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By Men Jiuzhang, Guo Lei

Proven by means of the Western Han dynasty greater than 2,000 years in the past, conventional chinese language drugs (TCM) is at present discovering elevated popularity. A common creation to conventional chinese language medication explores the pondering in the back of TCM, its philosophy-based concept, and its state of the art makes use of in today’s medical perform. The ebook covers:

* institution and features of TCM’s concept
* institution and improvement of TCM’s scientific system.
* easy positive factors of TCM
* TCM’s philosophical bases: primordial qi, yin-yang and 5 parts
* TCM’s scientific version, process, and architecture

Organized to make details simply obtainable, every one bankruptcy contains:
* Goals & Requirements and Key Contents to allow readers to appreciate the center and the description of the chapter
* Endnotes for readers to profit a few cultural and ancient details bizarre to China
* Glossary for readers to appreciate extra particular information regarding TCM and chinese language culture

Complete with bankruptcy outlines and ancillary fabric, this conscientiously designed consultant brings a time-tested perform again to the long run.

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The general laws of human growth are elaborated in The Classic of Internal Medicine. Females experience several growing stages with about seven years as a unit. At the age of seven, permanent teeth appear to replace deciduous ones and hair grows in a rapid speed; at the age of 14, with the arrival of menarche, female teenagers begin to have the physiological ability to reproduce; at the age of 21, growth slows down or even stops; at the age of 28, physiological functions are at their climax; at the age of 35, physiological functions start declining; at the age of 42, women begin to age with haggard faces and white hair appearing; and at the age of 49, reproductive function begins to fail with the reach of menopause.

For one thing, the normality of qi keeps the human body in a healthy state, while its abnormality in quantity or motion results in pathological changes. For example, the gradual insufficiency of qi causes depletion, and its dispersion or exhaustion leads to death. For another, pathogenic factors (evil qi) are of material property also. For instance, six excesses (wind, cold, summer-heat, dampness, dryness, and heat) that cause exogenous diseases are imperceptible but material. The etiology of TCM mainly discusses the characteristics and laws of these pathogenic factors, their clinical manifestations, and the measures of prevention.

The abnormity of any of these processes may endanger human health and even cause death. The general laws of human growth are elaborated in The Classic of Internal Medicine. Females experience several growing stages with about seven years as a unit. At the age of seven, permanent teeth appear to replace deciduous ones and hair grows in a rapid speed; at the age of 14, with the arrival of menarche, female teenagers begin to have the physiological ability to reproduce; at the age of 21, growth slows down or even stops; at the age of 28, physiological functions are at their climax; at the age of 35, physiological functions start declining; at the age of 42, women begin to age with haggard faces and white hair appearing; and at the age of 49, reproductive function begins to fail with the reach of menopause.

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