For 2500 years the Chinese have used both techniques to relieve pain and to heal a wide variety of illnesses and malfunctions. Providing a full historical account of acupuncture and moxibustion in the theoretical structure of Chinese medicine, Doctors Lu and Needham combine it with a rationale of the two techniques in the light of modern scientific knowledge.
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 Studiesand 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 expertsAn 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
Originally published in 1997.
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