The Web That Has No Weaver Understanding Chinese Medicine

The Web That Has No Weaver  Understanding Chinese Medicine Author Ted Kaptchuk
ISBN-10 9781483546278
Year 2014-12-08
Pages 500
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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Chinese medicine is a healing art that has survived and continues to thrive in East Asia and is increasingly becoming a global resource. The Web That Has No Weaver is the classic English language introductory text that explains how medicine so rooted the archaic past can be relevant to modern health care. The book demystifies the worldview of Chinese medicine. Yin and yang, dampness and wind are easily comprehended. The Web lets the reader see, feel and discover aspects of illness that modern biomedicine overlooks or cannot even understand. The use of acupuncture and herbal medicine to regain harmony and balance is explained. The book is both accessible and scholarly and also incorporates the viewpoint of modern science. For students, scholars, health care providers and the general public, The Web has earned its place as the foremost authority synthesizing Western and Eastern approaches to healing. This revised second edition is the product of years of further reflection on ancient Chinese sources and active involvement in cutting-edge scientific research. Chapter include: 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 Dvine Illumination. 10. The Web That Has No Weaver--and Mount Sina/ or on the location of truth.

The Web That Has No Weaver

The Web That Has No Weaver Author Ted J. Kaptchuk
ISBN-10 0809228408
Year 2000
Pages 500
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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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. Reprint.

The Web That Has No Weaver

The Web That Has No Weaver Author Ted Kaptchuk
ISBN-10 9780071507400
Year 2000-05-02
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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The Web That Has No Weaver is the classic, comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Chinese alternative medicine. This accessible and invaluable resource has earned its place as the foremost authority in synthesizing Wester and Eastern healing practices. This revised edition is the product of years of further reflection on ancient Chinese sources and active involvement in cutting-edge scientific research.

The Web that Has No Weaver

The Web that Has No Weaver Author Ted J. Kaptchuk
ISBN-10 UCLA:L0082883554
Year 1983
Pages 402
Language en
Publisher
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While Western doctors look for disease mechanisms which are the same form person to person, Chinese doctors look for overall patterns of disharmony which are unique to each individual. Ted Kaptchuk, who studied medicine in China, originally intended to translate Chinese medical texts into English, but quickly realized that it would take more than simple translation to convey the meaning of a diagnosis like "damp heat affecting the spleen." Instead, in The Web That Has No Weaver, he explains the theory and philosophy of Chinese medicine, as well as methods of diagnosis and treatment in terms that can be understood by a Western reader. The Chinese emphasis on interconnectedness nad change takes on a very specific character in the context of medicine. When the Chinese physician examines a patient, he or she plans to look at many signs and symptoms and to make of them a diagnosis, to see in them a pattern. Each sign means nothing by itself and acquires meaning only in its relationship to the patient's other signs.

Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine Author Ted J. Kaptchuk
ISBN-10 9780712602815
Year 2000
Pages 500
Language en
Publisher Random House
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In the ancient tradition of Chinese medicine, illness is a disharmony of the whole body. The aim is to restore harmony through herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion and the diagnostic skills of the physician. The governing principle is to balance Yin and Yang and to restore the interconnections between all aspects of the organism. This remarkable book explains the theory and practice of Chinese medicine. More than that, it mixes the most up-to-date knowledge of the oriental approach to healing with cutting-edge scientific research. 'While the book's rich detail makes it of great use to practising healers, it is in its entirety very simply written, enjoyable reading for the layman... An instructive, profound and important work.' Professor Martin Schwartz, University of California, Berkeley

Between Heaven and Earth

Between Heaven and Earth Author Harriet Beinfield
ISBN-10 9780804151733
Year 2013-12-18
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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Two of the foremost American educators and healers in the Chinese medical profession demystify Chinese medicine's centuries-odl approach to health. Combining Eastern traditions with Western sensibilities in a unique blend that is relevant today, BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH opens the door to a vast storehouse of knowledge that bridges the gap between mind and body, theory and practice, professional and self-care, East and West.

Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine

Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine Author Marnae C. Ergil
ISBN-10 9783131468017
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 415
Language en
Publisher Thieme
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Award Winner! Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine has won first prize at the Association of American Publishers' PROSE Awards and been recognized as the best nursing and allied health text published in 2009.Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine offers so much more and is so much more clearly, articulately and professionally presented that it can, and should, replace the earlier best-selling The Web That Has No Weaver. --Blue Poppy Enterprises March 2011A traditional medicine with up-to-date applications, Chinese Medicine is gaining steady acceptance throughout the world. In this exquisitely illustrated Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine, written by a renowned team of international experts, readers will find a concise yet comprehensive synopsis of the entire field. From the clinical practice of acupuncture and moxibustion to Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition therapy, Tai Ji, Qi Gong, and Tuina, the book offers a deep understanding of the underlying theory, characteristics, and fundamental concepts of Chinese Medicine, as well as its philosophical and cultural basis. For those needing a single volume overview of this broad and multi-faceted field, this book is unrivalled.Highlights Full coverage of the basic tenets of Chinese Medicine, from its historical roots to modern scientific research, methods, and findings Informative chapter on diagnosis in Chinese Medicine Practical discussion of Chinese herbs and their usage, including formulas for various common ailments Insights from leading specialists on their respective disciplines Proven pocket atlas format, with double-page spreads and juxtaposition of text and related photographs, drawings, and charts for easy comprehension More than 150 beautifully detailed, full-color illustrations demonstrating key models Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine is a must-have resource for students and practitioners of Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, and complementary medicine, including medical doctors in acupuncture training. General physicians interested in expanding their services will also benefit from the wealth of information in this practical guide.

The Spark in the Machine

The Spark in the Machine Author Daniel Keown
ISBN-10 9780857011541
Year 2014-03-20
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Singing Dragon
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Why can salamanders grow new legs, and young children grow new finger tips, but adult humans can't regenerate? What is the electricity that flows through the human body? Is it the same thing that the Chinese call Qi? If so, what does Chinese medicine know, that western medicine ignores? Dan Keown's highly accessible, witty, and original book shows how western medicine validates the theories of Chinese medicine, and how Chinese medicine explains the mysteries of the body that western medicine largely ignores. He explains the generative force of embryology, how the hearts of two people in love (or in scientific terms `quantum entanglement') truly beat as one, how a cheating heart is also an ill heart (which is why men are twice as likely to die of a sudden heart attack with their mistress than with their wife), how neural crest cells determine our lifespan, and why Proust's madeleines evoked the memories they did. The book shows how the theories of western and Chinese medicine support each other, and how the integrated theory enlarges our understanding of how bodies work on every level. Full of good stories and surprising details, Dan Keown's book is essential reading for anyone who has ever wanted to know how the body really works.

Wood Becomes Water

Wood Becomes Water Author Gail Reichstein
ISBN-10 1568362099
Year 1998
Pages 215
Language en
Publisher Kodansha USA Incorporated
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Uses the five element system of Chinese cosmology--wood, fire, earth, metal, and water--to analyze physical and emotional distress, and recommends therapies to restore health. Does your back pain flare up in the evening? Perhaps your water element is weak. Allergies in the spring? Emotional outbursts? Perhaps your wood element is too strong. Using the five element system of Chinese cosmology as a key-wood, fire, earth, metal, water-Gail Reichstein unlocks the ancient mysteries of Chinese medicine and makes them available for the everyday health and well-being

