The Second Edition of this book is a rearranged and enriched version of the
previous edition, composed of feedback and constructive comments from readers.
Acupuncture is the most popular form of treatment in Chinese medicine. The theories
and practice of acupuncture have been revised and rewritten to give readers
a clear idea of how it works and when it is to be utilized. Botanicals, i.e.
herbal medicine, form the major core of Chinese medicine practice. The potential
of botanicals development is wide: from casting specific biological activities
to preventive uses. Three new chapters are offered: (i) for the understanding
of the biological activities of herbal medicine, (ii) the products produced
from herbs for specific needs, and (iii) the individual's choice for what may
suit him/her best. In this present era of information technology, readers should
be guided on the use of the Internet and related areas in order to independently
secure information for personal use and research needs. The last chapter is
provided for this practical purpose.
Since the publication of the First Edition, much development has occurred in the field of Chinese medicine. All the chapters have been updated and revised accordingly so that general readers, those looking for effective treatment, as well as those who want to serve their patients better, can have a reliable comprehensive reference.
• Modalities of Chinese Medicine (Charlie Changli Xue & Kylie A O'Brien)
• The Theoretical Framework of Chinese Medicine (Kylie A O'Brien & Charlie Changli Xue)
• Challenges of Chinese Herbal Medicine (Chun Guang Li & Charlie Changli Xue)
• Medicinal Herbs: From Quality Control, Safety to Biological Activities (Johnny Chi-Man Koon, Judy Yuet-Wa Chan, Virginia Kit-Man Lau, Erik Chun-Hay Ko, Grace Gar-Lee Yue, Clara Bik-San Lau & Ping-Chung Leung)
• Clinical Trials to Evaluate Chinese Medicine (Ping-Chung Leung, William King-Fai Cheng & Carmen Yuet-Shim Fong)
• How Does Acupuncture Work? Theories and Practice (Baoyu Xin & Zhen Zheng)
• Chinese Medicine in China (Ping-Chung Leung)
• Practice and Research on Chinese Medicine Outside of China (Qunhao Zhang & Ping-Chung Leung)
• Globalisation of Chinese Medicine (Yung-Chi Cheng & Daniel Man-Yuen Sze)
• Botanical Products for Medical Use (Ping-Chung Leung)
• Value of Traditional Chinese Medicine for the Individual (Ping-Chung Leung)
• Modernisation of Chinese Medicine: An Anthropologist's View (Ting Hor)
• Information Systems in Chinese Medicine and Use of the Internet for Suitable Information (Pak-Kwan Hui, King-Fai Cheng & Ping-Chung Leung)