The Foundations of Chinese Medicine

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine

A Comprehensive Text

3rd Edition - May 11, 2015

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  • Author: Giovanni Maciocia
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702066313
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780702052163

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This highly successful textbook covers the basic 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 the context of Western clinical practice. The new edition features new and updated material plus an accompanying website containing over 650 self-testing questions in a variety of formats.  "For the student or practitioner of Chinese medicine this is a definitive text book." Reviewed by Jim Young on behalf of glycosmedia.com, Aug 2015

Key Features

  • 25th Anniversary edition of the Western world’s best-selling book on Chinese medicine!
  • Logical, sequential organization builds from basic theoretical concepts, through functions of individual organs, diagnosis, pathology, pattern recognition & disease categories, and the appropriate use of acupuncture points
  • Clearly explains the theory and practice of Chinese Medicine to Western medical audiences
  • Based on a unique and invaluable combination of extensive clinical experience in the West, current Chinese Medicine textbooks and ancient sources, in particular, the ‘Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine’ (Nei Jing) and the ‘Classic of Difficulties’ (Nan Jing)
  • Includes Pinyin equivalents to make it immediately evident which original term is being translated
  • Abundantly illustrated with over 750 line drawings and more than 1000 tables & boxes designed to emphasize the key facts
  • End of chapter Learning Outcomes point out ‘must-know’ information
  • Cases Studies and Case Histories apply theory to diagnosis and treatment, bringing the subject to life in a realistic context
  • An extensive Glossary explains new terms and their origins from translation
  • Additional Appendices list Prescriptions, Bibliography and Chinese Chronology
  • Authored by Giovanni Maciocia, one of the Western world's leading subject matter experts

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Preface
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgements
  • Note on the translation of Chinese terms
  • Notes
  • Part 1 General Theory
  • Introduction
  • End Notes
  • 1 Yin–Yang
  • Historical Development
  • Nature of the Yin–Yang Concept
  • Application of Yin–Yang to Medicine
  • Application of the Four Principles of Yin–Yang to Medicine
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • Bibliography and further reading
  • 2 The Five Elements
  • The Five Elements in Nature
  • The Five Elements in Chinese Medicine
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • Bibliography and further reading
  • 3 The Vital Substances
  • The Concept of Qi in Chinese Philosophy
  • The Concept of Qi in Chinese Medicine
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • Bibliography and further reading
  • 4 The Transformations of Qi
  • The Original Qi as the Motive Force for the Transformation of Qi
  • The Fire of the Gate of Life as the Warmth for the Transformation of Qi
  • The Dynamics and Physiology of the Transformation of Qi
  • The Triple Burner's Transformation of Qi
  • Pathology of Qi Transformation
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • Part 2 The Functions of the Internal Organs
  • Introduction
  • Section 1 The Functions of the Yin Organs
  • Introduction
  • 5 The Functions of the Internal Organs – Introduction
  • The Internal Organs and the Vital Substances
  • The Internal Organs and the Tissues
  • The Internal Organs and the Sense Organs
  • The Internal Organs and the Emotions
  • The Internal Organs and the Spiritual Aspects
  • The Internal Organs and Climates
  • The External Manifestations of the Internal Organs
  • The Internal Organs and the Fluids
  • The Internal Organs and the Odours
  • The Internal Organs and the Colours
  • The Internal Organs and the Tastes
  • The Internal Organs and the Sounds
  • Yin (Zang) and Yang (Fu) Organs
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • Bibliography and further reading
  • 6 The Functions of the Heart
  • Functions of the Heart
  • Other Heart Relationships
  • Dreams
  • Sayings
