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Chinese Medical Chinese: Grammar & Vocabulary
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The text begins with an explanation of the grammar and continues with vocabulary sections covering Basic Theories, Diseases, Pathomechanisms and Pattern Identification, Principles and Methods of Treatment, Chinese Pharmaceutics and Acupuncture. Students wishing to find out more about the Chinese medical terms and concepts can consult A Practical Dictionary of Chinese Medicine by the same authors. The appendices include the answers to the 912 self-test questions, Chinese medicinals and formulas by treatment principle (e.g., exterior-resolving formulas) and the names of channel points. A complete English-Pinyin-Chinese and Pinyin-Chinese-English index of all the single characters introduced in the text provides access to the basic elements of the terminology.
This work assumes that the student has already acquired a knowledge of how Chinese characters are composed, how they are written by hand, and how they are pronounced. While the text itself can be navigated entirely in Pinyin, students should know how to use Chinese language dictionaries. Anyone who has this basic knowledge of Chinese can use this book to acquire the more than 2,500 terms covered in the text.