"Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion”, English 4th Edition
Launches in North America at the US Center for Chinese Medicine (USCCM) by Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM)
The launch ceremony of the fourth English edition of "Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion" was held on September 14th at USCCM by BUCM. Many acupuncture learners gathered to witness and celebrate the publication of this book. Well-known American acupuncture educator Dave Liu, one of the editors of “Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion,” introduced the important role and impact of this book in the history of acupuncture in the US. Megan Haungs, administrative dean of New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, expressed congratulations on the official release of the book. David Xuhui Li, president of the United Alliance of New York State Licensed Acupuncturists, spoke on behalf of the American physician organization and delivered a congratulatory letter. Rongsheng Lin, vice president of the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, also attended to extend congratulations on this special occasion. American acupuncturist William Dawson shared stories and insights from his over 20 years journey learning Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Daniel Jiao from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and Chao An, director of US Center for Chinese Medicine by Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, were the hosts of the conference. Kai Cheng, the vice editor of “Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion,” professor of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, and grandson of Great Master of Chinese Medicine-Academician Cheng Xinnong, held an on-site book signing with other editors.
Edited by Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and traditional Chinese Medicine Master Cheng Xinong, “Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion” is the first international acupuncture tutorial. It has already been translated into 27 languages and is followed by hundreds of thousands of learners. It serves as the first reference book for acupuncturist examinations in many countries, including the United States and Canada, and is considered a landmark work in the history of international acupuncture education. The new edition of "Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion" strives to highlight the core values of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)’s foundational theories, play a guiding role in the clinical practice of acupuncture, and establishing clinical features. The new edition also strives to align with the direction of international acupuncture education development, broaden international horizons, cite international standards, and adopt an international layout to display the rich knowledge and content inherited from ancient time as well as developed more recently, promote the internationalization of Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion, and introduce the Chinese Medicine to the world.
In recent years, more and more attention has been paid to acupuncture and moxibustion in the United States, and it has begun to be widely used. As the problem of opioid analgesic drug abuse and addiction is becoming more and more serious in the United States, it has become a public crisis of concern to all sectors of society. The scientific and medical communities are striving to provide effective and sustainable solutions to this formidable public health challenge. The US Congress has increased the basic funding of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $500 million since fiscal year 2018 to perform related research. The Food and Drug Administration and other agencies in the United States are looking for non-drug therapies to control pain, and the potential of acupuncture in analgesia has gradually received increased attention. The H.R.6 bill, signed into law by the President of the United States on October 24, 2019, aims to reduce the use of opioids in the United States. It mentions the need to evaluate the analgesic effect of acupuncture and moxibustion within one year. This is the first time that acupuncture and moxibustion has been included in a United States federal legal document. The expanding medical demand also encourages the continuous improvement of the acupuncture and moxibustion industry to meet the needs of serving societal health. The "No Pain Initiative" Acupuncture and Moxibustion Pain Analgesia Project, proposed by the US Center for Chinese Medicine by Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in cooperation with Pan-Asian Volunteer HealthClinic, received funding from the Maryland Health Commission, and uses acupuncture and moxibustion to relieve the suffering of patients with chronic pain.
US Center for Chinese Medicine by Beijing University of Chinese Medicine was established in 2015, and consists of a TCM museum, educational meeting space, clinical area, library and other facilities. It continues to be an important platform for practitioners and fans of traditional Chinese medicine in the United States to learn about traditional Chinese medicine, understand traditional Chinese medicine, and promote communication and research between Chinese and American traditional Chinese medicine hospitals. Since its establishment, it has carried out academic exchanges and medical cooperation with the George Washington Hospital, the National Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and other institutions. Leveraging Beijing University of Chinese Medicine’s rich resources in TCM higher education、 scientific research、and clinical treatment, USCCM plays an important role in facilitating China-U.S. cooperation in the development of TCM higher education fostering scientific research of TCM, disseminatingTCM knowledge, promoting cultural exchanges of TCM between China and the United States, and applying TCM to promote public health and benefit the people of all countries.