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • Further reading
  • 7 The Functions of the Liver
  • Functions of the Liver
  • Other Liver Relationships
  • Dreams
  • Sayings
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • Further reading
  • 8 The Functions of the Lungs
  • The Functions of the Lungs
  • Other Lung Relationships
  • Dreams
  • Sayings
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • Further reading
  • 9 The Functions of the Spleen
  • The Functions of the Spleen
  • Other Spleen Relationships
  • Dreams
  • Sayings
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • Further reading
  • 10 The Functions of the Kidneys
  • The functions of the Kidneys
  • Other Kidney relationships
  • Dreams
  • Sayings
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • Further reading
  • 11 The Functions of the Pericardium
  • The Pericardium as an organ
  • The Pericardium as a channel
  • The Pericardium and the Mind-Spirit
  • Relationship between the Pericardium and the Minister Fire
  • Relationship between the Pericardium and the Uterus
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 12 Yin Organ Interrelationships
  • Heart and Lungs
  • Heart and Liver
  • Heart and Kidneys
  • Liver and Lungs
  • Liver and Spleen
  • Liver and Kidneys
  • Spleen and Lungs
  • Spleen and Kidneys
  • Lungs and Kidneys
  • Spleen and Heart
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • Section 2 The Functions of the Yang Organs
  • Introduction
  • 13 The Functions of the Stomach
  • The Stomach Controls Receiving
  • The Stomach Controls The ‘Rotting and Ripening’ Of Food
  • The Stomach Controls the Transportation of Food Essences
  • The Stomach Controls the Descending of Qi
  • The Stomach is the Origin of Fluids
  • Other Aspects of the Stomach
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 14 The Functions of the Small Intestine
  • The Small Intestine Controls Receiving and Transforming
  • The Small Intestine Separates Fluids
  • Other Aspects of the Small Intestine
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 15 The Functions of the Large Intestine
  • The Large Intestine Controls Passage and Conduction
  • The Large Intestine Transforms Stools and Reabsorbs Fluids
  • Other Aspects of the Large Intestine
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 16 Functions of the Gall Bladder
  • The Gall Bladder Stores and Excretes Bile
  • The Gall Bladder Controls Decisiveness
  • The Gall Bladder Controls the Sinews
  • Other Aspects of the Gall Bladder
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 17 The Functions of the Bladder
  • The Bladder Removes Water by Qi Transformation
  • Other Aspects of the Bladder
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 18 The Functions of the Triple Burner
  • Functions of the Triple Burner
  • Four Views of the Triple Burner
  • Other Aspects of the Triple Burner
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • Section 3 The Functions of the Six Extraordinary Yang Organs
  • Introduction
  • 19 The Functions of the Six Extraordinary Yang Organs (the Four Seas)
  • The Uterus
  • The Brain
  • Marrow
  • The Bones
  • The Blood Vessels
  • The Gall Bladder
  • The Four Seas
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • Part 3 The Causes of Disease
  • Introduction
  • End Notes
  • 20 Internal Causes of Disease
  • Anger
  • Joy
  • Sadness
  • Worry
  • Pensiveness
  • Fear
  • Shock
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 21 External Causes of Disease
  • Climate as a Cause of Disease
  • Bacteria and Viruses in Relation to ‘Wind’
  • Historical Background
  • Climatic Factors as Patterns of Disharmony
  • Artificial ‘Climates’ as Causes of Disease
  • Pathology and Clinical Manifestations of Exterior Pathogenic Factors
  • Aversion to Cold and Fever
  • Symptoms and Signs of Exterior Pathogenic Factors Patterns
  • Consequences of Invasion of Exterior Pathogenic Factors
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 22 Miscellaneous Causes of Disease
  • Weak Constitution
  • Overwork
  • Excessive Physical Work (and Lack of Exercise)
  • Excessive Sexual Activity
  • Diet
  • Trauma
  • Parasites and Poisons
  • Wrong Treatment
  • Medicinal Drugs
  • Drugs
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • Part 4 Diagnosis
  • Introduction
  • End Notes
  • 23 Diagnosis by Observation
  • Introduction
  • Spirit
  • Body
  • Demeanour and Body Movements
