Running a Safe and Successful Acupuncture Clinic - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443100888, 9780702036750

Running a Safe and Successful Acupuncture Clinic

1st Edition

Authors: Hong Zhu
eBook ISBN: 9780702036750
Paperback ISBN: 9780443100888
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 19th September 2005
Page Count: 288

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This book informs the reader of the essential information for Running a Safe, Successful Acupuncture Clinic. Split into three sections cover Techniques and Safety (Risk Management), Ethics and Interpersonal Skills and Clinic Management, these three areas provide vital knowledge to any acupuncturist, regardless of whether a new practitioner or one already in practice with several years experience. Standing as an easy-to-use reference book as well as a comprehensive textbook this book is an essential read.

Key Features

  • an excellent valuable addition for everyone associated with acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine
    - offers everything you need to know in an acupuncture clinic
    - chapters cover essential areas such as safety, risk, ethics and interpersonal skills and clinic management
    - written by a leading practitioner in the field with a considerable understanding of the particular needs and unique aspects of running an acupuncture clinic
    - aimed to be accessible to both the new and experienced practitoners

Table of Contents

Techniques and Safety. Refining diagnostic skills and needling technique. Accident prevention and management. Reducing risk in other acupuncture techniques. Ethics and Interpersonal Skills. Ethical issues in acupuncture practice. Learning interpersonal skills with patients. Treatment planning and programs. Clinical Management and Continuing Education. New practitioners. Effective advertising for acupuncturists. Record-keeping. Developing your practice. Building and maintaining a network of health practitioners. The practical use of herbs.


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About the Author

Hong Zhu

Professor Hong Zhu is the executive director of the Department of Foreign Language Education at Tianjin University of Commerce. She is also a member of the Teaching and Education Committee of the University and a member of the editorial board of the University journal, Study on Higher Education. As a leading researcher in her field she has contributed chapters to several books, taken part in research projects including the ‘Research on UNESCO’s Strategy for the Development of Education’ sponsored by Tianjin Leading Group for Education Science Planning.

Affiliations and Expertise

Registered Acupuncturist and TCM Practitioner, Victoria, BC, Canada