Huang Di Nei Jing Ling Shu: The Ancient Classic on Needle Therapy

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Univ of California Press, Jul 19, 2016 - Health & Fitness - 798 pages
The╩Ling Shu, also known as the╩Ling Shu Jing, is part of a unique and seminal trilogy of ancient Chinese medicine, together with the╩Su Wen╩and╩Nan Jing.╩It constitutes the foundation of a two-thousand-year healing tradition that remains active to this day. Its therapeutic approach is based on a purely secular science of nature, with natural laws serving as guidelines for human behavior and medical treatment. No other text offers such broad insights into the thinking and manifest action of the authors of the time. Following an introduction, this volume contains the full original Chinese text of the╩Ling Shu, an English translation of all eighty-one chapters, and notes on difficult-to-grasp passages and possible changes in the text over time on the basis of Chinese primary and secondary literature of the past two thousand years and translator Paul UnschuldŇs own work. The╩Ling Shu╩reveals itself as a completely rational work, and, in many of its statements, a surprisingly modern one. It will provide the foundation for comparisons with the nearly contemporaneous╩Corpus Hippocraticum╩of ancient Europe and todayŇs iterations of traditional Chinese Medicine as well.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Chapter
4
The Causes of Illness
15
About the Translation
28
Chapter
35
Chapter 2
53
Chapter 3
67
║¨ſfWiſł The Physical Appearances of Diseases resulting from the Presence
85
Chapter 37
387
Chapter 39
401
ff H H The Ties between Yin and Yang Qil and Sun and Moon
409
Chapter 44
425
Chapter 47
447
Chapter 48
465
5 On Courage
489
Chapter 53
509

Chapter 5
111
J║ſilń Longevity Early Death Hardness and Softness
125
Chapter 7
147
Chapter
175
Chapter II
209
Chapter 13
225
Chapter 14
239
Chapter 17
253
Chapter 19
269
Chapter 58
279
Chapter 22
287
Chapter 24
305
Chapter 27
321
Chapter 29
341
Chapter 31
355
Chapter 35
373
Chapter 56
523
The Robber Wind
533
Chapter 60
547
Chapter 62
565
Chapter 65
595
ſjň The Application of the Needles
613
║ Cold and Heat Sensations
627
Chapter 72
647
Chapter 74
669
ſ║ff The Movements of the Guard Qi
699
Chapter 78
719
Chapter 79
739
J║Ńň On Massive Confusion
753
GLOSSARY
777
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Paul U. Unschuld is Professor and Director of the Horst-Goertz Endowment Institute for the Theory, History, and Ethics of Chinese Life Sciences at CharitŽ-Medical University, Berlin. His previous books include╩Medicine in China: A History of Ideas╩and╩What is Medicine? Western and Eastern Approaches to Health Care.

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