9780809228409

The Web That Has No Weaver Understanding Chinese Medicine

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  • ISBN13:

    9780809228409

  • ISBN10:

    0809228408

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/2/2000
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

See the connection between Western and Eastern medicine, and take charge of your healthThe Web That Has No Weaveris the classic, comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Chinese medicine. This accessible and invaluable resource has earned its place as the foremost authority in synthesizing Wester and Eastern healing practices. This revised edition is the product of years of further reflection on ancient Chinese sources and active involvement in cutting-edge scientific research.

Author Biography

Ted J. Kaptchuk, O.M.D., is associate director of the Center for Alternative Medicine Research and Education at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Foreword xiii
Margaret Caudill
Foreword xvii
Andrew Weil
Author's Note xix
The Pinyin Phonetic Alphabet xxi
Introduction to New Edition xxiii
Medicine East and West: Two Ways of Seeing, Two Ways of Thinking
1(40)
and the landscape patterns of nature and humans
The Fundamental Textures: Qi, Blood, Essence, Spirit, and Fluids
41(34)
or the basic ingredients of human life
The Organs of the Body: The Harmonious Landscape
75(30)
and on anatomy and its absence
The Meridians: The Warp and Woof
105(38)
and on acupuncture and herbology
Origins of Disharmony: Stormy Weather
143(28)
or when a cause is not a cause
The Four Examinations: Signs and Symptoms
171(44)
and Aristotle and Lao Tzu revisited
The Eight Principal Patterns: The Faces of Yin and Yang
215(24)
the patterns' basic texture and composition
The Patterns of the Human Landscape
239(44)
the details of the clinical scene
Chinese Medicine as an Art
283(12)
or on the Penetrating Divine Illumination
The Web That Has No Weaver---and Mount Sinai
295(188)
or on the location of truth
Appendixes
A. The Stages of Disease: A Series of Clinical Scenes
307(8)
B. Yang Organs in Disharmony
315(8)
C. Pulses Revisited
323(28)
D. The Curious Organs
351(4)
E. The Scientific Encounter with East Asian Medicine: Efficacy and Adverse Effects
355(82)
F. The Five Phases (Wu Xing)
437(16)
G. Historical Bibliography: Links in the Chain of Transmission
453(12)
H. Selected Bibliography
465(18)
Index 483

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