Traditional Chinese Medicine
The objective of Traditional Chinese Medicine is to restore harmony to the body, mind and spirit by balancing the Yin and the Yang and by regulating the Qi - the vital energy - that flows through out bodies along fourteen meridians. Chinese doctors believe that it is possible to improve the Qi, enhance the body's immunity and increase energy levels and longevity. This authoritative and fully comprehensive encyclopedia is a guide to the four main branches of Chinese medicine: herbalism, food cures, acupuncture and manipulative therapy. Edited by Dr Duo Gao, one of the world's leading authorities on TCM, with contributions by a team of Californian specialists and academics, the book provides in-depth analysis of this holistic medical system, together with practical information and self-care instruction, including the arts of Qi Gong and T'ai Chi. Throughout the book special emphasis is paced on preventative medicine, which is a key aspect of Chinese medicine.
Dr Duo Gao; president of the Anglo-Chinese Medical Doctors Society (ACMDS), studied Chinese medicine at the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing and has done extensive research into treating a wide range of diseases with Chinese medicine. He has carried out research for the Institute of Chinese Medicine, and has successfully treated a wide range of difficult illnesses with Chinese medicine. He is joined by a team of American practitioners: Dr Robert C Wright, Dr Angela Ying Tu, Dr Donald D Chiu, Dr Jailing Yu, Dr Frank W T Chung.
Introduction by Barbara Bernie of The American Foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Foreword by Dr Duo Gao; The History & Philosophy of Chinese Medicine by Dr Robert C Wright; Causes of Disease by Dr Angela Tu; Traditional Chinese Herbal Therapies by Dr Donald D Chiu; Food as Therapy by Dr Jialing Yu; Qi Gong by Dr Jialing Yu; Acupressure by Frank W T Chung; Acupuncture by Dr Angela Tu; Useful Addresses; Bibliography; Index.