1699 Japanese Acupuncture Illustrated Woodblock Medicine Shinkyu Bassui Taisei

OKAMOTO. Ippo

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A rare, 17th-century Japanese woodblock acupuncture and moxibustion manual. This treatise is presumed to have been originally written by the famous Chinese Physician Emporer, KO-TEI (or HWANG Ti).

“The detail available in Shinkyu bassui, especially regarding descriptions and instructions for use, is impressive-no less than 22 sections consider the following aspects of moxa and acupuncture: theory; relationship to the pulse; stomach; other internal organs; treatment (which was differentiated by sex); the “philosophy” of acupuncture; cautions in the use of acupuncture and moxa; the preparation and use of moxa cones;” how to remove needles (including a separate section on needles which are broken off in the skin); how to twist the needle; how to hit the needle (with a mallet); how to use the needle with a tube;’2 the use of needles (with a separate section on their use in the treatment of boils); on the names of spots (not the “right spots”) where-with extreme caution-acupuncture and moxa can be used (regarded as “secret” spots, not for the use of beginners in the art); how to measure for location of sites to apply treatment; on needles in general; on names and lengths of bones; and, finally, on interrelations among nerves. It should, therefore, not come as a surprise to the reader to know that Shinkyui bassui was a widely quoted work in subsequent writings on the subject. Some of the illustrations contained in this work are apparently the originals of those reproduced in the section on moxibustion and acupuncture in FUJIKAWA’s classic history of medicine in Japan, the Nihon igakushi (1904, et seq.). In 1698 or 1699 Shinkyu bassui was also “explained” by Ippo OKAMOTO and published as Shinkyu bassui taisei, with additional illustrations. (Mestler)

 

This 1699 edition is ‘Shinkyu Bassui Taisei’ by Ippo Okamoto. Ippo Okamoto was a writer of medical texts, taking Chinese medical texts and ‘explaining’ them in Japanese for the Japanese people. This can be seen in the heavy use of furigana, Japanese sound characters next to the Kanji (meaning characters) for easier reading.

 

Works similar to this are exceedingly rare. A truly unique piece.

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1699 Japanese Acupuncture Illustrated Woodblock Medicine Shinkyu Bassui Taisei

 

A rare, 17th-century Japanese woodblock acupuncture and moxibustion manual. This treatise is presumed to have been originally written by the famous Chinese Physician Emporer, KO-TEI (or HWANG Ti).

“The detail available in Shinkyu bassui, especially regarding descriptions and instructions for use, is impressive-no less than 22 sections consider the following aspects of moxa and acupuncture: theory; relationship to the pulse; stomach; other internal organs; treatment (which was differentiated by sex); the “philosophy” of acupuncture; cautions in the use of acupuncture and moxa; the preparation and use of moxa cones;” how to remove needles (including a separate section on needles which are broken off in the skin); how to twist the needle; how to hit the needle (with a mallet); how to use the needle with a tube;’2 the use of needles (with a separate section on their use in the treatment of boils); on the names of spots (not the “right spots”) where-with extreme caution-acupuncture and moxa can be used (regarded as “secret” spots, not for the use of beginners in the art); how to measure for location of sites to apply treatment; on needles in general; on names and lengths of bones; and, finally, on interrelations among nerves. It should, therefore, not come as a surprise to the reader to know that Shinkyui bassui was a widely quoted work in subsequent writings on the subject. Some of the illustrations contained in this work are apparently the originals of those reproduced in the section on moxibustion and acupuncture in FUJIKAWA’s classic history of medicine in Japan, the Nihon igakushi (1904, et seq.). In 1698 or 1699 Shinkyu bassui was also “explained” by Ippo OKAMOTO and published as Shinkyu bassui taisei, with additional illustrations. (Mestler)

 

This 1699 edition is ‘Shinkyu Bassui Taisei’ by Ippo Okamoto. Ippo Okamoto was a writer of medical texts, taking Chinese medical texts and ‘explaining’ them in Japanese for the Japanese people. This can be seen in the heavy use of furigana, Japanese sound characters next to the Kanji (meaning characters) for easier reading.

 

Works similar to this are exceedingly rare. A truly unique piece.

 

Item number: #6884

Price: $2500

 

OKAMOTO. Ippo

 

Shinkyu Bassui Taisei

 

Genroku 12 (1699) First Edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages. 7 volumes in 2 parts
  • References:
    • Mestler, A Galaxy of Old Japanese Medical Books…Part II. Acupuncture and Moxibustion…, p. 476.
  • Language: Japanese
  • Binding: Softcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~10.25in X 6.75in (26cm x 17cm)

 

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6884

Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Medicine & Science

Authors

OKAMOTO. Ippo

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Other

Binding

Softcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete