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Basic Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine

A Key to Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Whether you are a herbalist or a health food store owner, or a health practitioner who wants to help your customer understand the increasingly popular traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) formulas, or you are just one of those health conscious people who want to take your health care into your own hands, and make sensible choices and taking advantage of the reliable and time honored TCM products Chinese have used for centuries for good health, you do not want to miss this opportunity to learn the basics of TCM including the seemingly mystic medical theories and the outwardly exotic material medica.

Basic Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine and The Chinese Materia Medica, are two of a set of seven that are published by China Academy Press as English-Chinese Colleagiate Textbooks in traditional Chinese medicine for institutions of TCM of higher Learning edited by Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. These books may help you do all the above and much, much more.

Ever since their publication in 1998 these two books have become a much sought after bible in traditional Chinese medicine for those non Chinese readers who are not familiar with Chinese concept of the universe, the human body, health, disease, prevention and treatment.

Do not be daunted by the fact that this set of books is designed for college use. You do not need college levels of training in physics, chemistry, math, calculus, etc which are the prerequisite courses to take before a college degree to medicine (conventional medicine, that is.) to understand. You do not have to learn Chinese language to read them because they are in both languages. If you want to learn Chinese, it is a perfect tool for you.

Is the language “Chinglish” (meaning hard coined English few can understand)? Largely, “No!” No, because a few English speakers are among the few editors whose painstaking work with their excellent knowledge of both Chinese language and Chinese culture made the books highly readable and understandable. The implied “yes” to the answer, lies in the fact that on the one hand, the two textbooks are written and edited by well-versed Chinese TCM experts including well known doctors, researchers, professors from research and teaching institutions in China, and as authentic writing for teaching, they have to be very faithful to the basic TCM tenets, including the Chinese culture-bound concepts and logics, and on the other hand, they need to be understood by English speaking readers who may not be familiar with Chinese culture. It is always a formidable task to build a flexible and no nonsense bridge between the East and the West outlooks and concepts, theories and logics. This gigantic and overwhelming mission, improved by the English editors made the set enormously interesting and fantastically rewarding for the readers.


  • Development and Basic Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Basic Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Characteristics of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chapter One Yin-Yang and the Five Elements

Section 1. The Theory of Yin-Yang

Section 2. The Theory of Five Elements

Chapter Two Visceral Manifestation

Section 1. Introduction

Section 2. Five Zang-Viscera

Section 3. The Six Fu-Viscera

Section 4. Extraordinary Organs

Section 5. the Relationships between the Zang-Viscera and Fu Viscera

Chapter three Qi, Blood, Body Fluid and Vitality

Section 1. Qi

Section 2. Blood

Section 3. body Fluid

Section 4. Relationship among Qi, Blood and Body Fluid

Section 5. Vitality

Chapter Four Meridians

Section 1. The Concept and Composition of the Meridians

Section 2. Regular Meridians

Section 3. The Eight Extra Meridians

Section 4. Divergent meridians, Collaterals, Meridian Tendon and Skin areas

Section 5. The Physiology of Meridians and Application of Meridian Theory

Chapter Five Etiology and Pathogenesis

Section 1. Etiology

Section 2. pathogenesis

Chapter Six Pathological Mechanism

Section 1. Basic pathological Mechanism

Section 2. The Pathological Mechanism of Exogenous Febrile Diseases

Section 3. The Pathological Mechanism of the Five Endogenous Evils

Section 4. pathological Mechanisms of the Zang-Viscera and Fu-Viscera

Chapter Seven Principles of Treatment and Prevention

Section 1. Prevention

Section 2. Principles of Treatment

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