The ancient and modern acupuncture traditions offer countless approaches to diagnosis and treatment. The methods we use to select points, how we stimulate them, the explanatory models we use, whether we use moxa, cupping or bloodletting and even what we say to our patients all affect clinical outcomes – the results we get. But how do we know what is the most appropriate thing for the person in front of us? For experienced practitioners this involves intuition. In this session Charles Buck discusses the way that our intuition may provide profound and reliable guidance or may simply be mistaken. In a quest for the magic of reliable clinical intuition Charles Buck will draw insights on this from the from China’s classical traditions as well as the understandings that come from modern cognitive neuroscience.
Charles Buck MSc, BSc, BAc, FRCHM, FBAcC
With almost 4 decades of and practice Charles Buck is a respected clinician, writer and educator on acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Rooted equally in medical science and in CM he was one of the first in the EU to gain a TCM Master’s degree. Charles pioneered Chinese herbal medicine in Europe and was one of the first five CHM practitioners in the UK. Besides publishing many academic papers Charles Buck has contributed extensively to the development of acupuncture and CM in the UK and the west. A longstanding TCM lecturer and conference speaker Charles has worked as Chair of the British Acupuncture Council and in other leading political TCM roles. His textbook Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine – roots of modern practice was published in 2014.
Charles is Director of the Chester Clinic UK.