Ashi Points in Clinical Practice Article
Published in the February 2013 Journal of Chinese Medicine
The use of ashi points constitutes the most practical approach to clinical acupuncture, particularly in terms of the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. In this article the author documents the historical context of the use of ashi points, before describing the associated basic theory and their use in clinical practice.
Andrew Nugent-Head is the founder of the Association for Traditional Studies (ATS), a 501c3 organization dedicated to the preservation, documentation and dissemination of China's traditional knowledge. Andrew moved to China in 1986 to study Chinese medicine, martial arts, and internal cultivation. Having spent his entire adult life in China dedicated to these arts, he has obtained the highest quality education possible in traditional, mentor-disciple relationships for over 25 years.
Andrew's studies and work have been featured on French and German television, the NBC Sunday Today Show, and on ABC News Special. He also worked on and appeared in the Mystery of Qi episode of the Bill Moyers PBS documentary series, Healing and the Mind. He has been featured in newspapers across the United States and written prolifically on Chinese Medicine, culture and the importance of preserving traditional knowledge worldwide.
Andrew has translated six books, produced over 400 educational videos and translated for and assisted practitioners of Chinese Medicine, Yin Style Bagua martial arts, Daoyin practices, and Calligraphy during more than 140 seminars between 1993 and 2003. With the passing of his teachers, Andrew now dedicates himself to bringing the practice of Chinese medicine as he learned it to fellow practitioners, opening a teaching clinic in Asheville, NC, and teaching internationally.