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Description - Basis Of Traditional Chinese Medicine by Shen Ziyin

The two-thousand-year-old discipline of traditional Chinese medicine has much to offer Western readers who have an interest in the healing arts. The authors, both professors at Shanghai Medical University, explain the fundamental concepts of Chinese medicine, how and why it works, and its various therapeutic methods. This comprehensive survey includes all the essentials- a brief history, the concepts of yin and yang and the five elements, the internal organs, the relationship between human beings and nature, the causes of disease, common diagnostic methods, and the principles of the treatment, including traditional herbs, acupuncture and moxibustion, tui-na massage therapy, and qigong breath therapy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781570626357
ISBN-10: 1570626359
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Shen Ziyin

Shen Ziyin is head of the Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Shanghai Medical University, and director of the Institute of Integration of Traditional and Western Medicine at Hua Shan Hospital. Professor Shen has won nine awards for his scientific achievements in kidney research.

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