Electra Peluffo

CHINESE MEDICINE. Theoretical Keys


Author: Electra Peluffo
Miraguano Ediciones. Madrid, 2012�

Dr. Electra Peluffo M.D. Ph.D. who has already published her Notes of Chinese Medicine (2003) and Idea of the Body in the West and East (2009) in this same collection, in this book and on the basis of a brief development of the different approaches that support the practice of Western and Eastern Medicine, offers the reader an explanatory tour of some basic theoretical issues of Chinese Medicine regarding their application in practice.

There are hardly any texts in Spanish language that reflect, with historical and medical foundation, subjects such as the close relationship between Numerology and Chinese Medicine, or how those illnesses explained inShang Han Lun follow a pre-set course according to the topological levels of energy in the body; or why the yingyang, basic unidualism of Chinese thought, leaves an imprint on the pairs of complementary opposites, cardinal tool for the physician reasoning to the patient; or why Acupuncture meridians can be called thus, how is the term originated and also which are the main difficulties in translating the Chinese Medicine glossary of terms into other languages. These and other questions are analyzed in depth by Dr. Peluffo in these conveniently illustrated pages so as to expand the understanding of each subject.

The reader interested in such matters will find that the publishing of this book provides a text which is open to contrast in opinions, basis of the advancement of the Chinese Medicine knowledge and its interrelation with Western Medicine.

1 - Forewords 5 - Opposed complementaries. Antimonic pairs in chinese medicine
2 - Meeting between medicines 6 - Meridians-Collaterals: Jingluo - Jing Mai
3 - Chinese numerology 7 - Glossary
4 - Six levels of energy, six great meridians 8 - Bibliographyc references