Contemporary Medical Acupuncture: A Systems Approach

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Higher Education Press, 2007 - Medical - 548 pages
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This third updated and revised edition strongly emphasises on genetics and molecular biology. It falls into a time period with an exceptionally rapid growth in mycorrhizal research. A vast expansion of interest in mycorrhiza is manifest worldwide, resulting in public awareness that the productivity of plants and the quality of leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds are determined by the activities of root systems and their associated physical, chemical and biological environment. Symbiotic fungi have become an important object of tests to evaluate some of the new opportunities being developed in biotechnology. While these fungi have been used to stabilize eroded soils and the forests since the turn of century, the novelty in recent years has increased recognition that biological processes can be manipulated genetically, opening numerous unexplored opportunities for the optimization of plant productivity in both managed and natural ecosystems, while minimizing the risks of environmental damage. The book contains the state of knowledge and theories on the structure, function, molecular biology and biotechnological applications of mycorrhizas and is thus of interest to a diverse audience of researchers and instructors.

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This is basically a good book about acupuncture. It is a very good complementary tool for the acupuncture practitioner. It also sheds light on different systems of acupuncture so as to give the practitioner a very good notion, a solid global view of those various systems.

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This is very good book for acupuncture precticener. The topic of different types of puncture has been described in very simple language. Very help full in acupuncture treatment.
Ambarish Acupuncturist.

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About the author (2007)

Guan-Yuan Jin, MD, L.Ac., is one of world’s forefront medical acupuncturists besides a physiologist and chronobiologist. With a rich clinical and research experience of over 40 years in both Chinese medicine and Western medicine, he has authored 18 academic/professional books, including representative works of Clinical Reflexology of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Self-Healing with Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Cybernetics, Whole Body Reflex Zones, Contemporary Chronomedicine, and Biological Clock and Health. In the late 1960s, Dr. Jin began to study and practice acupuncture and TCM by completing an apprenticeship under Master Jiao, Mianzhai as well as Profs Zheng, Kuishan, Wei, Jia, etc. In 1982, he graduated from Zhejiang Medical University, China, where he later taught Physiology and engaged in numerous researches on acupuncture. After coming to US in the late 1980s, Dr. Jin completed post-doctoral fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin and became one of ‘grandfather’ acupuncturists and Chinese herbologists certified by NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), USA. At his private practice (, Dr. Jin specializes in treating intractable cases with acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and Qigong therapy, striving for "Highest Successes with Least Sessions.” Dr. Jin is currently an Honorary Professor at Guangzhou University of TCM, China. As the president of International Institute of Holistic Medicine, Dr. Jin is a strong advocate in raising public awareness of TCM through lectures at local communities as well as national and international conferences. From 1993J2005, he served as an Acupuncture Advisor for the State of Wisconsin, and under his efforts, the Governor of Wisconsin, and Mayors of Milwaukee and Brookfield proclaimed "Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day” and "World Tai Chi and Qigong Day”, respectively.

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