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Title The web that has no weaver [electronic resource] : understanding Chinese medicine / Ted J. Kaptchuk.
Author Kaptchuk, Ted J., 1947-
Publication Chicago, Ill : Contemporary Books, [2000]
Copyright date ©2000
Edition [Revised edition, newly expanded and updated].
Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 500 pages) : illustrations
text file
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography "Selected bibliography": p. 465-481.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Margaret Caudill -- Foreword / Andrew Weil -- The Pinyin Phonetic Alphabet -- 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 Divine Illumination -- 10. The Web That Has No Weaver -- and Mount Sinai; or on the location of truth -- App. A. The Stages of Disease: A Series of Clinical Scenes -- App. B. Yang Organs in Disharmony -- App. C. Pulses Revisited -- App. D. The Curious Organs -- App. E. The Scientific Encounter with East Asian Medicine: Efficacy and Adverse Effects -- App. F. The Five Phases (Wu Xing) -- App. G. Historical Bibliography: Links in the Chain of Transmission.
Summary The Web That Has No Weaver is a classic and comprehensive volume that discusses the theory and practice of Chinese medicine. Kaptchuk's book is an invaluable resource in the field and an authoritative guide that helps readers understand both Western and Eastern healing practices. Here in the revised edition is further research into ancient Chinese practices as well as active involvement in cutting-edge scientific research.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Medicine, Chinese.
Medicine, Chinese -- Philosophy.
Medicine, Chinese. (OCoLC)fst01015214
Medicine, Chinese -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01015221
HEALTH & FITNESS / General.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Kaptchuk, Ted J., 1947- Web that has no weaver. [Rev. ed., newly expanded and updated]. Chicago, Ill : Contemporary Books, c2000 0809228408 (DLC) 98053193 (OCoLC)40444108
ISBN 9780809228409 (electronic bk.)
0809228408 (electronic bk.)
9780795312649 (electronic bk.)
0795312644 (electronic bk.)

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