Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare
Foreword by Ted J. Kaptchuk
- ISBN: 9780702030215
- 2012, 256 pages
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Traditional East Asian healthcare systems have changed a lot over the past 50 years especially towards an integration into biomedically dominated healthcare systems. This is a challenge and opportunity for practicioners.
Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare provides an insight from an interdisciplinary perspective. Volker Scheid and Hugh MacPherson join contributions from well-knows experts from numerous different disciplines and debate the impact of the evidence-based medicine and a permanent modernization of East Asian medicines. The book considers questions about the values, goals and ethics implicit of traditional East Asian medical practices, the effectiveness and safety are made by East Asian medical practices, the stake in subjecting these medical practices to biomedical models, the best practice and how this is defined and measured, ideologies and politics behind the process of integration of East Asian medical practices into modern health care systems and what does this mean for the integration into contemporary healthcare.