Thieme Almanac 2008 New Edition of Reference Tool

November 02, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
New York/Stuttgart - Thieme Publishers is pleased to announce that the “Thieme Almanac 2008: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine” is now available. Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most widely used healthcare methods in the world. The influential book, the second in the annual series, fully updates the first edition, which debuted to wide acclaim in 2007.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. The “Thieme Almanac 2008” provides detailed information on how acupuncture could play an important role in the treatment of cancer. The book also includes a state-by-state summary of acupuncture regulation in the U.S.

The 500-page almanac boasts 120 additional pages. An abundance of new information has been added while other information has been brought up-to-date. This year’s articles include a lengthy discussion on the concept of 'shen.' Other new topics include veterinary medicine, Kampo medicine, herb-drug interactions, acupuncture in the different ways it is practiced around the world, translation issues, schools and educational programs as well as TCM demographics in 18 countries, including an extended section on the United States.

An international overview of educational programs as well as a listing of societies and relevant organizations is updated yearly, as is information on the ever-changing laws and regulations associated with the field.

The “Thieme Almanac” is steadily becoming one of the primary reference tools used by professionals working in the fields of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. It provides a much-needed international forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and resources.