Providing a panoramic overview of the medical traditions of China and East and Southeast Asia, Dr. Marc Micozzi offers compelling insights into the influence of the expression of vital energy (qi) in these traditions. He discusses the efficacy of these healing practices, as well as their influences in the West, and potential applications today.
General Introduction, Section I: China. 1. The World of Chinese Medicine. 2. The Dynasties of Chinese Medicine. 3. The Concepts of Chinese Medicine. The Five Phases. Choices in Chinese Medical Concepts. 4. The Body of Chinese Medicine. 5. Diet, Foods and Herbal Medicines. Foods, Nutrition and Diet. 6. Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Auricular Acupuncture. 7. Manual Methods and Chinese Massage: Acupressure, Jin Shin Do, Reflexology & Tui Na. 8. Qi Gong and Tai Chi (Qi Manipulation). Section II: East Asia. 9. Korea and Japan. Tradition of Blind Practitioners. Kampo Medicine. 10. Macrobiotics. 11. Reiki. 12. Shiatsu. Section III: Southeast Asia. 13. The Shamanistic and the Celestial. 14. Traditional Medicines of Southeast Asia: Cultural & Natural Influences. 15. Malay Peninsula and Indonesian Archipelago. 16. Philippine Islands. 17. Mainland Vietnam, Burma and Thailand. Section IV: Chinese Medicine in the West and Worldwide. 18. Chinese Medicine in the 20th century and Today. 19. Chinese Medicine in Europe and North America. 20. Chinese Medicine Works. Appendix: Guide to Consumers. Appendix 1: Common Chinese Remedies. Appendix 2: Southeast Asian Remedies Widely Available and Used in the Western World Today. References. Index.
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 15th August 2011