Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443064487, 9780702059506

Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine

1st Edition

A Comprehensive Guide

Authors: Giovanni Maciocia
Hardcover ISBN: 9780443064487
eBook ISBN: 9780702059506
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 19th September 2013

Description

Easily accessible and heavily illustrated, this complete guide to diagnosis in Chinese Medicine places an emphasis on "real world" issues. Focusing on clear interpretations of signs and symptoms, it addresses the practice beyond the theory and leads readers through both basic and sophisticated levels of diagnostic interpretation. Since Chinese medicine diagnosis relies on a subtle appraisal of a patient's disharmony, many factors beyond traditional Western symptoms are considered, including a patient's voice, the absence of thirst, feeling hot or cold, the patient's smell, tone of voice, and glitter of eyes. This practical resource helps readers carefully interpret of a range of nuances.

Key Features

  • Provides a clinical understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Offers an unparalleled depth of information that is meticulously cross-referenced
  • Includes all the signs and symptoms, however subtle, that a modern patient may present in the clinic
  • Provides clinical experience and understanding from a leader in the field of Chinese medicine
  • Clearly outlines the decision-making options in key situations to help readers through the most challenging topics
  • Logically organized so readers can quickly find the information they need in clinical situations

Table of Contents

PART 1: DIAGNOSIS BY OBSERVATION
Section 1: Observation of the Body, Mind and Complexion
1. Observation Of The Body Shape, Physique And Demeanour
2. Observation Of The Mind, Spirit And Emotion
3. Observation Of The Complexion Colour
4. Observation Of Body Movements
Section 2: Parts of the Body
5. Observation Of Head, Face And Hair
6. Observation Of The Eyes
7. Observation Of The Nose
8. Observation Of Lips, Mouth, Palate, Teeth, Gums And Philtrum
9. Observation Of The Ears
10. Observation Of Throat And Neck
11. Observation Of The Back
12. Observation Of Women’s Breasts
13. Observation Of The Heartbeat
14. Observation Of The Hands
15. Observation Of The Nails
16. Observation Of The Chest And Abdomen
17. Observation Of Genitalia
18. Observation Of The Four Limbs
19. Observation Of The Legs
20. Observation Of Excretions
21. Observation Of The Skin
22. Observation In Children
Section 3: Tongue Diagnosis
23. Tongue Diagnosis
24. Tongue-Body Colour
25. Tongue Body Shape
26. Tongue Coating
27. Tongue Images And Patterns
PART 2: DIAGNOSIS BY INTERROGATION
28. Introduction
29. Pain
30. Food And Taste
31. Stools And Urine
32. Thirst And Drink
33. Energy Levels
34. Head
35. Face
36. Throat And Neck
37. Body
38. Chest And Abdomen
39. Limbs
40. Sleep
41. Sweating
42. Ears And Eyes
43. Feeling Of Cold, Feeling Of Heat And Fever
44. Mental-Emotional Symptoms
45. Sexual Symptoms
46. Women’s Symptoms
47. Children’s Symptoms
48. Diagnosing The Causes Of Disease
PART 3: DIAGNOSIS BY PALPATION
49. Diagnosis by Palpation
50. Pulse Qualities
51. Palpation Of Parts Of The Body
52. Palpation Of Channels
PART 4: DIAGNOSIS BY HEARING AND SMELLING
53. Diagnosis By Hearing
54. Diagnosis By Smelling
PART 5: SYMPTOMS AN

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702059506
Hardcover ISBN:
9780443064487

About the Author

Giovanni Maciocia

Giovanni Maciocia is one of the most highly-regarded and respected authors and lecturers in the West. He is Visiting Associate Professor at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has many years of experience in teaching and practice. Giovanni trained initially in the UK and then in China, learned Chinese to be able to study from original Chinese texts, and was one of the first practitioners and authors to introduce Chinese medicine in a clear and accessible way to a Western student audience. Giovanni Maciocia has written other best-selling books under the Elsevier Churchill Livingstone imprint - The Practice of Chinese Medicine: The Treatment of Diseases with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, 2e (ISBN 978-0443074905), Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide, 1e (ISBN 9780443064487), The Channels of Acupuncture: Clinical Use of the Secondary Channels and Eight Extraordinary Vessels, 1e (ISBN 9780443074912), The Psyche in Chinese Medicine: Treatment of Emotional and Mental Disharmonies with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, 1e (ISBN 9780702029882), and Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine, 2e (ISBN 9780443104220).

Affiliations and Expertise

Acupuncturist and Medical Herbalist, UK; Visiting Professor, Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, People's Republic of China.