Celestial Lancets: A History and Rationale of Acupuncture by Gwei-Djen Lu,Joseph Needham

By Gwei-Djen Lu,Joseph Needham

Using smooth wisdom to make clear historical strategies, this article examines of the earliest healing innovations of chinese language drugs: acupuncture and moxibustion. Acupuncture is the implantation of very skinny needles into subcutaneous connective tissue and muscle at a number of diverse issues at the body's floor; moxibustion is the burning of Artemisia tinder (moxa) both without delay at the dermis or simply above it.

For 2500 years the chinese language have used either innovations to alleviate soreness and to heal a large choice of health problems and malfunctions. supplying a whole ancient account of acupuncture and moxibustion within the theoretical constitution of chinese language drugs, medical professionals Lu and Needham mix it with a reason of the 2 options within the mild of recent medical knowledge.

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