Perspectives of Ayurveda in Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine for Patient Compliance

Perspectives of Ayurveda in Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine for Patient Compliance
Author: Anika Niambi Al-Shura
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2019-11-02
ISBN 10: 0128175710
ISBN 13: 9780128175712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives of Ayurveda in Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine for Patient Compliance Book Review:

Perspectives of Ayurveda in Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine for Patient Compliance, volume four in the Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine series, provides a systematic perspective of therapeutic priority by examining the homeostasis of the body, mind and spirit through Ayurveda philosophies and universal attributes, including five key elements. Holism, patient compliance and ethics in medicine are discussed, as are responsibility, awareness and guidance for compliance in cardiac patients. Finally, strategies of compliant patients outline and compare Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for dietary laws and recovery techniques, utilizing both systems for personal benefit and what compliance means and looks like in clinical settings. This important reference will aid cardiovascular researchers in the study of integrative Chinese and Western medicine, while also providing a clear, structured base to guide clinical practice and encourage collaboration between practitioners. Provides the concepts of disease mechanisms in traditional medicine systems and treatment approaches with a comparison to concepts of disease causation and principles of treatment in modern medicine Bridges the gap between allopathic and traditional medicine into a cohesive and understandable plan to establish rationale for the inclusion of TCM and Ayurvedic principles in cardiovascular care Integrates Western Medicine, Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda for a realistic scope of treating the cardiovascular patient and identifying future areas of research

Ayurvedic Perspectives in Integrative Healthcare

Ayurvedic Perspectives in Integrative Healthcare
Author: Anika Niambi Al-Shura
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2020-08-13
ISBN 10: 0128176032
ISBN 13: 9780128176030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ayurvedic Perspectives in Integrative Healthcare Book Review:

Ayurveda Perspectives in Integrated Healthcare, volume eight in the Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine series, provides a clear, structured base of knowledge which compares Ayurveda with other healthcare systems to encourage acceptance of Ayurveda in the community and within patient care practices. Sections cover the Shad Darshan, body constitution, medical aspects in Ayurvedic medicine, and the connection between material and spiritual aspects and methods for balancing lifestyle for optimal health. This important reference will aid cardiovascular researchers in the study of integrative Chinese and Western medicine with its clear, structured base to guide clinical practice and encourage new collaboration. Provides a well-rounded study of Ayurvedic medicine in comparison to other related systems for ease of implementation into patient care Compares mainstream systems of medicine, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and principles of Western Medicine Identifies and inspires ideas where future research can develop and strengthen

Who Global Report on Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2019

Who Global Report on Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2019
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2019-05-16
ISBN 10: 9241515430
ISBN 13: 9789241515436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Global Report on Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2019 Book Review:

This report is structured in five parts: national framework for traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM); product regulation; practices and practitioners; the challenges faced by countries; and, finally, the country profiles. Apart from the section on practices and practitioners, the report is consistent with the format of the report of the first global survey in order to provide a useful comparison. The section on practices and practitioners, which covers providers, education and health insurance, is a new section incorporated to reflect the emerging trends in T&CM and to gather new information regarding these topics at a national level. All new information received has been incorporated into individual country profiles and data graphs. The report captures the three phases of progress made by Member States; that is, before and after the first WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy (1999-2005), from the first global survey to the second global survey (2005-2012) and from the second survey to the most recent timeline (2012-2018).

Preventive Cardiology A Companion to Braunwald s Heart Disease E Book

Preventive Cardiology  A Companion to Braunwald s Heart Disease E Book
Author: Roger Blumenthal,JoAnne Foody,Nathan D. Wong
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2011-02-25
ISBN 10: 1437737854
ISBN 13: 9781437737851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preventive Cardiology A Companion to Braunwald s Heart Disease E Book Book Review:

Endorsed by the American Society for Preventive Cardiology! Preventive Cardiology - a new Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease - addresses the prevention and risk stratification of cardiovascular disease so that you can delay the onset of disease and moderate the effects and complications. Drs. Roger Blumenthal, JoAnne Foody, and Nathan Wong discuss the full range of relevant considerations, including the epidemiology of heart disease, risk assessment, risk factors, multiple risk factor-based prevention strategies, and developments in genetics and personalized medicine. This authoritative reference gives you the clinically relevant information you need for the effective prevention of cardiovascular disease. Recognize the factors for prevention and risk stratification around cardiovascular disease and effectively delay the onset of disease and moderate the effects and complications, even for individual who are genetically predisposed. Effectively navigate full range of considerations in prevention from epidemiology of heart disease, biology of atherosclerosis and myocardial infraction, risk assessment—established risk factors and emerging risk factors, multiple risk factor-based prevention strategies, and future directions—through genetics, personalized medicine, and much more. Tap into the expertise of prominent leaders in cardiovascular disease prevention with guidance from Drs. Roger Blumenthal—longtime director of the Framingham Heart Study—JoAnne Foody, and Nathan Wong. Gain a deeper understanding of the pathogenesis of disease and the rationale for management through discussions of basic science. Apply current clinical practice guidelines to ensure optimal outcomes in both primary and secondary prevention.

