Celestial Lancets by Lu Gwei-Djen
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Celestial Lancets
By Lu Gwei-Djen

Celestial Lancets

A History and Rationale of Acupuncture and Moxa

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Celestial Lancets by Lu Gwei-Djen

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Using modern knowledge to shed light on ancient techniques, this text examines two of the earliest therapeutic techniques of Chinese medicine: acupuncture and moxibustion. Acupuncture is the implantation of very thin needles into subcutaneous connective tissue and muscle at a great number of different points on the body's surface; moxibustion is the burning of Artemisia tinder (moxa) either directly on the skin or just above it. For 2500 years the Chinese have used both techniques to relieve pain and to heal a wide variety of illnesses and malfunctions. Providing a full historical account of acupuncture and moxibustion in the theoretical structure of Chinese medicine, Doctors Lu and Needham combine it with a rationale of the two techniques in the light of modern scientific knowledge.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780700714582
ISBN-10: 0700714588
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x 32mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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