Beinfield Intro, 1, 3

Beinfield Intro, 1, 3 - Intro Justification for Modifying...

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Intro: Justification for Modifying Chinese System of Diagnosis “Ideas must be transmitted by the head, and, of necessity, will undergo change.” Unschuld Psychology only implicit in Chinese medicine Archetypes: Pioneer; Wizard; Peacemaker; Alchemist, Philosopher
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Makes Chinese Medicine Distinct? Metaphysics (assumptions about reality) Epistemology (ways of acquiring knowledge) Assumed Taoist view of living with nature
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How they differ? Impact of 1910 Flexner Report to AMA May 4 th Why Chinese Medicine suppressed? What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
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Taoist (or Confucian) Philosophy Process oriented universe; truth purely contextual Prevention is best cure: maintaining order ( Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Med ) Mutual effort with doctor Ongoing process of learning Cultivation of Qi
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Organ Networks, NOT organs Organ Networks defined functionally, not structurally Physiology defined differently Emotional & mental functions, too Problems not isolated from context Symptom in relation to body environment
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Earth type has conflict with Wood (Liver) &
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course HST 201 taught by Professor Tillman during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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