Title

Nurses and holistic modalities: the history of Chinese medicine and acupuncture

Document Type

Journal Article

PubMed ID

30747777

Publisher

NLM (Medline)

School

School of Nursing and Midwifery

RAS ID

27583

Comments

Originally published as: Wang, C. C., Zhu, R., & Tan, J. -. (2019). Nurses and holistic modalities: The history of Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Holistic Nursing Practice, 33(2), 90-94. Original article available here

Abstract

Holistic nursing practices holism and holistic modalities to create a healing space and optimize the healing process. Holistic nurses employ a complementary and integrative focus in their work and help patients access their greatest healing potential. This article supports that nursing professionals embrace acupuncture and alternative therapy as a great gift that inspire them to extend their already extraordinary healing power. An overview of the history of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the development and milestones of acupuncture and moxibustion in past dynasties is presented. In particular, the development of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture in the last 20 years, as well as how social and economic conditions have impacted their expansion, is discussed.

DOI

10.1097/HNP.0000000000000312

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