Health, wellbeing, competence, and aging / editors, Ping-Chung Leung, Jean Woo, Walter Kofler.Material type: TextSeries: Annals of traditional Chinese medicine ; v. 6.Publication details: Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific Pub. Co., ©2013. Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 224 pages) : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789814425674; 9814425672Subject(s): Medicine, Chinese | Aging | Health promotion | Mental health | Quality of life | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Healthy Living | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Holism | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Reference | MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine | Aging | Health promotion | Medicine, Chinese | Mental health | Quality of life | Public Health | Health & Biological Sciences | Public Health - General | Medicine, Chinese Traditional | Aging | Health Promotion | Mental Competency | Quality of Life | Anthropology, Cultural | Phenomena and Processes | Anthropology | Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Health Promotion | Quality of Life | Aging | Social Sciences | Medicine, East Asian Traditional | Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Life | Preventive Health Services | Growth and Development | Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services | Jurisprudence | Psychological Phenomena and Processes | Psychiatry and Psychology | Philosophy | Delivery of Health Care | Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena | Health Services | Medicine, Traditional | Social Control, Formal | Physiological Phenomena | Sociology | Complementary Therapies | Culture | Health Care Economics and Organizations | Humanities | Therapeutics | Mental Competency | Medicine, Chinese TraditionalGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 613.2 LOC classification: RA776.75NLM classification: 2014 A-123 | WB 55.C4Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Ch. 1. Chinese medicine has a lot to offer / Ping-Chung Leung -- ch. 2. Extended view of a bio-psycho-socio-eco-cultural model and the self-understanding of Western medicine and new public health / Walter Kofler -- ch. 3. The Hong Kong cadenza philosophy / Ruby Yu and Jean Woo -- ch. 4. Longevity, life satisfaction, money and aging / David Schnaiter -- ch. 5. Understanding between generations: a practicable way to help create a society fit for all ages / Christa Erhart, Susanne Schinagl and Peter Erhart -- ch. 6. The life as a struggle for immortality: history of ideas in Russian gerontology (with immunoneuroendocrine bias) / Leonid P. Churilov and Yury I. Stroev -- ch. 7. Promoting the elderly health in Hong Kong: strategies and actions / Wai Man Chan -- ch. 8. Integrative medicine and anti-aging in Japan / Kazuhiko Atsumi -- ch. 9. Medical resonance therapy music / Dr. Ernest HM, Ma -- ch. 10. Neuroscience and meditation / Tatia M.C. Lee [and others] -- ch. 11. Shaolin mind-body exercise as a neuropsychological intervention / Agnes Suiyin Chan and Sophia Laiman Sze -- ch. 12. Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy as a tool for quality control of traditional Chinese herbal medicines / Lukas Bittner, Stefan Schönbichler and Christian Huck.
The fear of death may translate into the desire for longevity. However, longevity is a true blessing only if it is coupled with good health. Healthiness, in today's expectation, is not simply a disease free state. Rather, it is very much a state of wellbeing and competence, both physically and socially. While Oriental medicine emphasizes on the promotion of physiological balance and internal balance as an integral requirement for longevity, other cultures also have various sophisticated concepts and orientations. This book successfully collates all the different views and approaches from Austria, Russia, China and Japan in the exploration of health, wellbeing, competence and aging.