The Web That Has No Weaver

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The Web That Has No Weaver is the classic, comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Chinese alternative medicine. This accessible and invaluable resource has earned its place as the foremost authority in synthesizing Wester and Eastern healing practices.

This revised edition is the product of years of further reflection on ancient Chinese sources and active involvement in cutting-edge scientific research.

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Overview

The Web That Has No Weaver is the classic, comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Chinese alternative medicine. This accessible and invaluable resource has earned its place as the foremost authority in synthesizing Wester and Eastern healing practices.

This revised edition is the product of years of further reflection on ancient Chinese sources and active involvement in cutting-edge scientific research.

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This volume introduces readers to Eastern medicine and synthesizes some aspects of these ancient traditions with modern Western medicine. Kaptchuk, O.M.D., associate director of the Center for Alternative Medicine Research and Education at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, discusses the ideas of Qi, Essence, Spirit, and Fluids, as well as the basics of acupuncture and herbology. The bulk of the book focuses on the notion of harmony, the body's patterns, and signs of disharmony. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809228409
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/11/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 88,846
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Ted J. Kaptchuk, O.M.D., is associate director of the Center for Alternative Medicine Research and Education at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword by Margaret Caudill
Foreword by Andrew Weil
1. Medicine East and West: Two Ways of Seeing, Two Ways of Thinking
2. The Fundamental Textures: Qi, Blood, Essence, Spirit, and Fluids
3. The Organs of the Body: The Harmonious Landscape
4. The Meridians: The Warp and Woof
5. Origins of Disharmony: Stormy Weather
6. The Four Examinations: Signs and Symptoms
7. The Eight Principal Patterns: The Faces of Yin and Yang
8. The Patterns of the Human Landscape
9. Chinese Medicine as an Art
10. The Web That Has No Weaver
Appendixes
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2002

    More is NOT better

    Has your Dr. ever asked you..."Is your home cool or warm, damp, or dry?" Probably not. But, do you think this has something to do with your overall health? Read this book and restore harmony in your life, unless you want another prescription to fill!

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