Chinese Medicine and Healing

Chinese Medicine and Healing
Author: TJ Hinrichs,Linda L Barnes
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 477
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0674047370
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Medicine and Healing Book Excerpt:

In covering the subject of Chinese medicine, this book addresses topics such as oracle bones, the treatment of women, fertility and childbirth, nutrition, acupuncture, and Qi as well as examining Chinese medicine as practiced globally in places such as Africa, Australia, Vietnam, Korea, and the United States.

Chinese Medicine and Healing

Chinese Medicine and Healing
Author: TJ. Hinrichs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Medicine and Healing Book Excerpt:

In covering the subject of Chinese medicine, this book addresses topics such as oracle bones, the treatment of women, fertility and childbirth, nutrition, acupuncture, and Qi as well as examining Chinese medicine as practiced globally in places such as Africa, Australia, Vietnam, Korea, and the United States.

Medicine

Medicine
Author: DK
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN: 1465453415
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicine Book Excerpt:

See the greatest medical breakthroughs come to life through superb illustrations! From ancient herbal medicine to traditional Chinese medicine, take a visual tour throughout the history of medicine with this comprehensive medical reference book. Discover medicine through time! Here’s what you’ll find in this illustrated history book about medicine: • Offers a broad and accessible visual history of medicine — from the first herbal remedies to efforts surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic • Intriguing narratives are illustrated with photographs, paintings and artifacts • Offers a vivid, compelling and informative read written in an engaging and colourful style • Excerpts from documents, diaries and notebooks offer fascinating eyewitness accounts This medicine history book charts fascinating developments in diagnosis, surgery, healing and drugs through the ages. Feature spreads explore key medical concepts in detail and enhance the reader’s understanding of human anatomy, surgical instruments and medical developments. Clear diagrams explain major diseases like cancer, and trace the progression of medical treatment through time, from ancient healing arts to scurvy and smallpox to modern psychiatry. Double-page features tell the story of the men and women involved in the extraordinary evolutions of this scientific field — from Hippocrates to Florence Nightingale. It's the perfect book for medical professionals, students of medicine or anyone with a keen interest in medicine, science or social history.

Medicine

Medicine
Author: Steve Parker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016
ISBN: 9780241225967
Category: Medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicine Book Excerpt:

From ancient herbal remedies to modern drugs, the field of medicine has evolved dramatically over many centuries. Medicine takes you through the ages of human history and uncovers the greatest medical breakthroughs, with incredible coverage of disease, drugs, treatment, and cures. Turn the richly illustrated pages replete with compelling stories to learn all about the gory pitfalls and miraculous successes of medical history - from trepanning, bloodletting, and body snatching to brand new developments in IVF and gene therapy. Clear diagrams explain major diseases such as cancer, and trace the progression of medical treatment through time, from ancient healing arts to scurvy and smallpox, and the World Wars to modern psychiatry. Double-page features on key scientists and researchers offer unique insight into their lives, experiments, and motivations. Perfect for adults, students, and anyone interested in the fascinating medical history of the world, Medicine is the definitive visual history of our health.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine
Author: Roy Porter
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2001-07-30
ISBN: 9780521002523
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine Book Excerpt:

An authoritative and accessible illustrated introduction to medical history.

Shamanism in Chinese Medicine

Shamanism in Chinese Medicine
Author: CT Holman
Publsiher: Singing Dragon
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN: 1787751384
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shamanism in Chinese Medicine Book Excerpt:

This engaging, highly anticipated book compellingly describes healing techniques of Chinese shamanism while respecting the tradition. CT Holman, a medically trained and licensed clinician of over 20 years, clearly explains how Chinese shamanism can be seamlessly woven into modern lifestyle and contemporary medical practices. He explores effective methods to address physical pathologies and emotional imbalances by applying shamanic-influenced techniques including visualizations, verbal healing and shamanic drumming, among others for self-care and medical treatment. The primary resource for the material presented originates from the author's intensive decade-long study under shamanic teacher, Master Zhongxian Wu. Several color illustrations and before-and-after patient photos are included that beautifully depict the spirit-based diagnostics and treatments. Incorporating numerous clinical examples and thoroughly researched procedures, this book teaches practitioners how to combine treatments - concentrating on the spirit and soul - with modern medicine to treat the whole person and enrich their practice. This enlightening book is a must-read for Chinese medicine practitioners, other medical professionals and non-professionals interested in the subject.

