A Manual of Acupuncture

A Manual of Acupuncture

A Manual of Acupuncture – The Definitive App for Students & Practitioners

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 2.1.35
  • Updated: October 2, 2017
  • Requires Android: 4.0 and up
  • Installs: 1,000 - 5,000



At long last a smartphone version of the foremost points textbook in the Western world - A Manual of Acupuncture by Peter Deadman & Mazin Al-Khafaji, with Kevin Baker - has arrived for Android!
We hope that you will enjoy the following features:

  • Every channel and extraordinary point from A Manual of Acupuncture textbook.

  • English and Chinese point names, point category, classification, location and location notes, 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 (by tapping the calligraphy).

  • Videos for every point with commentary showing location and needling technique.

  • 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.

  • Multiple Choice tests so you can test yourself on all 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.

  • You can add your own notes to channel pathways and any specific aspect of points (e.g. location, location note, needling, etc) as well as the Point Location & Needling pages in the reference section.

  • Two search functions. One simply searches point name (English or pinyin) or point number. The other allows you to search the content of every point and, if you wish, specify which channel/vessel you want to search within, which field within a point (e.g. Actions, Clinical application, Needling) and whether you want to include your own notes in the search.

  • The 12 Cutaneous Regions and Areas Reached by the Channels.

  • Reference pages including: cun measurements, location and needling guidelines, indications index, glossary of terms

  • Registered users have the additional benefits of selecting whether to show or hide their notes within the App content, how many points to include in their tests and whether videos play continuously or individually. You can also backup your user data (notes, point groups and tests results) to our server - which means if you lose or break your device you can restore your data to a new one, and, if you have the App on more than one device you can synchronise your data to all your devices.


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  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Jenniffer Marun Wu Published date: September 7, 2017

    I am an acupuncture student and like many others was very excited at the prospect of having a handheld reference for the textbook. I am however frequently frustrated when using the app because images sometimes do not load. There is no rhyme nor reason to this. I thought this was an issue because I had the Note 4 Edge however even after upgrading to the Note 5 and making sure my software is up-to-date I am still experiencing these issues. I do sincerely hope that this is soon to be rectified. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    BootKamp Babe Published date: October 19, 2017

    I had to wait nearly 1 year for this app to work on my phone again. No one responded to my emails about it not working. I had a Samsung S5 that the app still works on. When i upgraded to the Samsung S7 the app initially worked. However, after sometime it stopped working. I had to use my old phone in order to use the app. So finally i can use it again on my current phone. Thank you for delaying my studies...customer service here is non existent. They really should put information on their site. I couldn't reach anyone for a refund as well. The app is great however. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Jane Brylski Published date: November 9, 2017

    This app was great when it worked. NOW it won't work at ALL! Irritated that I paid for an app that I can't even use. Afraid to uninstall and reinstall because I may have to pay for it AGAIN! Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Alison Kelly Published date: November 12, 2017

    At first my videos didn't load (on android ) you need to go into settings then apps , scroll to this app , click on permissions , slide the storage button to turn on. Now works perfectly. A colleague had the same problem and this fixed her app too Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Kat Lui Published date: January 11, 2018

    I loved this app until point location images started to not show up, in a random, unpredictable manner. Once gone I cannot get them back. This has been going on for about 6 months. Very frustrating for an otherwise super useful app. I have this installed on my Samsung S6 phone, and tablets Tab A and S2. All of which have the same problem. Please fix or tell me how to resolve! Thank you. The web app, which I am paying for, also needs improvement. I can't add more than 11 points on the custom tests. NEEDS WORK! If this was a beta version, I could deal, but we are paying good money for these tools. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    John Whitworth Published date: October 23, 2017

    Its impossible to register this app to share notes across 2 devices. Why should Android owners pay £5 more than Apple owners for an inferior product? Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Published date: October 12, 2017

    I updated recently to latest version but it just keeps crashing all the time. Tried to reinstall yet same problem. Terrible experience. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Johnathan Loritsch Published date: November 28, 2017

    Thorough app with lots of information. However there isn't an option to change the Chinese from simplified to traditional. There aren't ANY settings to change the app at all, actually. I guess calling it a digital reference is more accurate than calling it an application, as it doesn't DO anything. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Martin Maly Published date: October 31, 2017

