Essential Texts in Chinese Medicine

Essential Texts in Chinese Medicine Author Richard Bertschinger
ISBN-10 9780857011350
Release 2014-12-21
Pages 320
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In this selection of core texts, Richard Bertschinger presents a commentary and translation of the key writings for students and practitioners of Chinese medicine in the 21st century from the ancient, definitive set of books on Chinese medicine, the Huangdi Neijing or 'the Yellow Emperor's Medical Classic'. Bertschinger selects the key sections of the long and often impenetrable Huangdi Neijing that are vital for students and practitioners to know and understand for practice today, and provides an accessible view of these fundamental writings which remain central to all traditional approaches to medicine in China. Taking eminent Ming doctor and scholar Li Zhongzi's selection of texts as a basis, he also includes a number of additional texts from the Huangdi Neijing on topics such as the spirit in treatment, a resonance with nature, the art of needling, and the Five Elemental body and personality types, thus ensuring the relevance of this core set of information for students and practitioners of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine today.



Modern Computational Approaches to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Modern Computational Approaches to Traditional Chinese Medicine Author Zhaohui Wu
ISBN-10 9780123985101
Release 2012
Pages 233
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Recognized as an essential component of Chinese culture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is both an ancient medical system and one still used widely in China today. TCM's independently evolved knowledge system is expressed mainly in the Chinese language and the information is frequently only available through ancient classics and confidential family records, making it difficult to utilize. The major concern in TCM is how to consolidate and integrate the data, enabling efficient retrieval and discovery of novel knowledge from the dispersed data. Computational approaches such as data mining, semantic reasoning and computational intelligence have emerged as innovative approaches for the reservation and utilization of this knowledge system. Typically, this requires an inter-disciplinary approach involving Chinese culture, computer science, modern healthcare and life sciences. This book examines the computerization of TCM information and knowledge to provide intelligent resources and supporting evidences for clinical decision-making, drug discovery, and education. Recent research results from the Traditional Chinese Medicine Informatics Group of Zhejiang University are presented, gathering in one resource systematic approaches for massive data processing in TCM. These include the utilization of modern Semantic Web and data mining methods for more advanced data integration, data analysis and integrative knowledge discovery. This book will appeal to medical professionals, life sciences students, computer scientists, and those interested in integrative, complementary, and alternative medicine. Interdisciplinary book bringing together Traditional Chinese Medicine and computer scientists Introduces novel network technologies to Traditional Chinese Medicine informatics Provides theory and practical examples and case studies of new techniques



Wan s Clinical Application of Chinese Medicine

Wan s Clinical Application of Chinese Medicine Author Giorgio Repeti
ISBN-10 0857010301
Release 2011-08-15
Pages 160
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Much of acupuncture practice in the West remains incomplete or less potent because it has been based upon particular interpretations often by only one individual, in translation. The broad, diverse and ancient practices of Chinese medicine are often misconstrued and overshadowed by the more modern Traditional Chinese Medicine in Westernised texts. This book places more powerful tools in the hands of practitioners and expands our knowledge of the full potential of Chinese medical practices. Grandmaster Wan was a well known doctor of Chinese medicine, who in the traditional way of Chinese teaching took on only a handful of students throughout his life, one of whom was Giorgio Repeti. The author's extensive notes, derived from his years of discipleship to Grandmaster Wan, form the basis of this book, and he has in the core of the book resisted any temptation to include his own views or amend those of the teacher. The approach described was characterised by Grandmaster Wan as the 3E approach (easy, economical and efficient), and is deceptively simple. It is, however, an approach that can only fully be comprehended through reflection and experience. The book covers the basic principles of diagnosis, with chapters on pulse and tongue diagnosis. A key chapter on acupuncture provides clear directives for treatment that relies on simple yet powerful underpinning principles, and challenges the much more complex approach to acupuncture commonly taught in the West. Herbal medicines and herbal treatments for cold, warm and hot diseases are also covered. This clinically based text will provide an essential vademecum for practitioners of Chinese medicine, and a thoughtful introduction for students that will carry them through to their own practice.



The Foundations of Chinese Medicine

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine Author Giovanni Maciocia
ISBN-10 UOM:39015062410868
Release 2005
Pages 1205
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This exciting new edition covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the function of the acupuncture points and principles of treatment.



