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By Men Jiuzhang, Guo Lei

ISBN-10: 1420090445

ISBN-13: 9781420090444

Tested via the Western Han dynasty greater than 2,000 years in the past, conventional chinese language drugs (TCM) is at the moment discovering elevated popularity. A basic advent to conventional chinese language drugs explores the pondering at the back of TCM, its philosophy-based concept, and its state-of-the-art makes use of in today’s medical perform. The booklet covers:

* institution and features of TCM’s idea
* institution and improvement of TCM’s medical system.
* uncomplicated positive factors of TCM
* TCM’s philosophical bases: primordial qi, yin-yang and 5 components
* TCM’s clinical version, approach, and architecture

Organized to make details simply obtainable, each one bankruptcy contains:
* Goals & Requirements and Key Contents to let readers to appreciate the middle and the description of the chapter
* Endnotes for readers to benefit a few cultural and ancient info unusual to China
* Glossary for readers to appreciate extra particular information regarding TCM and chinese language culture

Complete with bankruptcy outlines and ancillary fabric, this conscientiously designed consultant brings a time-tested perform again to the long run.

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Second, there are ” (cephalic diseases), “ ” (ophsome descriptions of the disease location such as “ ” (aural diseases), “ ” (nasal diseases), “ ” (foot diseases), thalmic diseases), “ and “ ” (abdominal diseases), for the Chinese characters “ ”, “ ”, “ ”, “ ”, “ ”, and “ ” means head, eye, ear, nose, foot, and abdomen respectively. ” Ancient Chinese also gained some therapeutic experiences like pressing a tender spot with hands or puncturing the location of the illness with sharp tools to relieve pains.

The final establishment of TSD promoted the standardization of clinical practice in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Up to 1950s, with the rise of TCM education, scholars of TCM comprehensively and systematically summarized the basic ideas, principles, contents, and methods of TSD, and further standardized the names of syndromes, which made TSD more concrete and applicable. With reference to Jia Dedao’s A General History of Traditional Chinese Medicine, we summarize the principles of TSD as follows: Principle 1: Make every effort to differentiate the nature of disease.

2 TCM: Both Basic and Applied Disciplines TCM is of the characters of basic discipline in that it is a systematic study on the fundamental laws of life itself. Based on the accumulation of a large amount of medical experiences and rational reflections on human physiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment, TCM has acquired a unique cognition on the general law of life formation and development, the relations between life activities and their external environment, the structures of the human body and their interrelationships, the physiological activities and pathological manifestations of various organs, various pathogenic factors and their respective characteristics, as well as the pathogenesis and relevant therapeutic principles.

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