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5 Best Books on the Art of Acupuncture

Posted Monday, December 14th, 2015 by

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The uncanny and oftentimes misunderstood art of acupuncture frightens some but intrigues others. What is acupuncture? What does it do? What are its notorious healing powers? All of these questions and more can be answered with quality literature on the subject. While most ancient Chinese texts regarding the subject are undecipherable to the average reader, there is a myriad of literary works to refer to for more information on this topic. Today, we will be counting down the top five books on the subject, specifically looking for credibility, clarity, and completeness in our chosen works.

Number 5: Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, and Healthy Weight Loss

Although not solely an acupuncture book, this work is one which has many interesting facts regarding acupuncture, elucidating extensively on the purpose and nature of the art. This all-encompassing work has much to offer in the line of further enhancing your knowledge of acupuncture and for that reason, we recommend it.

Number 4: Insights of a Senior Acupuncturist

Written by senior acupuncturist; Miriam Lee, she emigrated from Singapore to the United States after living in mainland China as working as a midwife and nurse. Acupuncture Today, a leading source on the topics of acupuncture and ancient oriental medicine extolled Dr. Lee’s work by saying; “Anyone who has read and studied [Insights of a Senior Acupuncturist] knows Dr. Lee to be a stunningly successful practitioner who practices in the Taiwanese style of acupuncture. She attends to scores of patients daily, approaching or exceeding 100 per day.” This book is great for both beginners and experts, offering a singular location for almost all your acupuncture inquiries.

Number 3: Acupuncture for Body, Mind and Spirit

Peter Mole extensively looks into the subject of acupuncture in his work which Redwing Book Company says is a source wherein you can find; “everything you need to know before stepping into the acupuncture clinic.”

Number 2: Understanding Acupuncture

Drs. Stephen Birch and Bob Felt thoroughly discuss the origins and scientific principles behind acupuncture in this intriguing work. Redwing Book Company commends the work, saying; “this is the first textbook of acupuncture to concentrate on the historical, intellectual, and scientific roots of acupuncture. The authors have organized information provided by the research and personal cooperation of scholars, scientists, and clinicians, to produce a survey text which is exclusively drawn from peer-reviewed literature and extensively referenced.”

Number 1: Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion

This breathtakingly intriguing work by Cheng Xinnong is indubitably the most reputable. Written by an 89 year old Chinese doctor, Cheng’s book has been “used as the reference book for the acupuncture exams in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and elsewhere.” This definitive resource is one which aspiring practitioners must be familiar with in order to be prepared for the examination. This work is certainly not one to miss out on.

The aforementioned literary resources will no doubt aid you in your endeavors to further understand the art of acupuncture. Whether you are an aspiring practitioner or just plain curious about what it is, these resources will, no doubt, enlighten you.