By Nigel Wiseman & Zhang Yuhuan
Trade paperback book
224 pages, 6.00 x 9.00″
Chinese medical knowledge has been evolving for millennia, and its pearls of wisdom are distributed throughout thousands of texts. Since the English literature of Chinese medicine is comparatively limited, many students elect to study Chinese language to deepen their knowledge of the subject. In addition to gaining access to endless written resources, students and practitioners who develop Chinese language skills tend to enjoy diverse options for advanced study, employment, and personal development in the field of Chinese medicine.
In recognition of the crucial need to facilitate access to Chinese medical texts, Paradigm has developed a series of language resources for the study of traditional medical Chinese. This fifth and final text in the series, Treatment Vocabulary, provides an in-depth look at the most commonly used characters in the field of clinical therapy. In this book, readers will gain familiarity with the script, strokes, meaning, usage, and pronunciation of the most common characters that comprise a typical treatment vocabulary. Often, these names provide additional insights into the methods and actions themselves. Students and practitioners will find the therapeutic focus of this text a valuable resource for expanding their familiarity with the clinical language of Chinese medicine.
About the Author’s:
Nigel Wiseman, a native of the UK, studied Spanish and German at the Heriott-Watt University in Edinburgh, subsequently working as a French-English translator in Belgium while learning Chinese. He holds a doctorate in Complementary Health Sciences from Exeter University, and is the author and translator of a prodigious body of work on Chinese medicine, including such outstanding classics as Practical Dictionary of Chinese Medicine, Fundamentals of Chinese Acupuncture, Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine, Shang Han Lun Yi Shi, Chinese Medical Chinese: Grammar and Vocabulary, and Introduction to the English Terminology of Chinese Medicine. A long-time resident of Taiwan, Dr. Wiseman is currently a lecturer of Chinese medical studies at Chang Gung Medical University in Taipei.
Zhang Yuhuan is the co-author of Who Can Ride The Dragon and Brief History of Qi. She is a native of Chengdu China and studied at Chengdu College of Traditional Chinese Medicine before coming to the United States. She is a translator certified for the U.S. Court system and is currently working on a text of International Standard Scalp Acupuncture due out in early 2015