Established by the Western Han dynasty more than 2,000 years ago, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is currently finding increased acceptance. A General Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine explores the thinking behind TCM, its philosophy-based theory, and its cutting-edge uses in today's clinical practice. The book covers: * Establishment and characteristics of TCM's theory * Establishment and development of TCM's clinical system. * Basic features of TCM * TCM's philosophical bases: primordial qi, yin-yang and Five Elements * TCM's medical model, method, and architecture Organized to make information easily accessible, each chapter contains: *Goals & Requirements and Key Contents to enable readers to understand the core and the outline of the chapter *Endtes for readers to learn some cultural and historical information peculiar to China *Glossary for readers to understand more specific information about TCM and Chinese culture Complete with chapter outlines and ancillary material, this carefully designed guide brings a time-tested practice back to the future.
Shanxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China Shanxi University of Tradtional Chinese Medicine, China