An invaluable guide for anyone beginning a career in acupuncture, this book offers a unique and supportive insight into the challenges and the pitfalls that the novice acupuncturist is likely to encounter, and provides encouragement and down-to-earth ideas for tackling them.
Written in an easy-to-read conversational style with useful case studies throughout, this book will help newly-qualified acupuncturists to reflect on what kind of practitioner they want to be. It addresses styles of working, common mistakes, confidence with patients, becoming a better practitioner, and how to think about success and failure in the treatment room. The ultimate goal is to ensure that the practitioner ends the day refreshed and enlivened by the work and has confidence in the treatments given.
John Hamwee has been a practising acupuncturist for 20 years. He also teaches zero balancing workshops in the US and he is the author of Zero Balancing: Touching the Energy of Bone and Energy Medicine. He previously worked as a Senior Lecturer in Systems at The Open University, UK, for whom he wrote numerous textbooks. He resides in Kendal, UK.
Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. In the Moment. 2. Being Yourself. 3. Keeping it Simple. 4. Pulses. 5. Mistakes. 6. Patients. 7. Success and Failure. 8. Two Challenges. 9. The Next Stage. Conclusion.