The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine / Edition 1

The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine / Edition 1

by Ilza Veith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520229363

ISBN-13: 9780520229365

Pub. Date: 12/02/2002

Publisher: University of California Press

The Yellow Emperor's Classic has become a landmark in the history of Chinese civilization. In recent years, traditional medical practice has seen a dynamic revival in China and throughout many countries in the Western world. Elements of this time-honored therapy, including acupuncture and the harmony of human spirit with the natural world, have become part of

Overview

The Yellow Emperor's Classic has become a landmark in the history of Chinese civilization. In recent years, traditional medical practice has seen a dynamic revival in China and throughout many countries in the Western world. Elements of this time-honored therapy, including acupuncture and the harmony of human spirit with the natural world, have become part of mainstream medical practice; The Yellow Emperor's Classic provides the historical and philosophical foundation of this practice. Ilza Veith provides an extensive introduction to her monumental translation of this classic work, which is written in the form of a dialogue in which the emperor seeks information from his minister Ch'I-Po on all questions of health and the art of healing. A new foreword by Ken Rose places the translation in its historic contexts, underlining its significance to the Western world's understanding of Chinese medicine.

Author Biography: Ilza Veith is Professor Emerita, History of Health Sciences and Psychiatry, at the University of California, San Francisco. Fluent in five languages, including Japanese and Chinese, Dr. Veith is the author of several books and articles. Ken Rose is Editor for Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and co-author of A Brief History of Qi (2001) and Who Can Ride the Dragon? (1999).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520229365
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/02/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
287
Sales rank:
306,597
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Analysis of the Huang Ti Net Ching Su Wên 1

Examination of its Age and Authorship 4

The Philosophical Foundations 9

Tao 10

The Theory of Tao Applied to the Net Ching 12

Yin and Yang 13

The Theory of Yin and Yang Applied to the Net Ching 15

The Five Elements and the System of Numbers 18

The Celestial Stems 24

Anatomical and Physiological Concepts 25

Diagnosis 42

Diseases of the Net Ching 49

Therapeutic Concepts 53

Acupuncture and Moxibustion 58

Appendix I Chapter 103 of the Ssu-k'u Ch'üan-shu 77

Appendix II Preface of the Commentator Wang Ping (762 A.D.) 81

Appendix III Preface of Kao Pao-hêng and Lin I (1078 A.D.) 87

Bibliography 91

Translation of the Net Ching: Chapters 1-34 95

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