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Elisabeth Hsu (pp 426; £55) 2001. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0 521 80068 4
With increasing popularity of Chinese medicine in the West, there has been an increasing number of books published in this field. Some of them have dealt with the philosophical aspect of Chinese medicine, and others concentrated on the diagnosis and treatments. All of them referred to ancient texts such as the Yellow Emperor's Inner Cannon and used terminology from them. The uses of these ancient concepts and terminology have led many to consider Chinese medicine as primitive, ritualistic, and unchanging. Such negative connotations have deterred many from studying Chinese medicine. Even if they …