Medical

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine

A Comprehensive Text

Author: Giovanni Maciocia

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702066311

Category: Medical

Page: 1320

View: 4574

This highly successful textbook covers the basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the use of acupuncture points and the principles of treatment. The material is based on rigorous reference to ancient and modern Chinese texts, and explains the application of theory in the context of Western clinical practice. The new edition features new and updated material plus an accompanying website containing over 650 self-testing questions in a variety of formats. 25th Anniversary edition of the Western world’s best-selling book on Chinese medicine! Logical, sequential organization builds from basic theoretical concepts, through functions of individual organs, diagnosis, pathology, pattern recognition & disease categories, and the appropriate use of acupuncture points Clearly explains the theory and practice of Chinese Medicine to Western medical audiences Based on a unique and invaluable combination of extensive clinical experience in the West, current Chinese Medicine textbooks and ancient sources, in particular, the ‘Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine’ (Nei Jing) and the ‘Classic of Difficulties’ (Nan Jing) Includes Pinyin equivalents to make it immediately evident which original term is being translated Abundantly illustrated with over 750 line drawings and more than 1000 tables & boxes designed to emphasize the key facts End of chapter Learning Outcomes point out ‘must-know’ information A helpful colour-plate section provides valuable information for diagnosis Cases Studies and Case Histories apply theory to diagnosis and treatment, bringing the subject to life in a realistic context An extensive Glossary explains new terms and their origins from translation Additional Appendices list Prescriptions, Bibliography and Chinese Chronology Authored by Giovanni Maciocia, one of the Western world's leading subject matter experts An accompanying EVOLVE website provides over 650 self-testing questions and answers to help readers check their understanding of frequently complex information New Case Histories help ‘bring the subject to life’ Expanded subject area coverage including new clinical guidelines and additional acupuncture point combinations Contains further analysis of acupuncture point actions Innovative guidelines aid students learning Chinese Medicine patterns
Medical

A Brief History of Chinese Medicine and Its Influence

Second Edition

Author: P Y Ho,F P Lisowski

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813103086

Category: Medical

Page: 124

View: 7163

This brief discourse is an introduction to the historical development of medicine in China, whose influence on Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia was profound and even reached far west into the Islamic world. The authors wish to make the interested reader aware of China's rich contribution to the world growth of the medical sciences. Too often the view has been taken that the history of medicine began with the discoveries of the Greeks and those ancient nations from whom they learnt. The authors want to redress this view and acquaint readers with a glimpse of the concepts and history of Chinese medicine and hope that they will feel encouraged to delve deeper.
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Integrative Pain Medicine

The Science and Practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pain Management

Author: Joseph F. Audette,Allison Bailey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781597453448

Category: Medical

Page: 580

View: 7074

This important book fills a need in the developing area of Pain Medicine. It provides physicians with an up-to-date resource that details the current understanding about the basic science underlying the mechanism of action of the various CAM therapies used for pain. It summarizes the clinical evidence both for efficacy and safety, and finishes with practical guidelines about how such treatments could be successfully and safely integrated into a Pain practice.
Health & Fitness

Acupuncture Energetics

A Workbook for Diagnostics and Treatment

Author: Mark Seem

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892814350

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

View: 5614

A leading practitioner offers a new approach to acupuncture that integrates Eight-Principle and Five-Phase diagnosis. Includes case histories and a workbook for treatment strategies.
Medical

Acupuncture Therapeutics

Author: Bing Zhu,Hongcai Wang

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857010182

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 9015

Acupuncture can be a very effective way of strengthening the body's resistance to illness, and of eliminating potentially harmful pathogens. This book provides a complete overview of the principles involved in distinguishing between different syndromes of illness in patients, and of selecting and administering appropriate treatments. The book describes the functions of acupuncture within the wider context of traditional Chinese medicine, and explains the principles involved in identifying and treating different illnesses and complaints. A large portion of the book is devoted to describing how to diagnose and treat more than 130 different conditions, including headaches and angina, asthma, depressive disorders, dementia, and acne. This comprehensive textbook, compiled by the prestigious China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center (CBIATC), under the editorial directorship of leading Chinese practitioners Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai, is an invaluable reference for the advanced student or practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine.
Medical

A Textbook of General Practice 3E

Author: Patrick White,Ann Wylie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444172719

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 4499

An essential guide to general practice and being a general practitioner, A Textbook of General Practice is written specifically with the medical student and foundation doctor in mind. Reflecting current practice, the book does not seek to reiterate the content of a general medical textbook, but instead teaches the fundamental principles of general practice. The coverage is comprehensive, with everything the undergraduate student or foundation doctor will encounter in a general practice module or rotation. The skills and knowledge presented can usefully be applied to all areas of clinical practice. With practical exercises throughout the book, readers are encouraged to learn through doing. Quotes from students and tutors offer insights into personal experience, while thinking and discussion points encourage reflection. New features in this edition include improved organization, "red flag" pointers to serious illnesses, and SBA-style self assessment questions. With content entirely updated to reflect the latest recommendations from Tomorrow's Doctors, the third edition of A Textbook of General Practice is the number one choice for undergraduates seeking a narrative introduction to this important discipline.
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Chinese Herbal Medicine

