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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Churchill Livingstone
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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