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
the neck as a chandelier/suspension bridge from which the
Muscles of Neck and their relationship to the shoulder
Image: Head (bowling ball 16 pounds) on top of checkers (cervical
vertebrae) on top of free floating
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