By Cui-Ian Yan & Yun-long Zhu
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This book is a clinical manual for the treatment of traumatic injuries, muscle-joint problems, dermatological conditions, and post-operative complaints. It has been written by Yan Cui-lan, a well-known acupuncturist specializing in external diseases from Tang-shan, Hebei. Dr. Yan has written this book specifically with Western practitioners in mind. In fact, the English language version of this book is being printed in the United States before the Chinese language version in the People’s Republic of China. Practitioners will find this book a useful addition to their library, allowing them to treat an even wider variety of diseases.
Perhaps we should have titled this book differently. Many Westerners do not immediately recognize the scope of diseases covered by the Chinese concept of “external diseases.” for most Western acupuncturists, somatic pain conditions are their bread and butter, and this is exactly the main focus of this book. This book is an extremely useful resource for any acupuncturist treating musculoskeletal and nerve pain syndromes. We think it deserves much greater attention and use than it has currently received.