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.
Easily accessible and heavily illustrated, this complete guide to diagnosis in Chinese Medicine places an emphasis on "real world" issues. Focusing on clear interpretations of signs and symptoms, it addresses the practice beyond the theory and leads readers 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 readers carefully interpret of a range of nuances. Provides a clinical understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine Offers an unparalleled depth of information that is meticulously cross-referenced Includes all the signs and symptoms, however subtle, that a modern patient may present in the clinic Provides clinical experience and understanding from a leader in the field of Chinese medicine Clearly outlines the decision-making options in key situations to help readers through the most challenging topics Logically organized so readers can quickly find the information they need in clinical situations
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
Now that you have made your decision to become a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, which is why you have chosen to enroll in a college of that nature. To insure that you have made a wise decision, I have prepared a detailed study guide which will not only help you undertake your journey through the entire program smoothly but also to prepare you for any licensing examination in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture anywhere in the Western world. In order to benefit from this study guide to the utmost, two things you should do. First of all, the questions are listed under different courses, you should study the questions under each course you are taking to make sure that you have done your homework; in the second place, when you have difficulty in finding answers to the questions, you should take advantage of your class time to ask your instructors for assistance and also discuss those questions with your classmates to benefit from classroom interaction. 100 Foundation of TCM 101 Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnostics 102 Chinese Herbology 103 Chinese Acupuncture (1) 105 Chinese Manipulative Therapy 109 Surface Anatomy & Acupuncture Points 110 History of Traditional Chinese Medicine 203 Chinese Acupuncture (2) 204 Chinese Herbal Formulas 212 Techniques of Acupuncture and Moxibustion 300 Chinese Acupuncture (3) 302 Traditional Chinese Medicine Classics (1) 313 Chinese Acupuncture (4) 315 Orthopedics and Traumatic Injuries in TCM 412 Traditional Chinese Medicine (Internal Medicine) 413 Traditional Chinese Medicine Gynecology 414 Traditional Chinese Medicine Dermatology and External Diseases 418 Diseases of Five Senses and Children's Diseases in Traditional Chinese Medicine 420 Traditional Chinese Medicine Food Cures 501 Modern Clinical Research in TCM and Herbal Pharmacology 502 Complimentary Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment Modalities 503 Traditional Chinese Medicine Gerontology 504 Traditional Chinese Medicine Psychology and Preventive Medicines 505 Selected Readings from Acupuncture Classics 513 Traditional Chinese Medicine Classics (2) Answers to and
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
New edition of the most comprehensive Chinese Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology textbook in the English language World-renowned author and teacher Giovanni Maciocia gives a clear, detailed explanation of the physiology, pathology and aetiology of women's disorders in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and adapts these to Western conditions and patients. Seventy gynecological conditions are discussed in detail with consideration given to differentiation between conditions, the advised treatment using acupuncture and herbs, prevention and prognosis. Guidelines on lifestyle and use of the eight Extraordinary Vessels are provided, with case studies allowing easy application of theory to practice throughout. New for this edition: New attractive two-colour layout with book marks to ease navigation Endometriosis and its treatment now included and fully covered in a new chapter Infertility chapter includes recent research highlighting factors in infertility All prescriptions now removed from the text and attractively presented in three appendices: Patient Remedies, Prescriptions and Three Treasure Remedies "Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine is a paradigmatic work. It is tempered with reverence and innovation, meticulous archival attention and detailed modern clinical insight. When future generations look back at this work...they will find not only knowledge and wisdom but also reasons for inspiration and awe." From the Foreword to the first edition by Ted J. Kaptchuk, Associate Director, Centre for Alternative Medicine Research, Beth Israel Hospital; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard medical School, Boston, USA. • Physiology and pathology of women’s disorders in Chinese medicine • Aetiology and diagnosis of women’s disorders • Differentiation and treatment – including acupuncture, herbs and patent remedies – of 64 gynecological conditions • Prevention and prognosis for each disease • Approximately 100 case histories from the author’s own practice • A detailed discussion of the use of the eight extraordinary vessels in gynecology
"Great job on your book! It is the equivalent of a full subject course. It is a great study... Bravo!!." Dr Ethne Munden, TCM Practitioner, Canada This reference manual is a useful tool for your acupuncture clinic as it brings a lot of practical and easily-accessible information to your fingertips. This book offers a brief description of the types of Qi by function and disharmony, discusses the possible causes of disease according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), details in a large number of charts the signs and symptoms related to different disorders, explains the major theories of pattern identification, provides diagnostic guidelines to help collect and analyze the information required to make an accurate assessment of your patients condition, and offers a number of basic principles to facilitate the building of point formulas. Finally, pulse and tongue diagnosis are explained in a comprehensive but accessible manner. Great reference guide for your acupuncture clinic. Also a great overview of the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine for the acupuncture student or novice.
