A General Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine

1st Edition

Men Jiuzhang, Guo Lei

Routledge
Published November 12, 2009
Reference - 136 Pages - 22 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420090444 - CAT# 90445

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Summary

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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