Synopses & Reviews
"The authors have performed a great service by clearing a path into the formidable dense thicket that constitutes Chinese medicine in the West. This text provides...a window of inestimable value into a world of meaning that satisfies a yearning on the part of many, who hunger to know the substrate from which Chinese Medicine emerges", Harriet Beinfield - Author, "Between Heaven and Earth", "A Guide to Chinese Medicine". An excellent book for those studying Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), this new text provides an insight into the depth and subtlety of this interesting subject. It delves into the linguistic and cultural wellsprings of China's venerable past, describing all aspects of TCM and making it applicable to Western approaches. It teaches the reader about the characteristics, expressions and concepts of TCM, allowing them to integrate its theories and practice into their own personal approach.
This text explores the characteristics, expressions and concepts of Chinese medicine, particularly with reference to Western approaches. It examines the subject against China's linguistic and cultural background.
Paradigm Publications brings the medicine and healing of the Oriental tradition to English-speaking readers. Our work is based on the premise that the West will successfully absorb Oriental traditional healing arts only by honoring the respect for language, tradition, and nature on which they were founded. Seeking to accurately transmit an Asian expertise that is rooted in bedside skills and highly trained sensory observations, our books for clinical professionals are produced by cooperative teams of Asian and Western clinical experts, scholars, and linguists. By adhering to voluntary, multi-author, multi-publisher standards, these works become part of a valuable library that is not limited by the interests of any one author or publisher. Based on similar principles, our books for discriminating readers offer the simple utility people need to apply these arts to their lives.
Pictures, images, and stories evocatively convey the essence of Chinese traditional medicine so Western readers can appreciate its relevance to contemporary health and well-being.