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The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text for Acupuncturists and Herbalists

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This successful Chinese medicine textbook covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the use of acupuncture points and the principles of treatment. The material is based on rigorous reference to ancient and modern Chinese texts, and explains the application of theory in a Western practice context. The new edition features new ...more
Hardcover, Second Edition, 1205 pages
Published July 13th 2005 by Churchill Livingstone (first published September 4th 1989)
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Joshua
Aug 14, 2011 Joshua added it
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I read enough to convince me that I like western/modernist/scientist concepts of disease and the universe, Taoism metaphysis notwithstanding.
Jmaynard9221
Apr 26, 2013 Jmaynard9221 rated it it was amazing
Clear and concise. Well organized for presenting a very fluid medicine.
Rebecca
Oct 16, 2014 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't claim to have read this book from cover to cover but it is another one of my trusted reference books. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone with a serious interest in traditional chinese medicine.
Courtney
Apr 02, 2012 Courtney rated it liked it
Recommends it for: TCM students!
Shelves: bodies, reference
I'm going to be reading this for the next 3 years, so I might as well say here and now that it's fantastic. No matter what the consensus among TCM students may be, I find it well-written, interesting, comprehensive, and somewhat easy to grasp. Maybe "easy" is a strong word...but that's not because of Giovanni.
Heather P
May 05, 2008 Heather P rated it really liked it
Good translation from Chinese. Good study guide with a good outline. It seems redundant at times, but that's mostly because I read it through instead of using it as a reference. Its a good book to have on my shelf for reference.
Brian
Mar 19, 2012 Brian rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-work, reference
It may only take another thousand years for Western medicine to realize that Chinese medicine has had things pretty well figured out...for the last couple thousand years.
Erin
Dec 03, 2008 Erin rated it it was amazing
Every time I go back to this book, I'm amazed at how much information is there. It's dense without being inaccessible. Worth its weight in gold.
wheels
May 06, 2009 wheels rated it liked it
I spent 160 US dollars on this book. I think it is not to much to ask for it to be thoroughly copy-edited.
Finbar
Jul 28, 2007 Finbar rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Acupuncture students
This is the cornerstone textbook for first year acupuncture students.
Anindya
May 31, 2012 Anindya rated it really liked it
thats good book :)
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