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The Second Edition of this book is a rearranged and enriched version of the previous edition, composed of feedback and constructive comments from readers. Acupuncture is the most popular form of treatment in Chinese medicine. The theories and practice of acupuncture have been revised and rewritten to give readers a clear idea of how it works and when it is to be utilized. Botanicals, i.e. herbal medicine, form the major core of Chinese medicine practice. The potential of botanicals development is wide: from casting specific biological activities to preventive uses. Three new chapters are offered: (i) for the understanding of the biological activities of herbal medicine, (ii) the products produced from herbs for specific needs, and (iii) the individual's choice for what may suit him/her best. In this present era of information technology, readers should be guided on the use of the Internet and related areas in order to independently secure information for personal use and research needs. The last chapter is provided for this practical purpose.Since the publication of the First Edition, much development has occurred in the field of Chinese medicine. All the chapters have been updated and revised accordingly so that general readers, those looking for effective treatment, as well as those who want to serve their patients better, can have a reliable comprehensive reference.
While there is talk of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, old and new challenges bedevil the world – climate change, nutrition, and health poverty being at the top of the list. In seeking solutions to these and other problems which afflict the modern era, it is worthwhile to look into our collective past, to the traditions and knowledges of our ancestors. Such knowledge continues to exist in many parts of the world, though now marginalized by homogenous, Eurocentric ontolology and epistemology. This book presents a compilation of reviews, case studies, and primary research attempting to locate the utility of traditional and Indigenous Knowledges in an increasingly complex world. It assembles chapter authors from across the world to tackle topics ranging from traditional knowledge-based innovations and commercialization, traditional medicine systems as practiced around the world, ethnoveterinary practices, and food innovation to traditional governance and leadership systems, among others. This book is an important resource for policymakers; scholars and researchers of cultural studies, leadership, governance, ethnobotany, anthropology, plant genetic resources and technology innovation; and readers interested in the history of knowledge and culture, as well as cultural activists and political scientists. Features: Unique combination of social science and anthropological aspects with natural science perspectives Includes summaries aimed at policymakers to immediately see what would be relevant to their work Combines case studies illuminating important lessons learned with reviews and primary data Multidisciplinary in the scope of the topics tackled and assemblage of contributors Global footprint with contributions from Africa, Europe, North America, Asia, and the West Indies David R. Katerere, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa Wendy Applequist, William L. Brown Center, Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis, Missouri Oluwaseyi M. Aboyade, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa and Nutritica SA, The Innovation Hub, Pretoria, South Africa Chamunorwa Togo, The Innovation Hub, Pretoria, South Africa
* What is complementary medicine? * What evidence is there to support its use? * What can orthodox medicine learn from holistic practices? Providing a sound introduction to the range of treatments and philosophies usually termed 'complementary and alternative medicine', this book offers a systematic explanation of the philosophies and practices that underpin contemporary complementary medicine. Introduction to Complementary Medicine examines the rise in popularity of complementary medicine and discusses the challenges of developing a more integrated system of health care. Drawing on recent research, this book explores the development, application, evidence, contraindications and appropriateness of a wide range of traditional systems of medicine and healing modalities, including Herbal Medicine, Massage, Osteopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Aromatherapy, Chiropractic, Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation. Written by leading academics, researchers and experienced practitioners, Introduction to Complementary Medicine is designed to be used as a reference for students and practitioners in a range of health professions. With a foreword by Dr Joseph Pizzorno ND
This book brings together important information about complementary therapies and how they are used in diabetes care. It addresses the benefits and risks of complementary therapies and takes an evidence-based approach. Complementary Therapies and the Management of Diabetes and Vascular Disease: A Matter of Balance provides health professionals with appropriate information about complementary therapies so they can discuss these therapies with their patients and help them make informed decisions about their diabetes care. Managing diabetes depends on achieving life balance, not just metabolic control. This is the first book devoted exclusively to complementary therapies and diabetes, and it has several key features: It is an informative evidence-based text that will help health professionals understand complementary therapies commonly used by people with diabetes, their potential benefits, possible adverse events and how these could be minimised or prevented. It describes clinical practice guidelines for the safe combination of complementary and conventional therapies in diabetes management. It suggests appropriate advice to give people with diabetes and vascular disease about complementary therapies. Written by experts in the various fields, this book makes important reading for all health professionals managing patients with diabetes and associated vascular disease, including nurses, doctors, dietitians and podiatrists.