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine
Author: Vivienne Lo,Michael Stanley-Baker
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 796
Release: 2022-06-20
ISBN: 1135008973
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine is an extensive, interdisciplinary guide to the nature of traditional medicine and healing in the Chinese cultural region, and its plural epistemologies. Established experts and the next generation of scholars interpret the ways in which Chinese medicine has been understood and portrayed from the beginning of the empire (third century BCE) to the globalisation of Chinese products and practices in the present day, taking in subjects from ancient medical writings to therapeutic movement, to talismans for healing and traditional medicines that have inspired global solutions to contemporary epidemics. The volume is divided into seven parts: Longue Durée and Formation of Institutions and Traditions Sickness and Healing Food and Sex Spiritual and Orthodox Religious Practices The World of Sinographic Medicine Wider Diasporas Negotiating Modernity This handbook therefore introduces the broad range of ideas and techniques that comprise pre-modern medicine in China, and the historiographical and ethnographic approaches that have illuminated them. It will prove a useful resource to students and scholars of Chinese studies, and the history of medicine and anthropology. It will also be of interest to practitioners, patients and specialists wishing to refresh their knowledge with the latest developments in the field. The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license

Herbs and Roots

Herbs and Roots
Author: Tamara Venit Shelton
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN: 0300249403
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Herbs and Roots Book Excerpt:

An innovative, deeply researched history of Chinese medicine in America and the surprising interplay between Eastern and Western medical practice Chinese medicine has a long history in the United States, with written records dating back to the American colonial period. In this intricately crafted history, Tamara Venit Shelton chronicles the dynamic systems of knowledge, therapies, and materia medica crossing between China and the United States from the eighteenth century to the present. Chinese medicine, she argues, has played an important and often unacknowledged role in both facilitating and undermining the consolidation of medical authority among formally trained biomedical scientists in the United States. Practitioners of Chinese medicine, as racial embodiments of “irregular” medicine, became useful foils for Western physicians struggling to assert their superiority of practice. At the same time, Chinese doctors often embraced and successfully employed Orientalist stereotypes to sell their services to non-Chinese patients skeptical of modern biomedicine. What results is a story of racial constructions, immigration politics, cross-cultural medical history, and the lived experiences of Asian Americans in American history.

Chinese Medicine and Transnational Transition during the Modern Era

Chinese Medicine and Transnational Transition during the Modern Era
Author: Md. Nazrul Islam
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2021-04-22
ISBN: 9811599491
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Medicine and Transnational Transition during the Modern Era Book Excerpt:

This volume analyses the transition of Chinese medicine during the modern era, and the development of product and service niches in selected countries: China, Malaysia, Japan and the Philippines. By investigating the major actors behind the transition, it explores in what way and to what extent these actors affect the transition. It argues that the transnational transition of Chinese medicine is caused not only by spontaneous cultural and social factors, i.e. population growth, technological innovation and acculturation, but also by hegemonic political and economic factors such as Western influence, adoption of the philosophy of modern state, and global commodification of indigenous medical specialties.

Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities

Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities
Author: Vivienne Lo,Chris Berry,Guo Liping
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-12-06
ISBN: 0429017391
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities Book Excerpt:

Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities is the first book to reflect on the power of film in representing medical and health discourse in China in both the past and the present, as well as in shaping its future. Drawing on both feature and documentary films from mainland China, the chapters each engage with the field of medicine through the visual arts. They cover themes such as the history of doctors and their concepts of disease and therapies, understanding the patient experience of illness and death, and establishing empathy and compassion in medical practice, as well as the HIV/AIDs epidemic during the 1980s and 90s and changing attitudes towards disability. Inherently interdisciplinary in nature, the contributors therefore provide different perspectives from the fields of history, psychiatry, film studies, anthropology, linguistics, public health and occupational therapy, as they relate to China and people who identify as Chinese. Their combined approaches are united by a passion for improving the cross-cultural understanding of the body and ultimately healthcare itself. A key resource for educators in the Medical Humanities, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Chinese Studies and Film Studies as well as global health, medical anthropology and medical history.

