States Academic Press
Medical Science - Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Chinese medicine is a sub-field of traditional medicine. It involves the usage of various forms of acupuncture, gua sha, herbal medicine, cupping therapy and dietary therapy. The basic principle of this field is that body's vital energy is moving through channels known as meridians and that it is connected to bodily organs and functions through branches. The basis of this field is rooted in the cosmological notions like five phases and yin-yang. According to this discipline, health is the interaction of internal and external entities and that disease arises because of disharmony. It is concerned primarily with the body's functions like breathing, digestion and temperature maintenance. This book is a valuable compilation of topics, ranging from the basic to the most complex theories and principles related to this field. It also unfolds the innovative aspects of chinese medicine which will be crucial for the holistic understanding of the subject matter. In this book, constant effort has been made to make the understanding of the difficult concepts of this discipline as easy and informative as possible, for the readers.