It is an integral part of the beauty and the genius of Classical Chinese Medicine that its significance exceeds the realm of the purely theoretical. In fact, it is the core assertion of the classical mandate that deep grounding in the mythopoeic, symbol-oriented way of classical thinking will lead to profound clinical results. Now as ever, classical standards of quality, depth, and breadth are needed if a practitioner wishes to advance beyond the present state of Chinese medicine, which primarily has come to be defined as a modality limited to the treatment of body pain and sports injuries. The classical model of diagnostic insight can provide keys to treatment approaches for a wide variety of serious and chronic diseases that afflict the world today, including many recalcitrant disorders and “mystery syndromes” that cannot be satisfactorily resolved by modern medicine.
This section contains a sampling of articles and case studies that demonstrate the clinical efficacy of the broadly defined classical approach to healing in a modern setting.