By Charles Buck
Charles dollar attracts on 3 a long time of analysis, perform and educating during this ebook to supply a proper and fascinating account of the origins of acupuncture and chinese language medication. From its pre-Han dynasty roots to chinese language medication as we all know it this day, dollar covers the foremost texts, the most students and the innovations they've got contributed, emphasising those who are extra correct to clinicians wishing to appreciate the actual culture. the knowledge provided is predicated on varied resources together with unique translations of chinese language assets and interpretations of the paintings of many renowned scientific sinologists. With Buck's lucid and fascinating sort, Roots of contemporary perform presents an available and authoritative source that may aid practitioners and scholars deepen their realizing of this nice scientific tradition.
A functional and smooth appreciation of China's clinical knowledge, this booklet can be of serious worth to scholars and practitioners of chinese language medication and acupuncture, and a person attracted to the roots of this time-honoured medicine.
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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Roots of Modern Practice by Charles Buck