The Healing Power of Acupressure and Acupuncture: A Complete Guide to Timeless Traditions and Modern Practice

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Penguin, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 203 pages
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This accessible, up-to-date resource guide leads you through the foundations and techniques of acupressure and acupuncture.

Acupressure and acupuncture can relieve painful conditions such as migraine headaches, lower back pain, joint disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma, allergies, stress, nausea, heart problems, and many others. Today, most health-care plans cover these treatments, making them more popular than ever.

Filled with insights into the history of these two age-old therapies, The Healing Power of Acupressure and Acupuncture helps readers choose when to see a licensed therapist, and even provides information about doing certain treatments at home. Matthew D. Bauer delves deeply into the traditions and remarkable benefits of acupressure and acupuncture, explains the many benefits of both, describes techniques for self-treatment, and illustrates how Chinese healing can augment modern Western medicine.

 

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Having practiced hands on health care 25 years and attempting to understand cultural healing,this lead to the reading Mr. Bauer`s book.
And I must say that he has giving an outstanding objective
review of Oriental medicine, it`s roots and processes. His opinion is reasonable and understandable. A must for practitioner and patient.
Mark M. Dederichs, DC,LAc
 

Contents

Introduction
xiii
Part
93
Treating Yourself Family and Friends
157
Treating Common Health Problems
174
Conclusion
185
Appendix
191
Index
199
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About the author (2005)

David Dyergrew up in a coastal town in NSW, Australia, and graduated as dux of his high school in 1984. After commencing a degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney, he soon decided it was not for him.

David went on to train as a ship's officer at the Australian Maritime College, travelling Australia and the world in a wide range of merchant ships. He graduated from the college with distinction and was awarded a number of prizes, including the Company of Master Mariners Award for highest overall achievement in the course. He then returned to the University of Sydney to complete a combined degree in Arts and Law. David was awarded the Frank Albert Prize for first place in Music I, High Distinctions in all English courses and First Class Honours in Law. From the mid-1990s until early 2000s David worked as a litigation lawyer in Sydney, and then in London at a legal practice whose parent firm represented the Titanic's owners back in 1912. In 2002 David returned to Australia and obtained a Diploma in Education from the University of New England, and commenced teaching English at Kambala, a school for girls in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

David has had a life-long obsession with the Titanic and has become an expert on the subject. In 2009 he was awarded a Commonwealth Government scholarship to write The Midni

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