Voices of Qi: An Introductory Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine / Edition 2

Voices of Qi: An Introductory Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine / Edition 2

by Alex Holland
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1556433263

ISBN-13: 9781556433269

Pub. Date: 11/28/1999

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

We are in the middle of a cultural revolution in the health care industry. Nearly eight thousand people practice Traditional Chinese Medicine in the US and thirty-five states currently offer some form of legal status for its practice. Many people are seeking alternatives to the Western, medical approach to health care. To these seekers, Voices of Qi is an

Overview

We are in the middle of a cultural revolution in the health care industry. Nearly eight thousand people practice Traditional Chinese Medicine in the US and thirty-five states currently offer some form of legal status for its practice. Many people are seeking alternatives to the Western, medical approach to health care. To these seekers, Voices of Qi is an invaluable aid in exploring what Traditional Chinese Medicine has to offer. Alex Holland has done an admirable job of presenting the basic tenets and practices to this ancient tradition in a clear, concise and accessible manner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556433269
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
648,016
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsiv
Pin Yin Phonetic Alphabetv
Explanatory Notevi
Forewordvii
Introduction1
Chapter 1Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Beginnings9
Balance of Yin and Yang10
The Eight Principles14
The Five Elements15
Chapter 2Theoretical Framework
Vital Substances: Qi, Blood, Shen, and Body Fluids21
Organ Systems27
Meridian and Point Theory32
Causes of Disharmony38
Diagnostic Methods: Looking, Listening, Asking, and Touching42
Chapter 3Modalities for Treatment
Medicine in China Today49
Acupuncture50
Acupressure53
Moxibustion54
Cupping56
Plum Blossom Needling57
Electroacupuncture58
Chinese Herbal Medicine58
Medical Qi Gong62
Chapter 4Visiting a TCM Practitioner
A Variety of Approaches to Treatment65
Visiting a Practitioner66
Cost68
Finding a Practitioner69
Chapter 5The Future: World Medicine
Personal Perspectives71
Appendix AA Brief History of Traditional Chinese Medicine75
Appendix BWorld Health Organization's List of Diseases Helped by Traditional Chinese Medicine79
Appendix CNational Organizations80
Appendix DEducation and Scope of Practice83
Appendix ESynopsis of Safety Record of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine85
Glossary of Terms87
References92
Index93

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