The principles and practice of diagnostics are key to administering effective treatment in traditional Chinese medicine. The ability to recognise and diagnose symptoms and complaints correctly is fundamental to deciding on appropriate remedies, and this book provides a comprehensive introduction to all the principles that students and practitioners need to know. The authors outline the key methods used in diagnosis, and describe the eight basic categories of ailment and disease: yin and yang, exterior and interior, cold and heat, and deficiency and excess. They provide detailed instructions on how to identify and rebalance the relative strengths of pathogens and Qi in the body, and how to differentiate between syndromes that might look the same, using traditional Chinese medicine methods. The book concludes with useful forms for completion in taking a diagnosis. Combining practical instruction with detailed theory, this authoritative textbook, compiled by the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center (CBIATC), under the editorial direction of leading Chinese clinicians Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai, is an excellent reference for students and practitioners at all levels.
A favorite for first year acupuncture and TCM students because it covers the essential knowledge of the channels and collaterals and the characteristics of the channel system, providing descriptives that include the key points, pathway, associated organs and points, physiology, pathology, clinical applications, and divergent, teninomuscular, and collateral channels.
This translation of the original Chinese text provides a guide to clinical examination and differential diagnosis in traditional Chinese medicine. It examines the diagnostic method used in traditional Chinese medicine and relates it to T CM syndromes. Colour plates illuminate key diagnostic signs.
The 21st century is the start of an era where people are beginning to look at health and medical care from a different perspective. Understanding the conventional pattern of medical treatment alone has ceased to meet the ever-growing demands of social development, and hence, the trend of exploiting natural therapies has gradually emerged. Besides turning to Chinese medicine as an option for treatment, increasingly, the principles and practices used in this field have been garnering more interest. This is exactly the reason why this book is compiled. It is our hope that the contents can be of help to the readers to not only understand, but suitably apply Chinese medicine in practice, and thus benefit their health.
Any kind of TCM therapeutic method which you offer to your patient is based on your skills of syndrome differentiation. It is important for TCM students to obtain the basic knowledge and skill of diagnosis in their limited time, especially for those 2nd or 3rd year students who are facing the NACCAOM tests in order to get their acupuncture license in the United States. Diagnosis is one of the most crucial aspects of the NACCAOM tests. It is difficult to imagine one who does not understand diagnosis very well would be able to pass the board examinations or be competent enough to serve his or her community. The purpose of this book is to help students review TCM diagnosis and grasp the keywords for syndrome differentiation by doing practical questions. Based on more than 15 years experience in teaching TCM diagnosis in both China and United States, the authors have created more than 1800 diagnostic questions which were used for their students to prepare for NCCAOM examinations. The questions got very good feedback from their students who took the NCCAOM tests. No doubt, it is a good book for students who prepare for both the acupuncture and herbology examinations of the NCCAOM. The authors are grateful to their students, the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese medicine, and the Hunan College of Traditional Chinese medicine. It would have been impossible to write the book without their encouragement and support.
The 21st century is the start of an era where people are beginning to look at health and medical care from a different perspective. Understanding the conventional pattern of medical treatment alone has ceased to meet the ever-growing demands of social development, and hence, the trend of exploiting natural therapies has gradually emerged.Besides turning to Chinese medicine as an option for treatment, increasingly, the principles and practices used in this field have been garnering more interest. This is exactly the reason why this book is compiled. It is our hope that the contents can be of help to the readers to not only understand, but suitably apply Chinese medicine in practice, and thus benefit their health.
Written by world-renowned author and teacher Giovanni Maciocia, Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive, highly illustrated, and easy-to-understand resource. With a focus on clear interpretations of "real world" signs and symptoms, this new edition addresses the practice beyond the theory and leads you through both basic and sophisticated levels of diagnostic interpretation. Since Chinese medicine diagnosis relies on a subtle appraisal of a patient's disharmony, many factors beyond traditional Western symptoms are considered, including a patient's voice, the absence of thirst, feeling hot or cold, the patient's smell, tone of voice, and glitter of eyes. This practical resource helps students and practitioners alike carefully interpret a wide range of diagnostic nuances. One-of-a-kind text gives you a clinical understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Rich, unique content offers an unparalleled depth of information that is meticulously cross-referenced. Includes all the signs and symptoms that a modern patient may present in the clinic, no matter how subtle. Outlines the decision-making options in key situations to help you through the most challenging topics. Case histories with diagnoses present common conditions that professionals will often find in practice. Logically organized to help you quickly find the information you need in clinical situations. Written by a leader in the field of Chinese medicine provides you with an expert’s clinical experience and understanding. NEW! Clinical and Treatments notes provide practical information on acupuncture – including herbal treatment, when appropriate – for most symptoms and signs, giving the book a clinical application in therapy. NEW! UPDATED full-color design and color photographs depict external clinical signs for more accurate clinical recognition. NEW! Learning outcomes summarize the basics that you should know after completing a chapter. NEW! Thoroughly updated content from an expert author clarifies the best practices for diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
This book aims to provide readers with adequate knowledge for clinical application of Chinese medicine, which is in line with the fundamental principle of correspondence of Chinese medicinals and patterns. It contains a brief introduction to relative theories, divides these medicinals by actions into categories such as exterior-releasing, heat-clearing, purgative, dampness-dispelling, fluid retention-disinhibiting, interior-warming, qi-regulating, blood-invigorating, blood-stanching, food accumulation-relieving, phlegm, cough- and wheezing-arresting, mind-tranquilizing, liver-calming, orifices-opening, tonifying, astringing, and worm-dispelling, and elaborates each herb in terms of its actions, quality, indications, usage, and dosage. Furthermore, mnemonics and simple and effective formulas are included to help readers effectively grasp the concepts behind practical applications, and precautions and daily practices are specifically designed to support readers in easily understanding and retaining the information.
