Acupuncture Recommended Reading

Fundamentals of Chinese Acupuncture
by Nigel Wiseman(Contributor), et al (Paperback – February 1991)
This text presents a thorough view of classical acupuncture alongside the modern approach. It has several unique features that have contributed to its popularity. First, the authors have applied a precise method of translation that allows the clinical experience of both modern and classical Chinese authors to be transmitted directly. Second, the text provides the most consistent information at the lowest cost. Third, it provides a more systematic arrangement of study material.

Acupuncture : Everything You Ever Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask
by Gary F. Fleischman, Charles Stein (Paperback – April 1998)
This timely book by an American acupuncturist provides a superior introduction to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in general and the practice of acupuncture in particular. Its question-and-answer format delivers information in discrete, easily digestible portions. Fleischman always speaks to the layperson but does not put the difficult topic of TCM into Western terms. Indeed, at times the text is as instructive about Western medicine as about Oriental medicine, since the patients’ experiences in their M.D.’s office are contrasted with what might happen at the acupuncturist’s for the same complaint. Introductory chapters cover the basics of TCM and acupuncture, followed by detailed discussions of specific organ energy systems, their dysfunctions, and their treatments. Chinese dietary principles, emergency medicine, and the treatment of children, AIDS, cancer, and neurological and emotional diseases round out the text. A few illustrations of needles, techniques, meridians, and other aspects of TCM and Chinese culture dot the book.

Acupuncture (Alternative Health Series)
by Michael Nightingale (Paperback – July 1994)
Renowned acupuncturist Michael Nightingale’s Acupuncture provides a fine introduction to this science. Focusing on the body’s energy meridians in great detail and illustrating the “Chinese clock,” notion of how the organs experience energy surges at different times of the day, Nightingale explains how acupuncturists make diagnoses and recommend the correct diet depending on one’s symptoms. Nightingale explains acupressure and other forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including moxibustion, the technique of lighting slow-burning, incense cones of the mugwort plant and placing them on the skin to warm areas of the body. He also includes a handy glossary, a list of acupuncture organizations, and suggestions for further reading.

Acupuncture
by Marie E. Cargill (Paperback)
“It will be an eye opener for the public to see that acupuncture is widely practiced and that research in this area is going on . . . all over the world . . . It has been proven many times . . . that acupuncture can work in many cases where conventional medicine has failed.”
Nelly Tsiving, licensed acupuncturist
Throughout history, acupuncture has provided painless, low-cost, non-invasive relief for conditions ranging from back pain and headaches to cancer and AIDS. As Americans seek viable, cost-effective health care alternatives, the benefits of acupuncture are gaining new respect in the West. In this guide, Marie Cargill, a licensed acupuncturist, de-mystifies acupuncture, explaining:
* how and why acupuncture works
* how acupuncture is effective in most major medical specializations
* what you can expect from a visit to the acupuncturist
Detailed, direct, and easy-to-follow, Acupuncture will persuade skeptics of the potential for this effective approach to healing.

Acupuncture (TCM Study Guide Series)
by Shi Cun Wu (Paperback)
TCM Study Guide Series: Acupunture provides resource material and multiple-choice questions designed to help TCM practitioners and students prepare themselves to take acupunture board tests. The book’s 2,200 questions cover point location and function, needling techniques, moxibustion, ear and head acupunture, case diagnosis, and treatment strategies. Answers to all of the questions are found in the back of the book. The book’s resource material provides the location of every primary meridian point, information on point function, special points, points of intersection, ear acupuncture, and a table of terminology equivalencies.

Acupuncture : Cure of Many Diseases
by Felix Mann, Aldous Huxley(Designer) (Paperback – September 1992)
This book is an excellent beginning book on the theory (and some practice) of acupuncture. The concepts are very easy to grasp, but you don’t get the feeling that you are being “spoon-fed”. Dr. Mann has a real talent for taking complicated (for most Westerners) concepts and putting them into a frame of reference where we can easily understand them. It’s very easy to read, and I highly recommend it.

Acupressure (Naturally Better)
by Carola Beresford-Cooke, Peter Albright(Editor) (Hardcover)
?Acupressure? shows how to use various massage and pressure techniques to release the chi, the essential body energy, and relieve certain illnesses and symptoms.In an accessible and attractive package, each Naturally Better title covers a single therapy, explaining its history and lore, how it works, and how and when to practice it at home. Each book gives explicit step-by-step instructions through full-color photos and illustrations. A section on specific symptoms and their treatments rounds out the package.

Acupressure for Common Ailments
by Chris Jarmey, John Tindall(Contributor) (Paperback – October 1991)
The therapeutic application of massage to specific points of the body can now be used to treat more than 40 chronic and acute ailments, from arthritis and headaches to insomnia and P.M.S. A clear text and detailed, two-color drawings illustrate how pressure of the thumb and fingers will unblock, calm or strengthen the flow of energy through the body.

Acupressure for Everybody : Gentle, Effective Relief for More Than 100 Common Ailments
by Cathryn Bauer, Jackie Aher(Illustrator) (Paperback – June 1991)
Safer and easier to administer than acupuncture, this ancient form of massage can be used to relieve a multitude of physical and psychological discomforts from backaches and beestings to anxiety and insomnia. Fully illustrated with charts and diagrams.

Acupressure for Lovers : Secrets of Touch for Increasing Intimacy
by Michael Reed Gach (Paperback – February 1997)
In Chinese medicine, acupressure points are considered gateways for the human energy that runs through the body. Using line drawings, photos, and step-by-step instructions, Gach explains how to release this energy and increase sexual enjoyment.

Acupressure Techniques: A Self-help Guide
by Julian, MD Kenyon (Paperback – September 1996)
These easily learned and mastered methods are designed for individuals seeking to alleviate their own physical ailments. They center around using deep finger and thumb pressure over acupuncture points to enhance the natural energy flow of the body. Practical and fully illustrated, this book also includes a chapter dealing with various sports injuries, from tennis elbow to pulled hamstrings. New edition of a popular classic.