Acupuncture for Everyone: What It Is, Why It Works, and How It Can Help You

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By Ruth Lever Kidson

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Ruth Lever Kidson

Ruth Lever Kidson
Ruth Lever Kidson qualified as a doctor from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London and has studied a wide range of complementary therapies and, at present, is retraining as a psychotherapist. She is the author of Hypnotherapy for Everyone and A Guide to Common Illnesses and li More...



Learn how to find a good practitioner and what to expect from consultation and treatment

• Recommended for acupuncturists' waiting rooms.

• Designed for people with no previous knowledge of acupuncture.

In this revised edition of Acupuncture for Everyone--regarded by many practitioners as the most concise and useful book about acupuncture available--Dr. Kidson provides a clear understanding of how acupuncturists make their diagnoses and how this determines what treatment they implement. Illustrations are included to help the reader understand what the acupuncturist does and why. Kidson also explains the fundamental principles of Chinese medicine underlying this effective therapy, offers advice on how to find a good practitioner, and shows what to expect from consultation and treatment. Anyone considering acupuncture for treatment of a health condition will find their questions and concerns allayed by this invaluable book.

"Acupuncturists--this is the book to have in your waiting room. It succinctly yet thoroughly covers all the basics of acupuncture history, philosophy, causes of disease, means of diagnosis, and methods of treatment in an engaging style rich with anecdotes and case histories. A joy to read!"
Dan Brown, L.Ac.

"Acupuncture is one of the oldest therapies known to man and what this intelligent book does is to demonstrate how an acupuncturist makes his diagnosis and treats his patient."

London Daily News

"A useful guide to this ancient but increasingly popular form of alternative medicine."
Journal of the Institute of Health Education

"Kidson provides information on the fundamental principles of Chinese medicine underlying this therapy, advice on finding a good practitioner, and what to expect from treatment."
Richard Lynch, The Bloomsbury Review