Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide / Edition 1

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Overview

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

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Articulated and precise, the text by Giovanni Maciocia maps out for the inexperienced reader a safe path through clinical symptoms and signs; for those who are experts in the art, it is a most useful manual for consultation. This book is indispensable both for students and for practitioners of all levels. "Massimo Muccioli, Professor of Acupuncture and Diet Therapy, Director of Faculty of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Scuola Matteo Ricci, Bologna

"Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine represents the most comprehensive and yet encyclopaedic and detailed textbook on diagnosis in English. In his usual style combining clarity, precision and experience, Giovanni Maciocia has filled an important gap in the TCM literature. This precise, clear, academic and detailed textbook on Chinese Diagnosis is an indispensable tool both for practitioners and students." Hamid Montakab, M.D., LAc

"Maciocia has consistently provided the West with precise knowledge and profound clarity concerning Eastern medicine. This new work continues his unique scholar-practitioner tradition of teaching and writing that simultaneously supplies immediately practical information with direct clinical application with theoretical insight and wisdom that makes one consider and ponder and see the Eastern tradition from new perspectives. This is an invaluable addition to what can only be described as the ongoing "Maciocia transmission." Ted Kaptchuk, OMD

"This new book on diagnosis brilliantly fills a gap in the existing literature. It appears encyclopedic yet is surprisingly useful in daily practice. While it is solidly based on Chinese medicine, this book guides the reader in applying the principles of traditional diagnosis to present-day western patients. Physician acupuncturists will especially appreciate the book's easy access to discover the significance of symptoms and signs they encounter in their practices. It's a remarkably good book." Joseph M. Helms, M.D.

"Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine is an indispensable tool for the interpretation of symptoms and signs. It is the first text that helps the practitioner to understand the significance of symptoms and signs making diagnosis and treatment strategies easier and more logical." Dr Carlo Maria Giovanardi

"For the last 16 years Giovanni Maciocia has been the one author in the field of oriental medicine whose books have become the essential study and practice texts for an entire generation in the west. With this long-awaited comprehensive book on diagnosis and differentiation of symptoms, he adds to this impressive body of work and no student or practitioner will want to be without it." Peter Deadman

"This book is an essential clinical reference for all practitioners and it is surely the most important book on Chinese medicine to be published in the last ten years. European Journal of Oriental Medicine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443064487
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/30/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1212
  • Sales rank: 1,228,631
  • Product dimensions: 7.78 (w) x 10.18 (h) x 2.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Giovanni Maciocia is one of the most highly-regarded and respected authors and lecturers in the West. He is Visiting Associate Professor at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has many years of experience in teaching and practice. Giovanni trained initially in the UK and then in China, learned Chinese to be able to study from original Chinese texts, and was one of the first practitioners and authors to introduce Chinese medicine in a clear and accessible way to a Western student audience.
Giovanni Maciocia has written other best-selling books under the Elsevier Churchill Livingstone imprint - The Practice of Chinese Medicine: The Treatment of Diseases with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, 2e (ISBN 978-0443074905), Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide, 1e (ISBN 9780443064487), The Channels of Acupuncture: Clinical Use of the Secondary Channels and Eight Extraordinary Vessels, 1e (ISBN 9780443074912), The Psyche in Chinese Medicine: Treatment of Emotional and Mental Disharmonies with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, 1e (ISBN 9780702029882), and Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine, 2e (ISBN 9780443104220).

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Table of Contents

PART 1: DIAGNOSIS BY OBSERVATION
Section 1: Observation of the Body, Mind and Complexion
1. Observation Of The Body Shape, Physique And Demeanour
2. Observation Of The Mind, Spirit And Emotion
3. Observation Of The Complexion Colour
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 Colour
25. Tongue Body Shape
26. Tongue Coating
27. Tongue Images And Patterns
PART 2: 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 3: DIAGNOSIS BY PALPATION
49. Diagnosis by Palpation
50. Pulse Qualities
51. Palpation Of Parts Of The Body
52. Palpation Of Channels
PART 4: DIAGNOSIS BY HEARING AND SMELLING
53. Diagnosis By Hearing
54. Diagnosis By Smelling
PART 5: SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS
Section 1: Symptoms and Signs of Parts of the Body
55. Head And Face
56. Face Colour
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: Gynaecological Symptoms and Signs
84. Menstrual Symptoms
85. Problems At Period Time
86. Problems Of Pregnancy
87. Problems After Childbirth
88. Breast Signs
89. Miscellaneous Gynaecological Symptoms
Section 3: Paediatric Symptoms and Signs
90. Children’s Problems
PART 6: IDENTIFICATION OF PATTERNS
Section 1: 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
Section 2: Qi, Blood and Body Fluids Patterns
101. Identification Of Patterns According To Qi, Blood, Yang, And Yin
102. Identification Of Patterns According To Body Fluids
Section 3: Pathogenic Factors Patterns
103. Identification Of Patterns According To Pathogenic Factors
104. Identification Of Patterns According To The 4 Levels
105. Identification Of Patterns According To The 6 Stages
106. Identification Of Patterns According To The 3 Burners
107. Residual Pathogenic Factor
Section 4: Patterns Of the 8 Principles, 12 Channels, 8 Extraordinary Vessels and 5 Elements
108. Identification Of Patterns According To The 8 Principles
109. Identification Of Patterns According To The 12 Channels
110. Identification Of Patterns According To The 8 Extraordinary Vessels
111. Identification Of Patterns According To The 5 Elements
Appendices
Appendix 1: Case Histories
Appendix 2: Prescriptions
Appendix 3: History of Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine
Glossary
Bibliography
Chinese Chronology

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