China publishes first official acupuncture books

Indo Asian News Service

Beijing, Dec 16 (IANS) China Sunday released the country's first official collection of books on the ancient therapy of acupuncture.

Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine therapy that involves insertion of fine metallic needles into the body to relieve pain and cure diseases.

The 30-volume "China Acupuncture Treasury" contains 97 ancient records on acupuncture, of which 48 were recently discovered, the GLobal Times reported.

Published by the Beijing Science and Technology Press, the collection features modern clinical medicine annotations to complement the ancient documents, including overviews, clinical applications and references.

Renowned acupuncture specialist He Puren is the chief editor of the collection.

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