Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide




New product available - 9780702044144
1212 pages
17 DEC 2003


This major, new book is a complete, easily accessed and highly illustrated guide to diagnosis in Chinese Medicine. Emphasis is placed on real world issues and symptoms, and the text focuses on clear interpretations of signs and symptoms - the practice beyond the theory. Since Chinese medicine diagnosis relies on a subjective appraisal of the patient's symptoms and signs - which form a pattern - many factors beyond traditional Western symptoms are taken into consideration e.g. a patient's voice, the absence of thirst, feeling hot or cold, the patient's smell, tone of voice, glitter of eyes. Thus, Chinese diagnosis is based on a subtle appraisal of a patient's disharmony, which may not be a disease at all, and as such requires careful interpretation of a range of nuances. This book will help lead students and practitioners through basic on to sophisticated levels of diagnostic interpretationProvides a clinical understanding of Traditional Chinese MedicineOffers an unparalleled depth of information that is meticulously cross-referencedIncludes all the signs and symptoms, however subtle, that a modern patient may present in the clinicProvides clinical experience and understanding from a leader in the field of Chinese medicineClearly outlines the decision-making options in key situations to help readers through the most challenging topicsLogically organized so readers can quickly find the information they need in clinical situations


PART 1: DIAGNOSIS BY OBSERVATIONSection 1: Observation of the Body, Mind and Complexion1. Observation Of The Body Shape, Physique And Demeanour 2. Observation Of The Mind, Spirit And Emotion3. Observation Of The Complexion Colour4. Observation Of Body MovementsSection 2: Parts of the Body5. Observation Of Head, Face And Hair6. Observation Of The Eyes7. Observation Of The Nose8. Observation Of Lips, Mouth, Palate, Teeth, Gums And Philtrum9. Observation Of The Ears10. Observation Of Throat And Neck11. Observation Of The Back12. Observation Of Women's Breasts13. Observation Of The Heartbeat14. Observation Of The Hands15. Observation Of The Nails16. Observation Of The Chest And Abdomen17. Observation Of Genitalia18. Observation Of The Four Limbs19. Observation Of The Legs20. Observation Of Excretions21. Observation Of The Skin22. Observation In ChildrenSection 3: Tongue Diagnosis23. Tongue Diagnosis24. Tongue-Body Colour25. Tongue Body Shape26. Tongue Coating27. Tongue Images And PatternsPART 2: DIAGNOSIS BY INTERROGATION28. Introduction29. Pain30. Food And Taste31. Stools And Urine32. Thirst And Drink33. Energy Levels34. Head35. Face36. Throat And Neck37. Body38. Chest And Abdomen39. Limbs40. Sleep41. Sweating42. Ears And Eyes43. Feeling Of Cold, Feeling Of Heat And Fever44. Mental-Emotional Symptoms45. Sexual Symptoms46. Women's Symptoms47. Children's Symptoms48. Diagnosing The Causes Of DiseasePART 3: DIAGNOSIS BY PALPATION49. Diagnosis by Palpation50. Pulse Qualities51. Palpation Of Parts Of The Body52. Palpation Of ChannelsPART 4: DIAGNOSIS BY HEARING AND SMELLING53. Diagnosis By Hearing54. Diagnosis By SmellingPART 5: SYMPTOMS AND SIGNSSection 1: Symptoms and Signs of Parts of the Body55. Head And Face56. Face Colour57. Ears58. Nose59. Throat60. Mouth, Tongue, Teeth, Gums, Lips, Palate And Philtrum61. Eyes62. Neck, Shoulders And Upper Back63. Chest64. Limbs65. Arms66. Legs67. Lower Back68. Body69. Digestive System And Taste70. Thirst And Drink71. Abdomen72. Defecation73. Urination74. Anus75. Men's Sexual And Genital Symptoms76. Sweating77. Skin Signs78. Emotional Symptoms79. Mental And Emotional Symptoms80. Mental Difficulties81. Sleep82. Feeling Of Cold, Feeling Of Heat, Fever83. Voice, Speech And SoundsSection 2: Gynaecological Symptoms and Signs84. Menstrual Symptoms85. Problems At Period Time86. Problems Of Pregnancy87. Problems After Childbirth88. Breast Signs89. Miscellaneous Gynaecological SymptomsSection 3: Paediatric Symptoms and Signs90. Children's ProblemsPART 6: IDENTIFICATION OF PATTERNS Section 1: Internal Organ Patterns 91. Heart92. Spleen93. Liver94. Lungs95. Kidneys96. Small Intestine97. Stomach98. Gall-Bladder99. Large Intestine100. BladderSection 2: Qi, Blood and Body Fluids Patterns101. Identification Of Patterns According To Qi, Blood, Yang, And Yin102. Identification Of Patterns According To Body FluidsSection 3: Pathogenic Factors Patterns103. Identification Of Patterns According To Pathogenic Factors104. Identification Of Patterns According To The 4 Levels105. Identification Of Patterns According To The 6 Stages106. Identification Of Patterns According To The 3 Burners107. Residual Pathogenic FactorSection 4: Patterns Of the 8 Principles, 12 Channels, 8 Extraordinary Vessels and 5 Elements108. Identification Of Patterns According To The 8 Principles109. Identification Of Patterns According To The 12 Channels110. Identification Of Patterns According To The 8 Extraordinary Vessels111. Identification Of Patterns According To The 5 ElementsAppendicesAppendix 1: Case HistoriesAppendix 2: PrescriptionsAppendix 3: History of Diagnosis in Chinese MedicineGlossaryBibliographyChinese Chronology