This book is a cognitive semantic study of the Chinese conceptualization of the heart, traditionally seen as the central faculty of cognition. The concept of HEART, encoded in the wordxin, lies at the core of Chinese thought and medicine, and its importance to Chinese culture is extensively manifested in the Chinese language. The study explores this important concept and its cultural models along both diachronic and synchronic dimensions and with a cross-cultural perspective.
DESCRIPTION The first book of its kind, The Art of Pulse Diagnosis contains a detailed step-by-step exploration of method for the practice of Chinese Medical pulse diagnosis. Includes descriptions of pulse qualities/images, organ function as described in the pulses, the concept of dynamic and directional pulses and pulses for all the channels of acupuncture. (This book includes the entire text, Dynamic Pulses by the same author, introducing the ancient, remarkable practice of Dynamic Directional Pulses in writing for the first time.) Over 100 diagrams/illustrations/paintings. Foreword by Dr Linda Puckette. Printed in the USA, London or Melbourne. Hard Cover, 260 pages. ADVANCE PRAISE This is a wonderful work. Ann Cecil-Sterman has been writing methodical clinical manuals assembled from her study of the oral tradition of Jeffrey Yuen and her own busy practice. This time, she focuses upon the topic of pulse diagnosis. She is clear and concise, providing a detailed approach to this method. The images contained herein elucidate many areas that have long proven to be confusing for learners. Her years of work on these oral transmissions is to be commended. At long last, this tradition will be available for generations to come. --William Morris, PhD, DAOM, author of Li Shi-Zhen's Pulse Studies, An Illustrated Guide All holistic systems of medicine contain at their core a deep awareness that the human body consists of more than just fluids and tissue and bone. Chinese medicine specifically views the body as a hierarchically organized fusion of spirit, energy and matter. No treatment should ever be administered without considering the body's energetic planes first. Among the various modalities of Chinese medicine, pulse diagnosis once reigned supreme as a direct way to perceive energetic imbalances. This book represents a practical and sensitive introduction to the complex topic of Oriental pulse diagnosis that makes this waning art accessible. Another valuable contribution to the profession by Ann Cecil-Sterman! --Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc, Founding Professor, School of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ann Cecil-Sterman, MS, L.Ac, is the author of the internationally acclaimed book, Advanced Acupuncture: A Clinic Manual, a required text in many acupuncture schools in the United States and widely read in Europe and Australia. She travels all over the world to teach the application and methodology of the Complement Channels, the art of pulse diagnosis, and the use of food as medicine. For many years she taught Advanced Clinical Observation and was a senior clinic supervisor at the school of acupuncture founded by Dr Jeffrey Yuen in 1997 in New York City. She is a long-time student of Dr Yuen, having extensively studied acupuncture, diet, Chinese medical history, herbs, qigong, essential oils, stones and philosophy with him across North America. Ann was Director of the Classical Wellness Center in Manhattan where for many years she practiced and taught classes on advanced diagnosis and the theory and application of Classical Chinese Medicine. Currently, her patients--children and adults of all ages--come from all over the world, working through illnesses or on personal cultivation. Ann's practice features the Complement Channels of acupuncture: the Sinew, Luo, Divergent and Eight Extraordinary Channels, and is augmented with Classical Chinese dietary therapeutic guidance. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children. www.classicalacupuncture.com
This standard and definitive bibliography was first published in 1968. This new ediion is considerably expnaded to take account of the Waley literature of the last twenty years and incorporates additional entries for the entire period. An essential reference work for all librarians concerned with Chinese and Japanese language and literature.
A History of Chinese Science and Technology (Voulumes 1, 2 & 3) presents 44 individual lectures, beginning with Ancient Chinese Science and Technology in the Process of Human Civilizations and An Overview of Ancient Chinese Science and Technology, and continuing with in-depth discussions of several issues in the history of science and the Needham Puzzle, interspersed with topics on Astronomy, Arithmetic, Agriculture, and Medicine, The Four Great Inventions, and various technological areas closely related to clothing, food, shelter, and transportation. This book is the most authoritative work on the history of Chinese Science and Technology. It is the Winner of the China Book Award, the Shanghai Book Award (1st prize), and the China Classics International (State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of The People's Republic of China) and offers an essential resource for academic researchers and non-experts alike.
It originated with a series of 44 lectures presented to top Chinese leaders, which received very positive feedback. Written by top Chinese scholars in their respective fields from the Institute for the History of Nature Sciences, Chinese Academic Sciences and many other respected Chinese organizations, the book is intended for scientists, researchers and postgraduate students working in the history of science, philosophy of science and technology, and related disciplines.
Yongxiang Lu is a professor, former president and member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Each year over 400,000 people have a new onset of heart failure in the United States, adding to a current patient population of over 4.8 million Americans. Basics of Heart Failure takes a problem-solving approach to examining heart failure and to providing the reader with an up-to-date account of our knowledge in this area. Chapters on the diagnosis and therapy of heart failure emphasize data from recent multicenter trials.
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