Volker Scheid | H. MacPherson

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.


H. MacPherson

H. MacPherson

Hugh MacPherson trained in acupuncture in London and China. He has worked at the York Clinic (formerly the Ch’ien Clinic) as an acupuncturist since its inception in 1982 and as Clinc Director since 1986. He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council with over 25 years of experience behind…

Volker Scheid

Volker Scheid

Volker Scheid is a scholar physician who engages with East Asian medicine as a clinician, researcher, and teacher. He is a principal research fellow at the University of Westminster, London (UK), where he directs EASTmedicine (East Asian Sciences & Traditions in Medicine), an innovative trans-disciplinary research center dedicated to the…