Acupuncture Case Histories from China

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This book marks the first original collection of acupuncture case histories in English. Included are over one hundred case histories contributed by prominent practitioners of acupuncture in China. The case histories represent a broad spectrum of disorders for which acupuncture is used in contemporary China.

Each of the case histories provides a thorough discussion of the traditional Chinese diagnosis and syndrome differentiation, together with the points and techniques selected for treatment. The course of therapy is described, and alterations in the diagnosis and treatment regimen are analyzed. The results of treatment­-both favorable and unfavorable-­are noted.

An introduction compares and contrasts many of the treatment techniques and types of points used in the cases.

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Chen Jirui, M.D. graduated from Peking Union Medical College in 1957. As a practicing internist he developed a deep interest in traditional Chinese medicine, especially acupuncture, which he incorporated in the management of many of his patients. Dr. Chen was among the founders, in 1984, of the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the first English language periodical published in China that was devoted to this discipline. Dr. Chen served as editor-in-chief of the journal, and as adjunct editor of the Greater Encyclopedia of China.

Nissi Wang, M.S., received her Master's Degree in pathobiology from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1980, and completed a postgraduate program in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine in 1983 at the Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. From 1984-87 Ms. Wang worked as a medical editor at the People's Medical Publishing House, and then at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing. She currently works as a medical editor and translator, and has collaborated on several books including The Illustrated Dictionary of Chinese Acupuncture and Manual of Dermatology in Chinese Medicine.

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"One of the most interesting and valuable acupuncture books yet published in English." -- The Journal of Chinese Medicine

"This highly recommended book offers a very revealing, over-the-shoulder look at the work of several contemporary Chinese acupuncturists." -- CCA Phoenix

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