The Web That Has No Weaver Understanding Chinese Medicine

Author: Ted Kaptchuk
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781483546278
Release Date: 2014-12-08
Genre: Medical

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

Author: Ted J. Kaptchuk
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0809228408
Release Date: 2000
Genre: HEALTH & FITNESS

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

Author: Ted Kaptchuk
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071507400
Release Date: 2000-05-02
Genre: Health & Fitness

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.

Chinese Medicine

Author: Ted J. Kaptchuk
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780712602815
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Medicine, Chinese

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

Author: Harriet Beinfield
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780804151733
Release Date: 2013-12-18
Genre: Health & Fitness

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.

Voices of Qi

Author: Alex Holland
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556433263
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

We are in the middle of a cultural revolution in the health care industry. Nearly eight thousand people practice Traditional Chinese Medicine in the US and thirty-five states currently offer some form of legal status for its practice. Many people are seeking alternatives to the Western, medical approach to health care. To these seekers, Voices of Qi is an invaluable aid in exploring what Traditional Chinese Medicine has to offer. Alex Holland has done an admirable job of presenting the basic tenets and practices to this ancient tradition in a clear, concise and accessible manner.

The Spark in the Machine

Author: Daniel Keown
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 9780857011541
Release Date: 2014-03-20
Genre: Medical

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.

Chinese Medicine and Healing

Author: TJ Hinrichs
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674047372
Release Date: 2013
Genre: History

This illustrated history is a comprehensive introduction to Chinese healing practices across time and cultures. Global contributions from 58 scholars in archaeology, history, anthropology, religion, and medicine make this a vital resource for those working in East Asian or world history, medical history, anthropology, biomedicine, and healing arts.

Who Can Ride the Dragon

Author: Yu Huan Zhang
Publisher: Paradigm Publications
ISBN: 0912111593
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Medical

(The authors) have performed a great service by clearing a path into the formidable dense thicket that constitutes Chinese medicine in the West. This text provides... a window of inestimable value into a world of meaning that satisfies a yearning on the part of many who hunger to know the substrate from which Chinese Medicine emerges. Harriet Beinfield Author, Between Heaven and Earth, A Guide to Chinese Medicine An excellent book for those studying Traditional Chines Medicine (TCM), this new text provides an insight into the depth and subtlety of this interesting subject. It delves into the linguistic and cultural wellsprings of Chinas venerable past, describing all aspects of TCM and making it applicable to Western approaches. It teaches the reader about the characteristics, expressions and concepts of TCM, allowing them to integrate its theories and practice into their own personal approach.

Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine

Author: Marnae C. Ergil
Publisher: Thieme
ISBN: 9783131468017
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Medical

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.

Wood Becomes Water

Author: Gail Reichstein
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
ISBN: 1568362099
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Medical

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

Ancient Herbs Modern Medicine

Author: Henry Han, O.M.D.
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307481498
Release Date: 2008-12-18
Genre: Health & Fitness

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.

Chinese Medicine for Maximum Immunity

Author: Jason Elias
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307420426
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Health & Fitness

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.

The Yellow Emperor s Classic of Medicine

Author: Maoshing Ni
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834825765
Release Date: 1995-05-10
Genre: Medical

The Neijing is one of the most important classics of Taoism, as well as the highest authority on traditional Chinese medicine. Its authorship is attributed to the great Huang Di, the Yellow Emperor, who reigned during the third millennium BCE. This new translation consists of the eighty-one chapters of the section of the Neijing known as the Suwen, or "Questions of Organic and Fundamental Nature." (The other section, called the Lingshu, is a technical book on acupuncture and is not included here.) Written in the form of a discourse between Huang Di and his ministers, The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine contains a wealth of knowledge, including etiology, physiology, diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of disease, as well as in-depth investigation of such diverse subjects as ethics, psychology, and cosmology. All of these subjects are discussed in a holistic context that says life is not fragmented, as in the model provided by modern science, but rather that all the pieces make up an interconnected whole. By revealing the natural laws of this holistic universe, the book offers much practical advice on how to promote a long, happy, and healthy life. The original text of the Neijing presents broad concepts and is often brief with details. The translator's elucidations and interpretations, incorporated into the translation, help not only to clarify the meaning of the text but also to make it a highly readable narrative for students—as well as for everyone curious about the underlying principles of Chinese medicine.

Dragon Rises Red Bird Flies

Author: Leon Hammer
Publisher:
ISBN: 0939616475
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Behind the acupuncture, herbal remedies and sophisticated diagnostics of Chinese medicine lies a "congenial system of healing that embodies unification of body and mind, spirit and matter, nature and man, philosophy and reality." In this comprehensive and ground-breaking presentation, based on long experience as physician, psychiatrist, and practitioner of Chinese medicine, Leon Hammer offers a new model for appreciating the traditional healer's effective and profound respect for individual integrity and energetic balance. Explaining, and moving beyond, the five phase (element) system, he shows that this Eastern practice is as much a spiritual science as a physical one. Accessible to the layman, yet a resource for the professional in any healing art, this book examines the natural energy functions of the human organism as a key to mental, emotional and spiritual health. It offers new insight into disease, showing how it is not merely an invasion from the outside, but rather a byproduct of a person's unsuccessful attempt to restore one's own balance.