An introductory text aimed at practitioners of Chinese medicine and orthodox medicine, and other interested healthcare professionals, this book focuses on the conditions for which traditional Chinese medicine may be appropriate and its wider use healthcare. The book divides the subject into three sections: key issues in Chinese medicine, special aspects of clinical and scientific practice, and the progress of TCM and related practice in selected countries and regions. Special features include discussions of the use of TCM in cancer research, issues of toxicity, procedures for identification of Chinese herbal materials using DNA fingerprinting, and more.
SECTION 1. SOME KEY ISSUES ON CHINESE MEDICINE 1. The Historical Evolution of Chinese Medicine and Orthodox Medicine in China 2. Philosophical Aspects of Chinese Medicine from a Chinese Medicine Academician 3. The Theory and Use of Functional Food in Chinese Medicine 4. Understanding the Toxicity of Chinese Herbal Medicinal Products SECTION 2. SPECIAL ASPECTS ON CLINICAL AND SCIENTIFIC PRACTICE OF CHINESE MEDICINE 5. Practice of Chinese Medicine in Kotzting TCM Hospital in Germany 6. The Practice of Chinese Medicine in the National Health Service Environment in the United Kingdom 7. Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Using Chinese Medicine 8. The Progress of Using Chinese Herbal Medicines in Cancer Research 9. DNA Techniques for the Authentication of Chinese Medicinal Materials SECTION 3. THE PROGRESS OF CHINESE MEDICINE AND RELATED PRACTICE IN SOME COUNTRIES AND REGIONS 10. The Progress of Chinese Medicine in Australia 11. The Progress of Chinese Medicine in Mainland China 12. The Progress of Chinese Medicine in Some Countries in Europe: Belgium, Germany and Holland 13. The Progress of Chinese Medicine in Hong Kong SAR, China 14. The Progress of Kampo Medicine in Japan 15. The Progress of Chinese Medicine in Taiwan 16. The Progress of Chinese Medicine Medicine in the United Kingdom 17. The Progress of Chinese Medicine in the United States of America Section 4. Concluding Issues 18. A Curriculum Model for Teaching and Training of Chinese Medicine in English 19. An Orthodox Practitioner's View of Chinese Medicine 20. The Way Forward for Chinese Medicine