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.
|Publisher:||Columbia University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||0.69(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About 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.
Table of Contents
Traditional Chinese Medicine: An Orientation
Yin-Yang and the Five Elements
The Zang-Fu System
The Channel System
Etiology: The Cause of Disease
Pathogenesis: The Course of Disease
Methods of Examination
Diagnosis: The Differentiation of Symptom-Complexes