The Way Forward for Chinese Medicine

  • Filename: the-way-forward-for-chinese-medicine.
  • ISBN: 142002423X
  • Release Date: 2001-12-06
  • Number of pages: 435
  • Author: Kevin Chan
  • Publisher: CRC Press

An introductory text aimed at practitioners of Chinese medicine and orthodox medicine, and other interested healthcare professionals, this book focuses on the conditions for which traditional Chinese medicine may be appropriate and its wider use healthcare. The book divides the subject into three sections: key issues in Chinese medicine, special aspects of clinical and scientific practice, and the progress of TCM and related practice in selected countries and regions. Special features include discussions of the use of TCM in cancer research, issues of toxicity, procedures for identification of Chinese herbal materials using DNA fingerprinting, and more.


  • Filename: light-touch-reflextherapy.
  • ISBN: 9781468503494
  • Release Date: 2012-04-26
  • Number of pages: 72
  • Author: John R. Cross
  • Publisher: Author House

Written in accessible language Light Touch Reflextherapy is a wonderfully illustrated practical workbook for reflexologists and physical therapists who work with the body's reflexes. This pioneering book gives reflexology a complete makeover from the standard approaches of using moderate to heavy massage on the reflexes. This new approach is one of working with the client or patient by utilizing their own built in self healing properties. The book discusses how both acute and chronic conditions may be treated. Treatment of acute pain syndromes uses foot reflexes with acupoints (the author sees no discernible difference between reflexes and acupoints). Treatment of chronic conditions utilizes the reflections of the chakra energy system on the feet, hands, arms and legs. By using the chakras, the author shows how the the aetiology of imbalance may be addressed. A large full colour A1 size poster is available to accompany this book - full details on

Chinese Nutrition Therapy

  • Filename: chinese-nutrition-therapy.
  • ISBN: 3131309628
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 278
  • Author: Jörg Kastner
  • Publisher: Thieme

Kastner's Chinese Nutrition Therapy is an excellent introduction to Chinese dietetics for both students and practitioners of Chinese medicine ... I whole-heartedly endorse his book. - Nigel Wiseman For millennia, the Chinese have taught that a healthy, appropriate diet is an integral part of maintaining good health and healing various disorders. Here, the author demystifies Chinese dietetics, one of the pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Joerg Kastner provides an introduction to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the energetics of foods. Emphasizing a holistic approach throughout, Chinese Nutrition Therapy provides readers with tools for integrating the principles of Chinese dietetics into their daily lives. The book includes a comprehensive classification of more than 300 readily available foods such as vegetables, grains, herbs and spices, fruit, meat, seafood, dairy products, oils and fats, and more. Numerous clinical examples and treatment suggestions artfully combine Western medical conditions with Chinese diagnostic techniques. For this second edition the section on clinical examples has been expanded by detailed chapters on the treatment of obesity and physical and / or emotional fatigue. The explanation of causes of diseases according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the different symptoms, and the lists of recommended foods and foods to avoid are supplemented by advice on the adequate acupuncture treatment. Highlights: Descriptions of Chinese dietetics in practice and discussions of dietary factors, such as seasonal adaptations and differing requirements for children and seniors Practical tips on how to adapt Chinese nutrition therapy to Western products and cooking methods Clinical examples covering the major organ systems A handy A to Z list of common foods and their healing characteristics An essential reference for students and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this user-friendly book will also be valued by nutritionists, dieticians, physicians, and anyone interested in living a long and healthy life. An award-winning international medical and scientific publisher, Thieme has demonstrated its commitment to the highest standard of quality in the state-of-the-art content and presentation of all of its products. Thieme's trademark blue and silver covers have become synonymous with excellence in publishing.

Methods and Advances in Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Filename: methods-and-advances-in-traditional-chinese-medicine.
  • ISBN: 0128051612
  • Release Date: 2016-03-07
  • Number of pages: 150
  • Author: David Yue-Wei Lee
  • Publisher:

Methods and Advances in Traditional Chinese Medicine describes analytical chemistry methods used to characterize constituents of herbal remedies, explore their mechanisms of action singly and in concert, and support the clinical trials necessary to bring Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into the mainstream of therapeutics. With recent advances in analytical instruments, molecular pharmacology, and genetics, it is now possible to investigate the bioactive molecules in a complex medicine on a rational basis. This book is the first to combine TCM with analytical chemistry methods toward this goal. The book begins with a brief history of TCM, consideration of its strengths and weaknesses, and a review of the literature on application of Western analytical methods. It continues with an examination of the concept of synergistic, multi-targeted action among components, followed by an analysis of how analytical chemistry and other methods are used to assure quality and uniformity of natural products within tolerable limits. It then addresses the complexity introduced by absorption, distribution, and metabolism of an already complex drug. The last chapter advocates a system biological approach as the way forward for drug discovery and development in TCM. Emphasizes the advantages of combining traditional medicine and modern tools for drug discovery and development Provides examples which source, identify, and assay materials; describe preparation of complex remedies and isolate or synthesize their components; characterize complexes and derivatives; and test selected entities for efficacy in animals and humans Explains the capabilities and limitations of various methods for evaluating test results, establishing the parameters of quality assurance

