Is Acupuncture Right for You?: What It Is, Why It Works, and How It Can Help You
Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Description
A concise and easy-to-understand introduction to the principles, process, and benefits of acupuncture

• Explains the principles of traditional Chinese medicine that underlie acupuncture

• Describes the methods of diagnosis and treatment through numerous case histories

• Details how to find a good practitioner

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.

Ruth Lever Kidson explains the fundamental principles of traditional Chinese medicine that underlie acupuncture and how practitioners use this information to make their diagnoses and select treatment options. Using case histories of acupuncture patients, she shows what to expect from a consultation and treatment session and also offers advice on how to find a good practitioner. Anyone considering acupuncture for treatment of a health condition will find their questions answered and their concerns allayed by this invaluable book.




Praise and Reviews
"Acupuncturists--this is the book to have in your waiting room. My patients love it and many come early for their appointments in order to read a few pages. It covers all the basics of acupuncture in an engaging style rich with anecdotes and case histories. A joy to read!"
Dan Brown, L.Ac.

"If you are feeling the need to transition from, or complement, your Western medical treatments and want to know about acupuncture, you will find that this book addresses most every question and concern you may have about acupuncture."
Dhara Lemos, Lotus Guide magazine, Issue No. 28, Nov/Dec 2008

" . . . regarded by many practitioners as the most concise and useful book to introduce prospective patients to the principles, processes, and benefits of acupuncture. . . . Anyone considering acupuncture for treatment of a health condition will find their questions answered and their concerns allayed by this informative book."
The Monthly Aspectarian, Vol. 30, No. 2, Oct 2008




 
Ruth Lever Kidson
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 retraini More...
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