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The “Whole Body Reflex Zones”, a unique term originally coined by the authors.
By Frances Talaska Fischbach, RN, BSN, MSN

     To create a textbook of acupuncture that includes both classic and modern theories and therapy is a formidable task. The authors can rightly lay claim to the premier position held by this textbook as the most authoritative and current source of information about acupuncture, meridians, and the “Whole Body Reflex Zones”, a unique term originally coined by the authors. As a respected resource, it has covered the key concepts and topics that acupuncture practitioners and students will experience in their studies and working environment.


      The beginning part of the book “Contemporary Medical Acupuncture" introduces readers to the history and modernization of acupuncture therapy and its scientific bases, as well as acquaint with the concepts of meridians, the whole body reflex zones, and reflexotherapy. The later part explains the systemic or cybernetic method including the black box theory and its applications in guiding clinical acupuncture and raising curative effects, as there may be an uncertain outcome. The last part describes the indications of acupuncture, their treatment and rehabilitation. Advanced students will learn how to choose acupoints and use appropriate techniques to attain optimal acupuncture effects.


     Acceptance of acupuncture as both an art and a science helps to create an integrating link between oriental medicine, contemporary medicine, and the principles of holistic care, thus fostering the well-being, the care, and the cure of patients worldwide.



                                                                                                                                                            Frances Talaska Fischbach, RN, BSN, MSN

                                                                                                                                        Author of A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

 

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In this book, most theories and principles proposed by the authors are creative and convincing.
By Feng LING, MD
The “Whole Body Reflex Zones”, a unique term originally coined by the authors.
By Frances Talaska Fischbach, RN, BSN, MSN
An outstanding book compared to its counterparts on acupuncture
By Dr. Xuemin Shi
A Historical Milestone in Evidence-based Acupuncture Medicine
By Yun-tao Ma, PhD
This book will significantly advance the clinical practice of acupuncture
By Shi-Jiang LI, PhD
The birth of the book fully reflects Dr. Guan-Yuan Jin’s unique background, working expertise, and ways of thinking
By Kuishan ZHENG, OMD
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture – A Systems Approach is a breakthrough
By ZHAO, Shensheng, PhD