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The Psyche in Chinese Medicine

Treatment of Emotional and Mental Disharmonies with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

THE PSYCHE IN CHINESE MEDICINE comprehensively discusses the treatment of mental-emotional disorders with both acupuncture and herbal medicine. Suitable for practitioners and students of Chinese medicine it discusses first the aetiology, pathology and diagnosis of mental disorders. It explores the nature of the Mind (Shen), Ethereal Soul (Hun), Corporeal Soul (Po), Intellect (Yi) and Will-Power (Zhi) and then presents the diagnosis and treatment of the most common psychological disorders with both acupuncture and Chinese herbs in detail. Specific chapters focus on the treatment of common conditions including depression, anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, bipolar disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Each condition is illustrated with case histories from the author’s 35 years-long practice.

Hardbound, 688 Pages

Published: July 2009

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-2988-2


  • Chapter 1. The psyche in Chinese medicine

    Chapter 2. The nature of the Mind (Shen) in Chinese medicine

    Chapter 3. The Ethereal Soul (Hun)

    Chapter 4. The Corporeal Soul (Po)

    Chapter 5. The Intellect (Yi)

    Chapter 6. The Will-Power (Zhi)

    Chapter 7 . The Gui

    Chapter 8. The12 Internal Organs and the Psyche

    Chapter 9. The emotions

    Chapter 10. Aetiology of mental-emotional problems

    Chapter 11. Diagnosis of mental-emotional problems

    Chapter 12. Patterns in mental-emotional problems and their treatment with herbal medicine and acupuncture

    Chapter 13. Acupuncture in the treatment of mental-emotional problems

    Chapter 14. Emotions and concept of self in Western philosophy

    Chapter 15. The influence of Confucianism on the Chinese view of the Mind and Spirit

    Chapter 16. Depression

    Chapter 17. Anxiety

    Chapter 18 Insomnia

    Chapter 19. Bipolar disorder

    Chapter 20. Night Terrors

    Chapter 21. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    Chapter 22. Epilogue: the role of Chinese medicine in disorders of the psyche

    Appendix 1. Herbal prescriptions

    Appendix 2. Suggested substitutions for problematic Chinese herbs

    Appendix 3. The Classics of Chinese medicine

    Appendix 4. Terminology of treatment principles


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