The Practice of Chinese Medicine, 3rd edition

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Use Traditional Chinese Medicine in diagnosing and treating disease! Maciocia’s The Practice of Chinese Medicine, 3rd Edition describes how to apply TCM theory to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and conditions frequently encountered in practice. Covering common, chronic, and acute conditions, Maciocia’s provides guidelines to treatment with both acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Case studies offer real-world insights into determining effective treatment care. From an expert team of editors who were close to the late Giovanni Maciocia and who practice "the Maciocia way," this practical, illustrated text makes it easier to apply TCM in Western medical practice.

Key Features:

  • Coverage of Traditional Chinese Medicine includes the diagnosis and treatment of 48 common diseases, conditions, and disorders.

  • Discussion of aetiology, pathology, and differential diagnoses according to TCM is provided for each disease, condition, and disorder.

  • UNIQUE! Summaries of Western differential diagnoses provide alternative treatment options.

  • Coverage of treatments includes acupuncture and herbs, with explanations of choices.

  • Reviews of clinical trials and modern Chinese literature report the experience of noted doctors of Chinese medicine.

  • Practical appendices include Identification of Patterns According to the Six Stages, the Four Levels, and the Three Burners; Prescriptions; and Suggested Substitutions of Chinese Herbs.

  • English-Pinyin Glossary of Chinese Terms is included.

1. Abdominal Masses

2. Abdominal Pain

3. Acid Reflux (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

4. Allergic Rhinitis

5. Anxiety

6. Asthma (Allergic Asthma & Atopic Eczema)

7. Atrophy Syndrome 8. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

8. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 

9. Bleeding

10. Breathlessness

11. Chest Painful Obstruction Syndrome

12. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

13. Common Cold and Influenza

14. Constipation

15. Cough

16. Depression

17. Diarrhoea

18. Dizziness

19. Emotions (The)

20. Enuresis and Incontinence

21. Epigastric Pain

22. Erectile Dysfunction

23. Fibromyalgia

24. Goitre (Thyroid Problems)

25. Headaches

26. Hypertension

27. Hypochondrial Pain

28. Insomnia

29. Interstitial Cystitis

30. Lower Back Ache

31. Mental-Emotional Problems – Aetiology

32. Mental-Emotional Problems – Diagnosis

33. Mental-Emotional Problems – Patterns and their Treatment

34. Mouth Ulcers

35. Multiple Sclerosis

36. Nausea/Vomiting

37. Oedema (Edema)

38. Painful Obstruction Syndrome

39. Parkinson’s Disease

40. Prostatitis

41. Psyche (The) in Chinese Medicine

42. Sinusitis

43. Tinnitus

44. Tiredness

45. Urinary Retention

46. Urinary Syndrome

47. Wheezing

48. Wind-Stroke

Appendix 1: Identification of Patterns According to the Six Stages

Appendix 2: Identification of Patterns According to the Four Levels

Appendix 3: Identification of Patterns According to the Three Burners

Appendix 4: Discussion of the Triple Burner

Appendix 5: Shen, Yi, Shi, and Needling in the Nei Jing

Appendix 6: Sexuality in Chinese Medicine

Appendix 7: Prescriptions

Appendix 8: Suggested Substitutions of Chinese Herbs

Appendix 9: Integration of Herbal Medicine with Acupuncture

Appendix 10: Tongue Gallery

English-Pinyin Glossary of Chinese Terms

Pinyin-English Glossary of Chinese Terms


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Each chapter contains: aetiology and pathology differential diagnosis according to TCM selection of treatments with acupuncture and herbs, with explanation of choices case studies for illustration summary of Western differential diagnosis discussion of prognosis and prevention This book again brings the enormous wealth of the author's experience, and his insights in applying TCM medicine to a Western context, to the support of all clinicians whatever their own range of experiences

Author Giovanni Maciocia
Publication Date 21 Apr 2021
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Number of Pages 1320
Book Format Hardback
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