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The web that has no weaver : understanding Chinese medicine

Author: Ted J Kaptchuk
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, [2008], ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Completely and thoroughly revised, The Web That Has No Weaver is the classic, comprehensive guide on the theory and practice of Chinese medicine. This accessible and invaluable resource has earned its place as the foremost authority in the synthesizing of Western and Eastern healing practices"--Publisher's description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ted J Kaptchuk
OCLC Number: 973691132
Notes: Also published: London : Rider, 2000 under the title: Chinese medicine : the web that has no weaver.
Description: xxvi, 500 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / Margaret Caudill --
Foreword / Andrew Weil --
The pinyin phonetic alphabet --
Introduction to the new editiion --
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 ingredienst 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. Appendixes (A: The stages of disease: a series of clinical scenes ; B: Yang organs in disharmony ; C: Pulses revisited ; D: The curious organs ; E: The scientific encounter with East Asian medicine: efficacy and adverse effects --
F: THe five phases (wu xing) ; G: Historical bibliography: links in the chain of transmission ; H: Selected bibliography)
Other Titles: Understanding Chinese medicine
Responsibility: Ted J. Kaptchuk.

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"Completely and thoroughly revised, The Web That Has No Weaver is the classic, comprehensive guide on the theory and practice of Chinese medicine. This accessible and invaluable resource has earned its place as the foremost authority in the synthesizing of Western and Eastern healing practices"--Publisher's description.

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