The Resource Traditional Chinese medicine : heritage and adaptation, (ebook)

Traditional Chinese medicine : heritage and adaptation, (ebook)

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Traditional Chinese medicine : heritage and adaptation
Title
Traditional Chinese medicine
Title remainder
heritage and adaptation
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A leading authority explains the origins and history of Chinese medicine from its beginnings in antiquity to today. Paul U. Unschuld describes medicine's close connection with culture and politics throughout Chinese history. He brings together texts, techniques, and worldviews to understand changing Chinese attitudes toward healing and the significance of traditional Chinese medicine in both China and the Western world. Unschuld reveals the emergence of a Chinese medical tradition built around a new understanding of the human being, considering beliefs in the influence of cosmology, numerology, and the supernatural on the health of the living. He describes the variety of therapeutic approaches in Chinese culture, the history of pharmacology and techniques such as acupuncture, and the global exchange of medical knowledge. Insights are offered into the twentieth-century decline of traditional medicine, as military defeats caused reformers and revolutionaries to import medical knowledge as part of the construction of a new China. Unschuld also recounts the reception of traditional Chinese medicine in the West since the 1970s, where it is often considered an alternative to Western medicine at the same time as China seeks to incorporate elements of its medical traditions into a scientific framework. This concise and compelling introduction to medical thought and history suggests that Chinese medicine is also a guide to Chinese civilization
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Midwest
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1943-
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Unschuld, Paul U.
Dewey number
610.951
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Medicine, Chinese
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Traditional Chinese medicine : heritage and adaptation, (ebook)
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Publication
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231546263
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11993199
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11993199
System control number
MWT11993199
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Traditional Chinese medicine : heritage and adaptation, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231546263
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11993199
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11993199
System control number
MWT11993199
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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