Understanding Acupuncture offers a fully developed analysis of the practice of acupuncture and its theoretical bases. With clarity and insight, the book addresses:
- What is acupuncture, in all its diverse forms of practice?
- What are the key concepts, which underpin current practice?
- Exactly which historical and cultural factors have shaped the present and past development of acupuncture?
- What is the reliable evidence on acupuncture, and what scientific studies have yet to be done?
- When is acupuncture a realistic form of treatment?
Built on a thorough review of historical and scientific material, Understanding Acupuncture offers analysis, examples, cases and issues for discussion, forming a unique bridge between science and tradition.
Table Of Contents
- SECTION 1: What is Acupuncture?
- 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?.
- SECTION 3: Conclusions and Appendices.
Stephen J. Birch, PhD, BA, LicAc, Society for Acupuncture Research, Toyohari Association;
Robert L. Felt, Paradigm Publications, Brookline, MA, USA