Blossoming Roots: a Cultural Journey Into Chinese Medicine
by Giulia Boschi – 2020
While principally for physicians and therapists, this book provides an excellent introduction to Chinese culture also for the interested non expert. Blossoming Roots bridges the language and cultural gap that so often prevents an authentic understanding of Chinese medicine in its historical and philosophical framework.
The book offers an introduction to key concepts of Chinese culture and medicine along with in depth epistemological insights. Ample quotations of source texts and references from Western works, a humanistic and anthropological approach together with clear and brief explanations on difficult topics make Blossoming Roots an essential contribution to this area of study.
Giulia Boschi wrote this book aiming to provide an open-minded approach to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and its classical cultural framework.
Blossoming Roots examines Chinese language, philosophical concepts and historical developments in medicine, offering a passionate overview supported by original Chinese sources. Starting from basic TCM theory, the author then covers concepts often neglected in technical books.
This book is a manual to help readers find their way through the vast landscape of classical Chinese medicine and encourage them to further explore this area. The “blossoming” of these concepts – as readers will discover – refers to how these classical medical ideas are touching today’s culture and guiding experiments into the physical nature of qi, the matter-energy information at the basis of our universe.