Tao and Dharma: Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda
Tao and Dharma: Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda explores the enduring features of humanity's longest and continually practiced systems of medicine. These two indigenous healing arts arising independently in China and India communed and exchanged experience, techniques, and therapeutic substances over the epochs of their development. This book's interesting and valuable comparison provides a pioneer effort in examining side by side two great systems of medicine, studying closely the historical, theoretical and practical relationships.
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