Evidence Based Practice in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Evidence Based Practice in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Author: Sanjeev Rastogi
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2012-01-28
ISBN 10: 364224565X
ISBN 13: 9783642245657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidence Based Practice in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Book Review:

This book investigates the ways in which the evidence base is influencing complementary and alternative medicine in general and Ayurveda and allied health practices in particular. The latter have traditionally been prevalent in Asia and are now increasingly attracting interest worldwide. The book is divided into four sections, the first of which examines issues related to acquisition and evaluation of the evidence base. Evidence-based approaches to Ayurvedic diagnosis and therapy are then examined, with a special focus on management of cardiovascular and rheumatological diseases, dental care, and rejuvenating treatments. The final section explores further the challenges of applying evidence-based practice in contemporary and alternative medicine and Ayurveda with a focus upon the issues requiring urgent attention in ongoing decade. The same involves encompassing areas such as Ayurvedic pharmaceutics, practice, education and research within an evidence-based perspective.

Herbal and Traditional Medicine

Herbal and Traditional Medicine
Author: Lester Packer,Sissi Wachtel-Galor,Choon Nam Ong,Barry Halliwell
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1275
Release: 2004-08-30
ISBN 10: 0824752082
ISBN 13: 9780824752088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Herbal and Traditional Medicine Book Review:

Responding to the increased popularity of herbal medicines and other forms of complementary or alternative medicine in countries around the world, this reference reviews and evaluates various safety, toxicity, and quality-control issues related to the use of traditional and herbal products for health maintenance and disease prevention and treatment. With over 3,550 current references, the book highlights the role of herbal medicine in national health care while providing case studies of widely used herbal remedies and their effects on human health and wellness and the need for the design and performance of methodologically sound clinical trials for the plethora of herbal medicines.

Asthma

Asthma
Author: Celso Pereira
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2016-07-06
ISBN 10: 9535124412
ISBN 13: 9789535124412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asthma Book Review:

The clinical specificities developed in this book, particularly from those reported in the pediatric population to those reported in complex shapes at ACOS patients, emphasize the importance of identifying not only biomarkers but also critical aspects regarding the variability in pharmacogenomics responsible for the individual response to the different drugs on the therapeutic plan. The contribution of several well-known specialists with their profound knowledge inherent to this issue into different age groups and socio geographical contexts has resulted in this interesting book with relevant key contents in asthma.

Integrative Oncology

Integrative Oncology
Author: Donald Abrams,Andrew Weil
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2009-03-09
ISBN 10: 0199885850
ISBN 13: 9780199885855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Oncology Book Review:

People facing a new diagnosis of cancer are unsettled by their prognosis and treatment options, and they often seek to integrate complementary modalities into their conventional care plan, hoping to improve their chances of cure and decrease side effects. Many do so without informing their oncologist, for fear of alienating them or not convinced that their physician would be informed about complementary therapies. Integrative Oncology, the first volume in the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, provides a wealth of information for both practitioners and consumers on the emerging field of integrative oncology. Noted oncologist Donald Abrams and integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil and their international panel of experts present up-to-date and extensively referenced chapters on a wide spectrum of issues and challenges, bound in one comprehensive, reader-friendly text in a format featuring key points, sidebars, tables, and a two-color design for ease of use. It is destined to emerge as the definitive resource in this emerging field.

Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine

Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine
Author: Anika Niambi Al-Shura
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2014-06-11
ISBN 10: 012420077X
ISBN 13: 9780124200777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine Book Review:

Combining the research and study of integrative Chinese and Western Medicine, Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine: A Prevention and Personalized Medicine Perspective presents a clear, structured base to guide clinical practice and encourage collaboration between Chinese medicine and Western medicine practitioners. This complete reference work thoroughly covers the pathophysiology of cardiology-related diseases, and compares, juxtaposes, and integrates Western and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Anika Niambi Al-Shura provides a realistic scope of cardiology treatment and the integration of Western and Chinese medicine, establishing a basis for standardization and a rationale for the inclusion of TCM in cardiology, and identifying and inspiring ideas for future research. Integrates Western and Chinese medicine for a realistic scope of cardiology treatment Establishes basis for standardization and rationale for the inclusion of traditional Chinese medicine in cardiology "Clinical pearls" provide a guiding base of traditional Chinese medicine in clinical use Offers a reference section that lists the latest in published studies Presents easy access to the medicines and herbs used in both Chinese and Western medicine, including photos and information about the current patents

