The Foundations of Chinese Medicine

The new edition features new and updated material plus an accompanying website containing over 650 self-testing questions in a variety of formats. "For the student or practitioner of Chinese medicine this is a definitive text book.

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine

De uitgave bespreekt de theorie van de traditionele Chinese geneeskunde en acupunctuur en beschrijft in detail de functie van de acupunctuurpunten en de behandelingsprincipes. Inhoud is gebaseerd op belangrijke referenties naar klassieke en moderne Chinese teksten en verklaart de toepassing van de theorie in een westerse praktijksetting.

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine

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.

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine

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.

The Theoretical Foundations of Chinese Medicine

The book's systematic description of these disciplines involved in acupuncture is a powerful antidote to basic misconceptions prevalent in earlier Western writing on the subject.This is Volume III in the MIT East Asian Science series, ...

The Theoretical Foundations of Chinese Medicine

Although in the United States the scientific value of acupuncture is only now being clinically evaluated for the first time, needling is only one of a number of therapeutic disciplines which have proved effective in China for over two thousand years and which today provide common remedies for more than one quarter of the world's population. Why, asks Dr. Porkert, shouldn't medical men everywhere have access to the premises and results of this medical knowledge?In this book he presents a coherent and systematic account of Chinese theories--the system of correspondence that underlies all of Chinese medicine--using a new and precise Latin terminology (with English equivalents provided for most terms) that he devised over the past decade. The book is based directly and exclusively on Chinese sources, including recent Chinese secondary literature.Chapter 1 introduces the concepts that are the foundation of the system of correspondences--the polar combination yin-yang, which provides a basis for the analysis of all phenomena into complementary groups, and "wu-hsing, " which Dr. Porkert calls the "Five Evolutive Phases," and which are used to resolve cyclic processes into five temporally and qualitatively distinct parts. In Chapter 2 he takes up concepts which relate the body to the cosmos under the title "Phase Energetics" "(yun-ch'i);" these define meteorological, climatic, and immunological factors in health and disease. Chapters 3 and 4 focus on systems of concepts concerned with the body itself. The author has named these systems orbisiconography, sinarteriology, and foraminology. Orbisiconography "(tsang-hsiang), " the "imagery of functional orbs," describes the relationships of the functional systems within the body. It is not, as Dr. Porkert points out, analogous to but the opposite of Western comparative anatomy. Sinarteriology, the study of energetic conduits "(ching-luo), " and foraminology, the study of sensitive points "(shu-hsueh), " indicate the functional relationships manifested at the body's surface as well as within it. The book's systematic description of these disciplines involved in acupuncture is a powerful antidote to basic misconceptions prevalent in earlier Western writing on the subject.This is Volume III in the MIT East Asian Science series, edited by Nathan Sivin.

Chinese Medicine 101

You're studying Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which is awesome! But this is a whole new way of looking at health, the terms are in a different language, the concepts are foreign to your mind, and there so much to memorize!

Chinese Medicine 101

You're studying Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which is awesome! But this is a whole new way of looking at health, the terms are in a different language, the concepts are foreign to your mind, and there so much to memorize! Presented with humor and in simple language, this book cuts to the chase, summarizing difficult concepts and putting them into terms that make sense. Chinese Medicine 101 covers the basic origins and theories of Chinese medicine including yin-yang theory, five element theory, and Zangfu (yin-yang paired organs) functions and interrelationships. Don't procrastinate anymore! Click on the Buy Now button and get your copy today! And watch for Chinese Medicine 102: Complete your Foundations, the second half of your basic understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine. "An excellent and helpful resource for students and also for colleagues! Cat's TCM Notes are professionally made, with love for the patient and a deep understanding of the complex healing mission. Cat Calhoun has proven to be a high responsible professional with a humanistic vision of the Art of Chinese Medicine. I highly recommend them for anyone who is interested in acupuncture."--Georgi M

Understanding the Foundations of Chinese Medicine

The material is based on rigorous reference to ancient and modern Chinese texts, and explains the application of theory in the context of Western clinical practice. The new edition features new and updated material.

Understanding the Foundations of Chinese Medicine

This highly successful textbook covers the basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the use of acupuncture points and the principles of treatment. The material is based on rigorous reference to ancient and modern Chinese texts, and explains the application of theory in the context of Western clinical practice. The new edition features new and updated material.

The Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Yin and yang are used to represent two opposing concepts on the one hand, and they are also used to stand for a harmony between two opposing elements on the other.

The Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Yin and yang are used to represent two opposing concepts on the one hand, and they are also used to stand for a harmony between two opposing elements on the other. All phenomena and objects in the universe can be classified into yin and yang.Five elements refer to wood (mu), fire (huo), earth (tu), metal (jin), and water (shui) which had been used by the ancient Chinese to explain away natural phenomena and their connections with each other. Energy, blood, body fluids are the material bases of the human body, they are the foundations underlying the activities of internal organs, meridians, tissues, and senses. The energy is moving pure and refined materials whose primary functions are those of pushing and warming, it belongs to yang; the blood and the body fluids are two names for water in the body under normal circumstances. The birth, growth, aging, and death as well as the attack and development of diseases are, all of them, the results of the movements and changes of the energy, the blood, and the body fluids.

Five Lectures on the Foundations of Chinese Medicine

The book mainly presents five lectures by Professor Wallner about his latest research on the structure of TCM. Additionally, the book contains contributions from TCM specialists as Zhang Weibo, Lan Feng-Li, and Günter Gunia.

Five Lectures on the Foundations of Chinese Medicine

The book contains the latest results of the research on the foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), done by Professor Wallner from Vienna and a group of leading TCM specialists. The research on TCM does not deal with single medical concepts, but concentrates on its foundations, the structure and form of this medical science. It discusses the relation of TCM and Western Medicine, a concept of science, their peculiarities and differences, the problems of a thoughtless mixture. The book mainly presents five lectures by Professor Wallner about his latest research on the structure of TCM. Additionally, the book contains contributions from TCM specialists as Zhang Weibo, Lan Feng-Li, and Gunter Gunia."

Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine

This revised edition includes a glossary of terms and a materia medica and formulary sufficient to practice the treatments described in the text.

Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine

This revised edition includes a glossary of terms and a materia medica and formulary sufficient to practice the treatments described in the text. As such it is not only a unique, absoloutely-defined and referenced text, but also a self-contained and inexpensive course of study. As a basic text produced to a multi-author, multi-publisher voluntary standard, this revised edition is a unique key for scholars and clinicians alike.

Foundations of Theory for Ancient Chinese Medicine

This remarkable work of scholarship will clarify many questions about the interpretation of the ancient texts for modern use, and will find a place on the bookshelf of every practitioner of Chinese medicine, as well as on those of scholars ...

Foundations of Theory for Ancient Chinese Medicine

Discussion of Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun) and contemporary texts of ancient China form the bedrock of modern Chinese medicine practice, yet these classic texts contain many concepts that are either hard to understand or confusing. Based on over thirty years' medical practice, and study of the texts, this book explains the concepts involved so that the clinical applications of the ancient texts can be better understood and put into practice. The author looks at the larger context of ancient Chinese culture and philosophy in terms of theoretical knowledge, scholarly approach, and mindset in order to explain the basis for the medical texts. He also discusses the work of later Chinese medical scholars in elucidating the texts. He then goes on to look at more specific issues, such as the six conformations, zang-fu organ theory, the theory of qi and blood, the theory of qi transformation, and how these are understood in the ancient texts. He also discusses shao yang and tai yang theory; the element of time, and its place in understanding six conformations diseases. This remarkable work of scholarship will clarify many questions about the interpretation of the ancient texts for modern use, and will find a place on the bookshelf of every practitioner of Chinese medicine, as well as on those of scholars of Chinese medicine.

Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine

This is a great attempt in initiating more people to understand and apply the theory of TCM to diagnose and treat common diseases and provide corresponding formulas.

Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), with a history of thousands of years, is the crystallization of the ancient Chinese''s experiences in their struggle against diseases. It is also an integral part of the Chinese''s splendid culture. Under the influence and direction of classic Chinese philosophies, it has undergone long-term medical practice and infiltrated into, as well as absorbed from, other subjects in that point in time, thus gradually evolving into a unique medical theoretical system that contributed and is still contributing significantly to the healthcare of the Chinese and the prosperity of the Chinese nation.The basic theories of TCM are the theoretical foundations for guiding traditional Chinese preventive medicine and clinical medicine, and encompass aspects such as the philosophical foundation for TCM, understanding the effects of TCM on the physiology and pathology of the human body, and the principles in TCM for life cultivation, rehabilitation, diagnostics, and therapeutics. In this sense, the basic theories are regarded not only as an important part of TCM, but also as a compulsory course fundamental to the study and research of TCM.This book is compiled to allow the majority of readers to understand the theory of TCM and its methods of diagnosing and treating diseases in a relatively short period of time. It provides a brief introduction to the basic characteristics and theory of TCM, and a detailed schedule of learning commonly occurring diseases and patterns and their estimated 60 corresponding prescriptions. This is a great attempt in initiating more people to understand and apply the theory of TCM to diagnose and treat common diseases and provide corresponding formulas.

Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine

This book covers the foundation knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including theory, reasoning, herbs, formulas and applications.

Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine

This book covers the foundation knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including theory, reasoning, herbs, formulas and applications.

