Ancient Herbs, Modern Medicine (Paperback)
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Short Description for Ancient Herbs, Modern Medicine An accessible and comprehensive look at Chinese herbal medicine and its integration with Western medicine, written by both a Western M.D. and a Doctor of Oriental Medicine who was born and trained in China. This definitive book provides readers with a basic understanding of this 3,000-year-old medicine--without going into "medical textbook" detail.
- Published: 31 October 2003
- Format: Paperback 464 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780553381184 ISBN 10: 0553381180
- Sales rank: 1,182,687
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The best of Eastern and Western medicine in an integrative healing system for the mind, body, and spirit. Now, for the first time, a Western physician and a doctor of Oriental medicine combine the unparalleled technological advances of the West with the unmatched wisdom and healing touch Chinese herbal medicine provides for many diseases and conditions that elude modern medicine. Ancient Herbs, Modern Medicine demonstrates the many important, highly effective ways Chinese medicine and Western medicine can complement each other in treating everything from allergies and insomnia to mental illness and cancer. This accessible, comprehensive guide offers many informative and enlightening case studies and up-to-the-minute information on: How integrative medicine combines the best of Western pharmacology and Eastern herbology How integrative medicine helps fight the diseases and illnesses of our time, including allergies, asthma, and chronic fatigue syndrome, and eases and even reverses symptoms of arthritis, diabetes, depression, osteoporosis, AIDS, heart disease, and cancer--often without side effects How Chinese medicine can help you recognize signs before an illness becomes a crisis The importance of Western techniques in diagnosing serious diseases Why Chinese medicine offers the most effective treatment for many chronic/recurrent illnesses Restoring essential balance to the Five Energetic Systems--the Heart, Lung, Spleen, Liver, and Kidney Energies The Eight Strategies of Herbal Therapy--how herbs work in your body Plus illuminating discussions of the basic principles of Chinese medicine, as well as food remedy recipes, diagrams, glossaries of medical terms and herbs, resource listings, and much more to help you tailor an integrative health regimen that is right for you.