Offering a systematic comparative approach to Western and Eastern medicine, this unique textbook enables students and practitioners of Chinese medicine to develop a core understanding of conventional medical language and treatments. Acupuncture practitioners increasingly find themselves working alongside Western healthcare professionals. Now in its second edition, this book is a guide to conventional medical diagnoses, symptoms and treatments, and using examples drawn from the author's experience and knowledge of TCM it encourages reflection on how these diagnoses may be interpreted from a more holistic medical perspective. It includes introductory sections on physiology, pathology and pharmacology, chapters devoted to the physiological systems of the body and the conventional approach to the treatment of diseases that can affect them, and information on dealing with patients in practice. Accompanying online material, including self-testing questions and answers and checklists for revision, is available for those wishing to use the text for systematic study.
The Treatment of Diseases with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs
Author: Giovanni Maciocia
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
The new edition of this popular clinical text describes the application of traditional Chinese medical theory to the diagnosis and treatment of up to 48 diseases, conditions, and disorders. In addition to the existing 34 covered in the first edition, 14 new conditions and symptoms have been added.
Treatment of Emotional and Mental Disharmonies with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs
Author: Giovanni Maciocia
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
THE PSYCHE IN CHINESE MEDICINE comprehensively discusses the treatment of mental-emotional disorders with both acupuncture and herbal medicine. Suitable for practitioners and students of Chinese medicine it discusses first the aetiology, pathology and diagnosis of mental disorders. It explores the nature of the Mind (Shen), Ethereal Soul (Hun), Corporeal Soul (Po), Intellect (Yi) and Will-Power (Zhi) and then presents the diagnosis and treatment of the most common psychological disorders with both acupuncture and Chinese herbs in detail. Specific chapters focus on the treatment of common conditions including depression, anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, bipolar disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Each condition is illustrated with case histories from the author’s 35 years-long practice. Comprehensive discussion of the nature of the Shen, Hun, Po, Yi and Zhi in Chinese medicine The first detailed description of the nature and functions of the Hun (Ethereal Soul) and how that relates to conditions such as depression, bipolar disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder An entire chapter dedicated to the functions of acupuncture points in the treatment of mental-emotional disorders Case studies that offer realistic insights and understanding to the range of diagnostic and treatment choices the practitioner can make Attractive 2-colour page layout gives easy access and navigation around the text
Providing an indispensable resource for students, educators, businessmen, and officials investigating the transformative experience of modern China, this book provides a comprehensive summary of the culture, institutions, traditions, and international relations that have shaped today's China. • Covers contemporary Chinese politics, economy, geography, law, education, culture, and history, providing readers with a breadth of insights into modern China and its people • Addresses a variety of current issues such as pollution, corruption, human trafficking, human rights, civil liberties, and the one-child policy • Contains accessible information ideal for high school and college-level students, grade school teachers, and any readers interested in the general topics of Asia and China
A book for all those involved in Chinese medicine. "Compendium of Syndromes in Chinese Medicine " is addressed to all those who exercise, study and turn the care of Chinese medicine. For those who professionally exercise this medicine, or studying to do, this work is a study guide where all the syndromes of Chinese medicine, fostering greater knowledge in an area believed to deep, extensive and complex. It is essentially a useful tool for carrying out a proper diagnosis. For the general public that uses the care of Chinese medicine this book will act as a kind of "Chinese Medical Encyclopedia", where the patient can better understand the "Diseases of Chinese Medicine and the meaning of the terms used by your therapist at the diagnosis (eg: Kidney Yang's Vacuity, Liver's Qi Stagnation, etc). As well as be able to check the syndrome or syndromes identified for the clinical case correspond to the symptoms it presents
The Natural Guide to Rejuvenating Facial Acupuncture
Author: Anthony Kingston
From the Best Selling author of Holistic MicroneedlingTraditionally trained, Anthony and Kamila were instrumental in the development of Cosmetic Acupuncture in the Western world. After setting up the first specialist Cosmetic Acupuncture clinic in the Southern hemisphere they have gone on to demonstrate their innovative techniques on national Television and helped educate practitioners and the general public around the world.This book explains in great detail the cosmetic acupuncture practices they have taught across 4 continents for the last 15 years.It covers the history, TCM diagnosis, herbal prescriptions and an in depth modern scientific understanding of how cosmetic acupuncture works. Spoiler- of course it is not just collagen induction.Most importantly the book discuses and demonstrates the variety of different facial acupuncture techniques in use today, which actually work in practice and which are best forgotten. Anthony's unique system of combing TCM face reading allows the face to become a unique diagnostic point and source of treatment for the underlying constitution. This creates truly holistic cosmetic acupuncture. This book provides everything you need to quickly and practically incorporate the most effective form of cosmetic acupuncture available into your clinic.