Health and Architecture

Health and Architecture
Author: Mohammad Gharipour
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN: 1350217387
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health and Architecture Book Excerpt:

Health and Architecture offers a uniquely global overview of the healthcare facility in the pre-modern era, engaging in a cross-cultural analysis of the architectural response to medical developments and the formation of specialized hospitals as an independent building typology. Whether constructed as part of Chinese palaces in the 15th century or the religious complexes in 16th century Ottoman Istanbul, the healthcare facility throughout history is a built environment intended to promote healing and caring. The essays in this volume address how the relationships between architectural forms associated with healthcare and other buildings in the pre-modern era, such as bathhouses, almshouses, schools and places of worship, reflect changing attitudes towards healing. They explore the impact of medical advances on the design of hospitals across various times and geographies, and examine the historic construction processes and the stylistic connections between places of care and other building types, and their development in urban context. Deploying new methodological, interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to the analysis of healthcare facilities, Health and Architecture demonstrates how the spaces of healthcare themselves offer some of the most powerful and practical articulations of therapy.

The Chile Pepper in China

The Chile Pepper in China
Author: Brian R. Dott
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2020-05-12
ISBN: 0231551304
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chile Pepper in China Book Excerpt:

Chinese cuisine without chile peppers seems unimaginable. Entranced by the fiery taste, diners worldwide have fallen for Chinese cooking. In China, chiles are everywhere, from dried peppers hanging from eaves to Mao’s boast that revolution would be impossible without chiles, from the eighteenth-century novel Dream of the Red Chamber to contemporary music videos. Indeed, they are so common that many Chinese assume they are native. Yet there were no chiles anywhere in China prior to the 1570s, when they were introduced from the Americas. Brian R. Dott explores how the nonnative chile went from obscurity to ubiquity in China, influencing not just cuisine but also medicine, language, and cultural identity. He details how its versatility became essential to a variety of regional cuisines and swayed both elite and popular medical and healing practices. Dott tracks the cultural meaning of the chile across a wide swath of literary texts and artworks, revealing how the spread of chiles fundamentally altered the meaning of the term spicy. He emphasizes the intersection between food and gender, tracing the chile as a symbol for both male virility and female passion. Integrating food studies, the history of medicine, and Chinese cultural history, The Chile Pepper in China sheds new light on the piquant cultural impact of a potent plant and raises broader questions regarding notions of authenticity in cuisine.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Professionalization and Integration in Hong Kong

Traditional Chinese Medicine   Professionalization and Integration in Hong Kong
Author: Kara Chan & Dong Dong
Publsiher: City University of HK Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-04-01
ISBN: 9629373793
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traditional Chinese Medicine Professionalization and Integration in Hong Kong Book Excerpt:

Chinese medicine has a rich history that has only been made more complex by its integration with “Western” biomedicine. Legitimization of Chinese medicine in biomedicine-dominated health systems, such as that in Hong Kong, has posed significant issues. This anthology of articles explores relevant social issues related to various Chinese medicine treatments, including acupuncture and medicinal oils, as well as insight into practitioner licensing and public perception. Each chapter tackles a topic related to the complicated process of legitimizing knowledge and power within a specific social and historical context. Written by professors and researchers with extensive knowledge of Chinese medicine, government regulation, and sociology, this collection provides an overview of the challenges and current social context of Chinese medicine that affect students and practitioners of Chinese medicine, health and para-health biomedical professionals, and patients alike. Traditional Chinese Medicine: Professionalization and Integration in Hong Kong is the first book in the Mediated Health Series, which focuses on the effects of media, lifestyle, doctor-patient communication, and the economy on health and aims to help inform medical decisions and enhance the wellbeing of individuals. "This well-researched book provides deep insight into the landscape of traditional Chinese Medicine (CM), focusing on ethnic and esoteric interpretations of “Chinese” and “Western” medicine. The discussion of legitimation and perception, acupuncture, and hybridization and integration of CM provides a unique contribution into the domain. CM academics, enthusiasts, and practitioners will certainly find this book insightful, compelling, and intriguing." – Prof Ian Phau, School of Marketing, Curtin Business School

