Chinese Medicine And Healing

Author: TJ Hinrichs
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674047370
Size: 71.84 MB
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This illustrated history is a comprehensive introduction to Chinese healing practices across time and cultures. Global contributions from 58 scholars in archaeology, history, anthropology, religion, and medicine make this a vital resource for those working in East Asian or world history, medical history, anthropology, biomedicine, and healing arts.

Complete Book Of Chinese Health

Author: Daniel Reid
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 083482373X
Size: 65.10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Here is the first complete manual of Chinese medicine specifically written for the layperson. Filled with illustrated exercises and recipes, this book offers a unique, integrated system of preventive health care so that now anyone can promote good health, longevity, and spiritual awareness using these traditional techniques. Included are: • Key concepts of Chinese medical theory • Dozens of illustrated T'ai Chi and Chee-gung exercises • The Chinese approach to healing common ailments • Authentic secrets of Taoist sexual yoga • Therapeutic food recipes and herbal tonics • Alternative treatments for diseases such as AIDS and cancer • Resource listings: teachers, schools, centers, stores, and mail-order suppliers

The Transmission Of Chinese Medicine

Author: Elisabeth Hsu
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521645423
Size: 67.57 MB
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This is a study of traditional medical education in the People's Republic of China. The author became a disciple of a scholarly private practitioner, a Qigong master; attended courses given by a senior acupuncturist and masseur; and studied with undergraduates at the Yunnan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where the standardized knowledge of official Chinese medicine is inculcated. She compares theories and practices of these different Chinese medical traditions, and her fascinating insider's account of traditional medical practices brings out the way in which the context of instruction shapes knowledge.

Chinese Medicine

Author: Paul U. Unschuld
Publisher: Paradigm Publications (MA)
ISBN: 9780912111551
Size: 62.40 MB
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Clear, scintillating overview -- specially of the modern era


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 146545893X
Size: 12.64 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Medicine tells the fascinating story of the discipline, from ancient times to the present day, charting developments in healing, diagnosis, surgery, and drugs in a vividly visual and accessible format. Follow the gory pitfalls and the miraculous breakthroughs of medical history from trepanning, bloodletting, and body snatching to the latest developments in IVF and gene therapy. Clear diagrams explain major diseases, such as cancer, and enhance understanding of human anatomy, surgical instruments, and the progression of treatment over the centuries, setting the great milestones of medical history in their wider social context. A complementary illustrated reference section profiles all the main body systems and organs and explains their relevance in terms of the advancement of medicine. A compelling blend of riveting stories, accessible information, and striking illustrations, Medicine shows and tells how medicine has evolved into the lifesaving discipline it is today.

The Making Of Modern Chinese Medicine 1850 1960

Author: Bridie Andrews
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774824344
Size: 43.32 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Medical care in nineteenth-century China was spectacularly pluralistic: herbalists, shamans, bone-setters, midwives, priests, and a few medical missionaries from the West all competed for patients. This book examines the dichotomy between "Western" and "Chinese" medicine, showing how it has been greatly exaggerated. As missionaries went to lengths to make their medicine more acceptable to Chinese patients, modernizers of Chinese medicine worked to become more "scientific" by eradicating superstition and creating modern institutions. Andrews challenges the supposed superiority of Western medicine in China while showing how "traditional" Chinese medicine was deliberately created in the image of a modern scientific practice.

Medicine In China

Author: Paul U. Unschuld
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520266137
Size: 25.52 MB
Format: PDF
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In the first comprehensive and analytical study of therapeutic concepts and practices in China, Paul Unschuld traced the history of documented health care from its earliest extant records to present developments. This edition is updated with a new preface which details the immense ideological intersections between Chinese and European medicines in the past 25 years.