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"Traditional East Asian healthcare systems have moved rapidly from the fringes of healthcare systems in the WEst towards the centre over the past 50 years...Volker Scheid and Hugh MacPherson bring together contributions from acknowledged experts from a number of different disciplibnes."
Journal of Chinese Medicine, May 2012
"This book, in essence, seems to be a collection of eloquently written essays by a variety of authors who have all been involved in the ongoing effort to integrate East Asian Medicine into more mainstream practice. The chapters are frequently well written and fascinating in their content, but often make a challenging read, with a lot of historical detail complicating the arguments...looking for a more challenging read with philosophical notions and historical deatil a-plenty, which is a little more "off the beaten track", this would be a good choice."
Acupuncture in Medicine, Aug 2012
"This is an important, timely and serious book. Rather than providing easy answers to the many questions raised by the ongoing modernisation of East Asian Medicine and thier integration in contemporary healthcare, it is a book to ponder and promote discussion...It is not possible to do justice to the richness of this book in even a long review. This is definitely one to fee the brain...if your interest is only in finding a foothold in mainstream NHS practice, for example, this essential background reading. Some chapters are really excellent, even if others are a little dry...the book is meticulously edited and cross-referenced. I can only encourage you to read it."
This review was published in The European Journal of Oriental Medicine (EJOM), Volume 7 Number 2, 2012. The review is also published in full on the EJOM website: www.ejom.co.uk