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Author Buck, Charles, 1955- author.

Title Acupuncture and Chinese medicine : roots of modern practice / Charles Buck ; foreword by Barbara Kirschbaum
Published London ; Philadelphia : Singing Dragon, 2015


Description 1 online resource
Contents Medicine in China prior to the Han dynasty -- Founding of classical medicine in the Han dynasty -- Post Han and Tang dynasties -- Song dynasty medicine -- Southern song and Jin yuan medicine -- Ming dynasty -- Qing dynasty and the early 20th century
Summary "Charles Buck draws on decades of Chinese medicine study, practice and teaching in this book to provide a relevant and engaging account of the origins of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. From pre-Han dynasty medical practice to Chinese medicine as we understand it today, Buck covers all the key ideas and conceptual developments, focussing on those that have the most practical relevance to clinicians. The knowledge that he presents derives from a variety of rare sources, including original Chinese texts that he has translated. With Buck's clear explanations and unique style, the book provides an accessible and authoritative resource that will help practitioners and students deepen their understanding of the practice. A practical and modern appreciation of the wisdom of the great Chinese physicians, this book will be of immeasurable value to students and practitioners of Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and anyone interested in Chinese medical history."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 2, 2014)
Subject Acupuncture -- China -- History
Medicine, Chinese -- History
Acupuncture Therapy -- history
Medicine, Chinese Traditional -- history
MEDICAL -- Pharmacology.
Medicine, Chinese
Subject China
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0857011332