Synopses & Reviews
Acupuncture patients who want the nitty-gritty of such needling techniques as depth, placement, and needle type should read The Art of Acupuncture Techniques. It's unique historical perspective preserves theoretical concepts that haven't been taught in China since the Cultural Revolution. If you really want to know what's going on during treatment, whether you're seeking relief from a skin condition, angina, or infertility, it's right on target.
In this account of classical Chinese acupuncture, Robert Johns restores subtleties not taught in China since the Cultural Revolution. The text underscores the disease complex, complementariness of treatment, and safety precautions related to point selection, needling technique and moxibustion - creating a welcome set of guidelines for practitioners, students, and patients wanting to understand their own treatment.
About the Author
Since 1984, Dr. Johns has taught traditional Chinese medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area at San Francisco College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, San Francisco State University, the American College of Traditional Chinese MEdicine, The Meiji College of Oriental Medicine, and the University of California at san Francisco. He is liscensed as a Qi Gong instructor by Beijing Peoples' Univeristy and presently maintains a private practice in Berkeley, California.