The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text / Edition 2

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text / Edition 2

by Giovanni Maciocia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0443074895

ISBN-13: 9780443074899

Pub. Date: 07/13/2005

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This new edition covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture and discusses in detail the function of the acupuncture points and the principles of treatment. Based on rigorous reference to ancient and modern Chinese texts this book explains the application of theory in a Western practice context.  See more details below

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This new edition covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture and discusses in detail the function of the acupuncture points and the principles of treatment. Based on rigorous reference to ancient and modern Chinese texts this book explains the application of theory in a Western practice context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443074899
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
07/13/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1236
Sales rank:
433,901
Product dimensions:
7.66(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.16(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1General theory1
Ch. 1Yin-Yang3
Ch. 2The five elements19
Ch. 3The vital substances41
Ch. 4The transformation of QI75
Pt. 2The functions of the internal organs93
Sect. 1The functions of the yin organs95
Ch. 5The functions of the internal organs97
Ch. 6The functions of the heart107
Ch. 7The functions of the liver117
Ch. 8The functions of the lungs129
Ch. 9The functions of the spleen143
Ch. 10The functions of the kidneys153
Ch. 11The functions of the pericardium165
Ch. 12Yin organ interrelationships171
Sect. 2The functions of the yang organs183
Ch. 13The functions of the stomach185
Ch. 14The functions of the small intestine191
Ch. 15The functions of the large intestine195
Ch. 16The functions of the gall bladder199
Ch. 17The functions of the bladder205
Ch. 18The functions of the triple burner209
Sect. 3The functions of the six extraordinary yang organs223
Ch. 19The functions of the six extraordinary yang organs (the four seas)225
Pt. 3The causes of disease237
Ch. 20Internal causes of disease241
Ch. 21External causes of disease255
Ch. 22Miscellaneous cases of disease267
Pt. 4Diagnosis285
Ch. 23Diagnosis by observation287
Ch. 24Diagnosis by interrogation317
Ch. 25Diagnosis by palpation353
Ch. 26Diagnosis by hearing and smelling377
Pt. 5Pathology381
Ch. 27The pathology of full and empty conditions383
Ch. 28The pathology of Yin-Yang imbalance397
Ch. 29The pathology of the QI mechanism403
Pt. 6Identification of patterns417
Sect. 1Identification of patterns according to the eight principles and QI-blood-body fluids425
Ch. 30Identification of patterns according to the eight principles427
Ch. 31Identification of patterns according to QI-blood-body fluids445
Sect. 2Identification of patterns according to the internal organs457
Ch. 32Heart patterns463
Ch. 33Pericardium patterns487
Ch. 34Liver patterns501
Ch. 35Lung patterns543
Ch. 36Spleen patterns567
Ch. 37Kidney patterns587
Ch. 38Stomach patterns615
Ch. 39Small intestine patterns637
Ch. 40Large intestine patterns647
Ch. 41Gall bladder patterns661
Ch. 42Bladder patterns671
Sect. 3Identification of patterns according to pathogenic factors, six stages, four levels and three burners679
Ch. 43Identification of patterns according to pathogenic factors681
Ch. 44Identification of patterns according to the six stages709
Ch. 45Identification of patterns according to the four levels721
Ch. 46Identification of patterns according to the three burners743
Sect. 4Identification of patterns according to the 12 channels, eight extraordinary vessels and the five elements749
Ch. 47Identification of patterns according to the 12 channels751
Ch. 48Identification of patterns according to the eight extraordinary vessels763
Ch. 49Identification of patterns according to the five elements775
Pt. 7The acupuncture points779
Sect. 1Categories of points779
Ch. 50The five transporting points (shu points)783
Ch. 51The functions of specific categories of points799
Ch. 52The extraordinary vessels - introduction819
Ch. 53The eight extraordinary vessels839
Sect. 2The functions of the points889
Ch. 54Lung channel895
Ch. 55Large intestine channel907
Ch. 56Stomach channel919
Ch. 57Spleen channels939
Ch. 58Heart channel951
Ch. 59Small intestine channel959
Ch. 60Bladder channel971
Ch. 61Kidney channel1005
Ch. 62Pericardium channel1021
Ch. 63Triple burner channel1029
Ch. 64Gall bladder channel1041
Ch. 65Liver channel1061
Ch. 66Directing vessel Ren Mai1071
Ch. 67Governing vessel1089
Ch. 68Extra points1101
Pt. 8Principles of treatment1113
Ch. 69Principles and strategies of treatment1115
Ch. 70Principles of combination of points1133

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