Recent advances in modern medicine have contributed to a longer lifespan for human beings. However, this does not directly translate to healthy living. Modern medicine's major success lies in specifically targeting orientated pathologies. It, however, does not promise healthy longevity.
Healthy longevity requires an absence of life-threatening diseases and maintenance of good quality of life. Oriental medicine emphasizes on the promotion of physiological balance and internal harmony, which are integral for longevity in life. This book defines aging, approaching from the perspective of the frontier bioscientist as well as that of the traditional practitioner. On the international front, Oriental practices are extensively recommended, including herbal supplements and specific training exercises. This book, compiled with the aim of offering solutions to healthy aging, provides an excellent reference for both the elderly and their caregivers.
Healthy Aging: Western and Oriental Means of Accomplishment (P-C Leung)
Study on Thoughts of “Treating Disease Before Its Onset” from Famous CM Doctors (C-B Xu & X-Y Zhang)
Theoretical Study of “Preventive Treatment of Disease” in Traditional Chinese Medicine (L Hong)
Botanical Supplements for Aging (H H S Fong & G Mahady)
Chinese Functional Foods for Aging — Individual Choices (Z-X Lin)
Herbal Formulation for Anti-Aging (S-M Liang)
Chinese Herbal Medicine: Perspectives on Age-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases (K Radad et al.)
Insomnia and Aging (Y-K Wing & S-P Lam)
Study on the Mechanisms of Treating Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Bufeiyishen Granule (J-S Li et al.)
Dental Disease in the Elderly — From an Integrated medical Perspective (S-K Cheng)
Natural Healing in Chinese Medicine: Qi Gong and Tai Chi (P-C Leung)
The Status of Yoga Research India (S Telles & N K Visweswaraiah)
Readership: Public health specialists; health policy and public health departments in ministries of health and universities, Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, Chinese medicine educators, clinical and basic Chinese medicine researchers and health science students (particularly Chinese medicine students), herbalists, gerontology researchers, nutritionists, clinicians in Western medicine, medical researchers, professionals at the World Health Organization and affiliated institutions, and pharmaceutical companies.
Edited by: Ping-Chung Leung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong).