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In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) foods can be classified in the same way as herbs and used for medicinal purposes - diet therapy is therefore a very large part of TCM and one of its main therapeutic 'tools'. This book presents the theory of modern use and principles of diet therapy. It covers the classification, properties and actions of a wide range of single foods and seasonings, and suggested combinations of foods. It also gives practical guidance on the treatment of common disorders using dietary therapy. This is a practical text (with no strong competitor - very little is published at all in English on this subject) for any health care practitioner who specialises or has an interest in dietary therapy. For students of TCM it is a sound and thorough introduction to the theory and principles of this area of specialisation.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Chiayeng Wang, PhD (University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine)
Description: In Chinese culture, it is believed that all food falls within one of the "five elements" of the body's control cycle. According to Chinese tradition, to obtain the optimal benefit of nutrition, one must carefully select food sources (natural and preserved) that balance the interaction of these different elements. For the same reason, specific formulations of these different types of dietary material have been used to treat aliments that are thought to be caused by an imbalance of the five elements in the body. The book is divided into three major sections; the first section is devoted to ideology of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the second section describes the nature of different food groups, and the third section describes the practical approaches of dietary therapy according to ancient Chinese custom.
Purpose: The purpose is to raise the awareness of the importance of nutrition in normal and disease development, as developed by Chinese tradition. Few such books are available in English, and this book meets its objectives of introducing and discussing TCM dietary therapy.
Audience: This book provides largely lay description of TCM that is expected to be useful for general public. It is likely to be informative to specialists who are interested in exploring the possibility of disease control by ways of natural means, i.e., without drugs, but no scientific basis is provided for these traditional methods.
Features: This book would fare better if more graphic materials were included in the section where the history and principle of TCM are derived. The book has cited 10 references in the introduction. While these references are appropriate, additional references should be included in the other sections of the book. There is a glossary of herbs at the end of the book, although little information can be extracted from this list.
Assessment: This book provides informative materials for two general groups. The first group includes those who are not aware of diet being one of the most powerful medicines for health maintenance. The book will help them take notice, if not comprehend, that the choice of food intake is largely responsible for the stamina of a person. The second group includes those who have a vested interest in learning or practicing traditional dietary therapy. The book provides a fascinating summary and description of ancient, traditional Chinese diet therapy. Although many aspects of the therapy have been practiced for centuries, no scientific basis for these practices is presented.
Chiayeng Wang
In Chinese culture, it is believed that all food falls within one of the ""five elements"" of the body's control cycle. According to Chinese tradition, to obtain the optimal benefit of nutrition, one must carefully select food sources (natural and preserved) that balance the interaction of these different elements. For the same reason, specific formulations of these different types of dietary material have been used to treat aliments that are thought to be caused by an imbalance of the five elements in the body. The book is divided into three major sections; the first section is devoted to ideology of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the second section describes the nature of different food groups, and the third section describes the practical approaches of dietary therapy according to ancient Chinese custom. The purpose is to raise the awareness of the importance of nutrition in normal and disease development, as developed by Chinese tradition. Few such books are available in English, and this book meets its objectives of introducing and discussing TCM dietary therapy. This book provides largely lay description of TCM that is expected to be useful for general public. It is likely to be informative to specialists who are interested in exploring the possibility of disease control by ways of natural means, i.e., without drugs, but no scientific basis is provided for these traditional methods. This book would fare better if more graphic materials were included in the section where the history and principle of TCM are derived. The book has cited 10 references in the introduction. While these references are appropriate, additional references should be included in the other sectionsof the book. There is a glossary of herbs at the end of the book, although little information can be extracted from this list. This book provides informative materials for two general groups. The first group includes those who are not aware of diet being one of the most powerful medicines for health maintenance. The book will help them take notice, if not comprehend, that the choice of food intake is largely responsible for the stamina of a person. The second group includes those who have a vested interest in learning or practicing traditional dietary therapy. The book provides a fascinating summary and description of ancient, traditional Chinese diet therapy. Although many aspects of the therapy have been practiced for centuries, no scientific basis for these practices is presented.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443049675
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/14/1995
  • Edition description: 1st English ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 0.57 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 9.69 (d)

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Table of Contents

PART ONE an INTRODUCTION to DIET THERAPY in TCM: Chapter 1 the Concept, Origin and Development of Diet Therapy in TCM: Concept of TCM Dietary Therapy, Origin and Development of TCM Dietary Therapy . Chapter 2 General Properties of Food: Nature and Taste of Food, Channel Propensities of Food. Chapter 3 the Application of Foods: Combination of Foods, Balanced Diet, Appropriate Use of Food, Preparation of Food, Diet Prohibitions. Chapter 4 the Principles of Dietary Therapy in TCM: Holism in Dietary Therapy, Administration of Diets Based on the Differentiation of Symptoms and Signs. Chapter 5 Principal Methods of Dietary Therapy: Method of Invigorating Qi and Replenishing the Spleen, Method of Enriching Blood and Nourishing Yin, Methods of Tonifying the Kidney and Replenishing the Essence, Method of Reinforcing the Stomach and Promotingthe Production of Body Fluids. Chapter 6 Dietetic Hygiene. PART TWO the PROPERTIES and APPLICATION of FOODS: Chapter 7 Water and Land Vegetables, Fungi, Seaweeds. Chapter 8 Fruits. Cultivated and Wild. Chapter 9 Cereals, Pulses and Nuts. Chapter 10 Fowls and Animals. Chapter 11 Fish, Turtle, Clam and Crab. Chapter 12 Condiments and Miscellaneous. PART THREE DIET RECIPES and DIET PROHIBITIONS for COMMON ILLNESSES: Chapter 13 Internal Illnesses. Chapter 14 Gynecological Diseases. Chapter 15 Pediatric Diseases. Chapter 16 External Diseases and Traumas. Chapter 17 Complaints of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat, Glossary of Herbs.

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