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Healing Power of Acupressure and Acupuncture Paperback – March 3, 2005
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The book includes clear examples of types of illness that are best treated within the Western biomedical model and those that are more effectively treated using Chinese Medicine (rather than opinion, his information rests on the NIH Consensus study of Acupuncture Effectiveness)
Part Three of the book gives many helpful Self Care instructions and explains the points that one can safely use acupressure on oneself and others to treat a variety of conditions.
An excellent resource for anybody interested in Acupuncture or the Oriental Healing Arts.
Honest advice is given about the differences between Western biomedical medicine and Chinese medicine, allowing the reader the power of knowledge to make up their own minds about what's right for them. It also goes on to explain what's involved in a typical Chinese medicine treatment and how you can go about finding the right practitioner for you.
A real must read for all, from beginners through to Chinese medicine practitioners. It will have anyone that's every wondered about Chinese medicine entranced.
I started acupuncture and picked this book up in an attempt to build up a better understanding. It did help me get a little better sense of the "theory", but much of the book seemed to talk around the subject.
For example, at the beginning of the book there is a lot of space spent discussing the difference between western science and the eastern view. Most of the verbiage was really focused on complaining about western science . I was a little concerned that many of the criticisms were very simplistic views of the western approach. Basically, the way western was explained was set up to make it look really bad. That was not helpful to me since I know what I like and dislike about western medicine.
Similarly, most of the discussion of TCM kept stressing how every case is different so there is not one answer. Thus, it really comes down to a skilled practitioner. Plus, it cannot be tested since it is so different person by person. But you should trust it as it has been around a long time.
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This is a very straightforward approach to this method of healing. The author writes simply and explains everything in layman terms. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Creighton Barnes
I read this book to learn about acupuncture and am so impressed. Now that I have a better understanding of Chinese medicine I am very excited to give some of the methods a try. Read morePublished on July 24, 2011 by Amazon Customer