Materia Medica

Author: Dan Bensky,Steven Clavey,Erich Stöger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780939616428

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 1311

View: 2641

The new 3rd edition of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica is designed to give practitioners the information they need to practice Chinese herbal medicine with greater understanding and confidence. It provides a wealth of new information - more than twice the content of the previous edition -- and practical insight into more than 530 of the most commonly used herbs in the Chinese pharmacopoeia.
Health & Fitness

Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine

Author: Giovanni Maciocia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780939616190

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 210

View: 6071

Health & Fitness

Clean Needle Technique Manual for Acupuncturists

Guidelines and Standards for the Clean and Safe Clinical Practice of Acupuncture

Author: National Acupuncture Foundation

Publisher: Nat'l Acupuncture Foundation

ISBN: 9780967026268

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 64

View: 4666

Health & Fitness

Shiatsu Theory and Practice

Author: Carola Beresford-Cooke

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857012606

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 4933

Written by a well-known and highly respected author and practitioner within the field, Shiatsu Theory and Practice is a complete introduction to the theory and practice of Zen shiatsu, drawing in detail on the theoretical foundation of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Phase theory as well as that of Zen. Beresford-Cooke explains the strands of theory in a way which makes their integration into practice clear and rational. She includes step-by-step descriptions of treatment routines and techniques, alongside case histories illustrating the application of theory to practice. The book features detailed descriptions and illustrations of meridians, point locations and functions, and these are shown together with salient underlying anatomy. The text is supported by full colour photographs as well as online videoclips showing techniques, routines in the four positions and how to treat individual points and meridians. There are also supplementary online resources such as exercises and activities, web links, appendices for each chapter, and instructor lesson plans, homework and testbank of questions. This fully revised third edition is essential reading for students and practitioners of shiatsu and massage therapy.
Medical

The Practice of Chinese Medicine

The Treatment of Diseases with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

Author: Giovanni Maciocia

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 9780443074905

Category: Medical

Page: 1501

View: 8671

The new edition of this popular clinical text describes the application of traditional Chinese medical theory to the diagnosis and treatment of up to 48 diseases, conditions, and disorders. In addition to the existing 34 covered in the first edition, 14 new conditions and symptoms have been added.
Medical

Chinese Medical Characters

Author: Nigel Wiseman,Yǔhúan Zhāng,Yu Huan Zhang,Michael Helme

Publisher: Paradigm Publications

ISBN: 9780912111681

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 5105

"This work is an integral part of the Chinese Medicine Language series for students and practitioners. It presents the first 100 characters based upon frequency of use in medical texts, as well as an overall program designed to help the student acquire the necessary tools for building a thorough vocabulary. This first volume presents the basics of Chinese characters along with the etymologies of the 100 most commonly seen characters. Designed as a workbook, it offers students practice in learning to read, recognize, and write the characters and provides the basic tools that students need to become familiar with the written language of Chinese medicine and thereby enrich their studies." -Publisher.
Medical

Xie's Veterinary Acupuncture

Author: Huisheng Xie,Vanessa Preast

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118692195

Category: Medical

Page: 376

View: 5443

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine has been used to treat animals in China for thousands of years. Until now, the majority of the literature on Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine has been written in Chinese. Xie's Veterinary Acupuncture serves as a comprehensive and accessible reference on the basic principles, techniques and clinical application of veterinary acupuncture. Written by a world renowned authority on veterinary acupuncture and a panel of experts, the book incorporates a traditional Chinese approach to veterinary acupuncture, including ancient and newly developed acupuncture techniques for both small and large animals. With the growing interest in veterinary acupuncture worldwide, this ground-breaking and authoritative text is a timely resource for practitioners and students alike.
Medical

Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine

Author: Anthony G. Chila

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781766710

Category: Medical

Page: 1131

View: 2423

Thoroughly revised for its Third Edition, "Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine" is the most comprehensive, current osteopathic text. This edition features expanded coverage of international practice and includes a new chapter on the structure of the profession.
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The Acupuncturist's Guide to Conventional Medicine, Second Edition

Author: Clare Stephenson

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 085701255X

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 4533

Offering a systematic comparative approach to Western and Eastern medicine, this unique textbook enables students and practitioners of Chinese medicine to develop a core understanding of conventional medical language and treatments. Acupuncture practitioners increasingly find themselves working alongside Western healthcare professionals. Now in its second edition, this book is a guide to conventional medical diagnoses, symptoms and treatments, and using examples drawn from the author's experience and knowledge of TCM it encourages reflection on how these diagnoses may be interpreted from a more holistic medical perspective. It includes introductory sections on physiology, pathology and pharmacology, chapters devoted to the physiological systems of the body and the conventional approach to the treatment of diseases that can affect them, and information on dealing with patients in practice. Accompanying online material, including self-testing questions and answers and checklists for revision, is available for those wishing to use the text for systematic study.
Medical

