Key Features

  • A complete index provides reference to specific disorders, concepts, formulas, and points.
  • A new chapter on Acupuncture Methods in Fluid Pathology details acupuncture treatments for specific disorders of fluid metabolism.
  • New case histories illustrate theoretical concepts and demonstrate their use in the clinic, as well as assist in developing a sense of prognosis and occasionally an alternative approach to a difficult case.
  • An in-depth description of the Traditional Chinese Medicine concept of body fluid physiology and pathology conveys an essential understanding of fluid disorders and their role in every patient's clinical presentation, which may be the key to an otherwise uncertain or difficult case.
  • Both Chinese herbal treatments and acupuncture methodologies are described for each fluid disorder, bringing theory into practical use.

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
Appendices
Index of Formulas
Index

Details

No. of pages:
614
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780443071942
Electronic ISBN:
9780702036415

About the author

Steven Clavey

Affiliations and Expertise

Specialist in Traditional Gynaecology, Zhejiang College of TCM; Registered Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Victoria, Australia