Acupuncture Imaging: Perceiving the Energy Pathways of the Body

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By Mark D. Seem

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Mark D. Seem

Mark D. Seem
Mark D. Seem, Ph.D., is a former president of the National Council of Acupuncture Schools and Colleges and founder of the Tri-State Institute of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in Stamford, Connecticut. The author of Acupuncture Energetics and Bodymind Energetics, he lectures at schools an More...



A practical guide to the bodymind-energetic approach of acupuncture

• Teaches readers to reorient their thinking in order to see, feel, and experience the energetic field of the body and

• Explores French and Japanese influences on acupuncture and the resulting stylistic variations in the contemporary
practice of this ancient technique

• Includes guidance on treatment planning and implementation for practitioners and their patients

A pioneer in the field of body energetics, Mark Seem explains in Acupuncture Imaging how bodyworkers and their clients can develop a clear understanding of the energetic systems of the bodymind to arrive at a personal approach and treatment style in acupuncture and all other meridian therapies. He shows how to recast and reconceptualize physical, emotional, and psychological problems in terms of disrupted energy flow, enabling readers to see, feel, and experience these disturbances in a way that allows for change. By approaching the meridian systems in visual and sensory terms, a practitioner is able to tell the energetic “story” that he or she is exploring with a patient, thereby guiding and assisting the healing process. Acupuncture Imaging will be of great help to students, teachers, practitioners, and patients of the diverse energetic and meridian therapies, particularly shiatsu and acupressure, as well as psychotherapists and those interested in Eastern concepts of medicine.

“This book speaks out for a style of acupuncture informed by touch and by an awareness of the power of language. I applaud Mark Seem’s emphasis on reframing or imaging the client’s problems in a way that is client-centered and empowering.”Iona Marsaa Teeguarden, M.A., M.F.C.C., author of The Acupuncture Way of Health

“Mark Seem’s vision elevates acupuncture to a sophisticated form of somatic education in which meaning, rather than meridian points, is the pathway toward health and well-being.”
Thomas Hanna, editor of Somatics magazine