By Ka wai Fan

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • Publication Date: 2008-06-12
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0789032007
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780789032003
  • Binding: Paperback

Book Description:

Learn about the latest developments in Chinese medicine

Traditional Chinese medicines such as acupuncture, herbal therapies, and Qigong have long played an important role in preventing diseases and prolonging life. A Guide to Chinese Medicine on the Internet frees readers from having to sift through the countless web sites on their own to find up-to-date, quality, reliable information on these and more types of Chinese medicine. This handy source provides a categorized listing of online sites related to Chinese culture and medicine, and helpfully includes a brief description of each site’s content. Guidelines are provided for searching, cataloging, and evaluating web sites concerned with Chinese medicine based on the author’s personal experience as a user and researcher.

Renowned Chinese medicine authority Dr. Ka Wai Fan took two years of diligent work to compile A Guide to Chinese Medicine on the Internet. He painstakingly provides readers with a comprehensive, current listing of personally-researched high quality web sites and information. The author also discusses in detail how to best evaluate web sites, the basic terms within Chinese medicine, and the classification of web sites. This extensive resource is an important reference tool for anyone researching Chinese medicine.

Web listings provided in A Guide to Chinese Medicine on the Internet include:

important portals and Web sites covering general information
crucial organizations involved in Chinese medicine
web site listings to access specific libraries and unique resources
listings for schools dealing with Chinese medicine
journal listings explaining specific aspects of Chinese medicine
extensive lists of databases, bibliographies, and electronic texts vital for research
web sites listing Chinese history and philosophy

A Guide to Chinese Medicine on the Internet is an invaluable resource for librarians, educators, students, and experts in Chinese medicine and complementary and alternative medicine.