The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine

Author: Ted Kaptchuk

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483546276

Category: Medical

Page: 500

View: 4004

Chinese medicine is a healing art that has survived and continues to thrive in East Asia and is increasingly becoming a global resource. The Web That Has No Weaver is the classic English language introductory text that explains how medicine so rooted the archaic past can be relevant to modern health care. The book demystifies the worldview of Chinese medicine. Yin and yang, dampness and wind are easily comprehended. The Web lets the reader see, feel and discover aspects of illness that modern biomedicine overlooks or cannot even understand. The use of acupuncture and herbal medicine to regain harmony and balance is explained. The book is both accessible and scholarly and also incorporates the viewpoint of modern science. For students, scholars, health care providers and the general public, The Web has earned its place as the foremost authority synthesizing Western and Eastern approaches to healing. This revised second edition is the product of years of further reflection on ancient Chinese sources and active involvement in cutting-edge scientific research. Chapter include: 1. Medicine East and West: Two Ways of Seeing, Two Ways of Thinking / and the landscape patterns of nature and humans. 2. The Fundamental Textures: Qi, Blood, Essence, Spirit, and Fluids/ or the basic ingredients of human life. 3. The Organs of the Body: The Harmonious Landscape/ and on anatomy and its absence. 4.The Meridians: The Warp and Woof/and on acupuncture and herbology. 5. Origins of Disharmony: Stormy Weather/or when a cause is not a cause. 6. The Four Examinations: Signs and Symptoms/ and Aristotle and Lao Tzu revisited. 7. The Eight Principal Patterns: The Faces of Yin and Yang/ the patterns' basic texture and composition. 8. The Patterns of the Human Landscape//the details of the clinical scene. 9. Chinese Medicine as an Art/ or on the Penetrating Dvine Illumination. 10. The Web That Has No Weaver--and Mount Sina/ or on the location of truth.
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Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping Therapy

Author: Ilkay Z. Chirali

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702058343

Category: Medical

Page: 372

View: 3729

This new edition explores and describes techniques of cupping in the context of TCM theory. It provides a clear and detailed set of practical guidelines to applying this technique for various common conditions, and looks closely at issues of safety, expectation and theoretical principles of action. This new edition includes new scientific research on cupping therapy and the effect on the immune system as well as new material on muscular pain, stress management and cupping therapy and sports medicine. A dedicated website complements the text with video clips showing the eleven methods of cupping therapy. DVD containing 12 video clips showing the use of cupping in practice. Unique scienfitic research on cupping therapy and the effect on the immune system. LI>16 page colour plate section containing 63 halftones. New page layout including new features. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout with more details allocated to individual treatment and methods. LI>New material on muscular pain, stress management and cupping therapy and sports medicine.
Medical

The Complementary Therapist's Guide to Red Flags and Referrals

Author: Clare Stephenson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070205433X

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 9264

Unique ready reference for all complementary medicine, massage therapy and manual therapy practitioners and students alerting them to ‘red flag’ symptoms which should be referred for Western medical investigation or emergency medical treatment. When can a patient be safely reassured and when do they need further investigation or treatment? ‘Red flags’ are clinical signs that suggest a patient needs prompt investigation and treatment for a potentially dangerous situation. Therapists increasingly find themselves working alongside conventionally trained doctors and nurses and it is vital for them to understand conventional medical diagnoses, symptoms and treatments and, crucially, to recognise warning signs of serious disease. This is essential in order to be a safe practitioner. Clare Stephenson’s The Complementary Therapist’s Guide to Red Flags and Referrals meets this need by providing an easily accessible reference to ‘red flag’ symptoms, designed especially for therapists. It offers guidance on how best to respond to those symptoms and signs of disease which can be readily discerned through routine history taking and basic examination of the body. The guidance is in language which is accessible to therapists, and clear advice is offered on when to refer patients to conventional medicine practitioners and how to communicate with doctors when making a referral. Clinical syndromes which merit rapid response are summarised for ease of reference.
Acupuncture

The Eight Extraordinary Meridians

Author: Claude Larre,Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée

Publisher: Redwing Book Company

ISBN: 9781872468136

Category: Acupuncture

Page: 243

View: 7556

Medical

From Ayurveda To Chinese Medicine

Author: Leung Ping-chung

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813200359

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 6284

This unique book presents the differences and similarities of the oldest system of health care. All ancient medicine has strong philosophical background and management varieties related to treatment activities. Ayurveda is one such branch of medicine that is strongly linked to Yoga and traditional Chinese medicine including activities related to Martial Arts and Acupuncture. This book successfully merges Ayurveda with Chinese medicine thereby enhancing the understanding of the two systems.