Contemporary Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

This text gives the reader an introduction to the ancient theoretical foundations of Chinese medicine, along with glimpses into what a day in the life of a modern practitioner is actually like.

Contemporary Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE explores the theory and practice of oriental medicine, explaining what oriental medicine is and how it works. It discusses the effectiveness of oriental medicine in treating a number of common disorders, including pain control, substance abuse, asthma, digestive disorders, women's reproductive health, HIV, depression, CNS malfunctions, and more. This text gives the reader an introduction to the ancient theoretical foundations of Chinese medicine, along with glimpses into what a day in the life of a modern practitioner is actually like. Part of the Medical Guides to Complementary and Alternative Medicine series, this book was written with the traditional health care provider in mind. Provides basic, foundational material on Oriental Medicine for health professionals with no prior experience in this area Covers hot topics, such as pain management, HIV, women's issues, substance abuse, asthma, digestive disorders and depression Effective organization of content: foundations of theory and practice, practical chapters on specific populations and disorders, then chapters on the direction of the profession and information on referrals Section on The Experience of Oriental Medicine provides a look at how Oriental Medicine is used in the US and integrated into clinics. Well-referenced and includes a glossary for definitions.

Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine

In this exquisitely illustrated pocket atlas, written by a renowned team of international experts, readers will find a concise yet comprehensive synopsis of the entire field of Chinese Medicine.

Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine

In this exquisitely illustrated pocket atlas, written by a renowned team of international experts, readers will find a concise yet comprehensive synopsis of the entire field of Chinese Medicine.

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine E Book

In China, Chinese Medicine is simply called 'Zhong Yi' (which means 'Chinese medicine') to distinguish it from Western medicine (Xi Yi).

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine E Book

This highly successful textbook covers the basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the use of acupuncture points and the principles of treatment. The material is based on rigorous reference to ancient and modern Chinese texts, and explains the application of theory in the context of Western clinical practice. The new edition features new and updated material plus an accompanying website containing over 650 self-testing questions in a variety of formats. 25th Anniversary edition of the Western world’s best-selling book on Chinese medicine! Logical, sequential organization builds from basic theoretical concepts, through functions of individual organs, diagnosis, pathology, pattern recognition & disease categories, and the appropriate use of acupuncture points Clearly explains the theory and practice of Chinese Medicine to Western medical audiences Based on a unique and invaluable combination of extensive clinical experience in the West, current Chinese Medicine textbooks and ancient sources, in particular, the ‘Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine’ (Nei Jing) and the ‘Classic of Difficulties’ (Nan Jing) Includes Pinyin equivalents to make it immediately evident which original term is being translated Abundantly illustrated with over 750 line drawings and more than 1000 tables & boxes designed to emphasize the key facts End of chapter Learning Outcomes point out ‘must-know’ information A helpful colour-plate section provides valuable information for diagnosis Cases Studies and Case Histories apply theory to diagnosis and treatment, bringing the subject to life in a realistic context An extensive Glossary explains new terms and their origins from translation Additional Appendices list Prescriptions, Bibliography and Chinese Chronology Authored by Giovanni Maciocia, one of the Western world's leading subject matter experts An accompanying EVOLVE website provides over 650 self-testing questions and answers to help readers check their understanding of frequently complex information New Case Histories help ‘bring the subject to life’ Expanded subject area coverage including new clinical guidelines and additional acupuncture point combinations Contains further analysis of acupuncture point actions Innovative guidelines aid students learning Chinese Medicine patterns

Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Originally published in China, this re-edited edition (the 3rd book in our Practical TCM series) will provide you with the principles of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases.

Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Wisdom from the East ...for Living in the West Discover the foundation behind this fascinating system of holistic health based on several thousand years of real clinical experience. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a unique, comprehensive, and scientific system, maintaining that the root of a disease must be found, and that a patient must be treated according to their whole being as well as their surrounding natural conditions. Viewing the human as a single, integrated entity that relates with nature, TCM maintains that the human body is affected by any changes that occur in nature, and must be treated as such. Since its beginnings, not only has TCM been well preserved and documented but it has also been continuously developing and growing. Having remarkable curative abilities and few side effects, it is an effective means to prevent and treat diseases and to keep yourself strong and healthy. Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine is systematic, concise, practical and easy to read. Originally published in China, this re-edited edition (the 3rd book in our Practical TCM series) will provide you with the principles of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. Discover the principles of treatment and prevention of diseases. Learn essential primary theories, such as Yin and Yang and the Five Elements Theory, as well as their use in clinical applications. Discover the foundations for diagnostic methods. Essential for today's alternative health library.

Essentials of Chinese Medicine

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.

Essentials of Chinese Medicine

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.