Title: 中医养生学 Health Preservation of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Editor: 刘占文 Liu Zhanwen, 马烈光 Ma Lieguang
Publisher: 人民卫生出版社 People’s Medical Publishing House
Series: 全国高等中医药院校汉英双语教材·供来华留学生用 Chinese-English Textbooks for International Students of Chinese TCM Institutions
Language: bilingual Chinese-English
Date of publication: 2007.09
Edtion: First edition
Number of pages: 568
Dimensions: 18.5 x 26 cm
Target audience: Students and teachers of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
This is one of Chinese-English Bilingual Textbooks for "Eleventh Five-year" Planed by the Ministry of Health of P. R. C..
Health preservation of traditional Chinese medicine is a practical subject for studying and explaining the basic theories, approaches and application for the laws of generation and development of life, diseases prevention, constitution promotion and extending one's life. Along with the progress of researches in life science and social development, this unique subject in TCM more and more demonstrates its practical value and significance of pervasion. Under direct guidance of the Ministry of Education of P. R. C. and the Ministry of Health of P. R. C., this textbook was written by professors and experts organized by National Academy of Medical Textbook of Higher Education, in order to enhance the quality of talents in TCM, to adapt the needs of social development and to conform transformation of modem medical mode.
This book is applicable as the textbook of a required course for foreign students studying TCM in China. It is also suitable to be the textbook of one elective course for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the majors such as TCM and integrated Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine.
This book consists of three parts. Part One deals with the basic theories of health preservation in TCM, including introduction, essentials of health preservation of TCM, the basic concepts about health preservation of TCM, The basic theories and principles of health preservation in TCM. Part Two mainly introduces methods of health preservation, including health preservation with Mental Activity health preservation through diet, health preservation based on environment and daily life, health preservation through sexual life, health preservation with exercises, health preservation by recreation, health preservation through bathing, health preservation by medical substances, health preservation through acupuncture, moxibustion and massage, and health preservation through qigong. Part Three gives rise to guidance of health preservation, including health preservation in correspondence to constitution, health preservation in correspondence to individuality, health preservation in accordance with four seasons and proper care of particular parts of the human body and so on.
Being a comprehensive and practical subject, health preservation in TCM, is rooted from Chinese traditional culture and based on fundamental theory of TCM, Chinese materia medica, formulas, acupuncture and moxibustion as well as internal medicine, surgery, gynecology and pediatrics. Therefore, the readers can achieve overall assimilation through a comprehensive study of this book in combination with other books of the series by means of mutual connection and consultation.
The compilation and translation of the textbook were accomplished by the Compiling and Translating Committee of Textbooks. After several times of amending of the manuscripts, Professor Liu Zhanwen, the compiler-in-chief and translator-in-chief has finally completed the revision and integration of both Chinese and English versions. During the process of our work, a number of foreign visiting scholars have given help in compiling this book. We are grateful to Professor John Glover from U. S. A., Amy Ramona from New Zealand, Dr. Pete Kershaw from Australia, etc for their significantly useful suggestions concerning the translation of this book. We also wish to express our sincere thanks to the contributions in proofreading of English from the following individuals: Yang Xiaoling, Han Chouping, Hu Jun, Li Xun and Zhu Shuang and so on.
The compilation and translation of the book is a demanding job, although we have tried our best to do it, the time is short and the academic level of compilers and translators is limited, inaccuracies therefore, are unavoidable. Any suggestion concerning its contents and format will be appreciated. We will take them into careful consideration in the next edition, and we believe that with such help, this textbook will be much improved in the next edition.
Compiling and Translating Committee of Science of Preservation of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a unique theoretical system and is clinically effective. Over the past few decades it has been attracting increasing attention from all over the world. More and more overseas students come to China to learn TCM and there has been a huge upsurge in the learning of TCM worldwide. To meet the needs of these students, accelerate the processes of internationalization of TCM, and improve the quality of education available to overseas students coming to China to learn TCM, these textbooks have been compiled by China National Association of International Exchange and Collaboration in TCM Higher Education in accordance with the wishes of the Ministry of Education of P.R.C., the Ministry of Health of P.R.C., and the State Administration Bureau of TCM of P.R.C.. The Textbook Office Affiliated to the Ministry of Health of P.R.C. has attached great importance to the matter. In addition, the compilation of the textbooks has the support of the following important organizations: International Cooperation and Exchange Department of the Ministry of Education of P.R.C., China Scholarship Council, Chinese Association of Universities and Colleges for Foreign Students Affairs, all the colleges and universities of TCM, and the People's Medical Publishing House. This series of textbooks has been brought into the Eleventh Five-Year Plan of the Ministry of Health of P.R.C. and a new organization, the Editing Committee of Chinese-English Bilingual Textbooks Included in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan of the Ministry of Health of P.R.C. for International Students of Chinese TCM Institutions, was established.
The textbooks have been compiled to conform to the standards of the exam syllabus for international licensed TCM professionals, Chinese licensed TCM physicians, and the 21st century textbooks for TCM universities (referencing the 5th, 6th, and 7th editions).
The textbooks are bilingual, with content first in Chinese and then in English. The total is ten textbooks: Fundamental Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Diagnostics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Materia Medica, Formulas of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Traditional Chinese Internal Medicine, Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Science of Tuina, Gynecology of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Health Preservation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, An Introductory Course in Medicine. The compilers of the textbooks adhered to "three points: basic theories, basic knowledge, and basic techniques"; "five features: the ideological, scientific, advanced, enlightening, and practical"; and "three principles: specific readers, specific requirements, and specific levels". Great attention has been paid to the issues of inheritance and innovation, traditional and modem aspects, theory and practice, and Chinese medicine and biomedicine. It is our aim to make the theories of TCM systematic, presenting key points in concise language that will lead to practical clinical applications.
There was a strict procedure for selecting and translators. Names of compilers and translators had to be approved by the Editing Committee of Chinese-English Bilingual Textbooks Included in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan of the Ministry of Health of P.R.C. for International Students of Chinese TCM Institutions, and The Textbook Office Affiliated to the Ministry of Health of P.R.C. All candidates selected are experts with years of experience teaching TCM to international students.
Each textbook was repeatedly examined and revised to guarantee quality by numerous committees at multiple stages. The English text was thoroughly reviewed by foreign experts.
Introducing TCM to overseas students in China and abroad meets with many challenges of communication and dissemination of material. We hope this series of textbooks will make great contributions to the development of Chinese culture, the improvement of human health, and the promotion of scientific and cultural exchange between China and the rest of the world.
China National Association of International Exchange and
Collaboration in TCM Higher Education
Editing Committee of Chinese-English Bilingual Textbooks
Included in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan of the Ministry of Health of
P.R.C. for International Students of Chinese TCM Institutions
Order No.: 52.0028