Part I: Diagnosis by Observation Section 1: Observation of the Body, Mind and Complexion 1. OBservation Of The Body Shape, Physique And Demeanor 2. OBservation Of The Mind, Spirit And Emotion 3. OBservation Of The Complexion Color 4. OBservation Of Body Movements Section 2: Parts of the Body 5. OBservation Of Head, Face And Hair 6. OBservation Of The Eyes 7. OBservation Of The Nose 8. OBservation Of Lips, Mouth, Palate, Teeth, Gums And Philtrum 9. OBservation Of The Ears 10. OBservation Of Throat And Neck 11. OBservation Of The Back 12. OBservation Of Women's Breasts 13. OBservation Of The Heartbeat 14. OBservation Of The Hands 15. OBservation Of The Nails 16. OBservation Of The Chest And Abdomen 17. OBservation Of Genitalia 18. OBservation Of The Four Limbs 19. OBservation Of The Legs 20. OBservation Of Excretions 21. OBservation Of The Skin 22. OBservation In Children Section 3: Tongue Diagnosis 23. TOngue Diagnosis 24. TOngue-Body Color 25. TOngue Body Shape 26. TOngue Coating 27. TOngue Images And Patterns Part II: Diagnosis by Interrogation 28. INtroduction 29. PAin 30. FOod And Taste 31. STools And Urine 32. THirst And Drink 33. ENergy Levels 34. HEad 35. FAce 36. THroat And Neck 37. BOdy 38. CHest And Abdomen 39. LImbs 40. SLeep 41. SWeating 42. EArs And Eyes 43. FEeling Of Cold, Feeling Of Heat And Fever 44. MEntal-Emotional Symptoms 45. SExual Symptoms 46. WOmen's Symptoms 47. CHildren's Symptoms 48. DIagnosing The Causes Of Disease Part III: Diagnosis by Palpation 49. DIagnosis by Palpation 50. PUlse Qualities 51. PAlpation Of Parts Of The Body 52. PAlpation Of Channels Part IV: Diagnosis by Hearing and Smelling 53. DIagnosis By Hearing 54. DIagnosis By Smelling Part V: Symptoms and Signs Section 1: Symptoms and Signs of Parts of the Body 55. HEad And Face 56. FAce Color 57. EArs 58. NOse 59. THroat 60. MOuth, Tongue, Teeth, Gums, Lips, Palate And Philtrum 61. EYes 62. NEck, Shoulders And Upper Back 63. CHest 64. LImbs 65. ARms 66. LEgs 67. LOwer Back 68. BOdy 69. DIgestive System And Taste 70. THirst And Drink 71. ABdomen 72. DEfecation 73. URination 74. ANus 75. MEn's Sexual And Genital Symptoms 76. SWeating 77. SKin Signs 78. EMotional Symptoms 79. MEntal And Emotional Symptoms 80. MEntal Difficulties 81. SLeep 82. FEeling Of Cold, Feeling Of Heat, Fever 83. VOice, Speech And Sounds Section 2: Gynecological Symptoms and Signs 84. MEnstrual Symptoms 85. PRoblems At Period Time 86. PRoblems Of Pregnancy 87. PRoblems After Childbirth 88. BReast Signs 89. MIscellaneous Gynecological Symptoms Section 3: Pediatric Symptoms and Signs 90. CHildren's Problems Part VI: Identification of Internal Organ Patterns 91. HEart 92. SPleen 93. LIver 94. LUngs 95. KIdneys 96. SMall Intestine 97. STomach 98. GAll-Bladder 99. LArge Intestine 100. BLadder Appendices Appendix 1: Case Histories Appendix 2: Prescriptions Appendix 3: History of Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine Glossary Bibliography Chinese Chronology
This book is organized around the 'four pillars' of TCM diagnosis: inspection, inquiry, listening and smelling, and palpation. In this text, each aspect is explained in a clear and systematic manner, with generous use of tables and illustrations. This is followed by a series of review questions for deeper understanding. A comprehensive self-examination consisting of 200 multiple choice questions, with a separate key to the answers, tests the reader's understanding of the important points of each aspect of diagnosis. These questions, many of which are presented in case study format, will help students prepare for the board exams.
