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The Foundations of Chinese Medicine

A Comprehensive Text

This successful Chinese medicine textbook covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the use of acupuncture points and the principles of treatment. The material is based on rigorous reference to ancient and modern Chinese texts, and explains the application of theory in a Western practice context. The new edition features new and updated material, including discussion of 50 additional acupuncture points and more patterns. A redesigned layout complements the accessible writing style and makes the material even easier to follow. Plus, an accompanying CD-ROM contains over 750 self-testing questions in a variety of formats.

Hardbound, 1236 Pages

Published: July 2005

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-07489-9

Contents

  • Part 1: General Theory. Introduction. Yin-Yang..The 5 Elements. The Vital Substances. The Transformation Of Qi.

    Part 2: The Functions Of The Internal Organs. Introduction.
    Section 1: Functions Of The Yin Organs.
    Introduction. Functions Of The Heart. Functions Of The Liver. Functions Of The Lungs. Functions Of The Spleen. Functions Of The Kidneys. Functions Of The Pericardium. Yin Organ Interrelationships.
    Section 2: Functions Of The Yang Organs Introduction. Functions Of The Stomach. Functions Of The Small Intestine. Functions Of The Large Intestine. Functions Of The Gall Bladder. Functions Of The Bladder. Functions Of The Triple Burner.
    Section 3: Functions Of The 6 Extraordinary Yang Organs. Introduction. The Uterus - Brain - Marrow - Bones - Blood Vessels - Gall Bladder.

    Part 3: The Causes Of Disease.
    Introduction. Internal Causes Of Disease. External Causes Of Disease. Miscellaneous Causes Of Disease.
    Part 4: Diagnosis. Introduction. Diagnosis By Observation. Diagnosis By Interrogation. Diagnosis By Palpation. Diagnosis By Hearing And Smelling.

    Part 5: Pathology. Introduction. The Pathology Of Full And Empty Conditions. The Pathology Of Yin-Yang Imbalance. Pathology Of Qi Mechanism.

    Part 6: Identification Of Patterns. Introduction.
    Section 1: Identification Of Patterns According To The 8 Principles And Qi-Blood-Body Fluids. Identification Of Patterns According To The 8 Principles. Identification Of Patterns According To Qi-Blood-Body Fluids.
    Section 2: Identification Of Patterns According To The Internal Organs. Introduction To Section 2. Heart Patterns. Pericardium Patterns. Liver Patterns
    Lung Patterns. Spleen Patterns. Kidney Patterns. Stomach Patterns. Small Intestine Patterns. Large Intestine Patterns. Gall-Bladder Patterns. Bladder Patterns.
    Section 3: Identification Of Patterns According To Pathogenic Factors
    Identification Of Patterns According To Pathogenic Factors. Identification Of Patterns According To The 6 Stages. Identification Of Patterns According To The 4 Levels. Identification Of Patterns According To 3 Burners.
    Section 4: Identification Of Patterns According To The 12 Channels, 8 Extraordinary Vessels And The 5 Elements
    Identification Of Patterns According To The 12 Channels. Identification Of Patterns According To The 8 Extraordinary Vessels. Identification Of Patterns According To The 5 Elements.

    Part 7: The Acupuncture Points.
    Section 1: Categories Of Points. The Five Transporting Points. Other Categories Of Points. The Extraordinary Vessels.
    Section 2: The Function Of The Points. Introduction. Lung Channel. Large Intestine Channel. Stomach Channel. Spleen Channel. Heart Channel. Small Intestine Channel. Bladder Channel. Kidney Channel. Pericardium Channel. Triple Burner Channel. Gall-Bladder Channel. Liver Channel. Directing Vessel. Governing Vessel. Extra Points.

    Part 8: Principles Of Treatment. Principles And Strategies Of Treatment. Principles Of Combination Of Points.

    Prescriptions. Glossary Of Chinese Terms. Bibliography. Appendix 1: Dynasties Of China

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