ISBN / ASIN: 0936185449

Author: Mark Seem
Forfatter: Mark Seem
Publisher: Blue Poppy Press
Number Of Pages: 175
Publication Date: 1993-05-01
Sales Rank: 375714
ISBN / ASIN: 0936185449
EAN: 9780936185446
Binding: Paperback
Manufacturer: Blue Poppy Press
Studio: Blue Poppy Press
Average Rating: 4 

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Beskrivelse This book represents the fruit of many years of research into the use of acupuncture as a tool for releasing holding patterns in the bodymind as a way to restore functional/structural balance and to relieve chronic pain. Dr. Seem shares his clinical experience of how and why this style of acupuncture works and presents specific protocols for use in the clinic. This book is a valuable reference text for anyone whose practice focuses mainly on acupuncture.


I trained in acupuncture some 25 years ago: at a time when contemporary chinese rigidity was just beginning to creep in and edge traditional practices on to the sidelines. Unfortunately, it has since come to dominate, negating the art and skill of the practitioner to the point where he or she is effectively redundant and software can diagnose and prescribe. Some people may enjoy being treated by a computer. Im not one of them.

Any book that pushes both experienced and would-be therapists into thinking differently has to be good! You dont have to believe every theory or strategy, but it is healthy to contemplate alternative possibilities and even try them.

By the way, is it my imagination or do the negative reviews appear to be written by the same none too literate reviewer?

Date: 2004-02-14 Rating: 5
Every acupuncturist and bodyworker should read this book

I have every one of Dr. Seems books. As a registered nurse with 30 years of experience and a Zen Shiatsu therapist to boot, I can recommend his books without hesitation. Every though Dr. Seem is an acupuncturist, he (whether he knows it or not) is also a master bodyworker. All his work has been proven to be beneficial not only by Dr. Seem but by others in the field.

an important work

Mark Seems book is a comprehensive guide to using acupuncture in the treatment of myofascial pain. Being an acupuncturist and TCM practitioner (having done part of my training in China) I agree with Dr Seems views on the herbalisation of acupuncture completely. Jane Austins review I find frankly silly, and would not be surprised if it was simply a plant from a rival author intent on bringing down this books averages. This is a definite 5 star book and a must read for any acupuncturist who wants to help their patients get out of pain as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Outstanding book

In response to the previous critique of Mark Seem by "Jane Austen," I would like to mention that Dr. Seem is an outstanding practitioner with well over 20 years of clinical experience in treating patients with acupuncture. I have used a similar approach of combining modern trigger point techniques with classical acupuncture and have had tremendous success. I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and have received additional training in China. I find Dr. Seems critique of the TCM acupuncture is highly accurate. For those who are used to only the TCM methods of acupuncture, I recommend any of Mark Seems books. If you want something that is immediately useful in the clinic, start with this book. "Jane Austens" critique of Mark Seem betrays her own clinical ignorance. His protocols are safe and effective. I highly recommend this book.