This is a collection of essays written by a skilled TCM practitioner with over 40 years of experience. The author shares his experiences and reflects on his medical career, illustrating in many instances with real-life case examples, in the hope that the book will inspire and benefit TCM learners. The content was previously published in Chinese by China Renmin University Press.
The book provides three main viewpoints: 1. Chinese medicine needs to be accurately positioned to guide professionals in practice; 2. The TCM essence of finding a cure with syndrome differentiation and treatment is emphasized; 3. Pulse diagnosis is essential when prescribing for a cure.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an intangible science
Contents:Foreword to the Chinese EditionPreface to the English EditionPreface to the Chinese EditionAcknowledgmentsNote on PrescriptionsTraditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an Intangible ScienceTheoretical Knowledge is Acquired Through PracticeTraditional Chinese Medicine Belongs to Tao-Like Medical KnowledgeThe Goal of TCM Therapy is to Deal with the Primary Cause of DiseaseKidneys are Not the Therapeutic Region for Treating NephrolithiasisTCM is a Medical Science of Meeting Changes with ConstancyTCM is a Medical Science of Simple Solutions to Complicated ProblemsTCM is a Medical Science of Handling Difficulties with Great EaseTCM is an Intangible Science, While Western Medicine is a Tangible OneIt is Valuable of Curing a Coronary Artery Disease Patient without the Heart Stent ImplantationTCM Regards Symptoms as ‘Disease’The Thinking of the Development of Integrating TCM and Western Medicine Has Been MisledDisease Differentiation and Treatment Has Been Mistakenly Used for Treating Again and AgainNever Go Astray in the Combination of TCM and Western MedicineSyndrome Differentiation and Treatment is the Key to Solve Difficult Medical Problems WorldwideThere are Only Unknown Diseases But No Incurable OnesWhat Chinese Medicinals Treat is to Readjust ImbalanceNo Fixed Therapeutic Regimes, Formulas, or Fixed DosagesDiscussing that Pulse Diagnosis is More Important Than Symptoms and Prescribing Should Base on ItTreating Serious Cough with Half Dose of FormulaOpportunity Favors the Prepared MindIf a Patient Coughs, the Doctor Shall Not Relieve the Cough First; If a Patient Has Phlegm, the Doctor Shall Not Dispel Phlegm FirstToxic or Not ToxicPoison or Not PoisonTCM is Deeply Rooted Among the PeopleThe Over-Concern on the TCM EducationWhere are Those Fish in the Sea?Several Inspirations from TCM StudyEpilogue: The Charm of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Readership: Medical practitioners and general public who are interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Chinese Medicine;TCM;Healthcare;Modern Medicine00