By Skya Abbate
Chinese Auricular Acupuncture provides students and practitioners with a clear, concise, and user-friendly manual on ear acupuncture. It reduces the need for memorization by presenting a method of ear acupuncture that is in keeping with the underpinnings of traditional Chinese medicine.
Various ear modalities – such as needles, press tacks, seeds – are discussed. The book also incorporates actual cases from clinical practice to illustrate the clinical applicability of specific modalities and ear acupuncture points.
The book can be independently studied and easily used to treat various diseases. A section on ear diagnosis allows readers to supplement their assessment of the pulse, tongue, and hara, thus improving their ability to differentiate the functional basis of imbalance and illness.
The edition includes five new chapters on the multiple use of auricular points, prescriptionology practice, common ear questions, new research, and ethical issues. Detailed tables and photographs serve as clear aids to understanding. Also included is an extensive and updated bibliography.
The greatest strength of this book is its user friendliness, which allows both the beginning student and the experienced practitioner to successfully apply auricular medicine in the treatment of their patients in a caring, relatively noninvasive, and effective manner.