Fluid Physiology and Pathology in Chinese Medicine / Edition 1

Fluid Physiology and Pathology in Chinese Medicine / Edition 1

by Steven Clavey
     
 

Fluid disorders play a role in nearly every patient's presentation and can sometimes be the key to understanding an uncertain or difficult case. This unique resource clearly and comprehensively describes the Traditional Chinese Medicine view of the physiology and pathology of fluids within the body. Covers disorders of sweating and urination, edema, abnormal… See more details below

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Fluid disorders play a role in nearly every patient's presentation and can sometimes be the key to understanding an uncertain or difficult case. This unique resource clearly and comprehensively describes the Traditional Chinese Medicine view of the physiology and pathology of fluids within the body. Covers disorders of sweating and urination, edema, abnormal lacrimation, thin mucus syndrome, and conditions of excessive phlegm and dampness in the body, such as asthma, digestive problems, arthritis, epilepsy, and convulsions. Features over 20 new case histories and essays that illustrate the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach to the treatment of fluid disorders using Chinese herbs, acupuncture, and more.

  • A complete index provides reference to specific disorders, concepts, formulas, and points.
  • A new chapter on Acupuncture Methods in Fluid Pathology details acupuncture treatments for specific disorders of fluid metabolism.
  • New case histories illustrate theoretical concepts and demonstrate their use in the clinic, as well as assist in developing a sense of prognosis and occasionally an alternative approach to a difficult case.
  • An in-depth description of the Traditional Chinese Medicine concept of body fluid physiology and pathology conveys an essential understanding of fluid disorders and their role in every patient's clinical presentation, which may be the key to an otherwise uncertain or difficult case.
  • Both Chinese herbal treatments and acupuncture methodologies are described for each fluid disorder, bringing theory into practical use.

  • Presents a detailed examination of the concepts and processes of fluid metabolism and pathology in TCM.
  • Draws on original translations from Chinese sources, ranging from the classical era through to modern times, to ensure authenticity and accuracy in practice.
  • Includes a uniquely comprehensive analysis of phlegm and its associated problems and treatment.
  • Designed to be a clear and practical clinical reference.
  • Written by a highly qualified practitioner and teacher.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443043628
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
03/23/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
0.79(w) x 1.18(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Fluid physiology in traditional Chinese medicine1
2Fluids of the Five Zang organs39
3Sweat65
4Urination117
5Edema199
6Thin mucus syndromes245
7Phlegm: etiology and symptomatology265
8Phlegm treatment: principles and methods313
9Damp: principles of treatment367
10Damp-heat397
App. 1Origin and development of phlegm theory in traditional Chinese medicine517
App. 2Major contributors to phlegm theory568
App. 3Clinical manifestations of phlegm569
App. 4Clinical manifestations of damp570
App. 5Major writers571
App. 6: Bibliography578
Index of formulas595
Index599

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