By Charles Buck
A Practical and Modern Appreciation of China’s Medical Wisdom
Charles Buck draws on three decades of study, practice and teaching in this book to provide a relevant and engaging account of the origins of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. From its pre-Han dynasty roots to Chinese medicine as we know it today, Buck covers the key texts, the main scholars and the concepts they have contributed, emphasizing those that are more relevant to clinicians wishing to understand the authentic tradition. The information presented is based on diverse sources including original translations of Chinese sources and interpretations of the work of many prominent medical sinologists. With Buck’s lucid and engaging style, Roots of Modern Practice provides an accessible and authoritative resource that will help practitioners and students deepen their understanding of this great medical tradition.
A practical and modern appreciation of China’s medical wisdom, this book will be of great value to students and practitioners of Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and anyone interested in the roots of this time-honored medicine.
About the Author:
Charles Buck is widely respected as a practitioner, educator and author in the field of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Originally from a medical science background he became one of the first to practice and teach Chinese herbal medicine in the UK over 30 years ago. He has since gained respect for his knowledge and insight and has made significant contributions to its development in the UK and Europe. Charles is currently Chairman of the British Acupuncture Council.
Praise for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine:
“We have waited a long time for this… Here at last is the best of both worlds – a work by an experienced practitioner with a passion for history. Brilliantly written, comprehensive, engrossing, practical and erudite, this book is a treasure.”
-Peter Deadman, founder of The Journal of Chinese Medicine
“Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is a masterstroke, a scholarly treatise without the parched dryness that normally characterizes this type of work. Buck succeeds in creating a captivating narrative that is accessible, whilst still giving justice to the rich history of ideas that have continuously developed into the medicine practiced today.”
-Nigel Ching, author and principle teacher at the Acupuncture Academy, Copenhagen
“Charlie has managed to compile in an easy-to-read form a comprehensive and extensive journey through the history of Chinese medicine, herbs, and acumoxa. It is a combination of well-researched information from a range of texts in Chinese and English (a really useful bibliography is given) interspersed clearly with his own considerations developed over years of practice.”
-Felicity Moir, Chinese Medicine Course Leader, University of Westminster, UK.