Getting to Know You: A Physician Explains how Acupuncture Helps You be the Best You

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North Atlantic Books, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 234 pages
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Medical acupuncture stands out among the alternative health modalities for ease of use, cost-effectiveness, and applicability to a wide range of conditions. In Getting to Know You, Dr. Joe Helms uses down-to-earth language to help readers make the best use of this treatment. He clearly identifies what sorts of problems respond best to medical acupuncture and distinguishes between constitutional characteristics and early indicators of health conditions.

Getting to Know You features real-world patient cases in medical acupuncture and promotes applied learning throughout, inviting readers to identify traits and symptoms they see in themselves. To this end, Dr. Helms provides a list of questions to clarify the reader’s dominant type. For each type, guidelines are presented with common-sense changes to promote optimal health. The book conveys a wealth of complex medical information in simple terms, including elusive classical acupuncture models such as the circulation of energy and the five phases of treatment. A useful appendix further highlights acupuncture’s benefits, while a reference list makes it easy to find practitioners in the U.S.
 

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Contents

My Story
1
Why Cant You Be More Like Me?
11
Getting To Know Renee
19
More About Qi
27
VisionAction Biopsychotype
45
NurtureDuty Biopsychotype
67
WillSpirit Biopsychotype
89
Getting to Know You
111
What Can Acupuncture Do Best?
147
An Elegant Paradigm
159
Sweet Controls Salt 1 65
165
Five Phases Conclusions
177
Acknowledgments
195
Appendix I
197
Appendix II
215
Appendix III
225

Lessons From VisionAction
125
Lessons From NurtureDuty
133
Lessons From WillSpirit
141
Appendix IV
233
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About the author (2007)

Dr. Joe Helms is at the forefront of medical acupuncture practice and education in the United States. For thirty years, he has been the driving force behind the emergence and integration of this medical discipline in modern American medicine. He has trained over 5,000 U.S. physicians in medical acupuncture through programs sponsored by UCLA and Stanford. HisAcupuncture Energetics textbook has become the standard textbook for physicians learning acupuncture.

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