A General Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine by Men Jiuzhang, Guo Lei

By Men Jiuzhang, Guo Lei

Proven through the Western Han dynasty greater than 2,000 years in the past, conventional chinese language drugs (TCM) is at the moment discovering elevated recognition. A common advent to standard chinese language drugs explores the considering in the back of TCM, its philosophy-based conception, and its state of the art makes use of in today’s medical perform. The e-book covers:

* institution and features of TCM’s thought
* institution and improvement of TCM’s scientific system.
* simple beneficial properties of TCM
* TCM’s philosophical bases: primordial qi, yin-yang and 5 parts
* TCM’s clinical version, strategy, and architecture

Organized to make details simply obtainable, each one bankruptcy contains:
* Goals & Requirements and Key Contents to allow readers to appreciate the center and the description of the chapter
* Endnotes for readers to profit a few cultural and ancient details abnormal to China
* Glossary for readers to appreciate extra particular information regarding TCM and chinese language culture

Complete with bankruptcy outlines and ancillary fabric, this conscientiously designed advisor brings a time-tested perform again to the longer term.

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Take the headache for example. It may appear in different parts of the head, connected with different meridians: pain in the forehead is related to the Yangming meridian; pain in both sides of the head is related to the Shaoyang meridian; and pain in the nape is often related to the Taiyang meridian. Such a fact lays the foundation for the correct and effective treatment. The theory of “meridian tropism of drugs” believes that each drug can enter one or more meridians, so based on syndrome differentiation, clinically drugs can be selected according to their state of “meridian tropism” to treat diseases so as to improve the curative effect.

And therefore, just as the famous physician Li Zhongzi (1588– 1655) in the Ming dynasty advocated, “The rich and the poor ought to be medically treated differently,” which endows TCM with some features of social science. Second, TCM also tries to reveal the social root of many diseases. Some diseases result from the turbulence of society, political corruption, famine, war, economic depression, or harmful customs. D. The duke Liu Tao commented that it was heavy tax and labor as well as lack of diet and rest that led to the disaster.

10. Principles of TSD. Key Concepts 1. Two characteristics peculiar to TCM are holism and TSD. 2. Holism is an important concept of TCM. It refers to both the integrity of the human body itself, and the unity of the human body and nature. As an organic integrity, different parts of the human body are inseparable in structure, coordinative in physiology, and mutually interacting in pathology. Meanwhile, the unity of the human body and nature lies in the fact that the human body is influenced by the natural conditions, and therefore human beings have to adapt to nature to maintain their normal vital activities.

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