A Comprehensive Guide to Chinese Medicine by Ping-Chung Leung, Yung-Chi Cheng, Charlie Changli Xue

By Ping-Chung Leung, Yung-Chi Cheng, Charlie Changli Xue

This worthy booklet is geared toward people who are fascinated about chinese language medication — the way it works, what its present kingdom is and, most vital, tips on how to make complete use of it. The viewers for that reason comprises clinicians who are looking to serve their sufferers higher and sufferers who're wanting to complement their very own traditional treatment.The authors of the publication belong to 3 varied fields, viz. medical and simple sciences, chinese language drugs and pharmacology. they supply details from their parts of workmanship and problem, trying to make it accomplished for clients. The strategy is macroscopic and philosophical; readers confident of the philosophy are to hunt particular information.

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Rolling massage: Uses a rolling action as the chief hand-technique and uses a large manipulation area and strong force (Zhang, 1990).

The assistants may also be used to balance the formula (Bensky and Gamble, 1993). For example, in a formula where the main aim is to tonify Yang, the herbs will be predominantly warm and may also be drying, so one or two Yin-nourishing herbs (predominantly cool or cold and moistening) may be used to moderate the warming and drying action of the Yang herbs, so that overall, the formula is not too warm or drying. The fourth category of herbs is the guide herb or envoy or courier (Bensky and Gamble, 1993).

In the treatment of a disorder of a particular zang-fu organ, points from its paired meridian may also be chosen. For example, in the treatment of a Lung disease, a point from the Lung meridian's paired meridian, the Large Intestine meridian, may be chosen. Empirical points are those that have a historically established and specific effect that does not necessarily bear a relationship with its course. , 1998). There are also combinations of points that historically have been found to be effective.

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