by: Cheng Da-an
Compiled and Translated by Wu Ming
Cheng Dan-an was the single most important Chinese acupuncturist of the early-to-mid 20th century. It was he who created the first modern acupuncture college in China and rescued acupuncture from oblivion in its native land. Many master teachers who came to the US in the early days of acupuncture here had been students of Cheng.
This book is a compilation of his formulas and treatments for a wide range of Chinese diseases such as cold damage, warm diseases, wind stroke, mania, diarrhea, cough, wheezing, headaches, exhaustion, women’s health conditions, and more. Cheng’s descriptions of the treatment of specific patients are fascinating and clinically useful. This is a seminal book in the development of modern acupuncture and should not be overlooked!