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Title The web that has no weaver : understanding Chinese medicine / Ted J. Kaptchuk.
Author Kaptchuk, Ted J., 1947-
Publication New York : McGraw-Hill, [2000]
Copyright date ©2000
Edition [Revised edition, newly expanded and updated]. 2nd edition.
Description xxvi, 500 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Call # 610.951 K
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-481).
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword : [the western response to acupuncture and other East Asian medicine] / Margaret Caudill -- Foreword : [The Web That Has No Weaver as an introduction to the theory of Chinese medicince] / 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) / written in collaboration with Dan Bensky and the assistance of Kiiko Matsumoto -- App. G. Historical bibliography : links in the chain of transmission.
Summary 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.
Subject Medicine, Chinese.
Medicine, Chinese -- Philosophy.
Medicine, Chinese. (OCoLC)fst01015214
Medicine, Chinese -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01015221
ISBN 0809228408
1 hold on first copy returned of 2 copies

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