Part of the 'Complete Idiot's Guide' series.
Acupuncture is the practice using traditional Chinese medicine techniques of inserting very fine needles into selected parts of the skin to relieve pain or other symptoms of illness or injury. Acupressure is the related practice, also rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, of applying gentle but firm hand or finger pressure on certain body points. Both acupuncture and acupressure are two of the most accepted and oldest forms of alternative medicine practiced in the West.
With more people than ever before exploring non-medical options for treatment of chronic pain and other ailments, this book covers all aspects of acupuncture and acupressure treatments from choosing a practitioner to follow-up exercises, as well as a comprehensive listing of medical ailments. From acne to menopause, if you want to know more about how acupressure and acupuncture can heal you naturally, or if you're already a patient undergoing these therapies, this book is for you.
- Publication Date:
- 18 / 08 / 2000
- 189 x 232mm