Debatable Topics in PCOS Patients

Debatable Topics in PCOS Patients
Author: N.K. Agrawal,Kiran Singh
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2018-02-14
ISBN 10: 9535138111
ISBN 13: 9789535138112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Debatable Topics in PCOS Patients Book Review:

The book deliberates a wide range of the latest research issues on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The topics discussed include the diagnosis and management of PCOS, dwelling in more depth into the pathophysiology of the syndrome and its genetic and epigenetic basis. The book covers a contemplative discussion on the influence of changing lifestyle patterns on PCOS. The book also includes a number of chapters defining a detailed description of the associated morbidities of PCOS and its long-term sequelae. Since PCOS is quite prevalent globally, the book is also of great interest to the public. Providing detailed information suitable for patients and clinicians, it provides information about the various treatment regimens and screening recommendations for women having this condition.

Ten Key Formula Families in Chinese Medicine

Ten Key Formula Families in Chinese Medicine
Author: Huang Huang
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780939616688
ISBN 13: 0939616688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Key Formula Families in Chinese Medicine Book Review:

Ten Key Formula Families in Chinese Medicine provides a practical path to a deeper understanding of traditional Chinese herbal formulas. Dr. Huang discusses the core aspects of the ten most important families of formulas in the classical formula tradition in a way that is both profound and accessible. By introducing the concept of constitutions and the attendant vulnerabilities of those constitutions to certain types of disorders, he hands the reader a very useful key to understanding how and when to use these formulas in the clinic. The ten families of formulas are grouped around the following herbs: Cinnamon - Cinnamomi Ramulus (gu zh) Ephedra - Ephedrae Herba (m hung) Bupleurum - Bupleuri Radix (chi h) Gypsum - Gypsum fibrosum (sh go) Rhubarb - Rhei Radix et Rhizoma (d hung) Coptis - Coptidis Rhizoma (hung lin) Aconite accessory root - Aconiti Radix lateralis preparata (zh f z) Dried ginger - Zingiberis Rhizoma (gn jing) Astragalus - Astragali Radix (hung q) Pinellia - Pinelliae Rhizoma preparatum (zh bn xi) For each family of formulas, Dr. Huang describes the associated presentation and constitutional aspects common to all members of the family, then turns to the individual formulas that are especially useful for treating particular aspects of that presentation. The discussion is embellished with case histories and relevant clinical research.

Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Cardiovascular Disease

Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Cardiovascular Disease
Author: William H. Frishman,Michael I. Weintraub,Marc S. Micozzi
Publsiher: Mosby
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015060787481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Cardiovascular Disease Book Review:

Discussing the potential benefits and risks of alternative therapies, this book is the first text to discuss all the major Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practices that have been used for cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment.

Traditional Medicine in Asia

Traditional Medicine in Asia
Author: Ranjit Roy Chaudhury,Uton Muchtar Rafei
Publsiher: SEARO Regional Publications
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9789290222248
ISBN 13: 9290222247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traditional Medicine in Asia Book Review:

This unique book provides a comprehensive picture of the vivid kaleidoscope of traditional medicine in Asia presented by 34 eminent authors from 15 countries belonging to the different systems like Ayurveda and Chinese Traditional Medicine. Important emerging areas such as harmonization of the traditional systems with modern medicine and the growing role of these systems in the health care structure of countries are also dealt with. Legislation and regulation of these systems and practitioners, an area of growing concern, the need for good preclinical toxicology studies and scientific clinical evaluation of the products and medicinal plants used for therapy are exhaustingly dealt with. The vital issue of protection of traditional systems of medicine and patenting of medicinal plants is discussed in detail. The book is replete with suggestions, and ideas aimed at making traditional systems more effectively, and more widely used for health care. The book also covers the prevailing situation regarding the use and other aspects of traditional medicine in the 10 Member countries of the South-East Asia Region of the World Health Organization.

