The Foundations of Chinese Medicine by Giovanni Maciocia
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Synopsis

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

 

About Giovanni Maciocia

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Giovanni Maciocia is one of the most highly-regarded and respected authors and lecturers in the West. He is Visiting Associate Professor at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has many years of experience in teaching and practice. Giovanni trained initially in the UK and then in China, learned Chinese to be able to study from original Chinese texts, and was one of the first practitioners and authors to introduce Chinese medicine in a clear and accessible way to a Western student audience. Giovanni Maciocia has written other best-selling books under the Elsevier Churchill Livingstone imprint - The Practice of Chinese Medicine: The Treatment of Diseases with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, 2e (ISBN 978-0443074905), Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide, 1e (ISBN 9780443064487), The Channels of Acupuncture: Clinical Use of the Secondary Channels and Eight Extraordinary Vessels, 1e (ISBN 9780443074912), The Psyche in Chinese Medicine: Treatment of Emotional and Mental Disharmonies with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, 1e (ISBN 9780702029882), and Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine, 2e (ISBN 9780443104220).
 
Published May 11, 2015 by Churchill Livingstone. 1320 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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