Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine A New Translation of the Neijing Suwen with Commentary

ISBN-10: 1570620806

ISBN-13: 9781570620805

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Authors: Maoshing Ni
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Description: TheNeijingis one of the most important classics of Taoism, as well as the highest authority on traditional Chinese medicine. Its authorship is attributed to the great Huang Di, the Yellow Emperor, who reigned during the third millennium BCE. This new translation consists of the eighty-one chapters of the section of theNeijingknown as theSuwen,or "Questions of Organic and Fundamental Nature." (The other section, called theLingshu,is a technical book on acupuncture and is not included here.) Written in the form of a discourse between Huang Di and his ministers,The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicinecontains a wealth of knowledge, including etiology, physiology, diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of disease, as well as in-depth investigation of such diverse subjects as ethics, psychology, and cosmology. All of these subjects are discussed in a holistic context that says life is not fragmented, as in the model provided by modern science, but rather that all the pieces make up an interconnected whole. By revealing the natural laws of this holistic universe, the book offers much practical advice on how to promote a long, happy, and healthy life. The original text of theNeijingpresents broad concepts and is often brief with details. The translator's elucidations and interpretations, incorporated into the translation, help not only to clarify the meaning of the text but also to make it a highly readable narrative for students-as well as for everyone curious about the underlying principles of Chinese medicine.

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List price: $24.95
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/10/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Dr. Mao Shing Ni is a doctor of Chinese medicine, bestselling author and an authority in anti-aging medicine. He practices acupuncture, Chinese medicine and nutrition with his associates at Tao of Wellness in Santa Monica and Newport Beach, California. Popularly known as Dr. Mao, he is the co-founder of Yo San University in Los Angeles, where he teaches acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Dr. Mao has lectured internationally and has been featured regularly on The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors as well as in The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. He writes as a Health Expert on Yahoo! and The Huffington Post.

Preface
A Note on the Translation
Acknowledgments
Pronunciation Guide
The Universal Truth
The Art of Life Through the Four Seasons
The Union of Heaven and Human Beings
The Truth from the Golden Chamber
The Manifestation of Yin and Yang from the Macrocosm to the Microcosm
The Interplay of Yin and Yang
Further Discourse on Yin and Yang
The Sacred Teachings
The Energetic Cycles of the Universe and Their Effects on Human Beings
Dysfunction of the Five Zang Viscera
Further Discourse on the Five Zang Viscera
Methods of Treatment
Treatment of the Mind and the Body
The Art of Medicine
Doctrines of the Jade Tablet
Diagnostic Importance and Discussion of the Collapse of the Meridians
The Methods of Pulse Examination
Pulse Analysis
Seasonal Variations and Abnormalities in Pulses
Determining Life and Death
Meridian Pathology and Corresponding Pulse Signs
Seasonal Organ Pathology
Paradigm of the Five Elemental Phases
Channel Constituents and Acupuncture Techniques
The Preservation of Health
Acupuncture in Accordance with Cosmic Cycles
Pathogens
The Nature of Excess and Deficiency
Discourse on the Taiyin and Yangming Channels
Disorders of the Yangming Channel
Discussion of Febrile Disease
Acupuncture in the Treatment of Febrile Disease
A Discourse on Wen Bing
Imbalances
Malaria-like Illnesses
Acupuncture in the Treatment of Malaria
Pathologic Disorders of Heat and Cold
Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Cough
Differentiation of Pain
Conditions of the Abdomen
Acupuncture in the Treatment of Back Pain
The Pathology of Wind
The Bi Syndrome
Wei Conditions
Jue Conditions: The Separation of Yin and Yang
Normal and Abnormal Courses of Illness
Unusual Illness
Extraordinary Illness
Channel Pathology in Accordance with the Energy Almanac
Rudiments of Acupuncture
Needling Depth in Acupuncture
Contraindications in Acupuncture
Principles of Tonification and Sedation in Acupuncture
The Art of Acupuncture
Acupuncture Techniques
Dermatomes of the Channels
Channels and Collaterals
Acupuncture Points
Pathways of the Channels
Acupoints along Skeletal Indentations
Acupuncture Treatment in Water and Febrile Diseases
Regulation of the Channels
Acupuncturing the Superficial Luo
Acupuncture According to the Seasons
Biao and Ben and the Transmission of Disease
Energy Almanac
The Five-Phase Circuits
The Six Atmospheric Influences
Effects of the Five Elemental Phases and the Six Atmospheric Influences
Rules of Phase Energetics
The Six Macrocosmic Influences
Acupuncture in Epidemiology
Etiology of Disease
Essentials of Disease and Therapy
The Yellow Emperor on Pathology
The Importance of Correct Diagnosis
The Five Failings of Physicians
The Four Lapses of Physicians
The Three Yin and Three Yang Channels in the Human Body
Growth and Decline of Energy
Subtle Reasoning
Bibliography
About the Translator
Index
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