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Celestial Healing: Energy, Mind and Spirit in Traditional Medicines of China, and East and Southeast Asia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848190603
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/17/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,427,722
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Chronological Phases of Chinese Medicine viii

Preface 1

Part I China

1 The World of Chinese Medicine 11

2 The Dynasties of Chinese Medicine 21

3 The Concepts of Chinese Medicine 26

4 The Body of Chinese Medicine 40

5 Diet, Foods, and Chinese Herbal Medicine 51

6 Acupuncture and Moxibustion 65

7 Manual Methods and Chinese Massage 79

Part II East Asia

8 Korean and Japanese Medicine 91

9 Macrobiotics 97

10 Reiki and Shiatsu 103

Part III Southeast Asia

11 The Celestial and the Shamanic 129

12 Traditional Medicines of Southeast Asia: Cultural and Natural Influences 136

13 The Malay Peninsula and the Indonesian Archipelago 143

14 The Philippine Islands 150

15 Mainland Vietnam, Thailand, and Burma 155

Part IV Chinese Medicine in the West and Worldwide

16 Chinese Medicine in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries 177

17 Chinese Medicine in Europe and North America 182

18 Chinese Medicine Works 189

Appendix I Common Chinese and East Asian Remedies Widely Available and Used in the Western World Today 201

Appendix II Southeast Asian Herbal Remedies 209

Biographies 213

References 215

Furter Reading 217

Index 218

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