"Hammer has plumbed the depths of this most ancient healing tradition and offered his findings like the master teacher that he is . . . A major contribution."
"An excellent piece of work—honest, illuminating, and creative and I would recommend it to anyone with a serious interest in Oriental medicine."
Peter Eckman, M.D., Ph.D,
"Hammer argues cogently for a cause well worth taking seriously by health professionals and the public at large."
"Dr. Hammer has brought new light to the depths of Chinese medicine."
Ted J. Kaptchuk, O.M.D.
Map of Contents … ix
Foreword … xxi
Preface to Revised Edition … xxiii
Acknowledgements … xxv
Preliminary Distinctions … xxix
1 Chinese Medicine and Psychology:
Congenial Therapeutic Partners 1
2 Chinese Medicine and Psychology:
First Encounters and Empirical Implications 15
3 The Fundamental Energy Constructs of Chinese Medicine 31
4 Psychosomatic Medicine: West and East 47
5 The Traditional Five Phase System: Emotion and the Disease Process 59
6 A Revision of the Traditional Concepts of Emotion in the Context of the Five Phase System 77
7 Introduction to the Natural Functions and Disharmony States
of the Five Phase System 83
8 The Water Phase 99
9 The Wood Phase 139
10 The Fire Phase 163
11 The Earth Phase 215
12 The Metal Phase 247
13 Anxiety and Depression 269
14 The Systems Model of Dr. Shen 297
15 A Medical Model 375
16 A Recapitulation 391
Endnotes … 395
Bibliography … 407
Index … 413
About the Author … 437
|Number Of Pages||438|