Essentials of Chinese Medicine

  • Zhanwen Liu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlvii
  2. Meridians, Acupuncture and Moxibustion

  3. Chinese Materia Medica

  4. Chinese Medicinal Formulas

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 487-492

About this book


The modern medical model is gradually shifting from one of biomedicine to one that integrates practices from the physiological, psychological, sociological and medical fields. This growing recognition that people, the environment, ecological conditions and society are all aspects of a united whole has given rise to an emergence of alternative medicine and therapies, many of which are borrowed from traditional Chinese medicine.

Volume Two presents the therapeutic methods of Chinese Medicine, including the basic methods and theories of acupuncture and moxibustion. 84 Chinese herbal formulas and 6 associated formulas commonly used in clinical practice are explained and illustrated, providing the reader with a thorough introduction to the use of herbs in Chinese Medicine.


Chinese Medicine Internal medicine diseases gynecology medicine moxibustion ophthalmology pediatrics rehabilitation surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Zhanwen Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Health Preservation & RehabBeijing University of Chinese MedicineChaoyangPR China

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84882-592-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84882-593-2
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