Spirits, Ghosts and Chinese Medicine

Chiang, Poney
January 2008
Oriental Medicine Journal;Jan2008, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p25
An essay about the demonological and spiritual remnants of Chinese medicine is presented. It centers on the relevance of Daoist mysticism to the study and understanding of Chinese medicine. It claims that the examination of the demonological and spiritual remnants of Chinese medicine can retrace shamanic origins of Chinese medical concepts. The essay also explains that various mystical healing philosophies and practices which are considered superstitious are central to the Chinese medicine.


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