By Peter Eckman
Acupuncture now enjoys tremendous acceptance as a huge kind of substitute therapeutic within the West. as soon as thought of mysterious and unique, acupuncture dates from prior to the 1st century BC and the Huang Di Nei Jing (The Yellow Emperors inner Classic), one in every of historical China's earliest medicinal texts. What makes acupuncture so renowned at the present time? How did the traditions of acupuncture evolve, migrate, and adapt to diversified societies worldwide?Originally released in 1996 to nice acclaim, this up to date paperback variation of within the Footsteps of the Yellow Emperor bargains a desirable and hugely readable account of 1 doctor's own quest to discover the therapeutic traditions of Asia, its wealthy ancient lineage, and its next transmission to modern Europe and North the US. it's a must-have e-book within the therapeutic arts for all practitioners and general-interest readers.
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