World Century Compendium to TCM

Author: 'Jin Yang
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1938134125
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With increased demands on medical health care due to societal developments, the sole dependence on modern medicine or Western medicine is clearly insufficient. Traditional Chinese medicine, once derided by many in the west, is now firmly in the global limelight due to its numerous advantages in preventing and treating diseases. Chinese medicine achieves its curative effects by making use of natural therapies such as animal and plant parts, which are of interest to many doctors and patients who are in favor of rectifying the entire state of the body. For over two thousand years, Chinese medicinal formulas have been extensively used in China as the main technique to prevent and treat. The accordance of formula and disease pattern is the most specific, objective, stable, and recurrently effective aspect of treatment based on pattern differentiation, which will be introduced in this book as a reliable analytical method. In this book, the fundamental concepts of Chinese medicine, methods of conducting pattern differentiation and composing principles of formulas, and integration of indispensable courses of Chinese medicine, such as basic theories, diagnostic methods, Chinese medicinals, formulas, treatment principles, internal medicine, and warm diseases will be discussed, opening a door for novices who are interested to learn more about Chinese medicine. Through self-study of this book in a relatively short duration, it is our hope that the reader will be familiar with and preliminarily apply the basic theories of Chinese medicine and formulas in practice. This not only serves to prevent and treat diseases, but more importantly, contributes to the spread of traditional Chinese medicine.Contents: Chinese Medicine and MedicinalsPrescribing a Formula in Accordance with the PatternThe Exterior PatternThe Half-Exterior and Half-Interior PatternThe Cold PatternThe Heat PatternThe Phlegm–Rheum and Water–Dampness PatternThe Wind PatternThe Qi Stagnation PatternThe Static Blood PatternThe Food Accumulation PatternThe Wind–Damp PatternThe Deficiency PatternThe Complex PatternFormulae for Diseases of the Respiratory SystemFormulae for Diseases of the Digestive SystemFormulae for Diseases of the Cardiovascular SystemFormulae for Diseases of the Urogenital SystemFormulae for Diseases of the Nervous System Readership: Medical professionals, both Western medical doctors and TCM practitioners, particularly those practicing in Australia, Europe and America; Chinese medicine educators, clinical and basic Chinese medicine researchers and health science students (particularly Chinese medicine students); herbalists, gerontology researchers, nutritionists, public health specialists (health policy departments in ministries of health and universities); professionals at the World Health Organization and affiliated institutions, and pharmaceutical companies; librarians of TCM professional associations and teaching institutes and the lay reader who either wants general knowledge or wishes to understand how TCM can help a friend, relative or loved one.

Introduction to Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Author: Ren Zhang
Publisher: World Century
ISBN: 9781938134258
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Acupuncture and moxibustion are one of the most important contributions our ancestors have made to humankind. In the narrow sense, acupuncture and moxibustion refer to medical therapy, whilst broadly, they are an integral science consisting of four subdisciplines: the subject of meridians and acupoints, the subject of acupuncture and moxibustion techniques, the subject of acupuncture and moxibustion therapy, and the subject of experimental acupuncture and moxibustion.

Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Author: Hong-Zhou Wu
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 193813429X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), with a history of thousands of years, is the crystallization of the ancient Chinese''s experiences in their struggle against diseases. It is also an integral part of the Chinese''s splendid culture. Under the influence and direction of classic Chinese philosophies, it has undergone long-term medical practice and infiltrated into, as well as absorbed from, other subjects in that point in time, thus gradually evolving into a unique medical theoretical system that contributed and is still contributing significantly to the healthcare of the Chinese and the prosperity of the Chinese nation.The basic theories of TCM are the theoretical foundations for guiding traditional Chinese preventive medicine and clinical medicine, and encompass aspects such as the philosophical foundation for TCM, understanding the effects of TCM on the physiology and pathology of the human body, and the principles in TCM for life cultivation, rehabilitation, diagnostics, and therapeutics. In this sense, the basic theories are regarded not only as an important part of TCM, but also as a compulsory course fundamental to the study and research of TCM.This book is compiled to allow the majority of readers to understand the theory of TCM and its methods of diagnosing and treating diseases in a relatively short period of time. It provides a brief introduction to the basic characteristics and theory of TCM, and a detailed schedule of learning commonly occurring diseases and patterns and their estimated 60 corresponding prescriptions. This is a great attempt in initiating more people to understand and apply the theory of TCM to diagnose and treat common diseases and provide corresponding formulas.

Introduction to Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Author: Hongzhou Wu
ISBN: 9781938134340
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book aims to provide readers with adequate knowledge for clinical application of Chinese medicine, which is in line with the fundamental principle of correspondence of Chinese medicinals and patterns. It contains a brief introduction to relative theories, divides these medicinals by actions into categories such as exterior-releasing, heat-clearing, purgative, dampness-dispelling, fluid retention-disinhibiting, interior-warming, qi-regulating, blood-invigorating, blood-stanching, food accumulation-relieving, phlegm, cough- and wheezing-arresting, mind-tranquilizing, liver-calming, orifices-opening, tonifying, astringing, and worm-dispelling, and elaborates each herb in terms of its actions, quality, indications, usage, and dosage. Furthermore, mnemonics and simple and effective formulas are included to help readers effectively grasp the concepts behind practical applications, and precautions and daily practices are specifically designed to support readers in easily understanding and retaining the information.

Step by step Tui Na

Author: Maria Mercati
Publisher: Gaia Books
ISBN: 9781856750387
Format: PDF, ePub
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This step-by-step guide introduces tui na, a system of massage that controls pain, releases tension and treats common ailments, from back pain and headaches to sciatica and sinusitis. Tui na enables people to give family and friends healing massage, full clothed, at home or at work. which also includes herbalism and acupuncture. In contrast to the Western style of massage, tui na is invigorating and re-energizing. Tui na can even be used to improve sporting performance. na, and contrasts it with other healing arts and massage styles. Chapter two explains the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine, which includes tui na, as well as acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Chapter three presents detailed diagrams of the body showing the meridians and qi-points used in tui na massage. Chapter four gives step-by-step instructions, with photographs and artwork. ailments, as weell as those for adolecents, babies and the elderly. This chapter includes a section on tui na for sports injuries, and concludes with a simple self-help routine.