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Praise for Returning to the Source. Dedication. Foreword by Sabine Wilms. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Philosophy and medical education: The missing piece. 2. Ecological medicine: The heart of the Su wen medical philosophy. 3. Chinese medicine and the internal pharmacy: The body/mind's self healing tools and substances. 4. The Picasso Principle: Developing multivalent diagnostic acumen. 5. The technician and scholar physician. 6. Thermodynamics and autoimmune disease: Essential principles of treatment. 7. Mai xiang ??/Pulse image: The core of Chinese medical diagnosis. 8. Zang xiang ??/Visceral manifestation: The core of Chinese medical diagnostic systems. 9. The perfect storm: An approach to time in Chinese medicine. 10. Gan ying ??/Resonance: An essential principle of classical Chinese medicine. 11. Case histories. Afterword by Ken Rose. Appendix I: Drugs and their effects on the pulse. Appendix II: The importance of terminology and language in grasping Chinese medicine. Appendix III: Resources for learning medical Chinese language. Appendix IV: Pulse maps from classical texts and physicians' schools. Appendix V: Abdominal Algorithms/Qualities of Palpation. Appendix VI: Nan jing 18 pulse model. Glossary of terms and classical texts. References.

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Explains the worldview of the classic Chinese medicine texts and how to apply theory to current clinical practice

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Z'ev Rosenberg LAc is Chair Emeritus of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego. In private practice since 1983, he is recognised as one of the first generation of practitioners of TCM in the US.


An invaluable encouragement to budding practitioners and seasoned experts alike. -- Arnaud Versluys, PhD, MD (China), LAc, Director, Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine
Spiced up liberally with enlightening quotations from Chinese medical literature ... This book is a powerful distillation of the key messages from the ancient Chinese medical classics, as relevant today as they were two thousand years ago. -- from the foreword, by Dr Sabine Wilms

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