This practical book covers the significance of the abdomen in East Asian medicine and looks at origins and development in the discipline of Kampo. It also provides an illustrated and comprehensive description of the practical application of abdominal palpation in clinical settings.
The authors look at TCM treatments for a wide range of common & more difficult problems, such as: eczema; gangrene; depressions; palpitations; & many more. Material is structured in such a way as to be easily accessed in clinical situations
De uitgave bespreekt de theorie van de traditionele Chinese geneeskunde en acupunctuur en beschrijft in detail de functie van de acupunctuurpunten en de behandelingsprincipes. Inhoud is gebaseerd op belangrijke referenties naar klassieke en moderne Chinese teksten en verklaart de toepassing van de theorie in een westerse praktijksetting.
This highly successful textbook covers the basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the use of acupuncture points and the principles of treatment. The material is based on rigorous reference to ancient and modern Chinese texts, and explains the application of theory in the context of Western clinical practice. The new edition features new and updated material plus an accompanying website containing over 650 self-testing questions in a variety of formats. 25th Anniversary edition of the Western world’s best-selling book on Chinese medicine! Logical, sequential organization builds from basic theoretical concepts, through functions of individual organs, diagnosis, pathology, pattern recognition & disease categories, and the appropriate use of acupuncture points Clearly explains the theory and practice of Chinese Medicine to Western medical audiences Based on a unique and invaluable combination of extensive clinical experience in the West, current Chinese Medicine textbooks and ancient sources, in particular, the ‘Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine’ (Nei Jing) and the ‘Classic of Difficulties’ (Nan Jing) Includes Pinyin equivalents to make it immediately evident which original term is being translated Abundantly illustrated with over 750 line drawings and more than 1000 tables & boxes designed to emphasize the key facts End of chapter Learning Outcomes point out ‘must-know’ information A helpful colour-plate section provides valuable information for diagnosis Cases Studies and Case Histories apply theory to diagnosis and treatment, bringing the subject to life in a realistic context An extensive Glossary explains new terms and their origins from translation Additional Appendices list Prescriptions, Bibliography and Chinese Chronology Authored by Giovanni Maciocia, one of the Western world's leading subject matter experts An accompanying EVOLVE website provides over 650 self-testing questions and answers to help readers check their understanding of frequently complex information New Case Histories help ‘bring the subject to life’ Expanded subject area coverage including new clinical guidelines and additional acupuncture point combinations Contains further analysis of acupuncture point actions Innovative guidelines aid students learning Chinese Medicine patterns
An illustrated introduction to the history and theory of traditional Chinese medicine, exploring diagnostic methods and techniques such as acupuncture.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), with a history of thousands of years, is the crystallization of the ancient Chinese''s experiences in their struggle against diseases. It is also an integral part of the Chinese''s splendid culture. Under the influence and direction of classic Chinese philosophies, it has undergone long-term medical practice and infiltrated into, as well as absorbed from, other subjects in that point in time, thus gradually evolving into a unique medical theoretical system that contributed and is still contributing significantly to the healthcare of the Chinese and the prosperity of the Chinese nation.The basic theories of TCM are the theoretical foundations for guiding traditional Chinese preventive medicine and clinical medicine, and encompass aspects such as the philosophical foundation for TCM, understanding the effects of TCM on the physiology and pathology of the human body, and the principles in TCM for life cultivation, rehabilitation, diagnostics, and therapeutics. In this sense, the basic theories are regarded not only as an important part of TCM, but also as a compulsory course fundamental to the study and research of TCM.This book is compiled to allow the majority of readers to understand the theory of TCM and its methods of diagnosing and treating diseases in a relatively short period of time. It provides a brief introduction to the basic characteristics and theory of TCM, and a detailed schedule of learning commonly occurring diseases and patterns and their estimated 60 corresponding prescriptions. This is a great attempt in initiating more people to understand and apply the theory of TCM to diagnose and treat common diseases and provide corresponding formulas.
For over two thousand years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has made many significant contributions to China's growth and prosperity. This textbook, based on the unique characteristics of TCM, discusses its principle theories and presents a comprehensive daily practice guide for health maintenance and disease treatment. The book provides clinical practitioners with a fundamental understanding of the essence of TCM.We highly recommend this book for students interested in TCM, Chinese medicine doctors and other healthcare professionals, biomedical researchers, and interested individuals. Readers will benefit from the inspirational viewpoints discussed in the book.