Healthy Aging

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World Scientific, 2010 - Medical - 260 pages
Recent advances in modern medicine have contributed to a longer lifespan for human beings. However, this does not directly translate to healthy living. Modern medicine's major success lies in specifically targeting orientated pathologies. It, however, does not promise healthy longevity.

Healthy longevity requires an absence of life-threatening diseases and maintenance of good quality of life. Oriental medicine emphasizes on the promotion of physiological balance and internal harmony, which are integral for longevity in life. This book defines aging, approaching from the perspective of the frontier bioscientist as well as that of the traditional practitioner. On the international front, Oriental practices are extensively recommended, including herbal supplements and specific training exercises. This book, compiled with the aim of offering solutions to healthy aging, provides an excellent reference for both the elderly and their carers.

 

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Contents

Western and Oriental Means of Accomplishment PingChung Leung
1
Chapter 2 Study on Thoughts of Treating Disease Before Its Onset from Famous CM Doctors ChunBo Xu and XiangYong Zhang
25
Chapter 3 Theoretical Study of Preventive Treatment of Disease in Traditional Chinese Medicine Lei Hong
41
Chapter 4 Botanical Supplements for Aging Harry HS Fong and Gail Mahady
55
Chapter 5 Chinese Functional Foods for Aging Individual Choices ZhiXiu Lin
93
Chapter 6 Herbal Formulation for AntiAging SongMing Liang
121
Perspectives on AgeRelated Neurodegenerative Diseases Khaled Radad Rudolf Moldzio LinLin Liu and WolfDieter Rausch
143
Chapter 8 Insomnia and Aging YunKwok Wing and SiuPing Lam
171
Chapter 9 Study on the Mechanisms of Treating Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Bufeiyishen Granule JianSheng Li SuYun Li Mi...
191
Chapter 10 Dental Disease in the Elderly From an Integrated Medical Perspective SimKim Cheng
211
Qi Gong and Tai Chi PingChung Leung
221
Chapter 12 The Status of Yoga Research in India Shirley Telles and Naveen K Visweswaraiah
245
Index
259
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