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The spark in the machine : how the science of acupuncture explains the mysteries of western medicine / Dr. Daniel Keown, M.B. Ch, B. Lic. Ac.

By: Keown, Daniel [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London ; Philadelphia : Singing Dragon, 2014Copyright date: �2014Description: vii, 294 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781848191969; 1848191960.Subject(s): Acupuncture | Integrative medicine | Medicine, Chinese | Integrative Medicine | Medicine, Chinese Traditional | Qi | Yin-Yang | Acupuncture | MEDICAL -- Alternative Medicine | Acupuncture | Integrative medicine | Medicine, ChineseDDC classification: 615.8/92
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: pt. I What God Forgot to Tell Surgeons -- 1. Genesis -- 2. The Single-Cell Universe -- 3.`A Name but no Form' -- 4. The Triple Helix -- 5. The Spark of Life -- 6. What is Qi? -- 7. Cloning Sheep with Qi -- 8. The Perfect Factory -- 9.Organ Qi -- 10. How Qi Folds the Body -- 11. Tricky Dicky and Little Pricks -- 12. Human Fractals -- 13. The Leonardos and the Perfect Man -- 14. Evolution at Warp Speed -- 15. The Sonic Hedgehog Punch -- 16. What are Acupuncture Points? -- 17. Currents of Qi -- pt. II The Embryology of Chinese Medicine -- 18. An Introduction ... to Yin and Yang -- 19. The Tao -- 20. Angmion: Beauty and Brains -- 21. The Yolk of Our Body -- 22. Blood: The Middle Layer -- 23. Jing: The 10,000 -- 24. Embryological Surfers -- pt. III Ming Men and the Six Channels -- The Three Yin Channels -- 25. Shao Yin (Lesser Yin) -- 26. TaiYin (Greater Yin) -- 27. JueYin (Returning Yin) -- The Three Yang Channels -- 28. TaiYang (Greater Yang) -- 29. YangMing (Bright Yang).
Contents note continued: 30. Shao Yang (Lesser Yang).
Summary: "Why can salamanders grow new legs, and young children grow new finger tips, but adult humans can't regenerate? What is the electricity that flows through the human body? Is it the same thing that the Chinese call Qi? If so, what does Chinese medicine know, that western medicine ignores? Dan Keown's highly accessible, witty, and original book shows how western medicine validates the theories of Chinese medicine, and how Chinese medicine explains the mysteries of the body that western medicine largely ignores. He explains the generative force of embryology, how the hearts of two people in love (or in scientific terms `quantum entanglement') truly beat as one, how a cheating heart is also an ill heart (which is why men are twice as likely to die of a sudden heart attack with their mistress than with their wife), how neural crest cells determine our lifespan, and why Proust's madeleines evoked the memories they did. The book shows how the theories of western and Chinese medicine support each other, and how the integrated theory enlarges our understanding of how bodies work on every level. Full of good stories and surprising details, Dan Keown's book is essential reading for anyone who has ever wanted to know how the body really works." --Publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: pt. I What God Forgot to Tell Surgeons -- 1. Genesis -- 2. The Single-Cell Universe -- 3.`A Name but no Form' -- 4. The Triple Helix -- 5. The Spark of Life -- 6. What is Qi? -- 7. Cloning Sheep with Qi -- 8. The Perfect Factory -- 9.Organ Qi -- 10. How Qi Folds the Body -- 11. Tricky Dicky and Little Pricks -- 12. Human Fractals -- 13. The Leonardos and the Perfect Man -- 14. Evolution at Warp Speed -- 15. The Sonic Hedgehog Punch -- 16. What are Acupuncture Points? -- 17. Currents of Qi -- pt. II The Embryology of Chinese Medicine -- 18. An Introduction ... to Yin and Yang -- 19. The Tao -- 20. Angmion: Beauty and Brains -- 21. The Yolk of Our Body -- 22. Blood: The Middle Layer -- 23. Jing: The 10,000 -- 24. Embryological Surfers -- pt. III Ming Men and the Six Channels -- The Three Yin Channels -- 25. Shao Yin (Lesser Yin) -- 26. TaiYin (Greater Yin) -- 27. JueYin (Returning Yin) -- The Three Yang Channels -- 28. TaiYang (Greater Yang) -- 29. YangMing (Bright Yang).

Contents note continued: 30. Shao Yang (Lesser Yang).

"Why can salamanders grow new legs, and young children grow new finger tips, but adult humans can't regenerate? What is the electricity that flows through the human body? Is it the same thing that the Chinese call Qi? If so, what does Chinese medicine know, that western medicine ignores? Dan Keown's highly accessible, witty, and original book shows how western medicine validates the theories of Chinese medicine, and how Chinese medicine explains the mysteries of the body that western medicine largely ignores. He explains the generative force of embryology, how the hearts of two people in love (or in scientific terms `quantum entanglement') truly beat as one, how a cheating heart is also an ill heart (which is why men are twice as likely to die of a sudden heart attack with their mistress than with their wife), how neural crest cells determine our lifespan, and why Proust's madeleines evoked the memories they did. The book shows how the theories of western and Chinese medicine support each other, and how the integrated theory enlarges our understanding of how bodies work on every level. Full of good stories and surprising details, Dan Keown's book is essential reading for anyone who has ever wanted to know how the body really works." --Publisher description.

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