Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine, 2nd Edition
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.
- 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.
- NEW! Clinical and Treatments notes provide practical information on acupuncture – including herbal treatment, when appropriate – for most symptoms and signs, giving the book a clinical application in therapy.
- NEW! UPDATED full-color design and color photographs depict external clinical signs for more accurate clinical recognition.
- NEW! Learning outcomes summarize the basics that you should know after completing a chapter.
- NEW! Thoroughly updated content from an expert author clarifies the best practices for diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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
Appendices Appendix 1: Case Histories Appendix 2: Prescriptions Appendix 3: History of Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine
Glossary Bibliography Chinese Chronology
Giovanni Maciocia, CAc(Nanjing), Acupuncturist and Medical Herbalist, UK; Visiting Professor, Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, People's Republic of China.