Fluid Physiology and Pathology in Traditional Chinese Medicine


  • Steven Clavey, BA, DipAdv Acupuncture, Specialist in Traditional Gynaecology, Zhejiang College of TCM; Registered Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Victoria, Australia

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.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07194-2

Table of Contents

1. Fluid Physiology in TCM
2. Fluids of the Five Zang Organs
3. Sweat
4. Urination
5. Edema
6. Thin Mucus Syndromes
7. Phlegm
8. Etiology and Symptomatology
9. Phlegm Treatment: Principles and Methods
10. Damp
11. Damp-Heat
12. Acupuncture Treatments
Index of Formulas