Foundations of Chinese Medicine, 2nd ed.

This is the latest edition of the most successful Chinese medicine textbook ever published in English. The book covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture and discusses, in detail, ...

By Giovanni Maciocia


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This is the latest edition of the most successful Chinese medicine textbook ever published in English. 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 covered in this text references ancient and modern Chinese texts, and explains the application of theory in a Western practice context. The new edition includes new material, as well as revised chapters. Notably, 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. The text presentation has been redesigned to make it even easier for students to navigate the chapters. A second color 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 included with this book, which contains over 750 self-testing questions in a variety of formats. Students have the option to be marked electronically on their answers. Also included on the CD-ROM is the additional resource of 65 full color surface anatomy images. 1205 pgs

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