What Is Medicine

Author: Paul U. Unschuld
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520944704
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What Is Medicine? Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing is the first comparative history of two millennia of Western and Chinese medicine from their beginnings in the centuries BCE through present advances in sciences like molecular biology and in Western adaptations of traditional Chinese medicine. In his revolutionary interpretation of the basic forces that undergird shifts in medical theory, Paul U. Unschuld relates the history of medicine in both Europe and China to changes in politics, economics, and other contextual factors. Drawing on his own extended research of Chinese primary sources as well as his and others' scholarship in European medical history, Unschuld argues against any claims of "truth" in former and current, Eastern and Western models of physiology and pathology. What Is Medicine? makes an eloquent and timely contribution to discussions on health care policies while illuminating the nature of cognitive dynamics in medicine, and it stimulates fresh debate on the essence and interpretation of reality in medicine's attempts to manage the human organism.

Customized Healing

Author: Mark Mincolla
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
ISBN: 9781459671119
Format: PDF, Mobi
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''Only by blending the bests of Western mechanistic and chemical knowledge with the best of the ancient Eastern vitalistic approach can we become whole beings and claim our maximum healing potential, '' write Mark Mincolla, Ph.D., in Customized Healing.That's why the foods you eat, the supplements you take, your daily exercise, what you think, how you act, and what you believe and aspire to are all part of his inegrated, holistic approach

Healing east and west

Author: Anees A. Sheikh
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN:
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Healing East & West Ancient Wisdom and Modern Psychology. "A magnificent volume that blends both intellectual and spiritual approaches to create a new vision of healing. It belongs in the libraries of all those interested in the healing process."--Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., President, Mind/Body Health Sciences, Inc. "An excellent resource for information regarding the variety of healing modalities. The contributors write with expertise and present with inspiration the necessary information. Science, spirituality, and mysticism are all well-represented in this manual of healing."--Bernie Siegel, M.D., Author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles. "A richly interesting and enjoyable book that successfully integrates a multicultural approach to healing . . . a substantial book, well-researched and clearly written by its many contributors."--Complementary Medical Research. "A solid contribution to a dialogue that is rapidly coming to attract the attention . . . of the mainstream of the Western healing professions. It should help to convince many . . . that this is a cross-cultural collaboration that they too should take seriously." --British Journal of Psychology. "This is the most comprehensive effort at bringing together the achievements of the Eastern and Western healing traditions . . . a far-reaching integration of the best of both worlds."--Karan Singh, Ph.D., Author of The Religions of India.

Optimal Healing

Author: Patricia Tsang
Publisher: Balance for Health Publishin
ISBN: 0979948495
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Reflecting training and experience in both Eastern and Western medicine, this reference uses a scientific perspective to shed light on the teaching and practices of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In addition, the resource compares TCM to conventional Western approaches and shows the optimal way to integrate the two disciplines.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Author: Paul U. Unschuld
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231546262
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A leading authority explains the ideas and practice of Chinese medicine from its beginnings in antiquity to today. Paul U. Unschuld describes medicine's close connection with culture and politics throughout Chinese history. He brings together texts, techniques, and worldviews to understand changing Chinese attitudes toward healing and the significance of traditional Chinese medicine in both China and the Western world. Unschuld reveals the emergence of a Chinese medical tradition built around a new understanding of the human being, considering beliefs in the influence of cosmology, numerology, and the supernatural on the health of the living. He describes the variety of therapeutic approaches in Chinese culture, the history of pharmacology and techniques such as acupuncture, and the global exchange of medical knowledge. Insights are offered into the twentieth-century decline of traditional medicine, as military defeats caused reformers and revolutionaries to import medical knowledge as part of the construction of a new China. Unschuld also recounts the reception of traditional Chinese medicine in the West since the 1970s, where it is often considered an alternative to Western medicine at the same time as China seeks to incorporate elements of its medical traditions into a scientific framework. This concise and compelling introduction to medical thought and history suggests that Chinese medicine is also a guide to Chinese civilization.

