Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts: China, Healing, and the West to 1848

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When did the West discover Chinese healing traditions? Most people might point to the "rediscovery" of Chinese acupuncture in the 1970s. In Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts , Linda Barnes leads us back, instead, to the thirteenth century to uncover the story of the West's earliest known encounters with Chinese understandings of illness and healing.

Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts: China, Healing, and the West to 1848 2007, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674023970

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