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This is a good, basic explication of channel theory and the channel system, written by an experienced professor who trained and taught at the Nanjing College of TCM and more recently at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in California. It delves into the components of the channels and collaterals and the characteristics of the channel system, providing descriptives of the twelve channel and extraordinary channel systems that include the key points, pathway, associated organs and points, physiology, pathology, clinical applications, and divergent, tendinomuscular, and collateral channels. Twenty illustrative case histories with treatments are included to help the student grasp the partculars of theoretical application of the information presented. A brief glossary and bibliography are appended.
About the Author:
Yitian Ni began teaching and practicing TCM in the late 1960’s, both in the PRC and the U.S.A. She carried on a tradition of medical practice which had been handed down through many generations of her family. Dr. Ni graduated from and, for many years, taught at the Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her education included both Western medicine and TCM, which allowed her to participate in scientific research and the publication of several books and numerous papers.
Her teaching career included positions at the Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Intentional Training Center of Acupuncture and Herbs (jointly sponsored by the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health of the PRC), Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing (PRC), visiting professor of the American Institute of Oriental Medicine, and Professor of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California.