisticated search function, allowing you to limit results to specific channels or fields within points (e.g. actions, indications etc.) • Indexes (Point Names, Combinations, Indications, General Index), Glossary, and Chinese Dynasties. • The 12 Cutaneous Regions and Areas Reached by the Channels. • Reference pages including: functions of the channels, about point categories, cun measurements, location and needling guidelines and much more. • Choose whether to download video/audio files for offline use (coming soon), or save space on your phone by streaming this material when needed. • Access your material via our Online Edition website at no extra cost with the same login details (Pro level only)
Very useful reference and educational tool. The point location videos are totally worth the cost! Customer service is very patient and helpful when needed. Highly recommend this app.
I bought the original app in 2012 when I was a student, I use it all the time, I love the videos. The updated manual of acupuncture app is awesome, it replicates the book, the detailed commentary on each point, when you want more information is so helpful. Thank you!
The app used to be good, not amazing but good and did the job. I am currently an acupuncture student so I paid the $25 and now half the time i either cant log into the app after every new update that’s suppose to “fix issues” or it’ll crash. It’ll happen either on my iPhone or my iPad. Literally at the moment i can log into my iPhone version but my iPad is not letting me log on at all. Please fix ASAP as i use this app (or try to when it works) on a daily basis.
Please let me know why I can’t open the video on this app now? Previously I can open it.
I’ve had the old app since it first came out and it’s worked for me for years. With my latest iphone update a couple days ago the old app no longer works properly. I downloaded the new app but I can’t log in. Why not just upgrade the original app. Total BS.
Excellent and useful app👌👌
Giving 5 stars because it is still an excellent resource but, I keep getting logged out of the app which is inconvenient when using in clinic or to when you want to look something up in a moments notice. It is slower that the first version. The updated version offers more but the convenience and speed seems to have been sacrificed. The website is great as well but response is slow. Also I have noticed some photos on website do not match the point that is being displayed.
Thank you for making this app. I use it as a student and I can reference things so quickly which helps me study more efficiently. I wish the search engine was a bit more forgiving when it comes to looking up symptoms of specific organs and key words to help find the channel point I need. Maybe talk to Giovanni on getting an app. :)
I am an owner of the previous app and been witnessing the fixes over the years on this new app. Knowledge is only as useful as you can access it and I have a bad memory so I use apps and books. As a UX designer and Chinese medicine student i bought this app as soon as I found it available. The single biggest issue I have is wasting time accessing information in the app. Let’s consider I am using it to reference some information and I open the app and encounter a login screen then I have to wait so many seconds to get a successful login to the server. Then I have to navigate to the previous section or task I was doing the last time. If you compare this to a book that you have laid open on a counter it is slower and less useful if you wanted a quick reference. I would like to suggest a few changes in order to address my pain points. # Enable caching of user authentication for at least a month. If they open the app from a closed state within that month send a reauth in the background once a day to make it so that month is now a month since I last opened this app. Open me to the page I was last on too and scroll position. If I haven’t opened the app in a month, open the app anyways, but try to login with my stored details and give me the limited version while you try to reauthenticate. Have a notification at the top saying you are trying to reauthenticate and once you reauthenticate allow all the features again. One of your target markets is students, students study in libraries and libraries don’t have the best WiFi or cell reception. I was in the library studying and I couldn’t use my “textbook” because WiFi wouldn’t work and I was just referencing my “textbook” a few hours ago and now I couldn’t, infuriating for something I spent a lot of money on so I could not bring a textbook around. I loved the previous app because you could access it as fast as a book reliably. Due to your efforts to minimize piracy you are providing a worse experience to paying customers. # Cache images, I am not sure why sometimes images take a few seconds to load but it’s the same issue I have with the login issue. I never wait for a point location to load on a book when I turn the page. Please cache images and login authentication. I want to use this app in a library with crappy WiFi. I think that is a understandable use case. I have more issues to raise but these are the biggest as I deal with these almost every time I use the app. Please fix these so I can use this app in a library with crappy WiFi and no cell reception, or I will have to put a pirated version of the book on my iPad, which doesn’t have login or loading issues. Badly implemented DRM provides worse experience for the paying customers more so than pirates. I would love to work on this app with you to make it better. Good work ☺️
This App doesn’t work anymore!!! Text freezes and not showing up. Please fix ASAP