By Men Jiuzhang, Guo Lei
Confirmed via the Western Han dynasty greater than 2,000 years in the past, conventional chinese language medication (TCM) is presently discovering elevated reputation. A normal creation to conventional chinese language drugs explores the considering in the back of TCM, its philosophy-based concept, and its state of the art makes use of in today’s scientific perform. The publication covers:
* institution and features of TCM’s thought
* institution and improvement of TCM’s scientific system.
* uncomplicated positive aspects of TCM
* TCM’s philosophical bases: primordial qi, yin-yang and 5 parts
* TCM’s clinical version, procedure, and architecture
Organized to make info simply obtainable, each one bankruptcy contains:
* Goals & Requirements and Key Contents to allow readers to appreciate the middle and the description of the chapter
* Endnotes for readers to profit a few cultural and old info ordinary to China
* Glossary for readers to appreciate extra particular information regarding TCM and chinese language culture
Complete with bankruptcy outlines and ancillary fabric, this rigorously designed advisor brings a time-tested perform again to the long run.
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1 The Concept of Holism 39 fu-organs, and the function of the meridian system internally pertaining to viscera and externally connecting limbs. ), four limbs, and all skeletal parts, are not only directly related to one another in structure, but also indirectly linked centering around ﬁve zang-organs through the meridian system. The signiﬁcant role of ﬁve zang-organs in the unity of physical structure lies in the fact that they, with their corresponding fu-organs, constituents, sensory organs, oriﬁces, limbs, and joints, form ﬁve important functional systems.
And the therapeutic method of purgation is applied according to the prescription promoting purgation. In Treatise on Febrile Diseases, 113 prescriptions made up of more than eighty kinds of Chinese medicinal herbs are summarized to correspond with eight basic therapeutic methods: diaphoresis, emesis, purgation, regulating therapy, warming therapy, cooling therapy, supplementing, or resolving therapy. Thus, the typical model of TSD is preliminarily established. The other essential part of Treatise on Exogenous Febrile Diseases and Miscellaneous Diseases, Synopsis of the Golden Chamber elaborates TSD, focusing on the cognition and the treatment of miscellaneous diseases due to the internal damages.
All of these clinical practices have been proved reasonable and scientiﬁc by modern science. $*HQHUDOQHZSGI 24 Chapter 2 Theoretical System of TCM: Formation and Characters TCM also makes a great success in preventive medicine. ), hygienic systems were set up. ), pesthouses for lepra came into being. ), both “Daoyin exercise” and “Five fauna-mimic frolics” were popular in physical training. , appeared. A case is that the living form, clinical characters, way of infection, prognosis, and measures of prevention of tsutsugamushi were precisely described by Ge Hong (1152–1237), 1,600 years earlier than that in Western medicine.