Blood Stasis

Blood Stasis : China's Classical Concept in Modern Medicine

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With clear and comprehensive detail, this book covers the area of blood stasis in Traditional Chinese Medicine, drawing on a huge range of original Chinese material. Many Western diseases including diabetes, gynaecological disorders, stroke, tumours and myocardial infarction, and the interaction of these with other pathological factors are discussed, and the classical sources quoted. Differentiations and treatments, both classical and modern, including both herbs and acupuncture, are provided in all categories, with case histories where appropriate and interesting.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25.91mm | 1,029.65g
  • Churchill Livingstone
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 98 ills.
  • 044310185X
  • 9780443101854
  • 1,396,896

Table of contents

About the Author Foreword Preface Dedication and Acknowledgements Notes on Translation Style Notes on Terminology Abbreviations Used in the Text Section 1 Theory and Background Knowledge 1. Introduction: Thought Models in Chinese Medicine 2. History and Development of Blood Stasis and Its Pathological Mechanisms 3. Comprehension and Diagnostics of Blood Stasis in Conventional Medicine 4. Aetiology of Blood Stasis in Chinese Medicine 5. Traditional Diagnosis and Syndrome Differentiation of Blood Stasis Section 2 Practical Application 6. Examples of Treatment Principles for Blood Stasis 7. Blood Stasis Related Medicinals, Their Application and Combination a. Blood stasis related medicinals b. Tables and Boxes on Blood Invigorating Chinese Medicinals c. Pei Yao: The Most Common Combinations of Blood Invigorating Medicinals 8. Blood Stasis in the Practice of TCM - Formulas and Acupuncture 9. Practical Cases: 20 Further Case Studies From the Ancient and Modern Practice of Famous TCM Physicians Section 3 Classical texts 10. Wang Qing-Ren's 'Yi Lin Gai Cuo' (Corrections of Mistakes in the Medical World) a. Wang's Anatomical Studies b. Wang's Famous Formulas and Their Indications c. Wang's Clinical Studies and Methodology 11. Excerpts Relating to Blood Stasis from Six Other Classical Texts (In Chronological Order) Appendices Appendix 1 Glossary of Essential TCM Terms Appendix 2 Glossary of Essential Terms in Hemorheology Appendix 3 List of Chinese Medicinals with Their Western Pharmacological Actions Appendix 4 Index of Materials and Formulas Appendix 5 List of Formulas in This Book, Chinese-English with Quantities Appendix 6 Epilogue - Inspector White Coat Appendix 7 Bibliography Appendix 8 Eminent Chinese Physicians and Their Works Appendix 9 Short Bibliography of Author's Publications (In Chronological Order)
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Gunter Neeb is ideally suited to present this valuable manual on the treatment of blood stasis. He studied the Chinese language for three years in Taiwan, and Chinese medicine to Masters level in Tianjin, China, writing his thesis on blood stasis. His ability to translate both classical and modern texts informs this book at every level.Yet this book is much more than an account of blood stasis in classical literature. It covers diagnosis and differentiation of blood stasis, with particular emphasis on the tongue, different treatment principles, blood stasis medicinals and formulas.Although it will be primarily of theoretical interest to acupuncturists, it is valuable clinical text for herbalists. Journal of Chinese Medicine. Number 84. June 2007
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