A New American Acupuncture: Acupuncture Osteopathy
The Myofascial Release of the Bodymind's Holding Patterns
- ISBN: 9780936185446
- 1993, 158 pages
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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. Seem shares his clinical experience of how and why this style of acupuncture works and presents specific protocols for use in the clinic. A valuable reference text for anyone whose practice focuses mainly on acupuncture.
About the author:
Mark Seem is former president of the National Council of Acupuncture Schools and Colleges, founder of the Tri-State Institute of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in Stamford, Connecticut, and a past chairman of the Examination Committee of the National Commission for Certification of Acupuncturists. He lectures frequently at acupuncture schools and conferences throughout the United States and maintain a private practice in New York City. As an American practitioner, I do not feel in any way obligated to accept any other cultures ideology beliefs about acupuncture and how it should be practiced. I feel that a new American acupuncture is currently in the making, informed by this wonderful multiplicity of approaches from many cultures. I envision this new acupuncture moving beyond old ideologies, basing its worth and its work on what helps patients in distress.
– Mark Seem
About the book:
Praise for New American Acupuncture
Mr. Seems Acupuncture Osteopathy, or a version of it, would be an excellent approach for new students or specialists.
This style of acupuncture could also be a valuable introduction to clinical work, especially when utilizing some of the hands-on body work and point locations he recommends as prerequisites.
— James Ramholz
Mark Seem is one of the few truly creative in the contemporary American acupuncture scene.
A New American Acupuncture is an intelligent integration of Japanese and French acupuncture approaches with the kinesthetic logic of manual osteopathy and trigger point release.
I routinely use this book as course material in the physician programs developed through the Helms Medical Institute, and I welcome this second edition.
— Joseph M. Helms, M.D, Founding President, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture