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

This quantity is geared toward people who find themselves serious about chinese language drugs - the way it works, what its present nation is and, most crucial, easy methods to make complete use of it. The viewers hence comprises clinicians who are looking to serve their sufferers larger and sufferers who're wanting to complement their very own traditional therapy. The authors of the ebook belong to 3 diverse fields, sleek medication, chinese language drugs and pharmacology. they supply details from their parts of craftsmanship and problem, trying to make it entire for clients. The process is macroscopic and philosophical; readers confident of the philosophy are to hunt particular counsel.

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A systemic review. Pain 38(4), 346-354. B. and Eisenberg, D. (1998) Patterns of use: expenditures and perceived efficacy of complementary and alternative therapy in HIVinfected patients. Arch. Intern. Med. 158, 2257-2264. , Dorozynski, A. and Gunnar, L. (1996) Complementary medicine is booming worldwide. BMJ 313(7050), 131-133. , Yuan, F. Y. and Wang, J. B. (2002) Clinical study on treatment of liver fibrosis of chronic hepatitis B patients with ginkgo leaf. Chin. J. Integr. Trad. West. Med. 8(2), 90-94.

E. balance the formula. The flavours also help determine the specific effects of the herbs on the body. For example, bitter herbs are said to drain and dry (Bensky and Gamble, 1993) and so may be useful in draining heat from the body (heat can manifest in many ways including sore throat, sores, swellings, fever) or draining dampness in the body (that can manifest as fluid accumulation, including oedema) or drying dampness in the body (dampness can manifest as excessive discharges from the body such as leucorrhoea or other disorders such as diarrhoea, for example).

Chapter 2 Modalities of Chinese Medicine Charlie Changli Xue & Kylie A. 1 Introduction Chinese medicine uses a number of modalities or therapies for both prevention and treatment of disease. The most commonly used modalities are acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Others include moxibustion (a technique of applying heat to the body that is often used in conjunction with acupuncture), tuina (Chinese remedial massage), cupping (a technique in which glass cups are applied to the body), exercise therapy (including qigong and taichi) and diet therapy (the appropriate application of food as a supplementary method for clinical treatment to enhance health and therapeutic outcomes).

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