Principles of Chinese Medicine
224 pages, 5 x 7 1/2
Release Date:15 May 2013
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Principles of Chinese Medicine

Revised Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon
Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, qigong, tui na massage and diet therapyhave been used by the Chinese for over 2000 years, and they are stillthe treatments of choice for millions of people throughout the East.Now, despite the availability of Western medicine, Westerners arebecoming aware of the many benefits of these potent therapies and thepopularity of Chinese medicine is spreading rapidly.
Covering everything from the basic theory of Chinese medicine todiagnosis to how to find a practitioner, the book provides a definitiveintroductory guide to this ancient system of medicine. It includesexplanations of each of the five therapies and their unique benefits aswell as patients' first-hand experiences. With advice on choosingthe right treatment, and comprehensive sections on useful addresses andfurther reading, the book provides everything readers need to knowabout Chinese medicine at an introductory level.
Angela Hicks qualified as an acupuncturist in 1976. She is co-founderand joint principal of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine inReading, UK, where she teaches and is a clinical supervisor. In 1988she co-founded Acupuncture Training Courses, a postgraduate courseteaching TCM theory to Five Element acupuncturists. Angela is a memberof the Council of Heads for Acupuncture Courses (CHAC) and representsthem on the British Acupuncture Council's education committee. Shelives in Reading, UK.
Introduction. 1. The Theory of Chinese Medicine – The LinkingThread. 2. How Disease Arises – The Art of Staying Healthy. 3.Putting It All Together – Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine. 4.Acupuncture and Moxibustion – Balancing Your Energy. 5. ChineseHerbal Medicine – Remedies for Your Energy. 6. Qigong Exercises– Transforming Your Energy. 7. Tui Na, Chinese Massage –Touching Your Energy. 8. Chinese Dietetics – Nourishing YourEnergy. 9. Which One Shall I Choose? – The Right Treatment forMe. Useful Addresses. Further Reading. About the Author.
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