  • Head and Face
  • Eyes
  • Nose
  • Ears
  • Mouth and Lips
  • Teeth and Gums
  • Throat
  • Limbs
  • Skin
  • Tongue11
  • Channels
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 24 Diagnosis by Interrogation
  • Nature of Diagnosis by Interrogation
  • Nature of ‘Symptoms’ in Chinese Medicine
  • The Art of Interrogation: Asking the Right Questions
  • Terminology Problems in Interrogation
  • Procedure for Interrogation
  • Identification of Patterns and Interrogation
  • Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis: Integration with Interrogation
  • The 10 Traditional Questions
  • Three New Questions for Western Patients
  • The 16 Questions
  • Self-assessment questions
  • 25 Diagnosis by Palpation
  • Pulse Diagnosis
  • Palpating the Skin
  • Palpating the Limbs
  • Palpating the Chest
  • Palpating the Abdomen
  • Palpating Points
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 26 Diagnosis by Hearing and Smelling
  • Diagnosis by Hearing
  • Diagnosis by Smelling
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Part 5 Pathology
  • Introduction
  • 27 The Pathology of Full and Empty Conditions
  • Introduction
  • Nature of ‘Pathogenic Factor’ in Chinese Medicine
  • Full Conditions
  • Empty Conditions
  • Full/Empty Conditions
  • Interaction Between Pathogenic Factors and Upright Qi
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Note
  • 28 The Pathology of Yin–Yang Imbalance
  • Imbalance of Yin and Yang
  • Yin–Yang Imbalance and Heat–Cold Patterns
  • Transformation and Interaction between Yin and Yang
  • Excess of Yang
  • Deficiency of Yang
  • Excess of Yin
  • Deficiency of Yin
  • Principles of Treatment
  • Self-assessment questions
  • 29 Pathology of the Qi Mechanism
  • Pathology of the Ascending/Descending of Qi
  • Pathology of the Entering/Exiting of Qi
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • Part 6 Identification of Patterns
  • Introduction
  • Concept of ‘Pattern’
  • Concept of ‘Disease’ in Chinese Medicine
  • The Relationship between Chinese Medicine Diseases and Patterns
  • The Concept of ‘Disease’ in Chinese Medicine Compared to Diseases in Western Medicine
  • Characteristics of ‘Symptoms’ and ‘Signs’ in Chinese Medicine
  • Identifying Patterns
  • Methods of Identification of Patterns
  • Identification of patterns according to the Eight Extraordinary Vessels
  • Identification of patterns according to the Five Elements
  • End Notes
  • Section 1 Identification of Patterns according to the Eight Principles and Qi–Blood–Body Fluids
  • Introduction
  • Identification of Patterns According to the Eight Principles
  • Identification of Patterns According to Qi, Blood and Body Fluids
  • 30 Identification of Patterns according to the Eight Principles
  • Exterior–Interior
  • Hot–Cold
  • Combined Hot and Cold
  • Full-Empty
  • Yin–Yang
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 31 Identification of Patterns according to Qi–Blood–Body Fluids
  • Qi Pattern Identification
  • Blood Pattern Identification
  • Body Fluid Pattern Identification
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Note
  • Section 2 Identification of Patterns according to the Internal Organs
  • Introduction
  • End Notes
  • 32 Heart Patterns
  • General aetiology
  • Deficiency Patterns
  • Excess Patterns
  • Deficiency–Excess Patterns
  • Combined Patterns
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 33 Pericardium Patterns
  • The pericardium in invasions of exterior pathogenic factors
  • The pericardium as the ‘house’ of the mind
  • The pericardium as the ‘centre of the thorax’
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 34 Liver Patterns
  • General Aetiology
  • Full Patterns
  • Empty Patterns
  • Full/Empty Patterns
  • Combined Patterns
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 35 Lung Patterns
  • General Aetiology
  • Empty Patterns
  • Full Patterns: Exterior
  • Full Patterns: Interior
  • Combined Patterns
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End note
  • 36 Spleen Patterns
  • General Aetiology
  • Empty Patterns
  • Full Patterns
  • Combined Patterns
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 37 Kidney Patterns
  • General Aetiology
  • Empty Patterns
  • Empty/Full Patterns
  • Combined Patterns
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 38 Stomach Patterns
  • General Aetiology
  • Empty Patterns
  • Full Patterns