    Do not sell an app for as much, if your foooking images don't load properly. Just add a refresh button. Reliable technology, is good technology...tools are supposed to work. Beside this, it has all the necessary contents and is great app on the go (eg. Bus, walking home,...) Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    DEBORAH PRIAL Published date: November 8, 2017

    The images don't load. I'm often looking at a blank screen. I'm went back to using the box of flash cards because the app is unpredictable. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    levi smith Published date: January 18, 2018

    Great App for referencing any acupoints whatsoever. Always helpful when wondering what point is located where and a great resourceful tool. Pass up time by reviewing your channels and points! Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Avinash Dethe Published date: November 29, 2017

    Not showing acupoints images. Very unpredictable working of App makes yu think twice about the quality of app. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    manu Published date: November 17, 2017

    attention: you need to allow the permission to access storage manually in the settings of the app on Android!! customer service doesn't respond unfortunately Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Published date: December 27, 2017

    Videos don't work on S6 so.. uninstalling.. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    derek black Published date: October 15, 2017

    Did not load all the pictures. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Denise Gunderson Published date: October 6, 2017

    As an AcuEnergetics student and professional this manual has been extremely valuable. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Alexus Goldsworthy Published date: November 22, 2017

    It was great while it was working. Now it no longer even opens. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Dr Martha E Hall DAOM Published date: December 20, 2015

    Finally the app for all Acupuncturists I have waited so long for this app and it was so worth the wait. It is the only acupuncture app out there that is exactly what is needed for points. It has the video explaining, where the location is, and even how to needle the point, and you can add your own notes as well. It loads fast on my Galaxy Note 4 and I can even zoom in and out. I have deleted all my other "point" apps since this is all I need now. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    choco107 Published date: December 21, 2016

    Android user , not working as it should This could be such a great app, but it is not working right on android, friend has it on iOS and its perfect. Its slow but I'd get over that. The pictures do not load for the points, that's a big problem, this app is 31 euro, its a lot of money for an app that is not working as advertised. I'd advise everyone that has an android do not pay for this until they fix the app, it works perfect on iOS. I emailed the support email with no reply, looking at previous reviews, problems still not fixed over along time Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Neale Banks Published date: February 20, 2016

    Absolute junk and a waste of time and money. I like a lot of other people have hanging issues, unable to register and customer support just doesn't exist. If I didn't need it for my degree I would want my money back. It seems to me that with the cost of the text book and the app, you would think there was sufficient funds to fix the bugs. Just get on and fix it guys. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    David Sontag Published date: December 22, 2016

    App does not work I have had the app for quite some time... And it has not worked right for about a year. 90%of the time the point diagrams do not render... do not appear. In email correspondence with the developer I am told the problem is my device(s) ... Lack of memory. It was installed on my now retired Moto X 2nd gen 16gb.... Did not work... Now installed on Nexus 7 2nd gen tablet 32gb... does not work. Installed on a Samsung tablet t337e 16gb does not work..Installed on a Huawei Honor 8 32gb... Does not work. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Jonathan M. Fields Published date: October 21, 2015

    Love the App but Freezes a lot Whenever a point opens, it usually freezes for a while and takes forever to load or won't load at all. I have to swipe left or right for next point, wait for that to load, and then swipe back. Wastes a lot of time and is not useful for clinical practice. I'm a student on Galaxy S5. Please fix ASAP.... Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    jason livingstone Published date: January 26, 2016

    Login issue I've bought the book but I wanted a handy mobile version. I was so pleased I signed up so I could save my points. Then I accidentally logged out now I can't log back. I've email the support with no answer. I've even tried buying the Web version using my same login but I can't and customer service again are rubbish Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Denise Lee Published date: July 19, 2016

    Love it...if it worked This is a great app if it worked. It is a very usual app and there is nothing else like it on the market. This one freezes and is slow and am not sure if there is a bug with the program. Would love to hear from support on how to upgrade this or at the very least get it to function consistently. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    thao arch Published date: May 30, 2016

    I can't use this app smoothly Hi, Im a student using this app. My phone is Samsung Note 3, the app can ryn smooth in just first seconds, then it had freeze, I can't use the app on my purpose. I don't know what happen, I have sent you the comment, but I haven't seen any reply from you. I wonder what is wrong to my phone, or the app and my phone is not consistent. I have pay my money for this app but I can't use it... That's is sad :( Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    John Kyle Published date: July 19, 2017

