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How Does Acupuncture Really Work?



Are you ready to find out once and for all how acupuncture really works—in the real world, on real people? Acupuncture Matters has the answer.

In this acupuncture manifesto from AcuTake, founding editor Sara Calabro reflects on the ways in which acupuncture can help us lead healthier, simpler, more meaningful lives.

Acupuncture Matters examines how understanding acupuncture principles opens up possibilities and inspires new perspectives on health and life. This is how acupuncture really works.


Why is this book important?

Under the mainstream medical model—riddled with bureaucracy, over testing, undue dependence on pharmaceuticals and rigid research practices—we are steadily growing sicker, heavier and unhappier. Acupuncture Matters explains why acupuncture is an effective, safe and low-cost antidote to this vicious cycle.

But it’s not just about health. By teaching us to slow down and be more intentional, acupuncture provides a new lens for seeing all aspects of modern life. This brings awareness to our patterns and helps dismantle the ones that hold us back from realizing our full potential.

Acupuncture Matters looks at how understanding acupuncture principles can potentially improve the following areas: urban planning, technology, business, personal finance, eating, relationships, work, diversity and many others.






Who is this book for?

Acupuncture Matters is for anyone who’s interested in thinking more broadly.

This includes regular acupuncture goers just as much as needle-phobes—there’s even a section dedicated to helping people get over needle fears!

It includes experienced acupuncturists as well as new practitioners and students. It includes doctors, nurses and other biomedical clinicians who are curious about new viewpoints.

It includes teachers, full-time moms, full-time dads, lawyers, baristas, scientists, therapists, construction workers, yoga instructors, entrepreneurs, retirees, chefs, nannies, musicians, dentists, painters, writers, dog walkers, journalists, architects and bartenders.

This book is for anyone who sometimes feels stuck. Acupuncture, ironically, is the ultimate tool for becoming unstuck.






What will I learn?

Acupuncture Matters achieves the following:

> Explains acupuncture theory and benefits in an accessible way.
> Provides actionable suggestions for applying acupuncture principles to daily living.
> Helps people communicate with loved ones about how acupuncture can help them.
> Helps acupuncturists articulate to patients the big-picture ways in which acupuncture works.
> Demystifies acupuncture for people who are either skeptical or nervous about about trying it.
> Answers important questions about acupuncture research.
> Provides concrete steps for how people can help improve acupuncture access.








Who wrote it?

Sara Calabro is an acupuncturist and writer. Before studying acupuncture, Sara worked for 10 years as a healthcare business journalist. She combined her journalism and acupuncture experience to create AcuTake, an online publication dedicated to improving acupuncture education and access. She is a regular blogger for The Huffington Post and a contributing writer for Acupuncture Today. Sara currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.


How much is it?

Acupuncture Matters is now available in digital and print. Both versions include 70+ pages of acupuncture insights and all original photography—updated for this revised version!

Print copies of Acupuncture Matters are $24.99 $19.99 and digital copies are $19.99 $9.99. Order your copy now!