For over two thousand years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has made many significant contributions to China's growth and prosperity. This textbook, based on the unique characteristics of TCM, discusses its principle theories and presents a comprehensive daily practice guide for health maintenance and disease treatment. The book provides clinical practitioners with a fundamental understanding of the essence of TCM. The principle theories inherent within thousands of years of classical TCM are expounded upon. It provides a newer understanding of TCM by relying on evidence acquired from advanced research. It corrects mistakes or omissions inherent within existing TCM by discussing true TCM fundamentals independent of cultural or historical reasons. It recovers important concepts of TCM rarely acknowledged in current TCM practices. It facilitates modern medical practices with roots in TCM for better therapeutic efficacy. It provides a comprehensive understanding of TCM by relying on the latest scientific achievements.
We highly recommend this book for students, TCM doctors, other practicing physicians, and healthcare professionals, researchers, and interested individuals in general. Readers will benefit from the inspirational viewpoints discussed in the book.
Basic Theory of TCM: The Yin and Yang; Essence, Qi, Blood and Body Fluids; Diseases and Etiology; Principles of Therapeutics; Diagnosis: Introduction of TCM Diagnostic Methods; Syndrome Differentiation with Eight Principles; Acupuncture and Moxibustion: The Specifics of Meridian System and Acupuncture Points; The Acupuncture and Moxibustion Manipulation Methods; General Introduction of Treatment; Healthy Lifestyle and Rehabilitation: Medical Meditation; Health Exercises (Tai Chi, Baduanjin, Yijinjing, Wuqinxi); Traditional Chinese Herbology: Collection and Preparation of Chinese Herbs; Commonly Used Chinese Herbs; Chinese Herbs for Selected Medical Conditions; Chinese Herbal Formulation: Principle of Formulating a Prescription; The Reform Theory of Simplified Formulae and Prescriptions; Clinical Practice: Internal Disorders; Pediatric Disorders; Dermatological Disorders; Disorders of Five Sense Organs; Practice Regulation and Certification; Practice Situation in Western Countries; Examination Preparation and Strategies; New Development in Chinese Medicine; Advances in Development of Basic Theory of TCM; Advances in Acupuncture and Other No Drugs Treatment Technology; Advances in Other Nation's Traditional Medicine (Tibetan Medicine); Appendices: Nomenclature of Traditional Chinese Medicine; A List of Common Patent Chinese Herbal Formulae; Samples of Examination and Exercises.