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Warm Pathogen Diseases; a clinical guide. Revised edition.

LIU, Guohui.

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ISBN 10: 0939616459 / ISBN 13: 9780939616459
Published by Eastland Press, 2005., Seattle:, 2005
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Sm. 4to. xxiv, 576 pp. ISBN: 9780939616459 Includes a thorough discussion of Traditional Chinese Medicine principles of the differentiation and treatment of warm pathogen diseases. "One of the best Chinese medicine books to be published in English. . Written by a practitioner and teacher." â" Douglas Eisenstark â"". Bookseller Inventory # M13066

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Publisher: Eastland Press, 2005., Seattle:

Publication Date: 2005

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The understanding and treatment of infectious and other externally-contracted diseases has been a central concern of Chinese medicine for millennia. Especially during the past few centuries, the concepts and treatment approaches of the warm pathogen disease school have percolated throughout Chinese medical thought. Modern practitioners apply them in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of serious illnesses, including many which are common in the West, such as auto-immune disorders. Warm Pathogen Diseases: A Clinical Guide (Revised Edition) provides an in-depth, clinically oriented approach to this important subject. The introductory chapters tell the compelling story of how traditional Chinese physicians, primarily from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries, developed the theories and concepts of warm pathogen disease in response to the health crises of their time, which included a number of epidemics. The evolution of their approach to etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, discussed in this volume, demonstrates how traditional medicine has evolved to meet contemporary needs. The second part of the book describes the various types of warm pathogen disease from a clinical perspective. Here the author discusses the manifestations, pathogenesis, treatment principles, and formulas for each type. Case histories show how theory is actually applied in the clinic. A variety of approaches is presented, which avoids the tendency to portray traditional Chinese medicine as an unchanging, monolithic entity. Over time, these differences have led to much creative foment and improvement in the efficacy of treatment. The author also addresses aspects of dosage and preparation that are generally omitted from standard textbooks. This part of the book will be particularly welcome to practitioners, who will find it useful in the clinic. Rounding out the volume is an extensive bibliography of original source materials, supplemental case histories and materia medica, and detailed indexes which provide access to every aspect of this subject. Note to Revised Edition The changes in this edition include updating both the pharmaceutical and pinyin names of the herbs, formula names, addition of tone marks to herb and formula pinyin names, and new translations of book titles. There are also a few changes in terminology, most notably, warm disease is now warm pathogen disease, and warm-febrile disease is now warm-heat pathogen disease.

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Guohui Liu studied Chinese medicine with his father, Luyan Liu, and other well-known traditional doctors in China for over thirty years. He earned his Bachelor's (1982) and Master's (1985) degrees from the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and became an associate professor at the university in 1994. Dr. Liu has published numerous books and articles about medicine and the classics in Chinese. He has presented workshops on various aspects of Chinese medicine in Europe and the United States. He is currently in private practice in Portland, Oregon and serves on the faculties of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.

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