Shen

Shen

Psycho-Emotional Aspects of Chinese Medicine

1st Edition - April 13, 2007

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  • Author: Elisa Rossi
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780443101816

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SHEN: PSYCHO-EMOTIONAL ASPECTS OF CHINESE MEDICINE fully explains how the emotional, mental, and physical elements of Chinese Medicine in illness are an extremely effective therapy in dealing with cases where the alterations of the shen are both obvious and subtle. The book focuses on the psycho-spiritual aspects of patient's conditions and is purposely constructed to facilitate practitioners' formulations of diagnosis and treatment. It reflects throughout on the patient-practitioner relationship, resources, and various characteristics, inherent problems and qualities of acupuncture.

Key Features

  • Offers clinical guidelines for treating people with psycho-emotional symptoms.
  • Includes researched material and clinical applications concerning emotions and movement.
  • Describes the causes and progression of psycho-emotional symptoms in terms of etiological and pathological mechanisms, specific symptoms, and classical syndromes.
  • Features in-depth description of 29 clinical case studies with discussion on points, ongoing treatment, and problematic situations.

Table of Contents

  • SECTION I CLINICAL FOUNDATIONS OF SHEN

    1. Following the Dao and Nourishing Life

    2. Emotions and Movement of Qi

    3. Psychic Souls

    SECTION II CLASSICAL ASPECTS OF PATHOGENS, SYMPTOMS AND SYNDROMES

    4. Constraint

    5. Emotions and Heat

    6. Irritability and Restlessness

    7. Insomnia

    8. Mania and Withdrawal

    9. Classical Syndromes

    SECTION III THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES

    10. Main Patterns of Excess-shi

    11. Main Patterns of Deficiency-xu

    12. Stimulation Methods

    13. Notes on the Transversal Use of a Few Points

    14. Treatment of Emotions in Classical Texts

    15. The Space That is Shared by the Patient and the Acupuncturist

    16. Notes on Events Related to Acupuncture

    SECTION IV CONTEMPORARY CONTRIBUTIONS

    17. Tongue and Shen

    18. Stress-Related Conditions: Considerations/Reflections and Clinical Notes

    19. Points Used in Serious Psychiatric Pathology

    20. Mental Diseases Clinical Aspects

    21. Qi Alterations and Somatic Manifestations

    22. Hyperactivity and Attention Deficit Disorders in Children

    23. Anxiety States: Protocol Applied in a Special Psychiatric Hospital Department

    APPENDICES

    A The Pulse

    B Diagnostic Indications in Conventional Psychiatry

    C TCM on the Internet

    D Basic Chronology

    E Glossary

    F Bibliography and Notes on Classical Texts

    G List of the Described Points

Product details

  • No. of pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Churchill Livingstone 2007
  • Published: April 13, 2007
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780443101816

About the Author

Elisa Rossi

Affiliations and Expertise

Acupuncturist, Licensed Psychotherapist, Private Practitioner in Chinese Medicine, Milan, Italy

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