Is Acupuncture Right for You? is regarded by many practitioners as the most concise and useful book to introduce prospective patients to the principles, processes, and benefits of acupuncture. One of the oldest healing therapies known, acupuncture has now become a popular and recognized alternative to Western medicine, particularly for the treatment of chronically painful conditions.
While Western medicine manages conditions primarily with drugs and/or surgery, acupuncture focuses on treatment of the person as a whole by identifying and relieving energetic imbalances and blockages throughout the body. Addressing these disruptions in the energy flow, or vital force, of the body treats not only the physical symptoms but also the underlying cause of the ailments.
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|A Short History of Acupuncture|
|The Five Elements|
|Causes of Disease|
|Methods of Diagnosis|
|Methods of Treatment|
|How Acupuncture Works: Patients and Case Histories|
|Acupuncture and Modern Science|
|Finding Out about Treatment|
Ruth Lever Kidson qualified as a doctor from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London and has studied a wide range of complementary therapies and, at present, is retraining as a psychotherapist. She is the author of Hypnotherapy for Everyone and A Guide to Common Illnesses and lives in England with her husband, who is a homeopath.