Acupuncture resources at the Library

acupuncture chart

Thankfully, you don’t have to be able to read Chinese to appreciate acupuncture.

Curious about acupuncture, but not sure what exactly it is? Or maybe you’ve thought about getting an acupuncture treatment, but the idea of needles scared you off?

Find out more about acupuncture with these free resources at the Library:

Free public lecture Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m.“The History of Acupuncture” by local acupuncturist Douglas Wingate L.Ac.

Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine (book by Harriet Beinfield) Two of the foremost American educators and healers in the Chinese medical profession demystify Chinese medicine’s centuries-old approach to health.

The Web That Has No Weaver (book by Ted Kaptchuk) The classic, comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Chinese alternative medicine.

Acupuncture for Everyone: What It Is, Why It Works, and How It Can Help You (book by Ruth Kidson) Dr. Kidson provides a clear understanding of how acupuncturists make their diagnoses and how this determines what treatment they implement.

9000 Needles (DVD) Documentary: Having faced the confines of the American health care system, a forty year old stroke patient travels to Tianjin, China, in search of the rehabilitation he needs.

Wikipedia entry on acupuncture

Mayo Clinic entry on acupuncture

As always, for more information, contact the Reference Desk at 503-682-2744 or reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

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