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The web that has no weaver : understanding Chinese medicine

Author: Ted J Kaptchuk
Publisher: Chicago, Ill : Contemporary Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [Rev. ed., newly expanded and updated]View all editions and formats
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A complete guide to the practice of Chinese medicine includes the theories and techniques behind acupuncture, herbal treatments, and more, as well as offering an examination of how Chinese healing can be brought together with western medicine.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ted J Kaptchuk
ISBN: 0809228408 9780809228409
OCLC Number: 40444108
Description: xxvi, 500 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword : [the western response to acupuncture and other East Asian medicine] / Margaret Caudill --
Foreword : [The Web That Has No Weaver as an introduction to the theory of Chinese medicince] / Andrew Weil --
The pinyin phonetic alphabet --
1. Medicine East and West : two ways of seeing, two ways of thinking, and the landscape patterns of nature and humans --
2. The fundamental textures : Qi, blood, essence, spirit, and fluids, or the basic ingredients of human life --
3. The organs of the body : the harmonious landscape, and on anatomy and its absence --
4. The meridians : the warp and woof, and on acupuncture and herbology --
5. Origins of disharmony : stormy weather, or when a cause is not a cause --
6. The four examinations : signs and symptoms, and Aristotle and Lao Tzu revisited --
7. The eight principal patterns : the faces of yin and yang, the patterns' basic texture and composition --
8. The patterns of the human landscape, the details of the clinical scene --
9. Chinese medicine as an art, or on the penetrating divine illumination --
10. The web that has no weaver : and Mount Sinai, or on the location of truth --
App. A. The stages of disease : a series of clinical scenes --
App. B. Yang organs in disharmony --
App. C. Pulses revisited --
App. D. The curious organs --
App. E. The scientific encounter with East Asian medicine : efficacy and adverse effects --
App. F. The five phases (wu xing) / written in collaboration with Dan Bensky and the assistance of Kiiko Matsumoto --
App. G. Historical bibliography : links in the chain of transmission.
Responsibility: Ted J. Kaptchuk.
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This volume introduces readers to Eastern medicine and synthesizes some aspects of these ancient traditions with modern Western medicine. Kaptchuk, O.M.D., associate director of the Center for  Read more...

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