The Spark in the Machine

39.95 $

Catégorie : ISBN: 9781848191969.

Description

Auteur: Dr Daniel Keown

Nombre de pages: 293

Why can salamanders grow new legs, and young children grow ne fingertips, but adult humans can’t regenerate? What is the electricity that flows through the human body? Is it the same thing the Chinese call Qi? If so, what does Chinese medicine know that Western medicine ignores?

Dan Keown’s highly accessible, witty and original book shows how Western medicine validates the theories of Chinese medicine, and how an integrated theory can enlarge our understanding of how bodies work on every level. He explains the generative force of embryology, how the hearts of two people in love (or, in scientific terms, ‘quantum entanglement’) truly beats as one, how a cheating heart is also an ill heart (which is why men are twice as likely to die of a sudden heart attack with their mistress than with their wife), how neural crest cells determine our lifespan and why Proust’s madeleines evoked the memories the did.

Packed with good stories and surprising details, this book shows how the theories of Western and Chinese medicine can together explain mysteries of biology and reveal how the body really works.