The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine

The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine

by Ted Kaptchuk

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The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine by Ted Kaptchuk

Chinese medicine is a healing art that has survived and continues to thrive in East Asia and is increasingly becoming a global resource. The Web That Has No Weaver is the classic English language introductory text that explains how medicine so rooted the archaic past can be relevant to modern health care. The book demystifies the worldview of Chinese medicine. Yin and yang, dampness and wind are easily comprehended. The Web lets the reader see, feel and discover aspects of illness that modern biomedicine overlooks or cannot even understand. The use of acupuncture and herbal medicine to regain harmony and balance is explained. The book is both accessible and scholarly and also incorporates the viewpoint of modern science. For students, scholars, health care providers and the general public, The Web has earned its place as the foremost authority synthesizing Western and Eastern approaches to healing. This revised second edition is the product of years of further reflection on ancient Chinese sources and active involvement in cutting-edge scientific research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483546278
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 12/08/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 500
Sales rank: 169,394
File size: 7 MB

About 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.

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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