Chinese Medicine for Maximum Immunity

Chinese Medicine for Maximum Immunity Author Jason Elias
ISBN-10 0307420426
Year 2007-12-18
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Harmony
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Reflecting on the connection between the rise in chronic immune disorders and toxic environmental and lifestyle patterns, herbalist and acupuncturist Jason Elias and collaborator Katherine Ketcham looked to the 5,000-year-old The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine to seek clues for restoring the balance of body and mind. In Chinese Medicine for Maximum Immunity, Elias and Ketcham show how to use the preventive strategies and gentle, supportive remedies of traditional Chinese medicine to heal contemporary chronic illnesses and bolster immunity. The book teaches readers how to identify which element--Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water--most directly influences them and how to correct imbalances that can lead to particular physical, emotional, and spiritual disorders with step-by-step instruction for using stress-reduction techniques, diet and exercise, herbs, and acupressure. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine Author Ping Chen
ISBN-10 0967303451
Year 2004
Pages 291
Language en
Publisher Paradigm Publications
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A favorite for first year acupuncture and TCM students because it covers the essential knowledge of the channels and collaterals and the characteristics of the channel system, providing descriptives that include the key points, pathway, associated organs and points, physiology, pathology, clinical applications, and divergent, teninomuscular, and collateral channels.

Ancient Herbs Modern Medicine

Ancient Herbs  Modern Medicine Author Henry Han, O.M.D.
ISBN-10 9780307481498
Year 2008-12-18
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Bantam
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The best of Eastern and Western medicine in an integrative healing system for the mind, body, and spirit. Now, for the first time, a Western physician and a doctor of Oriental medicine combine the unparalleled technological advances of the West with the unmatched wisdom and healing touch Chinese herbal medicine provides for many diseases and conditions that elude modern medicine. Ancient Herbs, Modern Medicine demonstrates the many important, highly effective ways Chinese medicine and Western medicine can complement each other in treating everything from allergies and insomnia to mental illness and cancer. This accessible, comprehensive guide offers many informative and enlightening case studies and up-to-the-minute information on: • How integrative medicine combines the best of Western pharmacology and Eastern herbology • How integrative medicine helps fight the diseases and illnesses of our time, including allergies, asthma, and chronic fatigue syndrome, and eases and even reverses symptoms of arthritis, diabetes, depression, osteoporosis, AIDS, heart disease, and cancer--often without side effects • How Chinese medicine can help you recognize signs before an illness becomes a crisis • The importance of Western techniques in diagnosing serious diseases • Why Chinese medicine offers the most effective treatment for many chronic/recurrent illnesses • Restoring essential balance to the Five Energetic Systems--the Heart, Lung, Spleen, Liver, and Kidney Energies • The Eight Strategies of Herbal Therapy--how herbs work in your body Plus illuminating discussions of the basic principles of Chinese medicine, as well as food remedy recipes, diagrams, glossaries of medical terms and herbs, resource listings, and much more to help you tailor an integrative health regimen that is right for you. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Needles Herbs Gods and Ghosts

Needles  Herbs  Gods  and Ghosts Author Linda L. BARNES
ISBN-10 9780674020542
Year 2009-06-30
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Harvard University Press
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When did the West discover Chinese healing traditions? Most people might point to the "rediscovery" of Chinese acupuncture in the 1970s. In Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts, Linda Barnes leads us back, instead, to the thirteenth century to uncover the story of the West's earliest known encounters with Chinese understandings of illness and healing. A medical anthropologist with a degree in comparative religion, Barnes illuminates the way constructions of medicine, religion, race, and the body informed Westerners' understanding of the Chinese and their healing traditions.

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine Author Giovanni Maciocia
ISBN-10 UOM:39015062410868
Year 2005
Pages 1205
Language en
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
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This exciting new edition covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the function of the acupuncture points and principles of treatment.

Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine Author Rafael Campo
ISBN-10 9780822377139
Year 2013-10-02
Pages 104
Language en
Publisher Duke University Press
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In his sixth collection of poetry, the celebrated poet-physician Rafael Campo examines the primal relationship between language, empathy, and healing. As masterfully crafted as they are viscerally powerful, these poems propose voice itself as a kind of therapeutic medium. For all that most ails us, Alternative Medicine offers the balm of song and the salve of the imagination: from the wounds of our stubborn differences of identity, to the pain of alienation in a world of unfeeling technologies, to the shame of the persistent injustices in our society, Campo's poetry displays a deep understanding of hurt as the possibility for healing. Demonstrating an abiding faith in our survival, this stunning, heartfelt book ultimately embraces the great diversity of our ways of knowing and dreaming, of needing and loving, and of living and dying.