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Voices Of Qi - Alex Holland

Paperback Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9781556433269
Number Of Pages: 112

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We are in the middle of a cultural revolution in the health care industry. Nearly eight thousand people practice Traditional Chinese Medicine in the US and thirty-five states currently offer some form of legal status for its practice. Many people are seeking alternatives to the Western, medical approach to health care. To these seekers, Voices of Qi is an invaluable aid in exploring what Traditional Chinese Medicine has to offer. Alex Holland has done an admirable job of presenting the basic tenets and practices to this ancient tradition in a clear, concise and accessible manner.

Acknowledgmentsp. iv
Pin Yin Phonetic Alphabetp. v
Explanatory Notep. vi
Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Beginningsp. 9
Balance of Yin and Yangp. 10
The Eight Principlesp. 14
The Five Elementsp. 15
Theoretical Framework
Vital Substances: Qi, Blood, Shen, and Body Fluidsp. 21
Organ Systemsp. 27
Meridian and Point Theoryp. 32
Causes of Disharmonyp. 38
Diagnostic Methods: Looking, Listening, Asking, and Touchingp. 42
Modalities for Treatment
Medicine in China Todayp. 49
Acupuncturep. 50
Acupressurep. 53
Moxibustionp. 54
Cuppingp. 56
Plum Blossom Needlingp. 57
Electroacupuncturep. 58
Chinese Herbal Medicinep. 58
Medical Qi Gongp. 62
Visiting a TCM Practitioner
A Variety of Approaches to Treatmentp. 65
Visiting a Practitionerp. 66
Costp. 68
Finding a Practitionerp. 69
The Future: World Medicine
Personal Perspectivesp. 71
A Brief History of Traditional Chinese Medicinep. 75
World Health Organization's List of Diseases Helped by Traditional Chinese Medicinep. 79
National Organizationsp. 80
Education and Scope of Practicep. 83
Synopsis of Safety Record of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicinep. 85
Glossary of Termsp. 87
Referencesp. 92
Indexp. 93
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ISBN: 9781556433269
ISBN-10: 1556433263
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1