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Title A comprehensive guide to Chinese medicine / edited by Ping-Chung Leung.
Imprint Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, [2016]
Edition Second edition.

Subject Medicine, Chinese.
Medicine, Chinese Traditional.
Drugs, Chinese Herbal.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Alt Name Leung, Ping-Chung, 1941-
Description 1 online resource
Edition Second edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Modalities of Chinese medicine / C.C. Xue & K.A. O'Brien -- The theoretical framework of Chinese medicine / K.A. O'Brien & C.C. Xue -- Challenges of Chinese herbal medicine / C.-G. Li & C. Xue -- Medicinal herbs : from quality control, safety to biological activities / J.C.-M. Koon [and others] -- Clinical trials using Chinese medicine / P.-C. Leung [and others] -- How does acupuncture work? : theories and practice / B. Xin & Z. Zheng -- Chinese medicine in China / P.-C. Leung -- Practice and research on Chinese medicine outside of China / Q. Zhang & P.-C. Leung -- Globalisation of Chinese medicine / Y.-C. Cheng & D.M.-Y. Sze -- Botanical products for medical use : drug and health supplements / P.-C. Leung -- Value of traditional Chinese medicine for the individual / P.-C. Leung -- Modernization of Chinese medicine : an anthropologist's view / T. Hor -- Information systems in Chinese medicine and use of the internet for suitable information / P.-K. Hui [and others].
Summary "The Second Edition of this book is a rearranged and enriched version of the previous edition, composed of feedback and constructive comments from readers. Acupuncture is the most popular form of treatment in Chinese medicine. The theories and practice of acupuncture have been revised and rewritten to give readers a clear idea of how it works and when it is to be utilized. Botanicals, i.e. herbal medicine, form the major core of Chinese medicine practice. The potential of botanicals development is wide: from casting specific biological activities to preventive uses. Three new chapters are offered: (i) for the understanding of the biological activities of herbal medicine, (ii) the products produced from herbs for specific needs, and (iii) the individual's choice for what may suit him/her best. In this present era of information technology, readers should be guided on the use of the Internet and related areas in order to independently secure information for personal use and research needs. The last chapter is provided for this practical purpose. Since the publication of the First Edition, much development has occurred in the field of Chinese medicine. All the chapters have been updated and revised accordingly so that general readers, those looking for effective treatment, as well as those who want to serve their patients better, can have a reliable comprehensive reference."-- Provided by publisher.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 9, 2015).
ISBN 9789814667081 (electronic bk.)
9814667080 (electronic bk.)
9789814667074 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9814667072 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 923640540
Additional Format Print verion: A comprehensive guide to Chinese medicine. Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, 2016 9789814667074 (OCoLC)900609709