By Cheng-Tsai Liu, Liu Zheng-Cai, Ka Hua
The writer, Dr. Liu Zheng-cai, is helping make clear what the in particular Daoist contributions to the perform of acupuncture truly are. integrated during this publication are a variety of brief biographies of Daoist physicians, targeted motives at the medical use of such chrono-acupuncture recommendations as midday/midnight element choice and the magic turtle 8 equipment, moxibustion thoughts for sturdiness and emergencies, and different mystery Daoist acupuncture lore. 260 pages. (7X10" layout)
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