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Warm Diseases: A Clinical Guide

Liu, Guohui

Editore: Eastland Press, 2001
ISBN 10: 0939616343 / ISBN 13: 9780939616343
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Titolo: Warm Diseases: A Clinical Guide

Casa editrice: Eastland Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2001

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Riassunto: The understanding and treatment of infectious and other externally-contracted diseases has been a central concern of Chinese medicine for millennia. Especially during the past few centuries, the concepts and treatment approaches of the warm disease school have percolated throughout Chinese medical thought. Modern practitioners apply them in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of serious illnesses, including many which are common in the West, such as auto-immune disorders.

Warm Diseases: A Clinical Guide provides an in-depth, clinically oriented approach to this important subject. The introductory chapters tell the compelling story of how traditional Chinese physicians, primarily from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries, developed the theories and concepts of warm disease in response to the health crises of their time, which included a number of epidemics. The evolution of their approach to etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, discussed in this volume, demonstrates how traditional medicine has evolved to meet contemporary needs.

The second part of the book describes the various types of warm disease from a clinical perspective. Here the author discusses the manifestations, pathogenesis, treatment principles, and formulas for each type. Case histories show how theory is actually applied in the clinic. A variety of approaches is presented, which avoids the tendency to portray traditional Chinese medicine as an unchanging, monolithic entity. Over time, these differences have led to much creative foment and improvement in the efficacy of treatment. The author also addresses aspects of dosage and preparation that are generally omitted from standard textbooks. This part of the book will be particularly welcome to practitioners, who will find it useful in the clinic.

Rounding out the volume is an extensive bibliography of original source materials, supplemental case histories and materia medica, and detailed indexes which provide access to every aspect of this subject.

L'autore: Guohui Liu studied Chinese medicine with his father, Luyan Liu, and other well-known traditional doctors in China for over thirty years. He earned his Bachelor's (1982) and Master's (1985) degrees from the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and became an associate professor at the university in 1994. Dr. Liu has published numerous books and articles about medicine and the classics in Chinese. He has presented workshops on various aspects of Chinese medicine in Europe and the United States. He is currently in private practice in Portland, Oregon and serves on the faculties of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.

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