  • Combined Patterns
  • Self-assessment questions
  • 39 Small Intestine Patterns
  • General Aetiology
  • Full Patterns
  • Empty Pattern
  • Self-assessment questions
  • 40 Large Intestine Patterns
  • General Aetiology
  • Full Patterns
  • Empty Patterns
  • Self-assessment questions
  • 41 Gall Bladder Patterns
  • General Aetiology
  • Full Patterns
  • Empty Patterns
  • Combined Patterns
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Note
  • 42 Bladder Patterns
  • General Aetiology
  • Full Patterns
  • Empty Patterns
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Section 3 Identification of Patterns according to Pathogenic Factors
  • Introduction
  • 43 Identification of Patterns According to Pathogenic Factors
  • Wind
  • Cold
  • Summer-Heat
  • Dampness
  • Dryness
  • Fire
  • End Notes
  • 44 Identification of Patterns According to the Six Stages
  • Greater Yang Stage
  • Channel Patterns
  • Organ Patterns
  • Bright Yang Stage
  • Lesser Yang (Shao Yang) Stage
  • Greater Yin (Tai Yin) Stage
  • Lesser Yin (Shao Yin) Stage
  • Terminal Yin (Jue Yin) Stage
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 45 Identification of Patterns According to the Four Levels
  • Defensive Qi (Wei) Level
  • Qi Level
  • Nutritive Qi (Ying) Level
  • Blood Level
  • Latent Heat
  • Relationships between the Four Levels, Six Stages and Three Burners
  • Self-assessment questions
  • 46 Identification of Patterns According to the Three Burners
  • Upper Burner
  • Middle Burner
  • Lower Burner
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Section 4 Identification of Patterns according to the 12 Channels, Eight Extraordinary Vessels and Five Elements
  • Introduction
  • End Note
  • 47 Identification of Patterns According to the 12 Channels
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 48 Identification of Patterns According to the Eight Extraordinary Vessels
  • Governing Vessel (Du Mai)
  • Directing Vessel (Ren Mai)
  • Penetrating Vessel (Chong Mai)
  • Combined Directing and Penetrating Vessel Patterns
  • Girdle Vessel (Dai Mai)
  • Yin Stepping Vessel (Yin Qiao Mai)
  • Yang Stepping Vessel (Yang Qiao Mai)
  • Yin Linking Vessel (Yin Wei Mai)
  • Yang Linking Vessel (Yang Wei Mai)
  • End Notes
  • 49 Identification of Patterns According to the Five Elements
  • Generating Sequence Patterns
  • Overacting Sequence Patterns
  • Insulting Sequence Patterns
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Part 7 The Acupuncture Points
  • Introduction
  • Section 1 Categories of Points
  • Introduction
  • 50 The Five Transporting Points (Shu Points)
  • Energetic Actions of the Five Transporting Points
  • Actions of the Five Transporting Points From the Classics
  • Summary
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 51 The Functions of Specific Categories of Points
  • Source (Yuan) Points
  • Connecting (Luo) Points
  • Back Transporting (Shu) Points
  • Front Collecting (Mu) Points
  • Accumulation (Xi) Points
  • Gathering (Hui) Points
  • Points of the Four Seas
  • Window of Heaven Points
  • 12 Heavenly Star Points of Ma Dan Yang
  • Sun Si Miao's 13 Ghost Points
  • Points of the Eye System (Mu Xi)
  • Five Command Points
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 52 The Eight Extraordinary Vessels – Introduction
  • Introduction
  • Functions of the Extraordinary Vessels
  • Energetic dynamics of the extraordinary vessels
  • Clinical Use of the Extraordinary Vessels
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • 53 The Eight Extraordinary Vessels
  • Governing Vessel (Du Mai)
  • Directing Vessel (Ren Mai)
  • Penetrating Vessel (Chong Mai)
  • Girdle Vessel (Dai Mai)
  • Yin Stepping Vessel (Yin Qiao Mai)
  • Yang Stepping Vessel (Yang Qiao Mai)
  • Combined Yin and Yang Stepping Vessel Pathology
  • Yin Linking Vessel (Yin Wei Mai)
  • Yang Linking Vessel (Yang Wei Mai)
  • Combined Yin and Yang Linking Vessel Pathology
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Notes
  • Section 2 The Functions of the Points
  • Introduction
  • End Notes
  • 54 Lung Channel
  • LU-1 Zhongfu Central Palace
  • LU-2 Yunmen Cloud Door
  • LU-3 Tianfu Heavenly Palace
  • LU-5 Chize Foot Marsh
  • LU-6 Kongzui Convergence Hole
  • LU-7 Lieque Branching Cleft
  • LU-8 Jingqu River [Point] Ditch
  • LU-9 Taiyuan Supreme Abyss
  • LU-10 Yuji Fish Border
  • LU-11 Shaoshang Lesser Metal
  • End Notes