E Book Energy Medicine East and West

Author: David F. Mayor
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702049239
Format: PDF, ePub
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Energy Medicine East and West: A Natural History of Qi provides a unique, comprehensive overview of Qi or bioenergy for students and practitioners of energy medicines, Chinese and Oriental Medicine, and all disciplines of Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Mayor and Micozzi start with a comparative historical account of the ancient concepts of Qi and vital energy before covering theories of Qi, a discussion of the organized therapeutic modalities based upon Qi and its applications to specific health and medical conditions. Contributions are included from international experts in the field. The book moves from anatomical and bioenergetic complementarity of Western vital energy and Eastern Qi, through convergence of perspectives and models to demonstrations of how the traditional therapies are being melded together in a new, original and creative synthesis. David Mayor and Marc Micozzi are experienced medical practitioners, authors and editors. David Mayor has been actively involved in bioenergy research, practice and publishing for over 30 years, and is author/editor of Electroacupuncture: A practical manual and resource (2007), as well as other acupuncture texts and studies. Marc Micozzi is Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. As author/editor of Fundamentals of Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 4E (2011), and 25 other books, he has been writing, editing and teaching on bioenergy, Qi and related topics for 20 years. Endorsements "This wonderful book has assembled some 25 authors expressing well a view of qi which entirely does justice to its nature. Meticulously referenced, it is a milestone to set beside Maciocias Foundations of Chinese Medicine and Deadmans Manual of Acupuncture. Here at last are the beginnings of a true science of qi...There is truly nothing like it in contemporary literature. Alone, it lays the foundation for the beginnings of a modern science of qi."Richard Bertschinger, Acupuncturist and translator, Somerset, UK. "This book offers a timely and thorough examination of the experience and nature of qi, including a series of fascinating philosophical discussions with a direct application to our patients. Required reading for acupuncture practitioners seeking to justify and clarify their clinical reasoning."Val Hopwood PhD FCSP, Physiotherapist, acupuncturist, researcher and educator; Course director, MSc Acupuncture, Coventry University, UK. "Over the last decade most books on Asian medicine paid tribute to the aura of evidence-based medicine – experience counted little, RCTs were convincing. This book, at last, returns to an old tradition of debate, opening up quite a few new horizons. Reading it, my striving for knowledge was married with enjoyment and happiness. This book made me happy!" Thomas Ots MD PhD, Medical acupuncturist specialising in psychiatry, Graz, Austria; Editor-in-Chief, Deutsche Zeitschrift für Akupunktur. "To simply review the chapter headings is to know the truly remarkable expanse of this book...a wonderful bridge between the mysteries of the East and the sciences of the West...well documented, well written, and enlarging both. Enlightening...nicely depicts outstanding advances in energy psychotherapeutics, thus ultimately helping to move forward the human condition."Maurie D Pressman MD, Emeritus Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; Emeritus Chairman of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia PA; past President, International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, Lafayette, CO, USA.

East West Healing

Author: May Loo
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471356035
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A family guide for health and wellness blending two of the world's great healing traditions "East-West Healing is a book you can use immediately to change your life. Full of grounded practical exercises to heal, this is an important book."-Michael Samuels, M.D., and Mary Rockwood Lane, Ph.D., authors of Spirit Body Healing