Integrating Conventional and Chinese Medicine in Cancer Care

  • Filename: integrating-conventional-and-chinese-medicine-in-cancer-care.
  • ISBN: 9780443100635
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 396
  • Author: Tai Lahans
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This new clinical resource clearly explains how to approach integrated care in a way that combines Chinese herbal medicine with Western medicine to enhance and improve medical care for patients with cancer - without undermining or negatively impacting patients' medical treatment. Each chapter covers a different type of cancer, first introducing the conventional medical understanding of that cancer including its etiology, diagnosis, and treatment according to staging and type. The chapter then covers that cancer from the perspective of Oriental medicine. Case studies illustrate the integration of treatment for each cancer type, raising important issues and considerations associated with specific cancers and treatments. Formulas are presented within the context of conventional treatment, intended to enhance the effectiveness of treatment and/or treat side effects without undermining the treatment's function. Each formula is followed by a discussion of how and why the herbs are used, including classical Chinese theory and relevant pharmaceutical studies. Staging and the age and performance status of various patients is used as a means by which to explain how formulas are changed. Case studies explore issues related to the integration of treatment for each type of cancer.

Chinese Medicine

  • Filename: chinese-medicine.
  • ISBN: 0912111550
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 133
  • Author: Paul U. Unschuld
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publications (MA)

Clear, scintillating overview -- specially of the modern era

An Introduction to Acupuncture

  • Filename: an-introduction-to-acupuncture.
  • ISBN: 9789400931992
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 84
  • Author: P.F. Pearson
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

TO ACUPUNCTURE A Practical Guide for GPs and other Medical Personnel Peter Pearson, MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG The Medical Centre, Yateley, Cambedey, Surrey GU17 7LS Publisht;d in. the UK and Europe by MTP Press Limited Falcon House Lancaster, England British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Pearson, Peter An introduction to acupuncture: a practical guide for GPs and other medical personnel. 1. Acupuncture I. Title 615. 8'92 RM184 ISBN-13: 978-94-010-7935-8 e-ISBN-13: 978-94-009-3199-2 DOl: 10. 1007/978-94-009-3199-2 Published in the USA by MTPPress A division of Kluwer Academic Publishers 101 Philip Drive Norwell, MA 02061, USA Copyright © 1987 MTP Press Limited Softcover reprint of the hardcover 1st edition 1987 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission from the publishers. CONTENTS Preface 7 Acknowledgements 8 1 What is acupuncture? 9 2 Local dysfunction of channels 13 3 The channels and points 15 4 Technique 37 5 Specific conditions 45 6 Systemic treatment 53 7 Other forms of acupuncture 65 8 Academic considerations 73 9 Further information 79 References 83 Index 87 PREFACE Several years ago, a patient consulted me, and requested 'aquapuncture'. This sounded more like an underwater sexual activity than anything else, but I confessed ignorance! Several more requests highlighted my complete lack of knowledge of this subject and stimulated me into activity.

Professional Perspectives in Health Care

  • Filename: professional-perspectives-in-health-care.
  • ISBN: 9781137090348
  • Release Date: 2007-09-27
  • Number of pages: 328
  • Author: Carol Wilkinson
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Professional Perspectives in Health Care covers a broad range of healthcare issues such as confidentiality, the patient as consumer and interprofessional working. It examines the latest developments and international perspectives on working in healthcare, and encourages a critical appreciation of current debates on the professional agenda.

Interactions Between Chinese Herbal Medicinal Products and Orthodox Drugs

  • Filename: interactions-between-chinese-herbal-medicinal-products-and-orthodox-drugs.
  • ISBN: 9057024136
  • Release Date: 2000-09-11
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Kelvin Chan
  • Publisher: CRC Press

Interactions Between Chinese Herbal Medicinal Products and Orthodox Drugs provides basic biomedical principles on adverse and beneficial interactions between Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) products (herbs and ready-made medications) and orthodox drugs. The book includes concise accounts of the trends of development and progress in Chinese medicine, pharmacological principles of CHM materials and mechanisms of interactions. Clinically relevant interactions are summarized in tables for easy reference with a catalogue of commonly used CHM products. A unique chapter with an action plan is assigned to promote research and documentation of herb-drug interactions. This textbook is desperately needed by undergraduates, postgraduates, medical practitioners, health professionals, medications regulatory bodies, and R&D professionals in pharmaceutical industries who are involved in CHM products.

Clinical Handbook of Chinese Prepared Medicines

  • Filename: clinical-handbook-of-chinese-prepared-medicines.
  • ISBN: 0912111267
  • Release Date: 1989-01-01
  • Number of pages: 354
  • Author: Chun-Han Zhu
  • Publisher:

A presentation of TCM prepared patent medicines assembled from the work of a Chinese practitioner who has had years of experience training students and treating patients.

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