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Western Herbs in Chinese Medicine

Western Herbs in Chinese Medicine

Author: Thomas Avery Garran

Publisher:

ISBN: 099158130X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

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A treaties on using plants from outside the standard Chinese materia medica within the Chinese medical paradigm. This book first discusses some historical information, then introduces a method to integrate new plants into Chinese medicine, and finishes with a materia medica covering some of the most common plants used in Western herbal medicine. This is a continuation of the author's first book, Western Herbs According to Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Western Herbs according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Western Herbs according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Author: Thomas Avery Garran

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594777417

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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The first book to exclusively use Chinese medical theories and terminology to guide practitioners of Chinese medicine in the use of Western herbs • Written entirely according to the theory, diagnosis, and treatment paradigm of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) • Explains how to combine and modify the standard TCM formulas to non-Chinese herbs suitable for Western practitioners • Includes 58 monographs of common Western healing herbs, detailing how each plant is used clinically The ever-growing number of Chinese medicine practitioners in the West has brought about an amalgamation of many styles of Chinese medicine and various other forms of medicine from around the world. This book addresses the increasing demand for knowledge of how to integrate plants from outside the standard Chinese materia medica into the fold of Chinese medical practices in the West. It is the first in-depth guide to using Western herbs exclusively according to the theories, diagnoses, and treatments of traditional Chinese medicine that harmonizes the unique terminology and theories of TCM with other botanical medicines. The book contains 58 monographs, illustrated with full-color photographs, of herbs commonly used by Western herbalists. Each herb is grouped by the basic categorization for medicinals in Chinese medicine, such as Herbs that Resolve the Exterior and Herbs that Regulate Blood. The monographs detail the energetics, function and indication, channels entered, dosage and preparation, and contraindications of each plant. The author also explains how to use the herbs to modify standard formulas used in everyday Chinese herbal medicine, based on his own clinical experience. An appendix of Western Analogs for Chinese Herbs further highlights 40 Chinese medicinals that have related species growing in the West.

Principles of Chinese Medicine

Principles of Chinese Medicine

Author: Hai Hong

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781783268023

Category: Medical

Page: 284

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As the world's most comprehensive and deeply researched system of alternative and complementary medicine, Chinese medicine enjoys a large following in scientifically developed communities. Yet its concepts and principles have been shrouded in mystery and obscure language. This path-breaking book strips this ancient science of its mystique and metaphysical pretentions and interprets it to strike common ground with biomedical science. Concepts like qi and meridians are interpreted not as physical entities, but as constructs to facilitate diagnosis and therapy using heuristic models. Written for medical professionals, philosophers of medicine and discerning readers interested in holistic therapies, the book offers a unique perspective of Chinese medicine in an advanced biomedical world. It has practical chapters on cardiovascular disease, irritable bowel syndrome and cancer, and a compilation of Chinese herbs. This second edition of the acclaimed Theory of Chinese Medicine has new material on chronic diseases and the intriguing possible convergence of biomedicine and TCM. Contents:The Origins and Nature of Chinese MedicineChinese and Western Medicine: Never the Twain Shall Meet?The Causes of DiseaseThe Fundamental Ingredients of LifeOrgan and Meridian SystemsMethods of Diagnosis and TherapyTreating Illness: Herbs and Other TherapiesScientific Evidence for TCMCultural Factors in Placebo EffectsTreatment of Chronic IllnessesChinese Medicine: Reinterpretation and Future Direction Readership: Medical professionals, both Western medical doctors and TCM practitioners; librarians of TCM professional associations and teaching institutes; scholars interested in the theoretical basis for Chinese medicine, and the informed general reader seeking to understand the rationale and applicability of Chinese medical therapies to enhance their health. Keywords:Chinese Medicine;Epistemology;EvidenceReviews: "Despite its efficacy in treating ailments (for some of which Western medicine offers no cure), traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) continues to be regarded with skepticism in the West. To a large extent, this is due to the fact that TCM practitioners have been unable to explain TCM theories using Western scientific categories. A TCM physician who was also trained in the philosophy of science at Cambridge and the London School of Economics, Hong Hai offers a fresh and at times iconoclastic interpretation of Chinese medicine. This is without doubt the most important contribution to the field in the modern era. At last, Chinese medicine makes sense. Surprisingly accessible, this work is a must read for doctors East and West." Michael Tai, PhD (Cambridge) Research Associate Cambridge University "This is a book which should not be missed by anyone with an interest in Chinese medicine." Emeritus Professor Donald Gillies Dept of Science and Technology Studies University College, London "A fascinating book with special implications for medical professionals evaluating TCM as a genuine science and therapeutic armamentaria." The American Journal of Chinese Medicine "I enjoyed reading the book and applaud the seriousness with which the author tackles the difficult problem of evaluating TCM and his recognition of the amount of work that still has to be done." Professor Sir Geoffrey Lloyd Needham Research Institute Cambridge University "A scientific, historical, philosophical and at times unconventional interpretation of TCM. It is a refreshing read and highly recommended to anyone who wishes to explore and understand TCM better in order to improve and maintain one's health." Dr Koh Hwee Ling Associate Professor Department of Pharmacy National University of Singapore "The core of this book deals with the epistemological issues concerning the scientific status of medical conjectures in Traditional Chinese Medicine, very intelligently written and bringing to bear a great deal of common sense and good philosophy. There is much that is highly original in it." Peter J Clark Professor Philosophy University of St Andrews "Lucid, brilliant explanation of the terminology and principles of TCM and its approach to the management of syndromes. This is a book that anyone with even the slightest interest in complementary medicine should read." Dr Teoh Eng Soon MBBS, MD, FRCOG, FACS Gynecologist and former lecturer NUS Medical School "Approaching the theories of traditional Chinese medicine from the perspectives of the contemporary philosophy of science, this book is an important contribution to both of these two fields. It has expanded the intellectual horizons to better understand traditional Chinese medicine." Jing-Bao Nie, BMed, MMed, MA, PhD Bioethics Centre University of Otago

