Acupuncture For Body, Mind & Spirit

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Author Mole, Peter
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Written by one of the UK's leading practitioners, this authoritative and accessible introduction to acupuncture reveals everything you need to know before you step into the acupuncture clinic. It includes:- how acupuncture goes beyond quick cures and is used as preventative medicine<
>- the origins and theory behind Chinese medicine and acupuncture<
>- the differences between diagnosis in acupuncture and Western medicine<
>- what to expect in the treatment room and how acupuncture will help you.Comparing acupuncture with Western medicine and demonstrating how the two are complementary, Peter Mole provides answers to the questions most frequently asked by acupuncture patients, prospective patients, prospective students and people who have simply heard about acupuncture and want to know more.

Short Description
This introductory book answers questions most frequently asked by those new to acupuncture. Comparing the system of diagnosis and treatment with that of Western medicine, it also covers the history and theory of acupuncture, how it is used as preventative medicine, how a diagnosis is made, what to expect in the treatment room, and more.

Table of Contents
Preface. 1. What is traditional acupuncture? How is it different from Western medicine? 2. The philosophical basis of Chinese medicine. The dao, yin/yang and the Five Elements. 3. The Twelve Organs and channels. 4. The causes of disease. 5. How does an acupuncturist make a diagnosis and decide on a treatment? 6. What should I expect from acupuncture treatment? 7. Acupuncture: past, present and future. Appendix A. Appendix B.