A Prevention and Personalized Medicine Perspective
Author: Anika Niambi Al-Shura
Publisher: Academic Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Combining the research and study of integrative Chinese and Western Medicine, Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine: A Prevention and Personalized Medicine Perspective presents a clear, structured base to guide clinical practice and encourage collaboration between Chinese medicine and Western medicine practitioners. This complete reference work thoroughly covers the pathophysiology of cardiology-related diseases, and compares, juxtaposes, and integrates Western and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Anika Niambi Al-Shura provides a realistic scope of cardiology treatment and the integration of Western and Chinese medicine, establishing a basis for standardization and a rationale for the inclusion of TCM in cardiology, and identifying and inspiring ideas for future research. Integrates Western and Chinese medicine for a realistic scope of cardiology treatment Establishes basis for standardization and rationale for the inclusion of traditional Chinese medicine in cardiology "Clinical pearls" provide a guiding base of traditional Chinese medicine in clinical use Offers a reference section that lists the latest in published studies Presents easy access to the medicines and herbs used in both Chinese and Western medicine, including photos and information about the current patents
In the practice of TCM, there is no complaint more common than pain. This text describes the treatment of pain syndromes according to the standard of care practiced among the professional Chinese medicine doctors in modern China. Because modern TCM in China commonly exists in an integrated environment, the topics include both patient-centered complaints such as “headache”, as well as Western designations such as “thoracic outlet syndrome”. In either case, the complaint immediately gives way to the most relevant information a practitioner needs including possible patterns and their patho-mechanisms, treatment principles, and point and herb prescriptions. Following the needs of the professional, learning opportunities are provided thanks to copious case studies written by experts in the field of pain management and internal medicine. Chapters then target students studying TCM with discussions that provide a deeper consideration of the topics. Each chapter also features a few multiple choice questions that challenge and assist in memorization.
Physical Examination in Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine details the basics of how to take and record cardiac patient history and triage vitals, then apply the basic western and TCM methods for examining cardiovascular patients in the clinic. It outlines the basic procedure for creating intake questions and then examining the cardiovascular patient using both western and TCM techniques. This book is intended for US-based licensed TCM practitioners as well as cardiology researchers. Provides a guide for creating a basic cardiac intake form, compares TCM and western medicine style symptoms and possible differential diagnoses Provides a guide for basic examination with TCM and western medicine methods, and sound tutorials for heart and lung auscultation Prepares the practitioner to sit for the Niambi Wellness Integrative anatomy and pathophysiology in cardiology final online exam
The Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine is an international collaboration of Chinese medicine experts from both China and the west, and co-written by an experienced practitioner who has been teaching the subject in western schools. This book covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and discusses the topic in greater depth than any English language textbook available today. An abundance of classical references are also included here. The material in this text comprises course material for a professional course of training in TCM, which is also the basic material for studying and comprehension of other more advanced courses in TCM. The main contents include the physiological basis of essence-qi, yin-yang and the five phases, followed by the theories of essence, qi and blood, fluids, and spirit. Organ manifestation, channel and collateral theory, constitutional theory, etiology and patho-mechanism, and also principles of prevention and treatment are expounded upon. The knowledge in this textbook is approximately equal to that for students of TCM colleges in China, and coincides with the requirements in the Examination Syllabus for TCM Professional Practitioners Worldwide.