Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a branch of traditional medicine that is said to be based on more than 3,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, cupping therapy, gua sha, massage (tui na), bonesetter (die-da), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy, but recently also influenced by modern Western medicine. TCM is widely used in the Sinosphere where it has a long history, and in later years it is also increasingly practiced across the globe. One of the basic tenets of TCM is that the body's vital energy (ch'i or qi) is circulating ...more

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Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine
The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text for Acupuncturists and Herbalists
The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine: A New Translation of the Neijing Suwen with Commentary
The Spark in the Machine: How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine
Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition
Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine: Wang Ju-Yi's Lectures on Channel Therapeutics
The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing
A Manual of Acupuncture
Obstetrics & Gynecology in Chinese Medicine
The Channels of Acupuncture: The Channels of Acupuncture
Wood Becomes Water: Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life
A Tooth from the Tiger's Mouth: How to Treat Your Injuries with Powerful Healing Secrets of the Great Chinese Warrior (Fireside Books (Fireside))
Tao Te Ching
Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica

Kenneth S. Cohen
Qi is the Chinese word for "life energy". According to Chinese medicine, qi is the animating power that flows through all living things. A living being is filled with it. A dead person has no more qi. A healthy individual has more qi than one who is ill. However health is more than an abundance of qi. Health implies that the qi in our bodies is clear, rather than polluted and turbid, and flowing smoothly, liek a stream, not blocked or stagnant. ...more
Kenneth S. Cohen, The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing

Kenneth S. Cohen
When filled with qi, the body is like a tree branch filled with sap; it can bend and flow with the breeze, but it does not snap or lose its connection with the root. On the other hand, a stiff, dead branch is easily broken. Thus the adage of Lao Zi, "Concentrate the qi and you will achieve the utmost suppleness... Suppleness is the essence of life. ...more
Kenneth S. Cohen, The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing

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