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The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicineby Ted J Kaptchuk
Synopses & Reviews
See the connection between Western and Eastern medicine, and take charge of your health
The Web That Has No Weaver is 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.
Book News Annotation:
This volume introduces readers to Eastern medicine and synthesizes some aspects of these ancient traditions with modern Western medicine. Kaptchuk, O.M.D., associate director of the Center for Alternative Medicine Research and Education at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, discusses the ideas of Qi, Essence, Spirit, and Fluids, as well as the basics of acupuncture and herbology. The bulk of the book focuses on the notion of harmony, the body's patterns, and signs of disharmony.
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Completely and thoroughly revised, The Web That Has No Weaver is the classic, comprehensive guide on the theory and practice of Chinese medicine. This accessible and invaluable resource has earned its place as the foremost authority in the synthesizing of Western and Eastern healing practices.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 453-481) and index.
About the Author
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
Foreword by Margaret Caudill
Foreword by Andrew Weil
1. Medicine East and West: Two Ways of Seeing, Two Ways of Thinking
2. The Fundamental Textures: Qi, Blood, Essence, Spirit, and Fluids
3. The Organs of the Body: The Harmonious Landscape
4. The Meridians: The Warp and Woof
5. Origins of Disharmony: Stormy Weather
6. The Four Examinations: Signs and Symptoms
7. The Eight Principal Patterns: The Faces of Yin and Yang
8. The Patterns of the Human Landscape
9. Chinese Medicine as an Art
10. The Web That Has No Weaver
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