Essential Subtleties on the Silver Sea

Essential Subtleties on the Silver Sea Author
ISBN-10 0520913213
Release 1999-02-01
Pages 525
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Here is the first translation into English of the complete Yin-Hai Jing-Wei, a classic fifteenth-century text on Chinese ophthalmology. As one of the few original manuscripts on traditional Chinese medicine translated into a Western language, this work offers an unprecedented view of the practice of medicine, and specifically eye care, in premodern China. Superbly rendered from the classical Chinese and extensively annotated by Paul U. Unschuld and Jürgen Kovacs, the text provides detailed descriptions of the etiology, symptomatology, and therapy of every eye disease known to fifteenth-century Chinese practitioners. The translators' introduction also provides the first in-depth analysis of the development of this specialty within Chinese medicine. As a source for comparative studies of Chinese and Western medicine and numerous other issues in the history of medicine and Chinese thought, the Yin-Hai Jing-Wei has no equal in the Western world.



Seventy Essential TCM Formulas for Beginners

Seventy Essential TCM Formulas for Beginners Author Bob Flaws
ISBN-10 0936185597
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 267
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At TCM colleges in China, undergraduates learn a basic repertoire of between 50 and 100 herbal formulas. This includes one or two formulas from each of 21 major categories. By learning to modify this core group of formulas with additions and subtractions, one will have a basic repertoire of formulas for most clinical occasions. This book is not meant to replace or compete with Bensky & Barolet's Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies. It is meant as an outline for prioritized study and use by under-graduates and new practitioners.



Treatment of Infertility with Chinese Medicine

Treatment of Infertility with Chinese Medicine Author Jane Lyttleton
ISBN-10 9780702054327
Release 2013-04-15
Pages 520
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The second edition of this popular text systematically addresses all aspects of treatment of infertility using Chinese medicine. Clinically focused and with a new easy-to-navigate design, the book begins by covering all the essential fundamentals you will need to understand and treat infertility, before going on to look at what Chinese medicine offers in the way of treatment for functional infertility in men and women, gynecological disorders which contribute to infertility and relevant lifestyle factors. Jane Lyttleton importantly devotes a large part of the book to discussing ways in which Chinese medicine and Western medicine might work together to overcome infertility, and details the increased experience over the past decade in working with IVF patients and their specialists. Leaps forward have also been made in the understanding of conditions such as Polycystic ovarian syndrome and immune infertility. New Features · Greatly expanded section on the place of Chinese medicine and IVF in treatment of infertility · New information on Polycystic ovarian disease and immune infertility and how Chinese medicine approaches their treatment · Updated and balanced advice on pre-conception care · Clinically focused, with easy-to-navigate design Detailed and clear Chinese medicine treatment strategies are described. Information on reproductive biology and Western physiology are included to provide an understanding of the complexity of a patient's symptoms and conditions. Western treatment options that may impact Chinese medicine treatment are described, along with details about how these two perspectives can work together. Clinical approaches to supporting the early stages of a pregnancy and preventing miscarriage are included. Advice is offered on pre-conception help and the optimum diet and lifestyle choices for preparing for a pregnancy. The author is a well-known specialist in this field.



The Psyche in Chinese Medicine

The Psyche in Chinese Medicine Author Giovanni Maciocia
ISBN-10 9780702047770
Release 2009-07-30
Pages 688
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THE PSYCHE IN CHINESE MEDICINE comprehensively discusses the treatment of mental-emotional disorders with both acupuncture and herbal medicine. Suitable for practitioners and students of Chinese medicine it discusses first the aetiology, pathology and diagnosis of mental disorders. It explores the nature of the Mind (Shen), Ethereal Soul (Hun), Corporeal Soul (Po), Intellect (Yi) and Will-Power (Zhi) and then presents the diagnosis and treatment of the most common psychological disorders with both acupuncture and Chinese herbs in detail. Specific chapters focus on the treatment of common conditions including depression, anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, bipolar disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Each condition is illustrated with case histories from the author’s 35 years-long practice. Comprehensive discussion of the nature of the Shen, Hun, Po, Yi and Zhi in Chinese medicine The first detailed description of the nature and functions of the Hun (Ethereal Soul) and how that relates to conditions such as depression, bipolar disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder An entire chapter dedicated to the functions of acupuncture points in the treatment of mental-emotional disorders Case studies that offer realistic insights and understanding to the range of diagnostic and treatment choices the practitioner can make Attractive 2-colour page layout gives easy access and navigation around the text



Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China

Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China Author Volker Scheid
ISBN-10 0822328720
Release 2002-06-12
Pages 407
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As a traditional healing art that has established a contemporary global presence, Chinese medicine defies many categories and raises many interesting questions. If Chinese medicine is "traditional," why has it not disappeared with the rest of traditional Chinese society? If, as some claim, it is a science, what does that imply about what we call science? What is the secret to Chinese medicine's remarkable adaptability that has allowed it to prosper for more than 2000 years? In Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China Volker Scheid presents an ethnography of Chinese medicine, but an ethnography informed by some atypical approaches. Scheid, a medical anthropologist and doctor of Chinese medicine in practice for more than a decade, has produced an ethnography which, unlike those ethnographies that search for an irreducible essence of their subject, accepts plurality as an intrinsic and non-reducible aspect of medical practice. It has been widely noted that a patient visiting ten different practitioners of Chinese medicine may receive ten different prescriptions for the same complaint, and yet many of these various treatments may be effective. In attempting to illuminate the plurality inherent in Chinese medical practice, Scheid redefines - and in some cases abandons - traditional anthropological concepts such as tradition, culture, and practice, in favour of approaches from disciplines such as cognitive studies and systems theory. Most frequently he employs tools from science and technology studies (STS) and as a result sheds light not only on Chinese medicine, but also on these western academic traditions themselves. Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China is the product of two decades of research, and countless interviews and case studies. It will appeal to a western academic audience as well as practitioners of Chinese medicine and other interested medical professionals, including those from western biomedicine.



Chinese Medicine in Early Communist China 1945 1963

Chinese Medicine in Early Communist China  1945 1963 Author Kim Taylor
ISBN-10 9781134283606
Release 2004-08-02
Pages 256
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Using original sources, this significant text looks at the transformation of Chinese medicine from a marginal, side-lined medical practice of the early twentieth century, to an essential and high-profile part of the national health-care system under the Chinese Communist Party. The political, economic and social motives which drove this promotion are analyzed and the extraordinary role that Chinese medicine was meant to play in Mao Zedong's revolution is fully explored for the first time, making a major contribution to the history of Chinese medicine.



Essentials of Chinese Medicine

Essentials of Chinese Medicine Author Zhanwen Liu
ISBN-10 1848825900
Release 2009-09-16
Pages 378
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The Essentials of Chinese Medicine is a text book intended for international students who wish to gain a basic understanding of Chinese Medicine (CM) at the university level. The idea of writing such a text was originated from the Sino-American Consortium for the Advancement of Chinese Medicine (SACACM), which was founded in February 2000. In 1995, the British Hong Kong Administration set up a Preparatory Committee for the Development of Chinese Medicine to look into ways of bringing Chinese medical practice and herbal trade under proper control and r- ulation. After the reuni?cation of Hong Kong with mainland China in 1997, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region continued the efforts to uplift the practice of CM to a fully professional level through legislation. To help bring up a new generation of professional CM practitioners, the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) obtained approval from the Government’s univ- sity funding authority to develop a School of Chinese Medicine to prepare students who will meet the future professional requirements through public examinations. In order to establish itself quickly as a rigorous provider of university level CM education, HKBU sought alliance with eight major CM universities in the Chinese Mainland, and one US university which was interested in developing CM edu- tion within its medical college. As a result, the Consortium known as SACACM was formed, with ten founding institutions from Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Sh- dong, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Heilongjiang, Hong Kong, and the United States.



Compendium of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Compendium of Traditional Chinese Medicine Author Serena Chellini
ISBN-10 9788892617803
Release 2016-08-05
Pages 354
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With extraordinary skill, and using a clear and direct language, the author takes us on a journey through the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine. By ably mastering the subject, she provides the reader with a valuable tool that allows him to safely navigate through this vast topic. This compendium is clearly laid out and is not only extremely useful to experienced therapists, but, thanks to its ease of consultation and accessibility, it is an excellent source of information for those who are approaching the study of this ancient discipline for the first time. The basic principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine are explained by the author with great simplicity. She shows us with clarity and precision the interrelation between symptoms and imbalances, the mapping of points and meridians is easily readable, and even the Extraordinary Channels, which, unfortunately, are often overlooked by other TCM texts, are dealt with clearly and in detail. The author does not use complicated language but conveys everything the reader needs to know about Traditional Chinese Medicine in an easy to read style; this compendium is full of information like an encyclopedia and at the same time it is essential and synthetic like a notebook.



Pricking the Vessels

Pricking the Vessels Author Henry McCann
ISBN-10 9780857011398
Release 2014-02-21
Pages 168
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The first text on bloodletting therapy for Western practitioners of Chinese medicine, this authoritative text explores the theory and function of bloodletting, and provides detailed instruction on its clinical use. Bloodletting therapy, which works to remove internal and external disruptions to the system through the withdrawal of small quantities of blood, has numerous benefits, especially concerning the treatment of complex or chronic disease. Yet the technique is often met with alarm in the West and side-lined in favour of less controversial treatments such as fine-needle acupuncture, and moxibustion. This book provides a concise overview of its theory, historical and contemporary relevance, and clinical guidance. With detailed reference to the classic texts, the author clarifies the fundamental Chinese medical theory related to blood and the network vessels, and provides an in-depth discussion of the benefits of and practice guidelines for bloodletting. The book includes a chapter on the classical acupuncture techniques of Tung Ching Chang whose work is attracting increasing attention in the West. Through the exploration of classic texts and contemporary standards, the book provides everything needed to gain a comprehensive understanding of the technique and to encourage its use as a viable treatment option in the West. It will be an invaluable addition to the resources available for acupuncturists, as well as students and practitioners of Chinese medicine more generally, including those interested in all Chinese approaches to health.



