Daoist Incantations for Acupuncture.

Submitted by James Miller on Thu, 03/17/2011 - 11:07
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TitleDaoist Incantations for Acupuncture.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsJackowicz, S.
JournalJournal of Daoist Studies
Pagination63 - 79
Date Published2011/02//
PublisherThree Pines Press
ISBN Number19415516
KeywordsChina, History, INCANTATIONS, Laozi, MING Chengzu, Emperor of China, 1360-1424, Religion, RITES & ceremonies, Taoism

This paper examines the use of Daoist incantations in conjunction with acupuncture as described in the Zhenjiu dacheng (Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion) from the late Ming. Utilizing primary source material, the paper traces the background of Daoist incantations in the period in relationship to the cotemporaneous techniques of acupuncture. The combination of these techniques is explored in the literature. The author then presents the results of a case study utilizing the combined incantation-acupuncture technique comparing the efficacy of the combined methodology versus the use of needle technique alone. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Journal of Daoist Studies is the property of Three Pines Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)