Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: Roots of Modern Practice

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Singing Dragon, Sep 21, 2014 - Medical - 352 pages
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Charles Buck draws on three decades of study, practice and teaching in this book to provide a relevant and engaging account of the origins of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. From its pre-Han dynasty roots to Chinese medicine as we know it today, Buck covers the key texts, the main scholars and the concepts they have contributed, emphasising those that are more relevant to clinicians wishing to understand the authentic tradition. The information presented is based on diverse sources including original translations of Chinese sources and interpretations of the work of many prominent medical sinologists. With Buck's lucid and engaging style, Roots of Modern Practice provides an accessible and authoritative resource that will help practitioners and students deepen their understanding of this great medical tradition.

A practical and modern appreciation of China's medical wisdom, this book will be of great value to students and practitioners of Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and anyone interested in the roots of this time-honoured medicine.

 

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Contents

FOREWORD
7
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
12
DYNASTIES OUTLINE
14
2 MEDICINE IN CHINA PRIOR TO THE HAN DYNASTY
26
3 FOUNDING OF CLASSICAL MEDICINE IN THE HAN DYNASTY
81
4 POSTHAN AND TANG DYNASTIES
131
5 SONG DYNASTY MEDICINE
178
6 SOUTHERN SONG AND JINYUAN MEDICINE
209
8 THE QING DYNASTY AND THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY
279
POSTSCRIPT
325
GLOSSARY
326
CLASSIC TEXTS MENTIONED
330
BIBLIOGRAPHY
340
INDEX
345
CLASSIC TEXTS INDEX
349
Copyright

7 MING DYNASTY
250

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Charles Buck is widely respected as a practitioner, educator and author in the field of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Originally from a medical science background he became one of the first to practise and teach Chinese herbal medicine in the UK over thirty years ago. He has since gained respect for his knowledge and insight and has made significant contributions to its development in the UK and Europe. Charles is currently Chairman of the British Acupuncture Council.

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