Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Scientific Basis for Its Use

eBook - 2013
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Traditional Chinese medicine has a strong scientific basis, but the science of these important preparations is often rarely discussed. Western approaches often simplify traditional Chinese medicine to drug discovery in Chinese plants, however, the majority of traditional Chinese medications use complex mixtures of plant extracts, rather than single purified drugs. The combination of different extracts is based on yin, yang and chi theories, which are often poorly understood in the West. Yin and yang are known to be the balance of agonists and antagonists, whereas chi derives from signalling pr.
Publisher: Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013
ISBN: 9781782624936
1782624937
9781849737852
1849737851
1849736618
9781849736619
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 349 pages) : illustrations (some color)

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