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.
Intelligent Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (P C Leung); The Modalities of Chinese Medicine (C C Xue & K A O'Brien); The Theoretical Framework of Chinese Medicine (K A O'Brien & C C Xue); Problems and Challenges of Chinese Herbal Medicine (C G Li et al.); Biochemistry and Chinese Herbs (K P Fung); How Does Acupuncture Work? (Z Zheng); More Theories About Acupuncture (B Y Xin); How Is Chinese Medicine in China Today? (P C Leung); A Personal Perspective on Bringing Chinese Medicine into Mainstream Medicine of the 21st Century (Y C Cheng); What is Practice and Research on Chinese Medicine Like Outside China? (Q Zhang); Clinical Trials Using Chinese Medicine (P C Leung); Modernization of Chinese Medicine: An Anthropologist's View (H Ting); Information Systems in Chinese Medicine (P K Hui & E Ma); The Future (P C Leung & C C Xue).