Ancient Herbs, Modern Medicine: Improving Your Health by Combining Chinese Herbal Medicine and Western Medicine

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 496 pages
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The best of Eastern and Western medicine in an integrative healing system for the mind, body, and spirit.

Now, for the first time, a Western physician and a doctor of Oriental medicine combine the unparalleled technological advances of the West with the unmatched wisdom and healing touch Chinese herbal medicine provides for many diseases and conditions that elude modern medicine. Ancient Herbs, Modern Medicine demonstrates the many important, highly effective ways Chinese medicine and Western medicine can complement each other in treating everything from allergies and insomnia to mental illness and cancer. This accessible, comprehensive guide offers many informative and enlightening case studies and up-to-the-minute information on:

• How integrative medicine combines the best of Western pharmacology and Eastern herbology

• How integrative medicine helps fight the diseases and illnesses of our time, including allergies, asthma, and chronic fatigue syndrome, and eases and even reverses symptoms of arthritis, diabetes, depression, osteoporosis, AIDS, heart disease, and cancer--often without side effects

• How Chinese medicine can help you recognize signs before an illness
becomes a crisis

• The importance of Western techniques in diagnosing serious diseases

• Why Chinese medicine offers the most effective treatment for many chronic/recurrent illnesses

• Restoring essential balance to the Five Energetic Systems--the Heart, Lung, Spleen, Liver, and Kidney Energies

• The Eight Strategies of Herbal Therapy--how herbs work in your body

Plus illuminating discussions of the basic principles of Chinese medicine, as well as food remedy recipes, diagrams, glossaries of medical terms and herbs, resource listings, and much more to help you tailor an integrative health regimen that is right for you.


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Contents

Diagnosis
15
Everything that goes on within you can be seen on
31
Acupuncture
45
All Alnout Herbs
73
Chronic or Recurrent Illnesses
89
The Gray Zone ot Health
111
Mental Illness Anxietfl and Depression
123
IO Aclrenal BurnoutKidney Energu Deticiencu
135
Treating cancer with integrative medicine
173
I5 Hepatitis
192
Treating Degenerative and Progressive Diseases
205
15
214
Health Maintenance and Excellence
227
Womens Health
249
I8 Sports Medicine
272
PART FIVE
305

Allergiesasthma autoimmune conditions and chronic fatigue
156
l2 Cancer
167
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327
Glossary of Chinese Medical Terms 575
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