The Art of Medicine in Early China

The Art of Medicine in Early China
Author: Miranda Brown
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2015-04-20
ISBN: 1107097053
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Medicine in Early China Book Excerpt:

This book investigates the myths that acupuncturists and herbalists have told about the birth of the healing arts. Moving from the Han and Song dynasties to the twentieth century, Brown traces the rich history of Chinese medical historiography and the emergence of the medical tradition archive.

Mao s Bestiary

Mao s Bestiary
Author: Liz P. Y. Chee
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-04-23
ISBN: 1478021357
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mao s Bestiary Book Excerpt:

Controversy over the medicinal uses of wild animals in China has erupted around the ethics and efficacy of animal-based drugs, the devastating effect of animal farming on wildlife conservation, and the propensity of these practices to foster zoonotic diseases. In Mao's Bestiary, Liz P. Y. Chee traces the history of the use of medicinal animals in modern China. While animal parts and tissue have been used in Chinese medicine for centuries, Chee demonstrates that the early Communist state expanded and systematized their production and use to compensate for drug shortages, generate foreign investment in high-end animal medicines, and facilitate an ideological shift toward legitimating folk medicines. Among other topics, Chee investigates the craze for chicken blood therapy during the Cultural Revolution, the origins of deer antler farming under Mao and bear bile farming under Deng, and the crucial influence of the Soviet Union and North Korea on Chinese zootherapies. In the process, Chee shows Chinese medicine to be a realm of change rather than a timeless tradition, a hopeful conclusion given current efforts to reform its use of animals.

Arabic Medicine in China

Arabic Medicine in China
Author: Paul David Buell,Eugene N. Anderson
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 1005
Release: 2021-06-22
ISBN: 9004447288
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arabic Medicine in China Book Excerpt:

The Huihui Yaofang was an encyclopaedia of Near Eastern medicine compiled under the Mongol Yuan Dynasty for the benefit of themselves and Chinese medical establishments. We translate the surviving material and context it in the history and ethnobiology of the medicine described.

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine
Author: Vivienne Lo,Michael Stanley-Baker,Dolly Yang
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9780415830645
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine Book Excerpt:

This handbook aims to showcase the latest research on medicine in China as it has developed over 3,000 years. It will identify themes concerned with both history and culture and the significance of Chinese medicine in the modern world, and invite established experts together with some of the most exciting and innovative younger researchers to respond. China will be understood as an 'open empire', receptive to all the in-coming influences of religion, materia medica and dietetica, and techniques that have shaped its healing traditions; and also exerting influence through the land, maritime, air and cyber networks that have connected it with other places. To avoid the pitfalls of representing Chinese medicine as a monolithic tradition, detailed attention will be paid to the social and cultural contexts within which a classical medicine emerged, as well as to the realities of everyday practice, to the extent that they can be known. The themes of the book will be traced historically through the healing traditions of Early China, medieval religious institutions, the transmission of knowledge and practice through ritual, writing and authority and the impact of the printing technologies of early modern China. The Ming period, in particular, provides a wealth of exquisitely illustrated medical works which demonstrate the eclectic healing environment. The Handbook will end with two sections on the significance of Chinese medicine in the modern world addressing issues of evidence and, most significantly, an analysis of the global impact of everyday Chinese attitudes to health. It will draw out the complex and paradoxical role of Chinese medicine in the construction of 'modern' Chinese nation as well as its adoption as a strategy of resistance to the perception of an all powerful biomedicine in the Euro-American sphere.

