Acupuncture Patterns & Practice

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Acupuncture Patterns & Practice is a practical, clinically oriented exposition of traditional Chinese diagnosis and acupuncture therapy. The book consists of nine series of cases, each devoted to a type of disorder that is commonly seen in the acupuncture clinic: common cold, cough, dizziness, headache, lower back pain, painful obstruction (bi), wind-stroke, insomnia and palpitations.

In each of the 40 illustrative case histories the authors provide a step-by-step method for applying the traditional Chinese diagnostic art of differentiation of patterns to these clinical problems. More than 80 charts graphically illustrate the material in the case histories, and each chapter concludes with a diagnostic master chart.

"Well organized, functional and detailed . . . Provides an easy-to-follow method for developing a TCM diagnosis by the use of differentiation of patterns."
American Journal of Acupuncture

"An excitingly fresh approach to TCM diagnosis and acupuncture therapy . . . Highly recommended."
Pacific Journal of Oriental Medicine

Acupuncture Patterns and Practice presents case histories grouped according to common cold, cough, dizziness, headache, lower back pain, painful obstruction (Bi), windstroke, insomnia and palpitations. Each case is meticulously analysed at considerable length. This analysis carefully explains the presentation in each case - using the opportunity to emphasise points of theory whenever appropriate, and using numerous charts to explain the physiology and pathology involved in each case. The authors seek to explain every symptom, asking and answering questions about alternative possible diagnoses and difficult aspects of the case. The acupuncture treatment is described with explanation of the use of the points, changes in treatment and results. At the end of each section, a large chart maps out the differentiation process for that symptom, ideal training in developing diagnostic technique.
Li Xuemai and Zhao Jingyi, two young doctors from Beijing, have written a perfect book for the English-speaking market, ideally suited to the needs of both students and developing practitioners. The thoroughness and acuteness with which they approach each case will inspire students and set a demanding standard for clinical teachers to follow.
Journal of Chinese Medicine

' Common Cold
' Cough
' Dizziness
' Headache
' Lower Back Pain
' Painful Obstruction
' Windstroke
' Insomnia
' Palpitations
' Select Bibliography
' Point Index
' General Index

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Li Xuemei & Zhao Jingyi

Eastland Press, 1993

205 pages, 80 charts pages


Author Li Xuemei & Zhao Jingyi
Publication Date 1 Jan 1970
Publisher Eastland Press
Number of Pages 205
Book Format hardback
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