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Contents of Volume: I, Issue: 2

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  1. The tyranny of the microscope
    Western bio-medical tests provide a sure basis for diagnosis and treatment, but without clear positive results, there is no certainty. For those reliant on certainty this would feel extremely precarious ... but there is another way.
  2. Advice from famous gynaecologists of Zhejiang
    In the province of Zhejiang, the richness of the society allowed a distinctive style of gynaecological treatment to develop: a liking for the simple and practical, emphasis on Spleen and Liver, and a creative use of herbs which are also food stuffs.
  3. Focal distention
    Two case histories (the first by the famous Liu Du-Zhou) demonstrate how formulas from the Shang Han Lun treat this epigastric discomfort. Dan adds explanation and case notes.
  4. Chinese herbs for your garden
    A report on the Chinese herbal farming project at Whittlesea in Melbourne’s north, with some advice on growing some popular and attractive Chinese herbs yourself.
  5. The Nan Jing
    A clinical look into the Book of Difficulties taken from three different Japanese versions, and focusing particularly on the spring or the Liver pulse.
  6. Buddhist gyne
    The medical tradition of the Bamboo Grove Monastery beginning in the 10th century is one of the great gynaecological lineages in traditional China. Here a range of these formulas, tried and successful in the West, are examined.
  7. Differentiation and treatment of eructation
    Ante describes his skill in the differentiation of belching and burping using his highly developed “listening” diagnosis, and then treatment with herbs and acupuncture.
  8. Retinitis pigmentosa
    Patients with retinitis pigmentosa usually first notice difficulty seeing in dim lighting and gradually lose peripheral vision. This case reports on the use of Chinese herbs and acupuncture in this rare and hereditary disease.
  9. 2000 years of medical exchange, Part 2
    Medical concepts of diagnosis, herbal treatment, dietary and behavioral therapy and manual therapy are viewed in Byzantine and Euro-Arabian medicine from the second half of the first millennium to the beginning of the second millennium up to the 15th century.
  10. Maciocia’s treasure house
    Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis is based on subtle appraisal of a patient’s disharmony, which may not be a "disease" at all. This book will help lead students and practitioners through various levels of diagnostic interpretation of nuances.
  11. A Spleen tonic for internet surfers
    Mac Beckner and Brian Berman have created a guide to accessing and assessing information about complementary medicine available on the Internet, offerng a means for Web surfers - whatever their level of web saavy - who wish to save time and access only the best information.
  12. Yang Sheng: The thing about jing
    It is not only ejaculation that wastes jing/essence: anything that disturbs its quiet repose does so. Jing is potential. Once this source has been tapped, this activated energy cannot easily be transformed back into the potential it was.
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