by Peter Eckman
This is a book that I first read whilst training at CTA (College of Traditional Acupuncture), it’s a very interesting book that’s a must for anyone studying or practising acupuncture. I feel that some of it becomes a little slow in places when the author throws too many dates at the reader, one after another, but other parts of this book are fascinating, especially when the author refers to the style of acupuncture that you’re studying or practising.
I find it amazing that the history of acupuncture goes back so many thousands of years and then there was a gap of a few hundred years before it again became popular in the 20th century. The author writes with an enthusiasm which is evident in the way he talks about the characters involved in this practice over the years. It’s a must read book, if perhaps a little hard going at some stages, it thrills you with the thought that you’re part of such an exciting profession.
Paul Adkins Lic.Ac., BA(Hons), 1st Dan, FEA, MBAcC