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

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Overview

Kastner's Chinese Nutrition Therapy is an excellent introduction to Chinese dietetics for both students and practitioners of Chinese medicine ... I whole-heartedly endorse his book. - Nigel Wiseman

For millennia, the Chinese have taught that a healthy, appropriate diet is an integral part of maintaining good health and healing various disorders. Here, the author demystifies Chinese dietetics, one of the pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Joerg Kastner provides an introduction to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the energetics of foods. Emphasizing a holistic approach throughout, Chinese Nutrition Therapy provides readers with tools for integrating the principles of Chinese dietetics into their daily lives. The book includes a comprehensive classification of more than 300 readily available foods such as vegetables, grains, herbs and spices, fruit, meat, seafood, dairy products, oils and fats, and more. Numerous clinical examples and treatment suggestions artfully combine Western medical conditions with Chinese diagnostic techniques.

For this second edition the section on clinical examples has been expanded by detailed chapters on the treatment of obesity and physical and / or emotional fatigue. The explanation of causes of diseases according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the different symptoms, and the lists of recommended foods and foods to avoid are supplemented by advice on the adequate acupuncture treatment.

Highlights:

  • Descriptions of Chinese dietetics in practice and discussions of dietary factors, such as seasonal adaptations and differing requirements for children and seniors
  • Practical tips on how to adapt Chinese nutrition therapy to Western products and cooking methods
  • Clinical examples covering the major organ systems
  • A handy A to Z list of common foods and their healing characteristics

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.

An award-winning international medical and scientific publisher, Thieme has demonstrated its commitment to the highest standard of quality in the state-of-the-art content and presentation of all of its products. Thieme's trademark blue and silver covers have become synonymous with excellence in publishing.

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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.--The LanternThe author has done a very good job of introducing and explaining some often hard-to-get concepts and theories associated with TCM and Chinese dietetics...breakdowns, symbols, and highlights...help readers get key messages and points...anoyone interested in this topic should consider reading it.--American Journal of Lifestyle MedicineWell written...offers practical examples of the application of TCM...Dr. Kastner vividly captures the essence of TCM and its applications in nutritional therapy in a sensible and accurate manner...a welcome addition to the libraries of nutritional consultants and dietitians, herbalists, naturopathic doctors, physicians and nurses.--HerbalGram
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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783131309624
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 2/3/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 816,317
  • 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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