A General Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Men Jiuzhang, Guo Lei
CRC Press, Nov 12, 2009 - Medical - 136 pages
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Established by the Western Han dynasty more than 2,000 years ago, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is currently finding increased acceptance. A General Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine explores the thinking behind TCM, its philosophy-based theory, and its cutting-edge uses in today’s clinical practice. The book covers:

  • Establishment and characteristics of TCM’s theory
  • Establishment and development of TCM’s clinical system.
  • Basic features of TCM
  • TCM’s philosophical bases: primordial qi, yin-yang and Five Elements
  • TCM’s medical model, method, and architecture

Organized to make information easily accessible, each chapter contains:

  • Goals & Requirements and Key Contents to enable readers to understand the core and the outline of the chapter
  • Endnotes for readers to learn some cultural and historical information peculiar to China
  • Glossary for readers to understand more specific information about TCM and Chinese culture

Complete with chapter outlines and ancillary material, this carefully designed guide brings a time-tested practice back to the future.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Theoretical System of TCM Formation and Characters
17
Clinical System of TCM Formation and Development
27
Basic Features of TCM
37
Philosophical Foundation of TCM
55
Model Method and Architecture of TCM
99
Main References
113
Endnotes
115
Glossary
121
Back cover
127
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