Acupuncture practice is overburdened by superfluous and questionable traditional theory. This book offers a simpler but, the author believes, equally effective model for the practice of acupuncture. It bases this model on the concept of stress, rather than traditional theories such as qi and the five elements. A method of treatment is proposed which does not rely on traditional maps of meridians or the traditionally described functions of discrete acupuncture points.
Copyright © Robert Hale 2019.
First published 2017. Second (revised) edition 2019.
Cover image: A man placing an acupuncture needle in the leg of a patient. Japanese watercolour. Wellcome Library, London. From Wellcome Images. Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0.
Published by Avicenna Books.
6 x 9 inches (15 x 23 cm). 156 pages.
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