Experiencing Acupuncture: Journeys of Body, Mind and Spirit for Patients and Practitioners

June 13, 2021
Experiencing Acupuncture: Journeys of Body, Mind and Spirit for Patients and Practitioners

Illuminating the considerations at play in determining coursesof treatment in acupuncture, this honest depiction of nine accountsof unique cases shows how changes can happen, how the practitionermakes choices in the moment and why the patient's collaboration andcommitment are vital.Hamwee shows how being attentive to all aspects of patients'lives uncovers the conditions for healing, and how it affects theresponses of both patients and practitioners in pursuit of healthand wellbeing. It does not simply treat acupuncture as concepts andtechniques, but rather as a remarkable journey of the body, mindand spirit. An honest depiction of nine accounts of real-life casessuch as back pain, chronic fatigue, depression and irritable bowelsyndrome, the book describes the experience of acupuncture throughthe eyes of both practitioners and patients.