Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine , 2nd Edition

By Giovanni Maciocia, CAc(Nanjing)
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  • Provides a clinical understanding of traditional Chinese medicine.
  • Offers an unparalleled depth of information that is meticulously cross referenced.
  • Includes all the signs and symptoms, however subtle, with which a modern patient may present in the clinic
  • Provides clinical experience and understanding from a leader in the field of Chinese medicine.
  • Clearly outlines the decision making options in key situations to help readers through the most challenging topics
  • Logically organised so readers can quickly find the information they need in clinical situations.
  • Well illustrated support for practitioner and student alike. Includes 16 page colour plate section
  • Written by world-renowned author and teacher Giovanni Maciocia, Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive, highly illustrated, and easy-to-understand resource. With a focus on clear interpretations of "real world" signs and symptoms, this new edition addresses the practice beyond the theory and leads you through both basic and sophisticated levels of diagnostic interpretation. Since Chinese medicine diagnosis relies on a subtle appraisal of a patient's disharmony, many factors beyond traditional Western symptoms are considered, including a patient's voice, the absence of thirst, feeling hot or cold, the patient's smell, tone of voice, and glitter of eyes. This practical resource helps students and practitioners alike carefully interpret a wide range of diagnostic nuances.

    Key Features
    • One-of-a-kind text gives you a clinical understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
    • Rich, unique content offers an unparalleled depth of information that is meticulously cross-referenced.
    • Includes all the signs and symptoms that a modern patient may present in the clinic, no matter how subtle.
    • Outlines the decision-making options in key situations to help you through the most challenging topics.
    • Case histories with diagnoses present common conditions that professionals will often find in practice.
    • Logically organized to help you quickly find the information you need in clinical situations.
    • Written by a leader in the field of Chinese medicine provides you with an expert's clinical experience and understanding.
    ISBN 9780702044144
    Author Information By Giovanni Maciocia, CAc(Nanjing), Acupuncturist and Medical Herbalist, UK; Visiting Professor, Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, People's Republic of China.
    Published Reviews

    "The first requirement for diagnosis in medicine is clear thinking. On that score there cannot have been a better designed book in this field."

    "Articulated and precise, the text by Giovanni Maciocia maps out for the inexperienced reader a safe path through clinical symptoms and signs; for those who are experts in the art, it is a most useful manual for consultation. This book is indispensable both for students and for practitioners of all levels.
    "Massimo Muccioli, Professor of Acupuncture and Diet Therapy, Director of Faculty of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Scuola Matteo Ricci, Bologna

    "Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine represents the most comprehensive and yet encyclopaedic and detailed textbook on diagnosis in English. In his usual style combining clarity, precision and experience, Giovanni Maciocia has filled an important gap in the TCM literature. This precise, clear, academic and detailed textbook on Chinese Diagnosis is an indispensable tool both for practitioners and students."
    Hamid Montakab, M.D., LAc

    "Maciocia has consistently provided the West with precise knowledge and profound clarity concerning Eastern medicine. This new work continues his unique scholar-practitioner tradition of teaching and writing that simultaneously supplies immediately practical information with direct clinical application with theoretical insight and wisdom that makes one consider and ponder and see the Eastern tradition from new perspectives. This is an invaluable addition to what can only be described as the ongoing "Maciocia transmission."
    Ted Kaptchuk, OMD

    "This new book on diagnosis brilliantly fills a gap in the existing literature. It appears encyclopedic yet is surprisingly useful in daily practice. While it is solidly based on Chinese medicine, this book guides the reader in applying the principles of traditional diagnosis to present-day western patients. Physician acupuncturists will especially appreciate the book's easy access to discover the significance of symptoms and signs they encounter in their practices. It's a remarkably good book."
    Joseph M. Helms, M.D.

