Voices of Qi An Introductory Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine

ISBN-10: 1556433263
ISBN-13: 9781556433269
Edition: 2nd 1999
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 1/27/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

We are in the middle of a cultural revolution in the health care industry. Nearly eight thousand people practice Traditional Chinese Medicine in the US and thirty-five states currently offer some form of legal status for its practice. Many people are seeking alternatives to the Western, medical approach to health care. To these seekers,Voices of Qiis an invaluable aid in exploring what Traditional Chinese Medicine has to offer. Alex Holland has done an admirable job of presenting the basic tenets and practices to this ancient tradition in a clear, concise and accessible manner.

Acknowledgments
Pin Yin Phonetic Alphabet
Explanatory Note
Foreword
Introduction
Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Beginnings
Balance of Yin and Yang
The Eight Principles
The Five Elements
Theoretical Framework
Vital Substances: Qi, Blood, Shen, and Body Fluids
Organ Systems
Meridian and Point Theory
Causes of Disharmony
Diagnostic Methods: Looking, Listening, Asking, and Touching
Modalities for Treatment
Medicine in China Today
Acupuncture
Acupressure
Moxibustion
Cupping
Plum Blossom Needling
Electroacupuncture
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Medical Qi Gong
Visiting a TCM Practitioner
A Variety of Approaches to Treatment
Visiting a Practitioner
Cost
Finding a Practitioner
The Future: World Medicine
Personal Perspectives
A Brief History of Traditional Chinese Medicine
World Health Organization's List of Diseases Helped by Traditional Chinese Medicine
National Organizations
Education and Scope of Practice
Synopsis of Safety Record of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Glossary of Terms
References
Index

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