  • 55 Large Intestine Channel
  • L.I.-1 Shangyang Metal Yang
  • L.I.-2 Erjian Second Interval
  • L.I.-3 Sanjian Third Interval
  • L.I.-4 Hegu Enclosed Valley
  • L.I.-5 Yangxi Yang Stream
  • L.I.-6 Pianli Lateral Passage
  • L.I.-7 Wenliu Warm Gathering
  • L.I.-10 Shousanli Arm Three Miles
  • L.I.-11 Quchi Pool on Bend
  • L.I.-12 Zhouliao Elbow Crevice
  • L.I.-14 Binao Upper Arm
  • L.I.-15 Jianyu Shoulder Bone
  • L.I.-16 Jugu Great Bone
  • L.I.-17 Tianding Heaven's Tripod
  • L.I.-18 Futu Support the Protuberance
  • L.I.-20 Yingxiang Welcome Fragrance
  • End Notes
  • 56 Stomach Channel
  • ST-1 Chengqi Containing Tears
  • ST-2 Sibai Four Whites
  • ST-3 Juliao Great Crevice
  • ST-4 Dicang Earth Granary
  • ST-6 Jiache Jaw Chariot
  • ST-7 Xiaguan Lower Gate
  • ST-8 Touwei Head Corner
  • ST-9 Renying Person's Welcome
  • ST-12 Quepen Empty Basin
  • ST-18 Rugen Breast Root
  • ST-19 Burong Full
  • ST-20 Chengman Supporting Fullness
  • ST-21 Liangmen Beam Door
  • ST-22 Guanmen Pass Gate
  • ST-25 Tianshu Heavenly Pivot
  • ST-27 Daju Big Greatness
  • ST-28 Shuidao Water Passages
  • ST-29 Guilai Return
  • ST-30 Qichong Penetrating Qi
  • ST-31 Biguan Thigh Gate
  • ST-32 Futu Crouching Rabbit
  • ST-34 Liangqiu Beam Mound
  • ST-35 Dubi Calf Nose
  • ST-36 Zusanli Three Miles of the Foot
  • ST-37 Shangjuxu Upper Great Emptiness
  • ST-38 Tiaokou Narrow Opening
  • ST-39 Xiajuxu Lower Great Emptiness
  • ST-40 Fenglong Abundant Bulge
  • ST-41 Jiexi Dispersing Stream
  • ST-42 Chongyang Penetrating Yang
  • ST-43 Xiangu Sinking Valley
  • ST-44 Neiting Inner Courtyard
  • ST-45 Lidui Sick Mouth
  • End Notes
  • 57 Spleen Channel
  • SP-1 Yinbai Hidden White
  • SP-2 Dadu Big Capital
  • SP-3 Taibai Supreme White
  • SP-4 Gongsun Minute Connecting Channels
  • SP-5 Shangqiu Metal Mound
  • SP-6 Sanyinjiao Three Yin Meeting
  • SP-8 Diji Earth Pivot
  • SP-9 Yinlingquan Yin Mound Spring
  • SP-10 Xuehai Sea of Blood
  • SP-12 Chongmen Penetrating Door
  • SP-15 Daheng Big Horizontal Stroke
  • SP-21 Dabao General Control
  • End Notes
  • 58 Heart Channel
  • HE-1 Jiquan Supreme Spring
  • HE-3 Shaohai Lesser-Yin Sea
  • HE-4 Lingdao Spirit Path
  • HE-5 Tongli Inner Communication
  • HE-6 Yinxi Yin Crevice
  • HE-7 Shenmen Mind Door
  • HE-8 Shaofu Lesser-Yin Mansion
  • HE-9 Shaochong Lesser-Yin Penetrating
  • End Notes
  • 59 Small Intestine Channel
  • S.I.-1 Shaoze Lesser Marsh
  • S.I.-2 Qiangu Front Valley
  • S.I.-3 Houxi Back Stream
  • S.I.-4 Wangu Wrist Bone
  • S.I.-5 Yanggu Yang Valley
  • S.I.-6 Yanglao Nourishing the Elderly
  • S.I.-7 Zhizheng Branch to Heart Channel
  • S.I.-8 Xiaohai Small Intestine Sea
  • S.I.-9 Jianzhen Upright Shoulder
  • S.I.-10 Naoshu Humerus Transporting Point
  • S.I.-11 Tianzong Heavenly Attribution
  • S.I.-12 Bingfeng Watching Wind
  • S.I.-13 Quyuan Bent Wall
  • S.I.-14 Jianwaishu Transporting Point of the Outside of the Shoulder
  • S.I.-15 Jianzhongshu Transporting Point of the Centre of the Shoulder
  • S.I.-16 Tianchuang Heavenly Window
  • S.I.-17 Tianrong Heavenly Appearance
  • S.I.-18 Quanliao Zygoma Crevice
  • S.I.-19 Tinggong Listening Palace
  • 60 Bladder Channel
  • BL-1 Jingming Eye Brightness
  • BL-2 Zanzhu (or Cuanzhu) Gathered Bamboo
  • BL-5 Wuchu Five Places
  • BL-7 Tongtian Penetrating Heaven
  • BL-9 Yuzhen Jade Pillow
  • BL-10 Tianzhu Heaven Pillar
  • BL-11 Dazhu Big Shuttle
  • Fengmen BL-12 Wind Door
  • BL-13 Feishu Lung Back Transporting Point
  • BL-14 Jueyinshu Terminal Yin Back Transporting Point
  • BL-15 Xinshu Heart Back Transporting Point
  • BL-16 Dushu Governing Vessel Back Transporting Point
  • BL-17 Geshu Diaphragm Back Transporting Point
  • BL-18 Ganshu Liver Back Transporting Point
  • BL-19 Danshu Gall Bladder Back Transporting Point
  • BL-20 Pishu Spleen Back Transporting Point
  • BL-21 Weishu Stomach Back Transporting Point
  • BL-22 Sanjiaoshu Triple Burner Back Transporting Point
  • BL-23 Shenshu Kidney Back Transporting Point
  • BL-24 Qihaishu Sea of Qi Back Transporting Point
  • BL-25 Dachangshu Large Intestine Back Transporting Point
  • BL-26 Guanyuanshu Origin Gate Back Transporting Point
  • BL-27 Xiaochangshu Small Intestine Back Transporting Point
  • BL-28 Pangguangshu Bladder Back Transporting Point
  • BL-30 Baihuanshu White Ring Transporting Point
  • BL-32 Ciliao Second Crevice
  • BL-36 Chengfu Receiving Support
  • BL-37 Yinmen Huge Gate
