In the Footsteps of the Yellow Emperor

In the Footsteps of the Yellow Emperor:
Tracing the History of Traditional Acupuncture 
by Peter Eckman, M.D., Ph.d., M.Ac. (U.K.)


Praise for In The Footsteps of The Yellow Emperor:

"A product of monumental research into the tale of how acupuncture has been transmitted from East to West."
  - Alan Hext, European Journal of Oriental Medicine.

"This wonderfully readable and accessible book is particularly important because it helps our standards-driven culture understand a medicine based on lineage."
  - Robert M. Duggan, Meridians.

"Eckman traces acupuncture through Chinese antiquity with a very readable clarity absent in other scholarly accounts of the same material. This story blossoms in the twentieth-century convergence of acupuncture traditions in Europe, and stands as the only articulate comprehensive account of this migration."
  - J. Helms, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture Review.

Acupuncture now enjoys immense popularity as a major form of alternative healing in the West. Once considered mysterious and exotic, acupuncture dates from before the first century BC and the Huang Di Nei Jing (The Yellow Emperor's Internal Classic), one of ancient China's earliest philosophical and medicinal texts. What makes it so popular today? How did the traditions of acupuncture evolve, migrate, and adapt to different societies worldwide?

Originally published in 1996 to great acclaim, this updated paperback edition of In the Footsteps of the Yellow Emperor offers a fascinating and highly readable account of one doctor's personal and professional quest to explore the healing traditions of Asia, its rich historical lineage, and its subsequent transmission to contemporary Europe and North America. It is a must-have book in the healing arts for all practitioners and general-interest readers.

Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: Long River Press; Revised edition (November 9, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1592650740
ISBN-13: 978-1592650743
Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

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