"Have You Always Been Curious About Acupuncture, But Were Never Quite Sure Where To Stick The Needles?!"
If you associate acupuncture with needles, pain and weird alternative medicine then you are horribly misinformed about the benefits of the world's oldest form of medicinal treatment.

Acupuncture has been used for over 5,000 years treating ailments ranging from back pain, ...
See more details below
Acupuncture For Cynics

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
BN.com price


"Have You Always Been Curious About Acupuncture, But Were Never Quite Sure Where To Stick The Needles?!"
If you associate acupuncture with needles, pain and weird alternative medicine then you are horribly misinformed about the benefits of the world's oldest form of medicinal treatment.

Acupuncture has been used for over 5,000 years treating ailments ranging from back pain, insomnia, and migraines and more recently to help with weight loss, quitting smoking and stress. Acupuncture is safe, pain free and can help you feel better.

If you are searching for a remedy and modern medicine hasn't been able to provide relief, then it's time you started learning how acupuncture can help you feel your best. Don't be a skeptic, Acupuncture For Cynics can teach you everything you need to know to feel safe and comforted and make an informed decision about your health.

Don't look at me like I'm crazy or trying to sell you magic beans or something. Acupuncture might seem hokey if you don't fully understand how it works, but if are stuck in a corner, with no other option left, acupuncture might be the savior you've been praying for. I know it was for me.

Ever since I was a little kid, I've felt nauseous when I travel. I could never sit backwards on the bus or read during a car ride. Whenever I flew, during takeoff and landing I needed to hang my head between my knees to prevent my nausea from completely overtaking my body. I avoided traveling at all costs, not wanting to put myself in a situation where I was unable to control my bodily functions.

One of my favorite things about life is that it never seems to let me relax and live in the comfortable world that I'd prefer, and, true to form, as I got older I found myself in a job that required me to fly.

I didn't want to be handcuffed by my nausea, so I accepted the job and hoped I would be able to find a cure for my uncomfortable condition.

My nausea, though, was uncontrollable. I went to see doctors and specialists and tried everything from pills to patches to help me fly easier. Of course, nothing provided me with the relief that I needed.

As I grew in my job, the necessity to fly comfortably not only grew worse, but so did the need to read, prepare and work on the plane as well. I was desperate to find a cure, so I tried everything I could think of.

A co-worker first explained to me the benefits of acupuncture. She told me how her mother had acupuncture done to relieve her back pain and said that it was something of a miracle cure. She said that after her mother went to just a couple treatments, she felt a lot better.

This co-worker talked about acupuncture every single day and was convinced that it was the cure I was searching for. The more she talked about it, the less interested I was in trying it. This co-worker described the process as a ritual and she constantly used words like miracle, wonder, and life-altering experience. She made it seem even more hokey than I had originally thought.

The medicinal value of acupuncture was overshadowed by the impression I got from her that acupuncture was performed in an environment that more resembled a palm reader's shop than a doctor's office. I was a man of science and ritual treatments were not anything I would even consider.

As time went on, my condition grew worse and so did the demands of my job. It got so bad once, that I had to excuse myself from a flight with clients, because I knew I wouldn't be able to perform professionally while we were in the air. My condition was becoming a real hindrance and it was about to get worse...

On a trip overseas, I got sicker than I ever had before. I spent the entire flight in the bathroom being sick. I was supposed to go over my proposal on the flight and since I was unable to do it, I was wholly unprepared for my meeting and we lost the contract I was there to win.

My boss understood my condition, but he wasn't willing to let it effect my work. He told me to take some time off and 'get my head together', meaning that unless I could find a way to limit my nausea, I'd be fired.

I had already exhausted all the treatment options I could think of. I didn't think there were any rocks left to look under...other than the acupuncture that seemed more like a fantasy cure than a reality.

I had no choice though, I was really in a bind. I had no other choice if I wanted to keep my job. I had to try the acupuncture.

I rationalized it in my head that the 'treatment' couldn't be too bad, but I was still terrified of it. The needles seemed scary, but truth is the unknown regimen that I'd go through made me much more afraid.

When I finally gathered enough strength to talk to my co-worker, she was more than excited to help me allay my fears. In fact, after I made my appointment, she sat down with me and helped me understan
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012145796
  • Publisher: Lou Diamond
  • Publication date: 1/25/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,158,388
  • File size: 187 KB

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)