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

This quantity is geared toward those who find themselves enthusiastic about chinese language medication - the way it works, what its present country is and, most vital, the best way to make complete use of it. The viewers as a result contains clinicians who are looking to serve their sufferers greater and sufferers who're wanting to complement their very own traditional remedy. The authors of the booklet belong to 3 diverse fields, sleek medication, chinese language medication and pharmacology. they supply details from their components of workmanship and difficulty, trying to make it complete for clients. The method is macroscopic and philosophical; readers confident of the philosophy are to hunt particular counsel.

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The art of prescribing herbs is built on a solid knowledge of the guiding theories of Chinese medicine, the actions and properties of the herbs and on years of clinical experience. Following diagnosis of disease and syndrome (symptom/sign pattern complex) that is achieved through the analysis of the signs and symptoms and presenting complaint in terms of Chinese medicine theory, the treatment principle(s) is formed. From this, the key representative medicinal formula is chosen or the formula developed.

Electro-acupuncture may be applied to stimulate the specific regions of the scalp. , 1993). This manipulation is usually followed by a break of several minutes then the manipulation/ break sequence is repeated twice (Qiu et al, 1993). 8 Moxibustion Moxibustion is a form of therapy in which heat is applied to the body in the form of a cone or stick of the herb Artemisia vulgaris (Chinese herb Ai ye), an acrid, bitter and warm herb. This cone or stick of herb is known as moxa or moxa "wool": its consistency is a little like that of unspun wool.

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