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Acupuncture: an Aid to Differential Diagnosis

A Portable Reference

ACUPUNCTURE: AN AID TO DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS gives a comprehensive conventional and acupuncture differential diagnosis, referenced by presenting condition and by acupuncture diagnosis. Presented in an accessible format, spiral bound and with a horizontal cut on each page, it gives the practitioner and student access to a handy and portable memory aid to differential diagnosis.

All students and practitioners of Chinese medicine


Published: October 2008

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-06867-6


  • Each page is cut horizontally once, making four sections on a double page spread. As described above, the top pair of sections will be occupied by the Western and Chinese medicine differential diagnosis of a given condition. The sections below will be occupied by one of the Chinese medicine syndromes listed together with the acupuncture and lifestyle advice appropriate. The cut pages can be turned independently to enable rapid reference and comparison.

    Western Medicine and Chinese medicine differential diagnosis

    Allergic rhinitis
    Mental-emotional problems
    Tiredness and diabetes
    Chest Painful Obstruction Syndrome
    Epigastric Pain
    Hypochodrial Pain
    Abdominal Pain
    Abdominal Masses
    Painful Urination Syndrome
    Enuresis and incontinence
    Oedema (nephritis)
    Lower backache and sciatica
    ME, (PVS, Epstein Barr)
    Parkinsons disease and multiple sclerosis
    Wind stroke
    Bleeding and Dysmenorrhoea
    Menorrhagia and metrorrhagia and PMT
    Common cold and influenza
    Infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome
    Skin problems
    Musculoskeletal and painful obstruction syndrome

    Chinese Medicine Syndromes

    Bladder Heat (or Damp Heat)
    Blood Heat
    Cold in the Intestines
    Cold Invading the Stomach
    Cold Phlegm
    Damp Heat
    Damp Heat in the Intestines
    Damp Heat in the Spleen
    Dampness in the Spleen
    Damp Phlegm (or Cold Phlegm) in the Lungs
    Deficiency of Qi and Empty Cold in the Abdomen
    Gall Bladder Damp Heat
    Gall Bladder deficiency
    Gall Bladder Fire (or Heat)
    Heart Blood Deficiency
    Heart Blood Stasis
    Heart Fire
    Heart Qi Deficiency
    Heart Yang Deficiency
    Heart Yin Deficiency
    Heat in Intestines
    Kidney Essence Deficiency
    Kidney Yang Deficiency
    Kidney Yin Deficiency
    Liver Blood Deficiency
    Liver Fire Blazing
    Liver Yang Rising
    Liver Yin Deficiency
    Liver Yin Deficiency with Empty Heat
    Liver Wind
    Lung Dryness
    Lung Heat
    Lung Phlegm Heat
    Lung Qi Deficiency
    Lung Qi Obstructed
    Lung Yin Deficiency
    Lung Yin Deficiency with Empty Heat
    Phlegm fire
    Phlegm Fluids in the Stomach
    Phlegm Fluids (or turbid Phlegm) in the Lungs
    Phlegm Heat harassing the Mind
    Retention of Food
    Spleen Blood Deficiency
    Spleen Qi Deficiency
    Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Spleen Yin Deficiency
    Stagnant Liver Qi invading the Lungs
    Stagnation of Cold in the Liver channel
    Stagnation of Liver Qi
    Stagnation of Liver Qi invading the Stomach
    Stagnation of Qi
    Stasis of Liver Blood
    Stasis of Blood
    Stasis of Blood in the Stomach
    Stomach Damp Heat
    Stomach Deficiency
    Stomach Fire
    Stomach Heat
    Stomach Phlegm Fire
    Stomach Yin Deficiency
    Turbid Phlegm (or Wind Phlegm or Phlegm Fluids)
    Wind Cold Invading the Lungs
    Wind Dampness
    Wind Dryness
    Wind Heat invading the Lungs


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