Practical Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine
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This meticulous translation offers, for the first time in English, an authoritative and detailed compilation of the principles and practice of TCM diagnostic methods and approaches. This translation has been carefully prepared and polished by translators in both China and the West, and has been edited thoroughly to maximize its accessibility by Western practitioners.
Section 1: Examination Methods. Inspection Examination. Listening and Smelling Examination. Inquiry Examination. Palpation Examination. Section 2: Pattern Identification. Eight Principle Pattern Identification. Disease Cause Pattern Identification. Six Channel Pattern Identification. Defense, Qi, Construction and Blood Pattern Identification and Triple Burner Pattern Identification. Qi, Blood and Body Fluid Pattern Identification. Viscera and Bowel Pattern Identification. Twelve Channels and Networks Pattern Identification. Section 3: Comprehensive Application of the Methods of Pattern Identification. Essentials of Pattern Identification of External Diseases. Essentials of Miscellaneous Disease Pattern Identification. Steps in the Identification of Patterns and Determination of Treatment. Identification of Patterns and Identification of Disease. Section 4: Outline of Diagnostic Principles of Clinical Departments: Outline of Diagnostics of Gynecology. Outline of Pediatric Diagnostics. Outline of Diagnostic in External Medicine. Outline of Diagnosis in Traumatology. Outline of Diagnosis in Ophthalmology. Outline of Diagnosis in Ears, Nose and Throat. Section 5: Diagnosis of Commonly Seen Clinical Symptoms: Fever (Heat Effusion). Fear of Cold. Abnormal Sweating. Headache. Cough. Panting. Chest Pain. Heart Palpations. Insomnia. Spirit-Mind Abnormalities. Bleeding. Thirst. Torpid Intake. Stomach Duct Pain. Abdominal Pain. Vomiting and Retching. Constipation. Diarrhea. Dizziness. Yellowing. Convulsions. Lumbar Pain. Inhibited Urination. Excessive Urination. Water Swelling. Section 4: Writing a Medical Record: Overview. The Contact and Format of the Medical Record. Examples of In-Patient Medical Records.
Tietao Deng, Professor, Guangzhou Traditional Chinese Medicine College, Guangzhou, China