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By Cheng-Tsai Liu, Liu Zheng-Cai, Ka Hua

The writer, Dr. Liu Zheng-cai, is helping make clear what the in particular Daoist contributions to the perform of acupuncture truly are. integrated during this ebook are a variety of brief biographies of Daoist physicians, distinct reasons at the medical use of such chrono-acupuncture strategies as midday/midnight aspect choice and the magic turtle 8 tools, moxibustion options for toughness and emergencies, and different mystery Daoist acupuncture lore. 260 pages. (7X10" structure)

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White” or dehulled) rice is the major food. For example, in the 1860s, the Japanese navy experienced the disease affecting 30 to 40% of its seamen. Interesting clinical experiments conducted with sailors in the 1870s by Dr. Kanehiro Takaki, a British trained surgeon who later became director general of the Japanese Naval Medical Service, first noted an association between beriberi and diet: Japanese sailors were issued lower protein diets than their counterparts in European navies, which had not seen the disease.

In his work, Animadversiones in Morbum Volgo Pelagrum, he reported the disease to be prevalent in northern Italy. In that region corn, recently introduced from America, had become a popular crop, displacing rye as the major grain. The local name for the disease was pelagra, meaning rough skin. There is some evidence that it had been seen as early as 1740. At any rate, by 1784, the prevalence of pelagra (now spelled pellagra) in that area was so great that a hospital was established in Legano for its treatment.

It was the use of defined diets that facilitated experimental nutrition; such diets could be prepared over and over by the same or other investigators to yield comparable results. Results obtained through the use of defined diets were repeatable and, therefore, predictable. Appropriate Animal Models Provided Relevance Relevance in nutrition research became possible with the identification of animal models5 appropriate to diseases of interest in human medicine or to physiological processes of interest in human medicine or animal production.

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