  • BL-39 Weiyang Supporting Yang
  • BL-40 Weizhong Supporting Middle
  • BL-42 Pohu Door of the Corporeal Soul
  • BL-43 Gaohuangshu (or Gaohuang) Transporting Point of Gaohuang
  • BL-44 Shentang Mind Hall
  • BL-47 Hunmen Door of the Ethereal Soul
  • BL-49 Yishe Intellect Abode
  • BL-51 Huangmen Door of Gaohuang
  • BL-52 Zhishi Room of Will-Power
  • BL-53 Baohuang Bladder Vitals
  • BL-54 Zhibian Lowermost Edge
  • BL-57 Chengshan Supporting Mountain
  • BL-58 Feiyang Flying Up
  • BL-59 Fuyang Instep Yang
  • BL-60 Kunlun Kunlun (Mountains)
  • BL-62 Shenmai Ninth Channel
  • BL-63 Jinmen Golden Door
  • BL-64 Jinggu Capital Bone
  • BL-65 Shugu Binding Bone
  • BL-66 Tonggu Passing Valley
  • BL-67 Zhiyin Reaching Yin
  • End Notes
  • 61 Kidney Channel
  • KI-1 Yongquan Bubbling Spring
  • KI-2 Rangu Blazing Valley
  • KI-3 Taixi Greater Stream
  • KI-4 Dazhong Big Bell
  • KI-5 Shuiquan Water Spring
  • KI-6 Zhaohai Shining Sea
  • KI-7 Fuliu Returning Current
  • KI-8 Jiaoxin Meeting the Spleen Channel
  • KI-9 Zhubin Guest House
  • KI-10 Yingu Yin Valley
  • KI-11 Henggu Pubic Bone
  • KI-12 Dahe Big Glory
  • KI-13 Qixue Qi Hole
  • KI-14 Siman Four Fullnesses
  • KI-16 Huangshu Transporting Point of ‘Huang’
  • KI-17 Shangqu Bent Metal
  • KI-21 Youmen Door of Darkness
  • KI-23 Shenfeng Mind Seal
  • KI-24 Lingxu Spirit Burial Ground
  • KI-25 Shencang Mind Storage
  • KI-27 Shufu Transporting Point Mansion
  • End Notes
  • 62 Pericardium Channel
  • P-1 Tianchi Heavenly Pool
  • P-3 Quze Marsh on Bend
  • P-4 Ximen Cleft Door
  • P-5 Jianshi Intermediary
  • P-6 Neiguan Inner Gate
  • P-7 Daling Great Hill
  • P-8 Laogong Labour Palace
  • P-9 Zhongchong Centre Rush
  • End Notes
  • 63 Triple Burner Channel
  • T.B.-1 Guanchong Penetrating the Gate
  • T.B.-2 Yemen Fluid Door
  • T.B.-3 Zhongzhu Middle Islet
  • T.B.-4 Yangchi Yang Pond
  • T.B.-5 Waiguan Outer Gate
  • T.B.-6 Zhigou Branching Ditch
  • T.B.-7 Huizong Converging Channels
  • T.B.-8 Sanyangluo Connecting Three Yang
  • T.B.-10 Tianjing Heavenly Well
  • T.B.-13 Naohui Shoulder Convergence
  • T.B.-14 Jianliao Shoulder Crevice
  • T.B.-15 Tianliao Heavenly Crevice
  • T.B.-16 Tianyou Window of Heaven
  • T.B.-17 Yifeng Wind Screen
  • T.B.-21 Ermen Ear Door
  • T.B.-23 Sizhukong Silk Bamboo Hole
  • End Notes
  • 64 Gall Bladder Channel
  • G.B.-1 Tongziliao Pupil Crevice
  • G.B.-2 Tinghui Hearing Convergence
  • G.B.-4 Hanyan Jaw Serenity
  • G.B.-5 Xuanlu Hanging Skull
  • G.B.-6 Xuanli Deviation From Hanging Skull
  • G.B.-8 Shuaigu Leading Valley
  • G.B.-9 Tianchong Penetrating Heaven
  • G.B.-11 Touqiaoyin (Head) Yin Orifices
  • G.B.-12 Wangu Whole Bone
  • G.B.-13 Benshen Mind Root
  • G.B.-14 Yangbai Yang White
  • G.B.-15 Linqi Falling Tears
  • G.B.-17 Zhengying Top Convergence
  • G.B.-18 Chengling Spirit Receiver
  • G.B.-19 Naokong Brain Cavity
  • G.B.-20 Fengchi Wind Pool
  • G.B.-21 Jianjing Shoulder Well
  • G.B.-22 Yuanye Axilla Abyss
  • G.B.-24 Riyue Sun and Moon
  • G.B.-25 Jingmen Capital Door
  • G.B.-26 Daimai Girdle Vessel
  • G.B.-29 Juliao Squatting Crevice
  • G.B.-30 Huantiao Jumping Circle
  • G.B.-31 Fengshi Wind Market
  • G.B.-33 Xiyangguan Knee Yang Gate
  • G.B.-34 Yanglingquan Yang Hill Spring
  • G.B.-35 Yangjiao Yang Crossing
  • G.B.-36 Waiqiu Outer Mound
  • G.B.-37 Guangming Brightness
  • G.B.-38 Yangfu Yang Aid
  • G.B.-39 Xuanzhong Hanging Bell
  • G.B.-40 Qiuxu Mound Ruins
  • G.B.-41 Zulinqi (Foot) Falling Tears
  • G.B.-43 Xiaxi Stream Insertion
  • G.B.-44 Zuqiaoyin (Foot) Yin Orifice
  • End Notes
  • 65 Liver Channel
  • LIV-1 Dadun Big Mound
  • LIV-2 Xingjian Temporary in-Between
  • LIV-3 Taichong Bigger Penetrating
  • LIV-4 Zhongfeng Middle Seal
  • LIV-5 Ligou Gourd Ditch
  • LIV-6 Zhongdu Middle Capital
  • LIV-7 Xiguan Knee Gate
  • LIV-8 Ququan Spring on Bend
  • LIV-13 Zhangmen Completion Gate
  • LIV-14 Qimen Cyclic Gate
  • End Notes
  • 66 Directing Vessel (Ren Mai)
  • Ren-1 Huiyin Meeting of Yin
  • Ren-2 Qugu Curved Bone
  • Ren-3 Zhongji Middle Pole
  • Ren-4 Guanyuan Gate to the Original Qi
  • Ren-5 Shimen Stone Door
  • Ren-6 Qihai Sea of Qi
  • Ren-7 Yinjiao Yin Crossing
  • Ren-8 Shenque Spirit Palace
  • Ren-9 Shuifen Water Separation
  • Ren-10 Xiawan Lower Epigastrium
  • Ren-11 Jianli Building Mile
  • Ren-12 Zhongwan Middle of Epigastrium
  • Ren-13 Shangwan Upper Epigastrium
  • Ren-14 Juque Great Palace
  • Ren-15 Jiuwei Dove Tail