    They haven't had an update since 2015. No one is even trying to fix anyone's problems. This is an excellent app with great ideas. It makes life so much easier for in the class room and the clinic. The only problems I'm having with it is that it doesn't let me register an account in the app so I can't use it on separate devices. The other issue is that it lags even on the newest phones on the market which slows things down in the clinic. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Jason Wu Published date: November 26, 2015

    I NEED THIS APP!!! I love the text book, so I bought the app to help make clinic smoother and to study for exams. App is too slow and takes so long to load. Whats up with that? Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Trine Overby Published date: August 5, 2016

    Hi Manual of Acupuncture. I wrote you. You did NOT respond. I then posted a comment here in reviews. You finally responded. I then responded to your email. AGAIN you did NOT respond. I then posted a new comment in reviews. You replied saying: " Hi Trine, the issue with the support emails is definitely resolved. I will contact you again today via the support email address. Regards, Andy" But you did NOT contact me. The pictures are no longer showing, and on both my tablet and mobile phone. I have android. I have tried re-installing the app but it did not help. WILL YOU PLEASE ATTEND TO THIS PROBLEM URGENTLY and also RESPOND when people contact you. I need the app for my studies, as do everyone else. The app also cost a lot of money and should work. Seems many people are experiencing problems. This is NOT acceptable. Here is what you wrote me in my email the one time you responded: "Hi Trine, Apologies for the delayed response. Are you running the App on Android or Apple devices? Also, which versions of the respective operating systems are you running on the devices? Is it the same version on both devices? This information will help us to rectify the issue. Regards Andy". Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Jonathan Wray Published date: July 30, 2016

    Crashes a lot Ive seen this on the iPhone and it works much better. I love it when it works but it frequently freezes i wish i had bought it for the ipad. Can I get my money back and buy it on Apple? Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Dako Blue Published date: November 4, 2016

    I feel cheated and frustrated!!! Just bought the app on Sunday and i realised that i just paid for something where more than half of it's functions doesn't work. 90% of it's images doesn't load. I cannot even register myself, same complain brought up by other users since February 2016 !!!! I wrote to their customer service and have yet to receive any response from them. I understand they are based in UK and do not work on weekends but 3 working days have passed. I shld have read the reviews b4 buying. Can I please have my money back? Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    deuphony Published date: September 29, 2016

    Its an excellent app, help tbe learning very much. however, recently the graphs never load up and thats very fruatrating. Can anybody pls fix that problem??? Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Cynthia Mericle Published date: August 14, 2017

    I downloaded this app earlier this year. It will not save my account information and I have tried contacting customer service since March or April of this year. All I get is someone will respond with no response whatsoever. Do not waste your money on an app that has so many issues. I wish I had gone with a free version of another acupuncture app. I am a student and extremely frustrated. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Rachael Jackson Published date: May 20, 2016

    Can't log in to sync my data between devices. The app is slow and the pictures don't always appear. It's a shame because I like the app but it isn't functioning as it should. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    David Richards Published date: January 5, 2016

    Too slow to be of use! Excellent app but it's just so slow! I'm using android phone and tablet. For the money it really shld be a priority to fix this. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Mikiko Murakami Published date: November 18, 2016

    can someone get back to me? I purchased this for my iphone and it worked fine. I repurchased the app for my Samsung and the images do not load. This is the main reason I bought this. Can someone help me? Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Elijha Harding Published date: June 6, 2017

    I found that the images in the cun measurement page would not properly load and that i would otherwise often not be given a choice of getting to look at the image reference for a point or a video reference of a point. the app itself is wonderful and im only finding these small issues with my version on the aoson Tablet Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Robert Dale Published date: November 22, 2016

    Too buggy Tried on multiple devices. Images fail every time. Could be good but needs fixing. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Thomas Cao Published date: December 17, 2015

    Please optimize for android Works perfectly on even iPhone 5 but lags on my galaxy s6. The difference is that this app is better optimized for IOS. Please optimize is better for android Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Toni Watson Published date: September 19, 2016

    Eh Totally helpful if you don't need photos. I have the latest phone and the latest version of this app. The app will currently display 1 photo and then no others. If I want to load more photos I have to restart the whole app. Full Review

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    Theresa Wu Published date: September 19, 2017

    Unable to install app on Google pixel phone. Emailed to customer service like 6 months ago. Full Review