Chinese Nutrition Therapy: Dietetics in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) / Edition 2

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An essential reference for students and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this user-friendly book will also be valued by nutritionists, dieticians, physicians, and anyone interested in living a long and healthy life.
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Editorial Reviews

The Lantern
Provides an excellent introduction to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine and the qualitative effects of foods on our health...[Dr.] Kastner offers practical tips on how to adapt Chinese nutrition therapy to Western foodsand cooking methods. The text is beautifully produced, with many tables for clear reading. A great reference for practitioners, students and teachers of Chinese diet therapy.
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'A comprehensive and precise introduction to the basic principles of TCM and Chinese dietetics [with] practical guidelines for giving nutritional advice. . . The book will attract interested non-professional as well as physicians joining the field of TCM. . . A pleasure to read. . . ' -- Journal of Ethnopharmacology'Practical guidelines...charming reading (is) easy. This is the most useful book on Chinese Nutrition.' --www.OMANM.orgWonderfully organized, understandable...the basics of TCM...all briefly and clearly presented. Throughout the book a few charming icons are used to identify different actions to take...some information is...offset in pale pink boxes, making at-a-glance reading easy. This is the most useful book I now have on Chinese Nutrition. --Oriental Medicine Association of New MexicoThe most comprehensive..also designed for easy use. Not only are foods listed (as in most book on this topic), it also lists medical conditions and what foods can benefit them. Also included is the vitally important diagnostic differentiations (pulse and tongue) needed to understand whether a patient has a hot, dry cough or a cold/damp cough.--David Winston,,
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783131309624
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 2/3/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 1,053,058
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

General Practitioner in Private Practice in Munich; Founder and Medical Director of the Academy for Acupuncture and TCM (afat), Bochum, Germany
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Table of Contents

1 Theory 1
A Introduction to the basic principles of traditional Chinese medicine and Chinese dietetics 3
B Methodology of nutritional therapy 21
2 Chinese dietetics in practice 37
3 Practical application of Chinese dietetics 51
A General applications of Chinese dietetics 53
B Application of Chinese dietetics for specific conditions 67
4 Food classification 103
5 Clinical examples 163
6 Chinese dietetics at a glance 221
7 Glossary 251
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