Chinese medicine

Chinese medicine Author Pierre Huard
ISBN-10 UOM:39015000289812
Release 1968-01-01
Pages 256
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Chinese medicine has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Chinese medicine also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Chinese medicine book for free.



Spirits of the Lesser Gods

Spirits of the Lesser Gods Author Rhonda McClenton
ISBN-10 9781581123449
Release 2007-02
Pages 416
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Reiki is an emerging adjunctive therapy that claims to provide physical and psychological healing as well as an experience of spiritual connection. It is increasingly employed in counseling centers, hospitals, and even churches. Reiki is believed by many to be a safe, non-invasive healing intervention that draws individuals towards God. Reiki practitioners maintain that they imitate Jesus' laying on of hands and claim that their praxis is essentially the same as the healing used by Jesus as well as by Buddha. An ethnographic multi-case study was performed comparing the experiences of nine individuals, four who received Reiki therapy and five who received Christ-based hands-on healing. The long interview format was employed. The transcribed data were coded and analyzed for similar and distinct themes. In addition, a brief survey was utilized to determine the spiritual interests and involvement of each participant and the spiritual consequences of their healing experiences. The findings indicate that Reiki healing is distinct from that which is depicted in the Bible. Reiki appears to open up individuals to an "energy-based" healing modality that is spiritual in nature but is not specifically Christian. As reported by Reiki practitioners, it is a spirituality which welcomes shamanism, psychic healing, clairvoyance, spirit guides, and a host of other metaphysical practices as individuals become more intimately involved. In addition, the research demonstrates that Reiki therapy, over time, can cause physical, emotional, and spiritual harm. The writer contends that biblical healing, which at its core is soteriological and dependent upon the ministry of the Holy Spirit, heals mind, body, and spirit without harmful consequences.



Chinese Medical Qigong

Chinese Medical Qigong Author Kevin Chen
ISBN-10 0857010174
Release 2010-10-15
Pages 672
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Qigong is one of the most important aspects of traditional Chinese culture and medicine. In recent years, Qigong therapy has attracted more and more attention from modern medicine and science and is now widely applied in clinical settings to treat illness and promote well-being. Chinese Medical Qigong is the first English translation of the only official textbook of medical Qigong, now in its third edition, used in colleges and universities of traditional Chinese medicine in China. Correlating the traditional therapies of Qigong with the most recent outcomes of modern scientific research, it is the authoritative introduction to the knowledge system and content of Qigong study. This textbook will be an essential tool for medical students and healthcare professionals working in complementary and alternative therapies as well as for all those seeking a better understanding of the beneficial medical applications of Qigong.



Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine

Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine Author Marnae C. Ergil
ISBN-10 9783131468017
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 415
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Award Winner! Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine has won first prize at the Association of American Publishers' PROSE Awards and been recognized as the best nursing and allied health text published in 2009.Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine offers so much more and is so much more clearly, articulately and professionally presented that it can, and should, replace the earlier best-selling The Web That Has No Weaver. --Blue Poppy Enterprises March 2011A traditional medicine with up-to-date applications, Chinese Medicine is gaining steady acceptance throughout the world. In this exquisitely illustrated Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine, written by a renowned team of international experts, readers will find a concise yet comprehensive synopsis of the entire field. From the clinical practice of acupuncture and moxibustion to Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition therapy, Tai Ji, Qi Gong, and Tuina, the book offers a deep understanding of the underlying theory, characteristics, and fundamental concepts of Chinese Medicine, as well as its philosophical and cultural basis. For those needing a single volume overview of this broad and multi-faceted field, this book is unrivalled.Highlights Full coverage of the basic tenets of Chinese Medicine, from its historical roots to modern scientific research, methods, and findings Informative chapter on diagnosis in Chinese Medicine Practical discussion of Chinese herbs and their usage, including formulas for various common ailments Insights from leading specialists on their respective disciplines Proven pocket atlas format, with double-page spreads and juxtaposition of text and related photographs, drawings, and charts for easy comprehension More than 150 beautifully detailed, full-color illustrations demonstrating key models Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine is a must-have resource for students and practitioners of Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, and complementary medicine, including medical doctors in acupuncture training. General physicians interested in expanding their services will also benefit from the wealth of information in this practical guide.