The Heart of Wellness

Author: Kavitha M Chinnaiyan
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738754943
Format: PDF
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"[The Heart of Wellness] is a must-read for anyone who wants to truly understand what it means to live whole-heartedly—regardless of one's state of health."—Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Goddesses Never Age "Along with her expert modern medical knowledge, [Kavitha] has brought compassion, gratitude, and Vedic wisdom in a clinical, helpful way to bring about total heath."—Vasant Lad, BAMS, MASc, Ayurvedic physician and author of The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies Discover the Healing Power of Bliss Rx Transform your relationship with habits, lifestyle, and disease using Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan's remarkable approach to health. Integrating modern medicine and the ancient wisdom of Yoga, Vedanta, and Ayurveda, The Heart of Wellness shows you how to break free of the false assumption that disease is something you need to fight. Instead, you'll explore the mind-body connection and your true nature so that you can end suffering and embrace the unlimited bliss of who you are. You'll begin by examining the nature of disease: the causative and risk factors, the role of diet, exercise, and medication, and how Eastern and Western medical practices can come together. A holistic and self-paced practice is outlined, based on the author's successful Heal Your Heart Free Your Soul program. With it you'll learn to reduce stress, attend to inner needs with meditation and breathwork, declutter your outer life, increase forgiveness and gratitude, and so much more. Praise: "Provides a welcome paradigm shift in how we approach health, wellness, chronic disease, and for that matter, life."—Barry A. Franklin, PhD, FACSM, MAACVPR, FAHA, director of Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation at William Beaumont Hospital "Once in a generation a book appears that defines a new paradigm in its field. The Heart of Wellness is that book for our generation."—Joel K. Kahn, MD, FACC, clinical professor of medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and author of The Plant-Based Solution (Sounds True, 2018) "Heart of Wellness is a perfect blend of Vedic Wisdom with latest Medical Science. Dr. Chinnaiyan has created a much-needed template for the true application of Vedic Sciences in Integrative Medicine. Kudos!"—Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar BAMS, MD, author of Change Your Schedule Change Your Life (Harper Collins, 2018) "What sets Dr. Chinnaiyan's work apart from other books is the vital additional message that "we are not our body-mind." That is, while the wisdom of traditions such as Ayurveda do promote and sustain the health of the body-mind through diet and lifestyle, their ultimate value is the recognition of the primacy of Consciousness and capacity to cultivate awareness beyond the body-mind, of the Self, the true foundation of wellbeing."—Paul J. Mills, PhD, director and professor of family medicine and public health at UC San Diego's Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health "The Heart of Wellness details how the body can be an ally to self-inquiry, not an impediment. I recommend this unique book, whether your interest is physical health or spiritual enlightenment, or both."—Dr. Greg Goode, PhD, author of After Awareness, The Direct Path, and Standing as Awareness "[This book] harnesses the power of our mind, senses, and spirit, the discovery of latent bliss, and admirably refutes our endless seeking of material things and desires."—Barry A. Franklin, PhD, FACSM, MAACVPR, FAHA, director of Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation at William Beaumont Hospital "Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan adeptly explains that bliss is created when you understand your true nature. With her cross-disciplinary expertise, Dr. Chinnaiyan guides you through diet, breathing exercises, and meditation, and helps you inhabit your body, mind, and spirit wholly and with true understanding. . . The Heart of Wellness is a compassionate guide offering a way for the totality of your being to experience true healing."—Pratima Raichur, author of Absolute Beauty "In Dr. Chinnaiyan's passionate new book, she explores not only a modern approach to heart health through western medicine, diet, and exercise, but delves equally into the meaning of wellness and finding joy and bliss in health and disease."—Dr. Partha Nandi, MD, author of Ask Dr. Nandi "The Heart of Wellness is an important read for health care professionals and their patients with the vision to look beyond the medical model."—Melvyn Rubenfire, MD, professor of internal medicine and director of preventive cardiology at the University of Michigan and editor of Psychiatry and Heart Disease "The Heart of Wellness provides an intuitive, practical, and sensible approach to restoring balance and resilience. Kavitha has eloquently put together the Bliss Rx, taking the best from eastern philosophy and western science. I urge you to read this book."—Dr. Pankaj K. Vij, MD, author of Turbo Metabolism (New World Library, 2018) "Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan has written a masterpiece . . . Readers will be emboldened and motivated to realize their true blissful nature."—Todd C. Villines, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCCT, professor of medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Science and director of cardiovascular research at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Eastern Body Western Mind

Author: Anodea Judith
Publisher: Celestial Arts
ISBN: 0307777936
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Revised edition of the groundbreaking New Age book that seamlessly merges Western psychology and science with spirituality, creating a compelling interpretation of the Eastern chakra system and its relevance for Westerners today. In Eastern Body, Western Mind, chakra authority Anodea Judith brought a fresh approach to the yoga-based Eastern chakra system, adapting it to the Western framework of Jungian psychology, somatic therapy, childhood developmental theory, and metaphysics and applying the chakra system to important modern social realities and issues such as addiction, codependence, family dynamics, sexuality, and personal empowerment. Arranged schematically, the book uses the inherent structure of the chakra system as a map upon which to chart our Western understanding of individual development. Each chapter focuses on a single chakra, starting with a description of its characteristics and then exploring its particular childhood developmental patterns, traumas and abuses, and how to heal and maintain balance.