The first text on bloodletting therapy for Western practitioners of Chinese medicine, this authoritative introduction explores the history, theory and function of the practice. Through the exploration of classic texts and contemporary standards, it provides everything needed to gain a comprehensive understanding of the technique.
Henry McCann, DAOM, LAc, Dipl OM, is a licensed, professional practitioner of Chinese Medicine. Dr. McCann studied at the New England School of Acupuncture, and then completed his doctorate in acupuncture and Oriental medicine with specialities in women's health and geriatric medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Prior to his training in medicine he finished a BA and BM at Oberlin College and was a Fulbright fellow to Japan. Dr. McCann is on faculty at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine doctoral program, and the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. In addition to his regular teaching responsibilities, he has taught bloodletting therapy and other advanced topics in Chinese Medicine in Ireland, Germany, Holland, Austria, and Indonesia. He is the co-author of a clinical manual of Tung's acupuncture as well as the author of numerous scholarly articles on all aspects of Chinese Medicine.