  • Ren-17 Shanzhong (or Tanzhong) Middle of Chest
  • Ren-22 Tiantu Heaven Projection
  • Ren-23 Lianquan Corner Spring
  • Ren-24 Chengjiang Saliva Receiver
  • End Notes
  • 67 Governing Vessel
  • Du-1 Changqiang Long Strength
  • Du-2 Yaoshu Transporting Point of Lower Back
  • Du-3 Yaoyangguan Lumbar Yang Gate
  • Du-4 Mingmen Gate of Life
  • Du-8 Jinsuo Tendon Spasm
  • Du-9 Zhiyang Reaching Yang
  • Du-11 Shendao Mind Way
  • Du-12 Shenzhu Body Pillar
  • Du-13 Taodao Kiln Way
  • Du-14 Dazhui Big Vertebra
  • Du-15 Yamen Door to Dumbness
  • Du-16 Fengfu Wind Palace
  • Du-17 Naohu Brain Window
  • Du-19 Houding Posterior Vertex
  • Du-20 Baihui Hundred Meetings
  • Du-23 Shangxing Upper Star
  • Du-24 Shenting Mind Courtyard
  • Du-26 Renzhong Middle of Person
  • End Notes
  • 68 Extra Points
  • Sishencong Four Mind Alertness
  • Yintang Seal Hall
  • Taiyang Greater Yang
  • Yuyao Fish Spine
  • Bitong Free Nose Passages
  • Jingzhong Middle of Periods
  • Qimen Door of Qi
  • Zigong Palace of Child
  • Tituo Lift and Support
  • Dingchuan Stopping Asthma
  • Jinggong Palace of Essence
  • Huatuojiaji Hua Tuo Back Filling Points
  • Shiqizhuixia Below the 17Th Vertebra
  • Jianneiling Inner Shoulder Mound
  • Baxie Eight Pathogenic Factors
  • Sifeng Four Cracks
  • Shixuan Ten Declarations
  • Xiyan Knee Eyes
  • Dannangxue Gall Bladder Point
  • Lanweixue Appendix Point
  • Bafeng Eight Winds
  • End Note
  • Part 8 Principles of Treatment
  • Introduction
  • 69 Principles of Treatment
  • The Root and the Manifestation (Ben and Biao)
  • When to Tonify Upright Qi, When to Expel Pathogenic Factors
  • Differences between Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy in the Application of the Treatment Principle
  • Self-assessment questions
  • End Note
  • 70 Principles of Combination of Points
  • Balancing Distal and Local Points
  • Balancing Upper and Lower Parts of the Body
  • Balancing Left and Right
  • Balancing Yin and Yang
  • Balancing Front and Back
  • End Notes
  • Appendix 1 Prescriptions
  • Ai Fu Nuan Gong Wan
  • An Chong Tang
  • An Shen Ding Zhi Wan
  • Ba Xian Chang Shou Wan
  • Ba Zheng San
  • Bai He Gu Jin Tang
  • Bai Hu Tang
  • Bai Tou Weng Tang
  • Ban Xia Hou Po Tang
  • Ban Xia Tang (From “Thousand Golden Ducats Prescriptions”)
  • Ban Xia Tang (From “Secret Prescriptions of a Frontier Official”)
  • Bao He Wan
  • Bao Yin Jian
  • Bao Yuan Tang
  • Bei Mu Gua Lou San
  • Bu Fei Tang
  • Bu Gan Tang
  • Bu Shen An Tai Yin
  • Bu Shen Gu Chong Wan
  • Bu Shen Yang Xue Tang
  • Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
  • Cang Fu Dao Tan Wan
  • Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang
  • Chang Tai Bai Zhu San
  • Chen Xiang Jiang Qi Tang
  • Da Bu Yin Wan
  • Da Bu Yuan Jian
  • Da Ding Feng Zhu
  • Dan Shen Yin
  • Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San
  • Dang Gui Ji Xue Teng Tang
  • Dang Gui Jian Zhong Tang
  • Dang Gui Long Hui Tang
  • Dang Gui Gui Zhi Tang
  • Dang Gui Shao Yao San
  • Dang Gui Si Ni Tang
  • Dao Chi San
  • Dao Chi Qing Xin Tang
  • Di Sheng Tang
  • Di Tan Tang
  • Ding Xiang Shi Di Tang
  • Duo Ming San
  • E Jiao Ji Zi Huang Tang
  • Er Chen Tang
  • Fo Shou San
  • Fu Tu Dan
  • Gan Jiang Ling Zhu Tang
  • Ge Gen Qin Lian Tang
  • Ge Xia Zhu Yu Tang
  • Gu Chong Tang
  • Gu Tai Jian
  • Gui Pi Tang
  • Gui Shen Wan
  • Gui Zhi Tang
  • Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan
  • Gun Tan Wan
  • Hao Qin Qing Dan Tang
  • Hei Shen San
  • Hua Chong Wan
  • Hua Gan Jian
  • Huang Lian E Jiao Tang
  • Huang Qi Jian Zhong Tang
  • Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San
  • Jian Ling Tang
  • Jie Du Huo Xue Tang
  • Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan
  • Jin Suo Gu Jing Wan
  • Jing Fang Si Wu Tang
  • Ju Pi Zhu Ru Tang
  • Li Yin Jian
  • Li Zhong Tang
  • Li Zhong Wan
  • Li Zhong An Hui Tang
  • Lian Po Yin
  • Liang Di Tang
  • Liang Fu Wan
  • Liang Ge San
  • Liang Shou Tang
  • Ling Gan Wu Wei Jiang Xin Tang
  • Ling Gui Zhu Gan Tang
  • Ling Jiao Gou Teng Tang
  • Liu Jun Zi Tang
  • Liu Wei Di Huang Wan
  • Long Dan Xie Gan Tang
  • Lu Jiao Tu Si Zi Wan
  • Ma Huang Tang
  • Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang
  • Ma Zi Ren Wan
  • Mu Xiang Liu Qi Yin
  • Nei Bu Wan
  • Nuan Gan Jian
  • Ping Wei San
  • Qi Gong Wan
  • Qi Ju Di Huang Wan
  • Qing Gan Yin Jing Tang
