Titel: Dakai Zhongyi zhi men (Contemporary Introduction To Chinese Medicine in Comparison with Western Medicine) (englische Ausgabe) - 打开中医之门 (英文版)
Author / Editor: 谢竹藩 Xie Zhufan
ISBN: 978-7-119-06048-4, 9787119060484
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press-外文出版社
Date of Publication: 2010.01
Number of pages: 396
Dimensions: 27 x 19 cm
Chapter I Cultural Backgrounds of Chinese Medicine
Ancient Chinese Philosophy
Ancient Chinese Language
China's Scientific Tradition
Chapter II Basic Theories of Chinese Medicine
Theory of Essential Qi
I. Basic Concept of Qi
II. Components of Essential Qi
III. Comparison between Qi, Pneuma and Atom
Theory of Yin-Yang
I. Opposition of Yin and Yang
II. Interdependence of Yin and Yang
III. Inter-Consuming-Supporting Relationship of Yin and Yang (Waxing-Waning of Yin and Yang)
The book elucidates the traditional Chinese medical theories with in-depth analysis of historical and cultural influences and comparison with related western medical theories at philosophical level, to ensure readers to reach profound understandings of Chinese medicine.
The book highlights the concepts of diagnostics and treatments of Chinese medicine that are both unique and complimentary to western medicine, with both similarities and differences stressed. Readers can distinguish clearly the methodologies of the two medical systems, dialectic Logic and holistic way of thinking versus formal logic and analytic One.
The book selects to include only those common diseases, the Chinese medical treatment of which shows prominent beneficial effect in comparison with conventional western treatment with evidence of randomized controlled clinical trials. The therapies recommended are all of practical use. Readers can feel the great attractiveness and power of TCM and feel the urgency of further exploration and integration with western medicine.