    "Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine is an indispensable tool for the interpretation of symptoms and signs. It is the first text that helps the practitioner to understand the significance of symptoms and signs making diagnosis and treatment strategies easier and more logical."
    Dr Carlo Maria Giovanardi

    "For the last 16 years Giovanni Maciocia has been the one author in the field of oriental medicine whose books have become the essential study and practice texts for an entire generation in the west. With this long-awaited comprehensive book on diagnosis and differentiation of symptoms, he adds to this impressive body of work and no student or practitioner will want to be without it."
    Peter Deadman

    "This book is an essential clinical reference for all practitioners and it is surely the most important book on Chinese medicine to be published in the last ten years.
    European Journal of Oriental Medicine

    Table of Content

    Part I: Diagnosis by Observation
    Section 1: Observation of the Body, Mind and Complexion
    1. Observation Of The Body Shape, Physique And Demeanor
    2. Observation Of The Mind, Spirit And Emotion
    3. Observation Of The Complexion Color
    4. Observation Of Body Movements

    Section 2: Parts of the Body
    5. Observation Of Head, Face And Hair
    6. Observation Of The Eyes
    7. Observation Of The Nose
    8. Observation Of Lips, Mouth, Palate, Teeth, Gums And Philtrum
    9. Observation Of The Ears
    10. Observation Of Throat And Neck
    11. Observation Of The Back
    12. Observation Of Women's Breasts
    13. Observation Of The Heartbeat
    14. Observation Of The Hands
    15. Observation Of The Nails
    16. Observation Of The Chest And Abdomen
    17. Observation Of Genitalia
    18. Observation Of The Four Limbs
    19. Observation Of The Legs
    20. Observation Of Excretions
    21. Observation Of The Skin
    22. Observation In Children

    Section 3: Tongue Diagnosis
    23. Tongue Diagnosis
    24. Tongue-Body Color
    25. Tongue Body Shape
    26. Tongue Coating
    27. Tongue Images And Patterns

    Part II: Diagnosis by Interrogation
    28. Introduction
    29. Pain
    30. Food And Taste
    31. Stools And Urine
    32. Thirst And Drink
    33. Energy Levels
    34. Head
    35. Face
    36. Throat And Neck
    37. Body
    38. Chest And Abdomen
    39. Limbs
    40. Sleep
    41. Sweating
    42. Ears And Eyes
    43. Feeling Of Cold, Feeling Of Heat And Fever
    44. Mental-Emotional Symptoms
    45. Sexual Symptoms
    46. Women's Symptoms
    47. Children's Symptoms
    48. Diagnosing The Causes Of Disease

    Part III: Diagnosis by Palpation
    49. Diagnosis by Palpation
    50. Pulse Qualities
    51. Palpation Of Parts Of The Body
    52. Palpation Of Channels

    Part IV: Diagnosis by Hearing and Smelling
    53. Diagnosis By Hearing
    54. Diagnosis By Smelling

    Part V: Symptoms and Signs
    Section 1: Symptoms and Signs of Parts of the Body
    55. Head And Face
    56. Face Color
    57. Ears
    58. Nose
    59. Throat
    60. Mouth, Tongue, Teeth, Gums, Lips, Palate And Philtrum
    61. Eyes
    62. Neck, Shoulders And Upper Back
    63. Chest
    64. Limbs
    65. Arms
    66. Legs
    67. Lower Back
    68. Body
    69. Digestive System And Taste
    70. Thirst And Drink
    71. Abdomen
    72. Defecation
    73. Urination
    74. Anus
    75. Men's Sexual And Genital Symptoms
    76. Sweating
    77. Skin Signs
    78. Emotional Symptoms
    79. Mental And Emotional Symptoms
    80. Mental Difficulties
    81. Sleep
    82. Feeling Of Cold, Feeling Of Heat, Fever
    83. Voice, Speech And Sounds

    Section 2: Gynecological Symptoms and Signs
    84. Menstrual Symptoms
    85. Problems At Period Time
    86. Problems Of Pregnancy
    87. Problems After Childbirth
    88. Breast Signs
    89. Miscellaneous Gynecological Symptoms

    Section 3: Pediatric Symptoms and Signs
    90. Children's Problems

    Part VI: Identification of Internal Organ Patterns
    91. Heart
    92. Spleen
    93. Liver
    94. Lungs
    95. Kidneys
    96. Small Intestine
    97. Stomach
    98. Gall-Bladder
    99. Large Intestine
    100. Bladder

    Appendix 1: Case Histories
    Appendix 2: Prescriptions
    Appendix 3: History of Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine

    Chinese Chronology

    Publication Date 23-05-2018
    Pages 1080
    Trim 246 X 189 (7 11/16 x 9 7/16)
    Stock Status In Stock
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