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In the Footsteps of the Yellow Emperor: Tracing the History of Traditional Acupuncture

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“[Eckman] traces acupuncture through Chinese antiquity with a very readable clarity absent in other scholarly accounts of the same material. This story blossoms in the twentieth-century convergence of acupuncture traditions in Europe, and stands as the only articulate comprehensive account of this migration.”—J. Helms, American Academy of M
Paperback, 248 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Long River Press (first published January 1st 1996)
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The author rambles a bit, it is true-- but some rambling is order, given the jumping about from dynasty to dynasty, from early China to 19th century Japan, to 20th century France and Germany, with brief stops in Taiwan, Singapore, and Britain. Tracing the history of a set of ideas, as they diverge and converge over centuries like a river with many tributaries, is no easy task. Eckman makes a valiant effort. I learned a great deal about a particular perspective on "Classical Acupuncture" as it ma ...more
good basic understanding of Chinese medicine's progression thru history and around the world. It was helpful to me in my Foundations of Chinese Medicine class. I only read as much as I needed to make it thru class, but do plan to read more thoroughly.
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So interesting. Such rambling. Just...couldn't...finish. Maybe after school?
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Too much rambling, no structure
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