Foundations of Chinese Medicine, 2nd Edition
A Comprehensive Text - with free CD Rom
This is a new edition of the most successful Chinese medicine textbook ever published in the English language. The book covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the use of the 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 a Western practice context.
The new edition includes additional new material, as well as revised chapters, as detailed below. In particular, 50 more acupuncture points are discussed, and further patterns (as well as some combined patterns) have been added. More case studies and case histories have been included, and pinyin equivalents have been added to key terms.
Additional information is given on pathological processes and factors; principles of point prescribing; diagnosis, especially pulse diagnosis; the relative weighting of symptoms; identification of patterns according to the Four Levels and the Three Burners; channel theory; Warm and Cold disease; and vital substances. The glossary has been considerably expanded.
In addition, the text presentation has been redesigned to make it even easier and clearer for students to navigate around the chapters. A second colour has been introduced, and more drawings, diagrams and tables now supplement the text. Summaries are included at the beginning and end of each chapter, and icons have been added to support the clarity of the text.
A CD-ROM is also included with the book, and it contains over 750 self-testing questions in a variety of formats. The students have the option to be marked electronically on their answers. Also included are 65 full colour surface anatomy images as an additional resource.
New edition of one of the most successful Chinese Medicine textbooks in the English Language written by Giovanni Maciocia who is recognized as one of the Western world's leading authorities on Chinese medicine
50 new points, more patterns (combined patterns added to the individual pattern chapters and more information on the identification of patterns according to pathogenic factors)
Part 1: General Theory. Introduction. Yin-Yang. The 5 Elements. The Vital Substances. The Transformation Of Qi.
Part 2: The Functions Of The Internal Organs. Introduction.
Part 3: The Causes Of Disease.
Part 5: Pathology. Introduction. The Pathology Of Full And Empty Conditions. The Pathology Of Yin-Yang Imbalance. Pathology Of Qi Mechanism.
Part 6: Identification Of Patterns. Introduction.
Part 7: The Acupuncture Points.
Part 8: Principles Of Treatment. Principles And Strategies Of Treatment. Principles Of Combination Of Points.
Prescriptions. Glossary Of Chinese Terms. Bibliography. Appendix 1: Dynasties Of China
Foundations of Chinese Medicine, 2nd Edition has the following PDF Attachments available for download:
Free chapter - The Functions of the Triple Burner
Customers who purchased this also purchased...
Foundations of Chinese Medicine
From the internationally acclaimed practitioner, Giovanni Maciocia, comes a first-class textbook that explains the application of the theory of Chinese medicine to Western medical practice. It emphasises Western types of diseases and patients. FEATURES: No other English language text combines the depth and detail with practical application The author combines scholarship with a readable styl... Read More...
Starting with historical background, including the origins and meanings of concepts essential to the practice of acupuncture, the text proceeds to a discussion of the anatomical and pathophysiological concepts of Oriental medicine, concluding with a detailed review of diagnostic methods. A practical guid for lay practitioners as well as healthcare professionals. 114 black-and-white illustrations.... Read More...
Complete System of Chinese Self-Healing
Here is a complete system of non-strenuous self-healing routines revolutionary to the Western world but which originated in China more than 600 years ago. It is called Taoist medicine. Part 1 Underlying Principles 1. Taoism 2. The Energy Theory 3. The Circulation Theory 4. The Seven Glands Theory 5.The Nerve Theory Part 2. Living with the Whole Body 6. The Internal Exercises Part 3. Adva... Read More...