The Evolution of Chinese Medicine

Song Dynasty, 960–1200

Author: Asaf Goldschmidt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113409180X

Category: History

Page: 272

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The history of Chinese medicine hinges on three major turning points: the formation of canonical theory in the Han dynasty; the transformation of medicine via the integration of earlier medical theories and practices in the Song dynasty; and the impact of Western medicine from the nineteenth century onwards. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the crucial second stage in the evolution of Chinese medicine by examining the changes in Chinese medicine during the pivotal era of the Song dynasty. Scholars often characterize the Song era as a time of change in every aspect of political, social, intellectual or economic life. More specifically it focuses on three narratives of change: the emperor's interest in medicine elevated the status of medicine in the eyes of the elite, leading to an increased involvement of intellectuals and the literary elite in medicine government officials systematically revised, printed, and promulgated earlier heterogeneous medical manuscripts belonging to various traditions the government established unique imperially sponsored medical institutions to handle public health and other aspects of medicine. As the first book to study the transformation medicine underwent during the Song period this volume will appeal to Sinologists and scholars of the history of medicine alike.
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The Evolution of Chinese Medicine

Song Dynasty, 960-1200

Author: Asaf Moshe Goldschmidt

Publisher: Needham Research Institute Series

ISBN: 0415426553

Category: History

Page: 261

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The history of Chinese medicine hinges on three major turning points: the formation of canonical theory in the Han dynasty; the transformation of medicine via the integration of earlier medical theories and practices in the Song dynasty; and the impact of Western medicine from the nineteenth century onwards. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the crucial second stage in the evolution of Chinese medicine by examining the changes in Chinese medicine during the pivotal era of the Song dynasty. Scholars often characterize the Song era as a time of change in every aspect of political, social, intellectual or economic life. More specifically it focuses on three narratives of change: the emperor's interest in medicine elevated the status of medicine in the eyes of the elite, leading to an increased involvement of intellectuals and the literary elite in medicine government officials systematically revised, printed, and promulgated earlier heterogeneous medical manuscripts belonging to various traditions the government established unique imperially sponsored medical institutions to handle public health and other aspects of medicine. As the first book to study the transformation medicine underwent during the Song period this volume will appeal to Sinologists and scholars of the history of medicine alike.
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Bamboo stone

the evolution of a Chinese medical elite

Author: Karen Minden

Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 201

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In the late nineteenth century, Canadian missionaries developed a medical training program for Chinese students in the city of Chengdu, Sichuan province, in southwestern China. From modest beginnings the training evolved into a medical and dental college at the West China Union University, a joint venture by five Western mission boards. The college provided an institutional setting for the interaction of two cultures and for the transmission of Western medical knowledge. Minden examines both the process and the long-term implications of this transmission by tracing the history of the college and the careers of its students and faculty.
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Circuits and Shen: Models of the evolution of consciousness and Chinese medicine

Author: Douglas S. Wingate

Publisher: DSW Health Services

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 494

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Every individual develops physically and psychologically through distinct stages of life. With each stage grows a wider perspective of self and the world around us. In Circuits and Shen: models of the evolution of consciousness and Chinese medicine, the spectrum of human consciousness is explored from the view of the eight circuit model of the brain and the holonomic theory of development. It is shown how these relate to brain development, psychoneuroendocrinology and holding patterns of the fascial networks throughout the body as well as Eastern subtle body systems. Utilizing this information it becomes possible to lay out a systematic means of informing Chinese medical practitioners and bodyworkers in approaches aimed at treating negative"imprints", psychological impacts or physical illnesses that may develop out of each stage
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History of Chinese Medicine

Author: Zhi Dao

Publisher: DeepLogic

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The book provides highlights on the key concepts and trends of evolution in History of Chinese Medicine in China, as one of the series of books of “China Classified Histories”.
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Circuits and Shen

Models of the Evolution of Consciousness and Chinese Medicine

Author: Douglas Wingate

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540727305

Category:

Page: 494

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Every person physically and psychologically develops through distinct stages of life. With each stage grows a wider perspective of self and the world around us. In Circuits and Shen: models of the evolution of consciousness and Chinese medicine, the spectrum of human consciousness is explored from the view of the eight circuit model of the brain and the holonomic theory of development. It is shown how these relate to brain development, psychoneuroendocrinology and holding patterns of the fascial networks throughout the body as well as Eastern subtle body systems. Utilizing this information it becomes possible to lay out a systematic means of informing Chinese medical practitioners and bodyworkers in approaches aimed at treating negative"imprints," psychological impacts or physical illnesses that may develop out of each stage
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Handbook of Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda

An Integrated Practice of Ancient Healing Traditions

Author: Bridgette Shea

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620556170

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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A comprehensive reference tool for maximizing healing of the mind, body, and spirit through a holistic synergy of Chinese medicine and Ayurveda • Details the foundational principles of each tradition and the many concepts they share, such as qi and prana, meridians and nadis, and energy centers and chakras • Provides tools for self-assessment including a primer on tongue diagnosis and a mental, emotional, and physical constitutional questionnaire • Offers breathing exercises, dietary regimens, herbal recommendations, and guides for detoxification, including safe and gentle at-home cleansing Chinese medicine and Ayurveda are two of the oldest healing systems in use today. Each is a complete art, in and of itself, and has profoundly contributed to the health and well-being of millions of people around the world. Drawing on their shared roots and spiritual principles, Bridgette Shea, L.Ac., MAcOM, shows how these two practices integrate seamlessly, with the two traditions’ individual strengths harmonizing to form a practical basis for prevention, wellness, detoxification, and treatment. The author explains the foundational principles of both Chinese medicine and Ayurveda in detail, providing the reader with a working understanding of both disciplines. She examines shared concepts such as qi and prana, meridians and nadis, and energy centers and chakras. She explores the strengths of each practice, such as the clinical efficiency of diagnosis and the use of acupuncture for pain relief, improving fertility, and stress reduction in Chinese medicine and the dietary, detoxification, and spiritual guidance of Ayurveda, including the detox branch of Ayurveda known as Panchakarma. Moving beyond theory into practical application, she explores the Elements, known as the Five Phases and the Panchamahabhutas, and how they affect our well-being. She provides tools for self-assessment including a primer on tongue diagnosis and a mental, emotional, and physical constitutional questionnaire. Offering treatment and prevention strategies that draw from both disciplines, she encourages the reader to implement an integrated practice of these two systems in daily life or clinical practice. She details breathing exercises, dietary regimens, herbal recommendations, and guides for detoxification, including safe and gentle home cleanses, all rooted in the holistic synergy between Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. Sharing case studies that highlight the interconnectedness of these approaches, Shea provides a comprehensive guide for self-healing of body, mind, and spirit and a practitioner’s resource to cross-reference complex questions with respect to both healing traditions.
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Traditional Chinese Medicine in the United States

In Search of Spiritual Meaning and Ultimate Health

Author: Emily S. Wu

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739173677

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated from the traditional medical system in the Chinese civilization, with influences from the Daoist and Chinese folk traditions in bodily cultivation and longevity techniques. In the past few decades, TCM has become one of the leading alternative medical systems in the United States. This book demonstrates the fluidity of a medical ideological system with a rich history of methodological development and internal theoretical conflicts, continuing to transform in our postmodern world where people and ideas transcend geographic, ethnic, and linguistic limitations. The unique historical trajectories and cultural dynamics of the American society are crticial nutrients for the localization of TCM, while the constant traffic of travelers and immigrants foster the globalizing tendency of TCM. The practitioners in this book represent an incredible range of clinical applications, personal styles, theoretical rationalizations, and business models. What really unifies all these practitioners is not their specific practices but the goal of these practices. The shared goal is to strive for health, not just health in terms of the lack of illness but the ultimate health of achieving perfect balance in every aspect of the being of a person—physically, mentally, spiritually, and energetically.
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The Evolution of Drug Discovery

From Traditional Medicines to Modern Drugs

Author: Enrique Ravina

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527326693

Category: Medical

Page: 504

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Based on his profound knowledge of past and present paradigms in the development of medicines, the author takes the reader from the very beginnings of pharmacology to the multibillion-dollar business it represents today. Recounting the often spectacular successes and failures of innovative drugs as well as the people who discovered them, he brings abstract science to life in anecdotal form. The book is beautifully illustrated, containing historical photographs of drugs and their discoverers, and abounds with references to the primary literature, listing seminal publications alongside more modern reviews for readers seeking further details. For anyone with a more than superficial interest in the science of drugs: instructive and enjoyable for a broad audience of students, instructors and professionals in pharmacy, the pharmaceutical chemistry and related fields.
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The Making of Modern Chinese Medicine, 1850-1960

Author: Bridie Andrews

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774824352

Category: History

Page: 316

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Medical care in nineteenth-century China was spectacularly pluralistic: herbalists, shamans, bone-setters, midwives, priests, and a few medical missionaries from the West all competed for patients. This book examines the dichotomy between "Western" and "Chinese" medicine, showing how it has been greatly exaggerated. As missionaries went to lengths to make their medicine more acceptable to Chinese patients, modernizers of Chinese medicine worked to become more "scientific" by eradicating superstition and creating modern institutions. Andrews challenges the supposed superiority of Western medicine in China while showing how "traditional" Chinese medicine was deliberately created in the image of a modern scientific practice.
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