Chinese Dietary Therapy / Edition 1

Chinese Dietary Therapy / Edition 1

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Chinese Dietary Therapy / Edition 1

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) foods can be classified in the same way as herbs and used for medicinal purposes - diet therapy is therefore a very large part of TCM and one of its main therapeutic 'tools'. This book presents the theory of modern use and principles of diet therapy. It covers the classification, properties and actions of a wide range of single foods and seasonings, and suggested combinations of foods. It also gives practical guidance on the treatment of common disorders using dietary therapy. This is a practical text (with no strong competitor - very little is published at all in English on this subject) for any health care practitioner who specialises or has an interest in dietary therapy. For students of TCM it is a sound and thorough introduction to the theory and principles of this area of specialisation.

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ISBN-13: 9780443049675
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 10/14/1995
Edition description: 1st English ed
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 0.57(w) x 7.44(h) x 9.69(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE an INTRODUCTION to DIET THERAPY in TCM: Chapter 1 the Concept, Origin and Development of Diet Therapy in TCM: Concept of TCM Dietary Therapy, Origin and Development of TCM Dietary Therapy . Chapter 2 General Properties of Food: Nature and Taste of Food, Channel Propensities of Food. Chapter 3 the Application of Foods: Combination of Foods, Balanced Diet, Appropriate Use of Food, Preparation of Food, Diet Prohibitions. Chapter 4 the Principles of Dietary Therapy in TCM: Holism in Dietary Therapy, Administration of Diets Based on the Differentiation of Symptoms and Signs. Chapter 5 Principal Methods of Dietary Therapy: Method of Invigorating Qi and Replenishing the Spleen, Method of Enriching Blood and Nourishing Yin, Methods of Tonifying the Kidney and Replenishing the Essence, Method of Reinforcing the Stomach and Promotingthe Production of Body Fluids. Chapter 6 Dietetic Hygiene. PART TWO the PROPERTIES and APPLICATION of FOODS: Chapter 7 Water and Land Vegetables, Fungi, Seaweeds. Chapter 8 Fruits. Cultivated and Wild. Chapter 9 Cereals, Pulses and Nuts. Chapter 10 Fowls and Animals. Chapter 11 Fish, Turtle, Clam and Crab. Chapter 12 Condiments and Miscellaneous. PART THREE DIET RECIPES and DIET PROHIBITIONS for COMMON ILLNESSES: Chapter 13 Internal Illnesses. Chapter 14 Gynecological Diseases. Chapter 15 Pediatric Diseases. Chapter 16 External Diseases and Traumas. Chapter 17 Complaints of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat, Glossary of Herbs.

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