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Diagnostics of Traditional Chinese Medicine
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DIAGNOSTICS OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

PAPERBACK BY BING, ZHU; HONGCAI, WANG

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9781848190368
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JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
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PAGES
224 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
15 JUL 2010

DESCRIPTION

The principles and practice of diagnostics are key to administering effective treatment in traditional Chinese medicine. The ability to recognise and diagnose symptoms and complaints correctly is fundamental to deciding on appropriate remedies, and this book provides a comprehensive introduction to all the principles that students and practitioners need to know.The authors outline the key methods used in diagnosis, and describe the eight basic categories of ailment and disease: yin and yang, exterior and interior, cold and heat, and deficiency and excess. They provide detailed instructions on how to identify and rebalance the relative strengths of pathogens and Qi in the body, and how to differentiate between syndromes that might look the same, using traditional Chinese medicine methods. The book concludes with useful forms for completion in taking a diagnosis. Combining practical instruction with detailed theory, this authoritative textbook, compiled by the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center (CBIATC), under the editorial direction of leading Chinese clinicians Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai, is an excellent reference for students and practitioners at all levels.

CONTENTS

1. Introduction. Concept of diagnostics of TCM. Content of diagnostics of TCM. Principles of diagnostics of TCM. 2. Diagnostics. Inspection. Observation of the vitality. Observation of the colour. Observation of the appearance. Observation of the head and five sense organs. Observation of the tongue. Auscultation and olfaction. Listening. Smelling. Inquiring. Chills and fever. Perspiration. Head and body. Ears and eyes. Appetite, thirst and taste. Sleep. Stools and urine. Menses and leukorrhea. Infants. Palpation. Feeling the pulse. Palpation of different parts of the body. 3. Differentiation of Syndromes. Differentiation of Syndromes according to the Theory of Eight Principles. Exterior and interior. Cold and heat. Deficiency and excess. Yin and yang. Differentiation of Syndromes according to the Theory of Etiology. Differentiation of syndrome according to the theory of six exogenous factors pestilential epidemics factors. Differentiation of syndromes according to the theory of the seven emotional factors. Improper diet, overstrain, stress. Traumatic injury. Differentiation of Syndromes according to the Theory of Qi, Blood and Body Fluid. Syndromes of qi, Syndromes of Blood. Syndromes of qi and blood. Syndromes of body fluid. Differentiation of Syndromes according to the Theory of Zangfu Organs. Syndromes of the heart and small intestine. Syndromes of the lung and large intestine. Syndromes of the spleen and stomach. Syndromes of the liver and gallbladder. Syndromes of the kidney and urinary bladder. Complicated syndromes of zangfu organs. Differentiation of syndromes according to the Theory of Six Meridians. Taiyang Syndrome. Yangming Syndrome. Shaoyang Syndrome. Taiyin Syndrome. Shaoyin Syndrome. Jueyin Syndrome. Transmission. Differentiation of Syndromes according to the Theory of Wei-defense, Qi, Ying - nutrient and Xue Blood. Weifen syndrome. Qifen syndrome. Yingfen syndrome. Xuefen syndrome. Transmission. Differentiation of Syndromes according to the Theory of Sanjiao. Syndrome of the Upper jiao. Syndrome of the Middle jiao. Syndrome of the Lower jiao. Transmission. 4. How to Write Case Report.