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Acupuncture Strategies for Complex Patients

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Acupuncture Strategies for Complex Patients

From Consultation to Treatment

Skya Abbate, DOM
A textbook on planning treatment strategy for advanced acupuncture students and new practitioners. With clear illustrations, chapter summary charts and template patient handouts, this book takes an integrative approach to diagnosis and practice and provides insightful recommendations. Covers advanced techniques including bloodletting and gua sha.


'Dr. Skya Abbate offers an insightful and extremely thorough clinical text, covering a full range of practical applications for the budding acupuncturist. Having all of this information presented with this level of care and detail in one place is an enormous boon to Oriental medical educators and students alike.'
- Ted Hall, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., Dipl. C.H. (NCCAOM), Full Professor, Southwest Acupuncture College

'Skya Abbate's latest book belongs in the library of beginning acupuncture students as well as seasoned practitioners. It begins with the basics, but quickly dives deeply into more complex strategies to treat common ailments that aren't always what they appear to be. Ms. Abbate reminds us to always look below the surface and acknowledge the root.'
- Joanne Neville L.Ac., Clinic Director, Boulder Campus Southwest Acupuncture College

'Medicine is not magic nor miracle. It is a logical method of diagnosing and implementing particular treatment strategies. As one of leading educators in the field of Oriental Medicine in America, Dr. Skya Abbate accomplished another comprehensive guide full of important information for those who learns and practices oriental medicine. It shines with her passion and wisdom.'
- Li Xu, D.O.M., Ph.D. (Acupuncture)

'If "it takes a genius to make things simple," Dr. Abbate's new book, "Acupuncture Strategies for Complex Patients" uses it's simple and easily accessible organization to lay out the treatment of complex patient presentations with clarity of principle and effective methods. This book is destined to be a well-used reference in our student clinic and classrooms as well as promote "genius" in treatments professionally!'
- Dr. Pamela Barrett, DOM - Clinic Director of Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe New Mexico


By (author): Skya Abbate