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Optimal Healing: A Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Reflecting training and experience in both Eastern and Western medicine, this reference uses a scientific perspective to shed light on the teaching and practices of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In addition to examining the TCM approach to wellness and disease, the resource compares TCM to conventional Western approaches and shows the optimal way to integrate the two ...more
ebook, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Balance for Health Publishing (first published January 1st 2008)
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I almost gave it a 5, but because it spends a lot of time talking about diseases with scientific names its seems almost funny to give it a rating.

However kudos to the author to see both worlds and try to make and mix the two. I mean the Western view of medicine and the Eastern view. Having been trained in the West Tsang is very analytical of the Eastern techniques but realizes there is much to benefit from the vast knowledge of Chinese medicine. She is critical of both, identifying their strong
If I hadn't just finished a very good, easy to understand handbook on acupuncture this would've probably been given a higher rating, but as I had just learned a lot of what I wanted to know...I skipped over parts of her book where things were repeated that I had just read. An interesting thing about her book is how she comes at acupuncture from a medical student/intern perspective and shows the issues she had at first with trying to tie together western medicine and chinese medicine. If I had wa ...more
Walter Hernandez
A must read for acupuncture practitioners and anyone interested in Chinese medicine. For Western doctors, this is an excellent guide to Chinese medicine and how it can complement Western forms of treatment. Thoughtful. Erudite. Wise. Insightful. Well researched and documented. Highly recommended.
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