The principal themes and subjects of traditional Asian medical
systems are copiously illustrated with field photographs taken by Mark
De Fraeye over a number of years, and which are balanced with the
traditions' fascinating body charts, herbals, aides memoire, as well as
intruments, amulets and other medical paraphernalia.
The book concludes with essays on the three main healing deities of Asia; Dhanvantari, Shennong and the Medicine Buddha. This publication will be of multi-disciplinary interest and use to
historians and social scientists, as well as to physicians and the
general public interested in a vast heritage of complementary and