Item description for Basics of Acupuncture by P. Kofen Gabriel Stux...
This book is a unique introductory book which combines for the first time Western science and medicine with traditional Chinese concepts. An introduction to the philosophy and theory of traditional Chinese medicine is followed by a detailed account of diagnosis and description of the Chinese system of channels, functional organs and, most important, acupuncture points. The remainder of the books is devoted to treatment, based on Western modes of diagnosis. The methods and applications of needling and moxibustion are described, and the most important points are given for frequently encountered diseases.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.4" Width: 4.9" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Nov 27, 1997
ISBN 3540632352 ISBN13 9783540632351
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Excellent! Sep 3, 2003
This book is excellent, which makes me wonder what the heck the last reviewer was thinking. This book doesn't have point location errors...I am a certified acupuncturist and I can assure you this book is not only accurate, but Bruce Pomeranz uses Western methods to validate the use of acupuncture in the mainstream. Many people don't like his "anatomical" method of relating the acu-points, but for Western trained health care professionals, it is much easier to integrate into practice, sell to patients and to explain using science than the traditional Chinese medicine. Let's face it, the Chinese knew what they were talking about 2000 years ago (or more!) but they explained it in a way that made sense to them. Well, we're a bit more scientific now and explaining the results we get with a bit of science may offend some, but it is progress because we are integrating old style wisdom with new understandings.
too many errors; not enough substance Feb 4, 1999
This book looks very professionally done, but the content is less than adequate. There are location mistakes on the diagrams, and the information on the individual points is too condensed for any real practical use.