  • Qing Hai Wan
  • Qing Jing San
  • Qing Luo Yin
  • Qing Qi Hua Tan Tang
  • Qing Re An Tai Yin
  • Qing Re Gu Jing Tang
  • Qing Re Tiao Xue Tang
  • Qing Wei San
  • Qing Ying Tang
  • Qing Zao Run Chang Tang
  • Qu Tiao Tang
  • Ren Shen Bu Fei Tang
  • Rou Fu Bao Yuan Tang
  • San Jia Fu Mai Tang
  • San Miao Hong Teng Tang
  • San Ren Tang
  • San Zi Yang Qin Tang
  • Sang Ju Yin
  • Sang Piao Xiao San
  • Sang Xing Tang
  • Sha Shen Mai Dong Tang
  • Shao Fu Zhu Yu Tang
  • Shao Yao Tang
  • She Gan Ma Huang Tang
  • Shen Fu Tang
  • Shen Ge San
  • Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
  • Shen Qi Si Wu Tang
  • Sheng Hua Tang
  • Sheng Mai San
  • Sheng Yang Tang
  • Sheng Yu Tang
  • Shi Wei San
  • Shi Xiao San
  • Shou Tai Wan
  • Si Jun Zi Tang
  • Si Mo Tang
  • Si Ni San
  • Si Ni Tang
  • Si Wu Ma Zi Ren Wan
  • Si Wu Tang
  • Su Zi Jiang Qi Tang
  • Suo Gong Zhu Yu Tang
  • Suo Quan Wan
  • Tao He Cheng Qi Tang
  • Tao Hong Si Wu Tang
  • Tian Di Jian
  • Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin
  • Tian Tai Wu Yao San
  • Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan
  • Tiao Wei Cheng Qi Tang
  • Tiao Zheng San
  • Tong You Tang
  • Tu Si Zi Wan
  • Wan Dai Tang
  • Wei Ling Tang
  • Wen Dan Tang
  • Wen Jing Tang
  • Wen Shen Tiao Qi Tang
  • Wu Hu Tang
  • Wu Ling San
  • Wu Mei Wan
  • Wu Ren Wan
  • Wu Yao San
  • Wu Zhi San
  • Wu Zhu Yu Tang
  • Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang
  • Xiang Leng Wan
  • Xiao Chai Hu Tang
  • Xiao Jian Zhong Tang
  • Xiao Qing Long Tang
  • Xiao Yao San
  • Xie Bai San
  • Xie Xin Tang
  • Xing Su San
  • Xuan Fu Dai Zhe Tang
  • Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang
  • Yan Hu Suo Tang
  • Yang Yin Qing Fei Tang
  • Yi Gan San
  • Yi Guan Jian
  • Yi Jia Jian Zheng Qi San
  • Yi Qi Gu Chong Tang
  • Yi Yin Jian
  • Yi Wei Tang
  • Yin Chen Hao Tang
  • Yin Jia Wan
  • Yin Qiao San
  • You Gui Wan
  • Yu Yun Tang
  • Yue Ju Wan
  • Zeng Ye Tang
  • Zhen Gan Xi Feng Tang
  • Zheng Qi Tian Xiang San
  • Zhi Dai Wan
  • Appendix 2 Glossary of Chinese Terms
  • English-Pinyin Glossary of Chinese Terms
  • Pinyin-English Glossary of Chinese Terms
  • Appendix 3 Chronology of Chinese Dynasties
  • Appendix 4 Bibliography
  • Appendix 5 The Classics of Chinese Medicine
  • The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine (between 300 and 100 BC, Warring States Period, Qin and Han dynasties)
  • The Classic of Difficulties (ca. 100 BC, Han dynasty)
  • Essential Prescriptions of the Golden Chest (AD 220, Han dynasty)
  • The Pulse Classic (AD 280, Three Kingdoms Period)
  • Discussion of the Origin of Symptoms in Diseases (AD 610, Sui dynasty)
  • Thousand Golden Ducats Prescriptions (AD 652, Tang dynasty)
  • Discussion on Stomach and Spleen (1249, Song dynasty)
  • Qi Jing Ba Mai Kao (1578, Ming dynasty)
  • A Study of the Pulse by the Pin Hu Lake Master (1578, Ming dynasty)
  • Compendium of Acupuncture (1601, Ming dynasty)
  • Classic of Categories (1624, Ming dynasty)
  • Jing Yue Quan Shu (1624, Ming dynasty)
  • An Explanation of the Acupuncture Points (1654, Qing dynasty)
  • Yi Zong Jin Jian (1742, Qing dynasty)
  • Discussion on Blood Patterns (1884, Qing dynasty)
  • End Notes
  • Appendix 6 Self-Assessment Answers
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 8
  • Chapter 9
  • Chapter 10
  • Chapter 11
  • Chapter 12
  • Chapter 13
  • Chapter 14
  • Chapter 15
  • Chapter 16
  • Chapter 17
  • Chapter 18
  • Chapter 19
  • Chapter 20
  • Chapter 21
  • Chapter 22
  • Chapter 23
  • Chapter 24
  • Chapter 25
  • Chapter 26
  • Chapter 27
  • Chapter 28
  • Chapter 29
  • Chapter 30
  • Chapter 31
  • Chapter 32
  • Chapter 33
  • Chapter 34
  • Chapter 35
  • Chapter 36
  • Chapter 37
  • Chapter 38
  • Chapter 39
  • Chapter 40
  • Chapter 41
  • Chapter 42
  • Chapter 44
  • Chapter 45
  • Chapter 46
  • Chapter 47
  • Chapter 49
  • Chapter 50
  • Chapter 51
  • Chapter 52
  • Chapter 53
  • Chapter 69
  • Index

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  • No. of pages: 1320
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Churchill Livingstone 2015
  • Published: May 11, 2015
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702066313
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780702052163

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.

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