Chinese and Indian Medicine Today

Chinese and Indian Medicine Today
Author: Md. Nazrul Islam
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN: 9811039623
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese and Indian Medicine Today Book Excerpt:

This book discusses Asian medicine, which puts enormous emphasis on prevention and preservation of health, and examines how, in recent decades, medical schools in Asia have been increasingly shifting toward a curative approach. It offers an ethnographic investigation of the scenarios in China and India and finds that modern students and graduates in these countries perceive Asian medicine to be as important as Western medicine. There is a growing tendency to integrate Asian medicine with Western medical thought in the academic curriculum that has led to a gradual decline of Asian medical thought and practices. At the same time, there has been a massive rise in patent drugs, health products and cosmetics being sold under the brand names of Asian medicine or herbal medicine. Most of these drugs and health products do not follow the classical formulas found in the Asian medical texts. The book analyses these texts and concludes that contemporary Asian medicine rarely follows the classical texts, and in fact uses Asian medicine brands to sell Western health products and practices. With a particular focus on the formal and professional sector of Chinese herbal medicine and Indian ayurvedic medicine in urban areas, this book appeals to a broad readership, including undergraduate students and academics as well as non-experts. Md. Nazrul Islam is an Associate Professor in the General Education Office, United International College, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University. He was a Visiting Associate Professor in the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia (2015-16) during which time he completed this book manuscript.

The Politics of Chinese Medicine Under Mongol Rule

The Politics of Chinese Medicine Under Mongol Rule
Author: Reiko Shinno
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2016-02-22
ISBN: 1317671600
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Chinese Medicine Under Mongol Rule Book Excerpt:

Under the rule of the descendants of Chinggis Khan (1167-1227), China saw the development of a new culture in which medical practice came to be considered a highly respected occupation for elite men. During this period, further major steps were also taken towards the codification of medical knowledge and promotion of physicians’ social status. This book traces the history of the politics, institutions, and culture of medicine of China under Mongol rule, through the eyes of a successful South Chinese official Yuan Jue (1266-1327). As the first comprehensive monograph on history of medicine in China under the Mongols, it argues that this period was a separate moment in Chinese history, when a configuration of power different from that of previous and succeeding periods created its own medical culture. The Politics of Chinese Medicine under Mongol Rule emphasizes the impact of the political and institutional changes caused by the Mongols and their collaborators on the social and cultural history of medicine, which culminated in the medical theory of Zhu Zhenheng (1282–1358), still influential in East Asian medicine. Using a variety of Chinese-language sources including gazetteers, legal texts, biographies, poems, and medical texts, it analyses the roles of the Mongols and West and Central Asians as cultural brokers and also as unifiers of China. Further, it views North and South Chinese elites as agents of historical change rather than as victims of Mongol oppression. Underlining the complexity of the history of China under the Mongols and the significance of time and geography for the study of this history, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Chinese medical history, Chinese social and cultural history, and medieval global history.

The Bloomsbury Handbook to the Medical Environmental Humanities

The Bloomsbury Handbook to the Medical Environmental Humanities
Author: Scott Slovic,Swarnalatha Rangarajan,Vidya Sarveswaran
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2022-07-28
ISBN: 1350197319
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Handbook to the Medical Environmental Humanities Book Excerpt:

Bringing together two parallel and occasionally intersecting disciplines - the environmental and medical humanities - this field-defining handbook reveals our ecological predicament to be a simultaneous threat to human health. The book: · Represents the first collection to bring the environmental humanities and medical humanities into conversation in a systematic way · Features contributions from a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives including literary studies, environmental ethics and philosophy, cultural history and sociology · Adopts a truly global approach, examining contexts including, but not limited to, North America, the UK, Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Turkey and East Asia · Touches on issues and approaches such as narrative medicine, ecoprecarity, toxicity, mental health, and contaminated environments. Showcasing and surveying a rich spectrum of issues and methodologies, this book looks not only at where research currently is at the intersection of these two important fields, but also at where it is going.