The Scientific Basis of Integrative Medicine Second Edition

The Scientific Basis of Integrative Medicine  Second Edition
Author: Leonard A. Wisneski,Lucy Anderson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2009-06-25
ISBN 10: 1420082914
ISBN 13: 9781420082913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scientific Basis of Integrative Medicine Second Edition Book Review:

Since the first suffering supplicant offered a prayer to his god or the first mother cradled an ailing child in her caring arms, we have witnessed how human health and healing goes beyond any inventory of parts and infusion of chemicals. We humans are a complex melding of thought, emotion, spirit, and energy and each of those components is as critical to our well-being as our physiological status. Even if we are just beginning to quantify and document these seemingly intangible aspects, to ignore them in the practice of medicine is neglect and an invitation to do harm. Now in its second edition, The Scientific Basis of Integrative Medicine continues to provide doctors and other health practitioners with information on complementary and alternative approaches to health, that is authoritative, scientifically based, and epidemiologically substantiated. Written for doctors and healthcare professionals by pioneering practitioners and updated with the newest research across an increasing range of possibilities, the new edition of this bestselling work – Establishes the scientific basis for the mind–body connection and then documents the puissant interactions of the endocrine, immune, nervous, and stress systems that so profoundly influence our lives Examines that healing dimension of spirituality, which informs but transcends the five senses Investigates how hope, faith, and love aid healing Discusses how the emotional presence of a practitioner affects patient outcome Considers the incorporation of a unified theory that can account for the existence of health enhancing energy fields within — as well as outside — the human body Integral physiology serves as a bridge between Western medical knowledge and the equally valuable, but less well-recognized, Eastern systems of medicine. The authors refer to it as integrative because it combines important Western biological knowledge with forms of healing that incorporate the mental and emotional, and spiritual aspects that are essential to health, because those aspects are what make us essentially human.

Integrative Approaches for Health

Integrative Approaches for Health
Author: Bhushan Patwardhan,Gururaj Mutalik,Girish Tillu
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN 10: 0128014342
ISBN 13: 9780128014349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Approaches for Health Book Review:

Despite spectacular advances, modern medicine faces formidable global challenges in several key areas—notably the persistence of major killer diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, and newer threats including HIV/AIDS, resistant infections, and Ebola. As such, modern medicine has not led to a significant decrease in chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity, and other degenerative and autoimmune diseases. The authors believe that modern medicine needs to experience a paradigm shift, an integration of traditions—in particular from the ancient systems like Ayurveda and Yoga. Integrative Approaches for Health: Biomedical Research, Ayurveda and Yoga brings together the basic principles of interdisciplinary systems approach for an evolving construct of future medicine. Such an approach is already emerging at the cutting edge of current research in omics, bioinformatics, computational and systems biology. Several leading institutions of medicine have adopted Yoga and complementary medicine to widen their reach, and deepen effectiveness in therapeutic practices. The amalgam of modern medicine, with its strengths in scientific rigor, blended with the basic principles of life drawn from Ayurveda and Yoga might evolve into a medicine of tomorrow. Integrative approaches are no longer alternative, perhaps taking these approaches is the only possible way to heal our sick planet. This book introduces important trends and tools for biomedical researchers and physicians alike, to innovate the practice of medicine for the better. Contains a harmonious confluence of ancient and modern concepts, historical perspectives, philosophical underpinnings, and a relevant review of literature supported by worldwide case studies. Provides a critical analysis of ancient wisdom, pointing to potential areas for future research, which provide food for thought for public debate on integrative health care for the twenty-first century. Explains Ayurveda knowledge, and its relevance to drug discovery, nutrition, genomics, epigenetics, regenerative biology, longevity and personalized medicine. Shares Yoga knowledge insights, and explains its relevance to body–mind complex relationships, psychology, neurobiology, immunoendocrinology, bioenergetics, consciousness, and cognitive sciences. Offers illustrations and logic diagrams for enhanced understanding of the concepts presented.

Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation Intersections between Public Health Intellectual Property and Trade

Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation   Intersections between Public Health  Intellectual Property and Trade
Author: World Intellectual Property Organization
Publsiher: WIPO
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9280523082
ISBN 13: 9789280523089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation Intersections between Public Health Intellectual Property and Trade Book Review:

This study has emerged from an ongoing program of trilateral cooperation between WHO, WTO and WIPO. It responds to an increasing demand, particularly in developing countries, for strengthened capacity for informed policy-making in areas of intersection between health, trade and IP, focusing on access to and innovation of medicines and other medical technologies.

