9781579125462

Chinese Natural Cures

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  • ISBN13:

    9781579125462

  • ISBN10:

    1579125468

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-01-06
  • Publisher: Hachette Books

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Summary

Traditional Chinese medicine is made up of four distinct methods of treatment, which include the use of herbs, acupuncture, the use of certain foods, and massage. One of the most time-honored practices in the world. Chinese medicine is being accepted and used with growing frequency today as a viable aid in the prevention of disease and as an effective complement to Western medicine.

Table of Contents

Section I PHILOSOPHY AND METHODS
The System of Traditional Chinese Medicine
10(1)
Philosophy
11(3)
Causes of Diseases
14(3)
The Internal Organs
17(8)
Diagnosis: Methods and Syndromes
25(4)
Eight Grand Methods of Treatment
29(4)
Herbology
33(5)
Traditional Food Remedies
38(10)
Longevity and Conventional Chinese Wisdom
48(2)
Acupunture
50(2)
Section II TREATMENT
Clinical Diagnosis, Case Studies
52(2)
Treatment of Complaints
54(39)
Treatment of Diagnosed Disorders
93(32)
Section III HERBS
Classification of Chinese Herbs
125(8)
Herbs and Their Legends
133(111)
Herbal Formulas
244(30)
Section IV FOOD CURES
Energies and Flavors of Foods
274(6)
Actions of Foods and the Balanced Diet
280(8)
Body Types and the Yin-Yang Principles
288(6)
Preventing and Curing Ailments
294(17)
Chinese Diet for Weight Loss
311(9)
Deficiency and Excess Diseases and Chinese Foods
320(4)
Immune Excess and Regulating Foods
324(3)
Deficiency and Excess Diseases and Aging
327(5)
Energy Tonic Foods
332(13)
Blood Tonic Foods
345(5)
Yin Tonic Foods
350(14)
Yang Tonic Foods
364(5)
Lung and Liver Tonic Foods
369(6)
Heart and Stomach Tonic Foods
375(9)
Spleen Tonic Foods
384(8)
Foods for Eliminating Toxic Heat
392(14)
Foods for Eliminating Damp Heat
406(5)
Foods for Eliminating Sputum
411(18)
Foods for Promoting Energy Circulation
429(13)
Foods for Promoting Blood Circulation
442(13)
Miscellaneous Useful Foods
455(53)
Section V APPENDICES
Bibliography
472(1)
Appendix A: Conversion Guides and Approximate Equivalents
473(1)
Appendix B: List of Foods
474(18)
Appendix C: Y-Scores of Foods and Movements of Foods in Relation to the Seasons
492(5)
Appendix D: Y-Scores
497(1)
Appendix E: Foods in Relation to Energies, Flavors and Internal Organs
498(10)
Index 508

Excerpts

Traditional Chinese medicine goes back over 3,000 years. It was not developed by any particular individual; rather, it grew out of the necessity of maintaining good health among the Chinese people. The ancient Chinese, like all of us, had to struggle against diseases in order to stay in good health. In the process, they came to see the benefits of consuming herbs (known as Chinese herbology today), inserting needles in the body (known as Chinese acupuncture today), eating the right foods (known as Chinese food cures today), massaging the body (knows as Chinese manipulative therapy today) and exercising the body (known as qi-gong and tai-ji).

Today, traditional Chinese medicine is practiced in China side by side with modern Western medicine. There are as many hospitals of traditional Chinese medicine as modern hospitals of Western medicine. From the Chinese point of view, traditional Chinese medicine is on an equal footing with Western medicine.

You may ask why we need traditional Chinese medicine when modern, scientific medicine is available to all of us. The reason is that many diseases and ailments that cannot be cured by Western medicine can be treated by traditional Chinese medicine successfully. It is a fact that many patients experience instant relief of pain when treated with Chinese acupuncture, which cannot be achieved by Western medicine. In addition, traditional Chinese medicine has proven superior to Western medicine in the treatment of skin, liver and kidneys diseases, as well as many other diseases.

Excerpted from Chinese Natural Cures by Henry C. Lu Copyright (c)1994. Reprinted with permission by BD&L Publishers

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