TCM and science

Books on TCM and science

Studies and textbooks on TCM and science and Traditional Chinese Medicine, especially in comparison East and West.

To understand the essence of TCM and its relation to science.

The book Traditional Chinese Medicine between Science and Faith by Lee elaborates the essence of TCM and conveys it in an everyday language, so that this medicine becomes understandable for everyone. At the same time, the execution is accompanied by a discourse on the theory of science, which makes it clear that TCM is not a placebo art, but a scientific medical system. In addition, by means of a knowledgeable analysis of the principles and mode of action, the book makes it clear to the reader in which cases TCM has an advantage in practice over conventional medicine, which is characterised by causal analysis. Many case studies round off the work.

Chinese Medicine – A Deductive System

The present volume Chinese Medicine – Placebo, Science or Reality? by Schnorrenberger starts from original classical texts on Chinese medicine and acupuncture and places them in a context with the sources of traditional Western thought.

The conceptual similarity of the old Chinese Shen with the Physis (nature) of Aristotle is essential here. On this basis, fashionable trends in Chinese medicine in the West are relativized. Chinese medicine is emphasized as a deductive system, a fact that has so far been overlooked by most Western authors on the subject.

New perspectives for Chinese medicine

Thus China’s ancient medicine for the Occident reaches the logical basis on which it has been based in the country of origin since its beginnings. Documents on the anatomical foundations of Chinese medicine are presented and explained as meaningful for Western understanding. Similarities and differences between Far Eastern medicine and orthodox Western orthodox medicine are discussed, creating new perspectives for Chinese medicine, which concern both its logical i.e. rational orientation and its clinically successful application in practice, which is occasionally superior to Western medicine. The missing logic of the so-called Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is discussed, and the traditional Chinese disease analysis Bian-Zheng is marked as the backbone of Chinese medicine, whereby the character Zheng means proof, evidence, which contains in itself sufficient substantially deduced confirmation and no longer needs any statistical-artistic pseudo-evidence’.