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The Essential Book Of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol.1
     

The Essential Book Of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol.1

by Yanchi Liu, Fang Fang Tingyu (Translator), Kathleen Vian (Editor), Peter Eckman (Editor), Chen Chen Laidi (Translator)
 

For more than four thousand years, Chinese scholars and medical practitioners have documented ways of maintaining health and treating illness, from theories of yin-yang and the zang-fu organs to the use of herbs and acupuncture. The Essential Book of Traditional Chinese Medicine marks the first time such concepts have been made accessible to

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For more than four thousand years, Chinese scholars and medical practitioners have documented ways of maintaining health and treating illness, from theories of yin-yang and the zang-fu organs to the use of herbs and acupuncture. The Essential Book of Traditional Chinese Medicine marks the first time such concepts have been made accessible to Westerners in a comprehensive form.

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Science and Technology Reference Review
[An] excellent encyclopedic handbook.

Journal of the American Medical Association
Reflects a great deal of work not only by the author...but also by a group of ten highly proficient translators and editors on both sides of the Pacific who did a wonderful job.

Times Literary Supplement
Now, for the first time, a complete account of traditional Chinese medicine. . . . Volume One is devoted to theory [founded on] the Five Elements of water, fire, wood, metal, and earth, which categorized all natural phenomena including the interaction of body organs. . . . Treatment is the subject of Volume Two, [which contains] a table covering all plants, animals, and minerals believed to have therapeutic activity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231103572
Publisher:
Columbia University
Publication date:
02/15/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Liu Yanchi is Associate Professor and head of the teaching section on the Basic Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a member of the editing commission for the basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine, China Medical Encyclopedia, and Digest of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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