Traditional Chinese medicine aims to restore harmony to the body, mind, and spirit by balancing Yin and Yang and regulating the vital energy (Qi) that flows through us. This comprehensive encyclopedia, edited by a world-famous authority and written by a panel of eminent experts, provides in-depth analysis of this popular holistic healing system. It examines the history and philosophy of Chinese medicine; the causes of disease; herbal and food therapies; and self-care, including qi gong, t'ai chi, acupressure, and acupuncture, along with recipes and advice on treating a range of problems naturally. The late Barbara Bernie, named the “Mother of Chinese Medicine in the United States” by the American Institute of Chinese Medicine, has written the introduction.
Dr. Duo Gao, president of the Anglo-Chinese Medical Doctors Society (ACMDS), studied Chinese medicine at the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing and has done extensive research into treating a wide range of diseases with Chinese medicine. Based in Leeds, England, he has carried out research for the Institute of Chinese Medicine, and has successfully treated a wide range of difficult illnesses with Chinese medicine.