Understanding Acupuncture


  • Stephen Birch, PhD, BA, LicAc, Society for Acupuncture Research, Toyohari Association
  • Robert Felt, Paradigm Publications, Brookline, MA, USA

This new book clearly and vividly reviews the development of the theories and practice of acupuncture. Readers will find a wealth of incisive historical research and realistic contemporary evidence. The book also explores the conditions and symptoms that indicate acupuncture as a possible treatment, and broadly describes the processes of diagnosis and treatment.
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Book information

  • Published: July 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-06179-0

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: What is Acupuncture? History. The Acculturation and Re-Acculturation of Acupuncture. The Theoretical Bases of Acupuncture. How Does Acupuncture Work? SECTION 2: How is Acupuncture Practiced? When Do You Choose Acupuncture?. Diagnosis. Treatments. SECTION 3: Conclusions and Appendices.