The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine

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This completely revised, comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Chinese medicine and healing includes additional psychological and physiological material derived from historical Chinese sources and new supporting data from Western clinical research. Line drawings, tables, graphs. Marc Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 453-481) and index. Biographical Note: Ted...

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This completely revised, comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Chinese medicine and healing includes additional psychological and physiological material derived from historical Chinese sources and new supporting data from Western clinical research. Line drawings, tables, graphs.
Marc Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 453-481) and index.

Biographical Note:
Ted J. Kaptchuk, O.M.D., is associate director of the Center for Alternative Medicine Research and Education at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Table of Contents:
Acknowledgments
Foreword by Margaret Caudill
Foreword by Andrew Weil
1. Medicine East and West: Two Ways of Seeing, Two Ways of Thinking
2. The Fundamental Textures: Qi, Blood, Essence, Spirit, and Fluids
3. The Organs of the Body: The Harmonious Landscape
4. The Meridians: The Warp and Woof
5. Origins of Disharmony: Stormy Weather
6. The Four Examinations: Signs and Symptoms
7. The Eight Principal Patterns: The Faces of Yin and Yang
8. The Patterns of the Human Landscape
9. Chinese Medicine as an Art
10. The Web That Has No Weaver
Appendixes
Index
The Web That Has No Weaver" is the classic, comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Chinese alternative medicine. This accessible and invaluable resource has earned its place as the foremost authority in synthesizing Wester and Eastern healing practices.
This revised edition is the product of years of further reflection on ancient Chinese sources and active involvement in cutting-edge scientific research.

Review Citations:
Scitech Book News 09/01/2000 pg. 62 (EAN 9780809228409, Paperback)
Contributor Bio: Kaptchuk, Ted J
Kaptchuk is associate director of the Center for Alternative Medicine Research and Education at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Contributor Bio: Kaptchuk Ted
Ted J. Kaptchuk, O.M.D., is associate director of the Center for Alternative Medicine Research and Education at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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