A Comprehensive Guide to Chinese Medicine

A Comprehensive Guide to Chinese Medicine

Author: Ping-Chung Leung

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 981238670X

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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This invaluable book is aimed at those who are concerned about Chinese medicine ? how it works, what its current state is and, most important, how to make full use of it. The audience therefore includes clinicians who want to serve their patients better and patients who are eager to supplement their own conventional treatment.The authors of the book belong to three different fields, viz. clinical and basic sciences, Chinese medicine and pharmacology. They provide information from their areas of expertise and concern, attempting to make it comprehensive for users. The approach is macroscopic and philosophical; readers convinced of the philosophy are to seek specific assistance.

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for Women's Health

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for Women's Health

Author: Kathleen Albertson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1449982026

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 322

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Educates readers about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), ( acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine), and how women's health problems are effectively treated holistically versus the typical Western, compartmentalized approach. Acquire a basic understanding of TCM - what it is and how it works - as well as its benefits, risks and potential for treatment. Potential benefits of using TCM decrease the discouragement and futility felt by many women who cope with chronic health problems like menstrual irregularities, infertility, insomnia, pregnancy related issues and menopause. Women do not usually consider TCM as a treatment alternative until after receiving failed Western treatment. TCM can be a primary part of health care. Information and knowledge about TCm is lacking. TCM can help many women overcome and resolve health concerns. TCM's potential for early detection, strengthening of the immune system, reversal of symptoms and prevention of disease unfortunately remains unnoticed. * Broadens understanding of how TCM and western medicine differ in diagnosis and treatment. A holistic versus compartmentalized approach. * Explains how acupuncture systems work in easy-to-understand language. * Outlines gynecological, reproductive, and menopausal disorders more naturally and completely. * Approaches disorders including PMS, painful, heavy, irregular menstruation, PCOS, infertility, and pregnancy-related issues from a TCM perspective. * Shares nutritional, lifestyle factors and tips to help you make better, more informed choices about your health. * Discusses other health issues including insomnia, incontinence, vaginal itching, heart disease, and headaches. * Explains how TCM considers the impact of lifestyle, diet and nutritional choices and discusses these as part of the treatment plan. .

Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine

Author: Jianguo Wang

Publisher: Nova Biomedical

ISBN: 162081529X

Category: Medical

Page: 99

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Traditional Chinese Medicine refers to a broad range of medicine practices sharing common theoretical concepts which have been developed in China and are based on a tradition of over 2,000 years, including various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy. Although these practices are considered alternative medicine in the Western world, they are a common part of medical care throughout East Asia, accounting for an estimated 40% of all health care delivered in China. Topics discussed in this book include a comparison of Chinese views with Western perspectives on traditional Chinese Medicine and complementary alternative medicine; cinnabar and realgar in traditional Chinese Medicine; metabolomic analysis of herbal medicines; Chinese Herbal Medicine in health care; and acupuncture for patients with cerebral apoplexy.

Reshaping Herbal Medicine

Reshaping Herbal Medicine

Author: Catherine O'Sullivan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780443101359

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 206

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This is the first definitive book to draw on unique, unpublished, professional expertise about the reshaping of herbal medicine in the UK. This book outlines the outcomes of recent examinations, and poses challenging questions about the direction of future herbal medicine policy within the UK. Contributions from Senior Members of the European Herbal Practitioners Association Well written and presented Includes vital issues such as divergent herbal traditions in the UK, history of herbal medicine in Europe, Patient and Public safety and Cultural issues faced integrating traditional systems of medicine within an allopathic medical model

Health Communication in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Health Communication in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Author: Anika Niambi Al-Shura

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128005439

Category: Medical

Page: 58

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Health Communication in Traditional Chinese Medicine Cardiology presents an overview of health communications including history, cardiovascular prevalence and role of Chinese medicine, interpersonal communications between practitioners and patients, and explores methods in epidemiology to follow symptom, diagnostic, treatment and follow-up patterns in the clinic. The book integrates the role of Chinese medicine in public health efforts, classifying the identity of the practitioner and the needs of certain patient types who require this kind of matching for better health and research methods to help sharpen the focus for specializing practitioners. Identifies the rationale for specializing in cardiovascular Chinese medicine as an important part of current public health needs Prepares practitioners to adjust their skills, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors, and to guide patients to do likewise for better health outcomes Prepares the practitioner to sit for the Niambi Wellness Health Communications 1 final online exam

Hematology in Traditional Chinese Medicine Cardiology

Hematology in Traditional Chinese Medicine Cardiology

Author: Anika Niambi Al-Shura

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128006429

Category: Medical

Page: 56

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Hematology in Traditional Chinese Medicine Cardiology instructs readers on the blood, complement and immune system from the western and Chinese medicine perspectives. The book focuses on the cardiovascular issues concerning blood and the immune system, provides laboratory values concerning blood and the cardiovascular system, and covers cardiovascular diseases from the Chinese medicine and western medicine perspectives. It compares the eight principles in traditional Chinese medicine with basic science perspectives in western medicine, analyzes laboratory blood testing for heart diseases, and discusses the use of blood results for diagnosing and monitoring. Balances basic theories in Chinese medicine with basic medical sciences on blood, immune system and cardiovascular diseases Provides laboratory tests and values necessary for the monitoring of blood quality, and other tests for monitoring cardiovascular diseases in integrative Chinese medicine Prepares the practitioner to sit for the Niambi Wellness Integrative anatomy and patho-physiology in cardiology final online exam