For over two thousand years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has made many significant contributions to China's growth and prosperity. This textbook, based on the unique characteristics of TCM, discusses its principle theories and presents a comprehensive daily practice guide for health maintenance and disease treatment. The book provides clinical practitioners with a fundamental understanding of the essence of TCM.We highly recommend this book for students interested in TCM, Chinese medicine doctors and other healthcare professionals, biomedical researchers, and interested individuals. Readers will benefit from the inspirational viewpoints discussed in the book.
This unique book presents the differences and similarities of the oldest system of health care. All ancient medicine has strong philosophical background and management varieties related to treatment activities. Ayurveda is one such branch of medicine that is strongly linked to Yoga and traditional Chinese medicine including activities related to Martial Arts and Acupuncture. This book successfully merges Ayurveda with Chinese medicine thereby enhancing the understanding of the two systems.
Annals of Traditional Chinese Medicine is a new book series dedicated to the promotion of evidence-based TCM research. It features quality reports focusing on curriculum design, research methodology, original investigations of the quality, efficacy and safety of TCM, and evidence-based trials for the management of various clinical conditions. The inaugural volume of this series, Chinese Medicine — Modern Practice, contains chapters on Chinese Herbal Medicine (for AIDS, cancer, cardiovascular disease, cerebral haemorrhage and Alzheimer disease), Acupuncture (for drug withdrawal, anaesthesia and analgesia), Research Methodology and Chinese Medicine Education. The book will be of interest to clinicians in western medicine, mainstream medical researchers, other healthcare professionals, Chinese medicine educators, clinical and basic Chinese medicine researchers, and health science students, particularly Chinese medicine students. It will also be an important resource for TCM regulators to obtain reliable and critical information concerning the evaluation of quality, efficacy and safety of clinical modalities of Chinese medicine. Contents: Risks of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine (E Ernst)Research of Acupuncture Ameliorating Psycho-Craving for Patients Dependent on Heroin (J-M Wu et al.)Advances in Research of Angiogenesis Effect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Z-S Ding & X-D Yuo)The Rationale of Combination Drug Formulas in Traditional Chinese Medicine (J Wang et al.)Approaches in Treating AIDS with Chinese Medicine (W-B Lu)Anti-Liver Fibrosis with Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine (P Liu et al.)Advances in the Treatment of Lung Cancer by Traditional Chinese Medicine (J-X Liu)Direction of TCM Modernization and Quality Control Mode (P-S Xie & E Wong)A Critical Look at Traditional Medicine Recommendations in the Line of Research Approach (P-C Leung)Study of XS0601 on Preventing Restenosis after Coronary Interventional Treatment (K-J Chen et al.)Research on Treatment of AIDS in Chinese Medicine (C-F Guan)Research and Production of Dachengqi Granules (X-Z Wu et al.)Study on Evacuation of Hematoma and Traditional Chinese Medical Therapy in Hypertensive Middle- and Large-Amount of Cerebral Haemorrhage (M-C Liu et al.)The Conceptual Framework of the Chinese Quality of Life (ChQOL) Instrument (L Zhao et al.)Clinical and Experimental Studies on Acupuncture-Drug Balanced Anaesthesia and Analgesia in China (G-C Wu)Approaches in Developing an Integrative and Evidence-Based Curriculum in Chinese Herbal Medicine (K A O'Brien et al.) Readership: Clinicians in Western medicine, medical researchers, Chinese medicine educators, clinical and basic Chinese medicine researchers and health science students, particularly Chinese medicine students. Keywords:Evidence-Based TCM Research;Chinese Herbal Medicine;Chinese Medicine Education;Quality, Safety and Efficacy of TCM
Praxiswissen kompakt: Diagnostik und Therapie der Zang-Fu-Syndrome für die unmittelbare Umsetzung in den Praxisalltag! Erfahren Sie mehr über Einzel- und Kombinationsmuster der praxisrelevanten Zang-Fu-Funktionskreise. Ihr Plus: zahlreiche Therapiekonzepte. Im Mittelpunkt des Buchs stehen Diagnostik und Therapie der Zang-Fu-Syndrome. Profitieren Sie dabei von der Beschreibung des Vorgehens in Einzelschritten, die leicht nachvollziehbar sind. Lernen Sie Symptome in der Syndromlehre zu deuten: sie liefern oft wertvolle diagnostische Hinweise auf das Disharmoniemuster. Im umfangreichen Praxisteil finden Sie musterbezogene Therapiekonzepte mit Akupunktur, chinesischer Arzneitherapie und chinesischer Diätetik. Alle Disharmoniemuster sind illustriert. Die Abbildungen zeigen die relevanten Leitsymptome. Daher sind die Disharmoniemuster mit ihren Eigenschaften besser einprägsam.