2600 BC Imhotep wrote texts on ancient Egyptian medicine describing
diagnosis and treatment of 200 diseases in 3rd dynasty Egypt.
1500 BC Saffron used as a medicine on the Aegean island of Thera in ancient
500 BC Bian Que becomes the earliest phys
OM102.01 & OM 102.02
Instructor: P. Levenson, MS, L.Ac., LMT
History and Philosophy of Asian Medicine
Term: Fall 2016
(Due Week 5)
Write a brief essay describing a time in your life when you the culture played a r
Philosophy and History of
Perry Levenson 2016
What is Health?
World Health Organization
Health is a state of complete physical,
mental and social well-being and not merely
the absence of disease or infirmity.
What is Disease?
Pien Chi'ao [Bian Que]
Bian Que also named
Tai Yueren from
(today) Renqiu in
Hebei province. - The
most ancient of the physicians from the historical period (ca. 500 B.C.). He was reputed to
be an excellent diagnostician, excelling in pulse taking and acu