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Released: 2013-01-07

Chinese Medicine and Healing: An Illustrated History


Chinese Medicine and Therapeutic is a complete introduction to a wealthy array of Chinese language therapeutic practices as they have developed via time and across cultures. Contributions from fifty-eight prime international scholars in such fields as Chinese archaeology, historical past, anthropology, religion, and medication make this a collaborative work of unusual mental synergy, and a vital new useful resource for any person working in East Asian or world history, in clinical history and anthropology, and in biomedicine and complementary healing arts.

This illustrated history explores the emergence and construction of a wide range of well being interventions, together with propitiation of illness-inflicting spirits, divination, vitality-cultivating meditative disciplines, natural treatments, pulse analysis, and acupuncture. The authors look into techniques that contribute to historical exchange, such as competitors between various kinds of practitioner—shamans, Daoist monks, Buddhist monks, student physicians, and even government officials. Accompanying vignettes and illustrations carry to lifestyles such diverse arenas of health care as childbirth within the Tang length, Yuan state-dependent scientific schools, fertility control in the Qing, and the seek for sexual potency in the Individuals’s Republic.

The 2 final chapters illustrate Chinese language healing modalities throughout the globe and deal with the challenges they have posed as alternatives to biomedical standards of training and licensure. The discussion contains such a ways-attaining examples as Chinese treatments for diphtheria in colonial Australia and malaria in Africa, the invention of ear acupuncture through the French and its worldwide dissemination, and the varying purposes of acupuncture from Germany to Argentina and Iraq.

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Publisher: Belknap Press of H.. Binding: Hardcover Language: English Pages: 480

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