Evidence Based Validation of Herbal Medicine

Evidence Based Validation of Herbal Medicine
Author: Pulok K. Mukherjee
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2015-02-17
ISBN 10: 0128009969
ISBN 13: 9780128009963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidence Based Validation of Herbal Medicine Book Review:

Evidence-Based Validation of Herbal Medicines brings together current thinking and practice in the areas of characterization and validation of natural products. This book reviews all aspects of evaluation and development of medicines from plant sources, including their cultivation, collection, phytochemical and phyto-pharmacological evaluation, and therapeutic potential. Emphasis is placed on describing the full range of evidence-based analytical and bio-analytical techniques used to characterize natural products, including –omic technologies, phyto-chemical analysis, hyphenated techniques, and many more. Includes state-of-the-art methods for detecting, isolating, and performing structure elucidation by degradation and spectroscopic techniques Covers biosynthesis, synthesis, and biological activity related to natural products Consolidates information to save time and money in research Increases confidence levels in quality and validity of natural products

The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus with Chinese Medicine

The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus with Chinese Medicine
Author: Bob Flaws,Lynn M. Kuchinski,Robert Casañas
Publsiher: Blue Poppy Enterprises, Inc.
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781891845215
ISBN 13: 1891845217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus with Chinese Medicine Book Review:

The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus with Chinese Medicine is a textbook and a clinical manual on the Chinese medical treatment of diabetes mellitus (DM) and its many complications. Each facet of this complex condition is discussed in terms of its Western medical definition, epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, current standards of care, complications, and treatment plans. This text outlines goals of therapeutic care, general considerations, diet & exercise, patient education, blood glucose monitoring and much more. This text discusses: * Gestational Diabetes * Diabetic Ketoacidosis * Diabetic Hypertension * Diabetic Hyperlipoproteinemia * Diabetic Retinopathy * Diabetic Neuropathy * Common opportunistic infections in patients with diabetes * Patient adherence and practitioner monitoring * Appendix of Chinese medicinals, and Western pharmaceuticals.

Complementary and Alternative Therapies and the Aging Population

Complementary and Alternative Therapies and the Aging Population
Author: Ronald Ross Watson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2011-04-28
ISBN 10: 9780080921242
ISBN 13: 0080921248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complementary and Alternative Therapies and the Aging Population Book Review:

The major objective of this book is to review in detail health problems occurring with significant frequency in aging adults which are proposed to be treated or ameliorated using nutriceuticals as foods and dietary supplements as well as other complementary and alternative therapies. Chapters primarily focusing on nutrients have been excluded to maintain a focus on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The book is divided into three general sections: 1. Nutriceuticals and Botanicals in Health Promotion - including Specific Nutriceuticals Used in Treating Aged; and General Nutraceutical Approaches to Therapy with emphasis on cancer. 2. Non-nutritional CAM Therapies – including Mind-mediated Therapies; and Physically Applied CAM Therapies 3. Non-dietary Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Use and Benefits to the Elderly in Health Identifies the important nutritional requirements of the aging population, and how nutraceuticals and other CAM options affect those Addresses the many disease entities and cancers are found with higher frequency in the aged, including cancer, trauma, or infectious disease that can alter intakes of nutraceutical containing foods and/or requirements for various nutrients. Explores the nutritional materials botanical extracts and components that can have important health promotion benefits and risks, to ensure safe consumption Reviews the frequently used non-traditional and often unproven CAM therapies, beyond nutritional and nutraceutical supplements, including a variety of physical and psychosocial treatments.

Pricking the Vessels

Pricking the Vessels
Author: Henry McCann
Publsiher: Singing Dragon
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2014-02-21
ISBN 10: 0857011391
ISBN 13: 9780857011398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pricking the Vessels Book Review:

The first text on bloodletting therapy for Western practitioners of Chinese medicine, this authoritative text explores the theory and function of bloodletting, and provides detailed instruction on its clinical use. Bloodletting therapy, which works to remove internal and external disruptions to the system through the withdrawal of small quantities of blood, has numerous benefits, especially concerning the treatment of complex or chronic disease. Yet the technique is often met with alarm in the West and side-lined in favour of less controversial treatments such as fine-needle acupuncture, and moxibustion. This book provides a concise overview of its theory, historical and contemporary relevance, and clinical guidance. With detailed reference to the classic texts, the author clarifies the fundamental Chinese medical theory related to blood and the network vessels, and provides an in-depth discussion of the benefits of and practice guidelines for bloodletting. The book includes a chapter on the classical acupuncture techniques of Tung Ching Chang whose work is attracting increasing attention in the West. Through the exploration of classic texts and contemporary standards, the book provides everything needed to gain a comprehensive understanding of the technique and to encourage its use as a viable treatment option in the West. It will be an invaluable addition to the resources available for acupuncturists, as well as students and practitioners of Chinese medicine more generally, including those interested in all Chinese approaches to health.