This work incorporates up-to-date information on the theory and practice of the most innovative developments in the field. In recent decades, somatotopes have become increasingly important in the practice of acupuncture as more and more European physicians are incorporating TCM into their practices. These treatment methods, such as auricular acupuncture, have been proven valuable not only as diagnostic tools, but as adjuncts or alternatives to body acupuncture under certain circumstances. Accompanied bybeautiful full-color illustrations and detailed diagrams, the book provides full coverage of auricular acupuncture (includingbasic information on innervation zones and detailed information on the topographical location of points arranged according to regions and indications); acupuncture in the treatment of major diseases from migraines and cephalgia to skin and eye diseases, disorders of the respiratory tract, or cardio-vascular diseases; treatment of drug-related diseases and addiction; treatment of diseases of the locomotor system; Korean hand acupuncture; Chinese hand acupuncture; oral acupuncture; Chinese skull acupuncture; laser therapy; New Selective Pain and Organ Therapy (NPSO); and Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YSNA). Microsystems Acupuncture successfully combines cutting-edge medical research and technology with the subtlety and wisdom of TCM. With its distinguished list of contributors, broad range, and unified didactic concept, this text is ideal for busy students and practitioners looking for an overview of some of the most rapidly growing and innovative advances in acupuncture and complementary medicine.