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The Way of Thinking in Chinese Medicine

Theory, Methodology and Structure of Chinese Medicine

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Edited By Friedrich G. Wallner, Fengli Lan and Martin J. Jandl

Chinese Medicine is an outstanding scientific proposition system with its own structural, methodological and theoretical prerequisites flowing into the specific practices that make Chinese Medicine popular in the Western world. However, we should be aware of the fact that Chinese Medicine is challenged in its existence because it is widely unknown. Fostering the understanding of Chinese Medicine in various aspects is, hence, the main aim of this book that gives interesting insights into the discussions on current developments in Chinese Medicine research.

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Vincent Shen Dao, Qi, and Body/Mind-Huanglao Daoist Methodology of Nurturing Life ............................................................................................................. 7 Lan Fengli Globalization of TCM: Cultural Differences between TCM and Western Medicine .................................................................................... 24 Gertrude Kubiena Applied Methodologies for Teaching, Learning, Spreading and Survival of TCM ..................................................................................................... 45 Lan Fengli Metaphor, Qu Xiang Bi Lei and Chinese Medicine ................................... 63 Pan Guijuan Discussion of the Basic Categories in the TCM Theoretical System ........ 89 Ma Xiaotong TCM Essential Conception and Methods of the Theory ........................... 95 Fritz G. Wallner & Lan Fengli Ontological Ambiguity and Methodological Circularity: QU-XIANG BI-LEI .................................................................................. 103 Sophie Chung Structural Paralellisms in Psychoanalysis and Traditional Chinese Medicine and Their Struggle for Scientific Acknowledgement in the Western World .............................................................................. 118

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