About the book
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is traditional medicine with the most perfect theoretical system and the richest clinical practice. Its theory (essence, Qi, yin and yang, five elements, etc.) understands life and disease from the unique perspective that is based on ancient Chinese philosophy. TCM embodies the Chinese people’s own culture and profound speculative dialectical relationship between man and nature. It has made great contributions to the prosperity of the Chinese nation and is the great wisdom of many ancient Chinese sages. TCM is also a unique treasure of the world’s medical knowledge, and contributed to world civilization via the Silk Road and other external communication channels from very early on. It has ushered in a new development, not only having miraculous curative effect on many common diseases, but it also plays an important role in the prevention and treatment of major incurable diseases and emerging infectious diseases.
Western medicine treats disease at microscopic point of view. TCM, on the other hand, studies the world from the macroscopic point of view, and its target is to maintain the original harmony of human being. Cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and neurodegenerative diseases are serious diseases that threaten human health. Currently, there are no effective treatments, and western medicine is in crisis when it comes to these diseases. Chinese and Western medical systems have complementary advantages, they should promote each other. TCM, this ancient wisdom should be applied to the modern medical system, as it will provide more choice and a wider field of vision for modern medicine.
This book intends to provide the reader with an overview of TCM theory, Chinese medical therapies for cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and neurodegenerative diseases, and mechanisms of tonic Chinese materia medica that focuses on the updates.