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.
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.
Praise for The Art of Acupuncture Techniques…
"In this overview of acupuncture techniques, Dr. Johns shows the application of Chinese medical theory to some of his own difficult cases, providing fascinating reading. This is a major contribution to the literature of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine."
"Not since Ted Kaptchuk's magnificent The Web That Has No Weaver have we had as readable and clear a book about acupuncture. This is a growing, evolving Oriental medicine that is both infinitely simple and complex."
"Dr. John's apprenticeship with a master practitioner shines through in his reverence for the artistry of diagnosis and treatment. A welcome reference text for all acupuncturists."
"Robert Johns draws from the knowledge of master acupunctuirst Dr. Andrew Tseng, the classics of Chinese medical literature, and his own empirical knowledge to show how theory combines with medical practice."