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The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, 2nd Edition

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This is a new edition of the most successful Chinese medicine textbook ever published in the English language. The book covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the use of the 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 a Western practice context.

The new edition includes additional new material, as well as revised chapters, as detailed below. In particular, 50 more acupuncture points are discussed, and further patterns (as well as some combined patterns) have been added. More case studies and case histories have been included, and pinyin equivalents have been added to key terms.

Additional information is given on pathological processes and factors; principles of point prescribing; diagnosis, especially pulse diagnosis; the relative weighting of symptoms; identification of patterns according to the Four Levels and the Three Burners; channel theory; Warm and Cold disease; and vital substances. The glossary has been considerably expanded.

In addition, the text presentation has been redesigned to make it even easier and clearer for students to navigate around the chapters. A second colour has been introduced, and more drawings, diagrams and tables now supplement the text. Summaries are included at the beginning and end of each chapter, and icons have been added to support the clarity of the text.

A CD-ROM is also included with the book, and it contains over 750 self-testing questions in a variety of formats. The students have the option to be marked electronically on their answers. Also included are 65 full colour surface anatomy images as an additional resource.

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Key Features

  • New edition of one of the most successful Chinese Medicine textbooks in the English Language written by Giovanni Maciocia who is recognized as one of the Western world's leading authorities on Chinese medicine
  • Contains all that a student requires for an introduction to the theory of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. The text builds from basic theoretical concepts, through functions of individual organs, to disease categories, and the appropriate use of points. The logical sequential order builds the material clearly for the student.
  • Includes 50 new points, more patterns, more case studies and case histories
  • New modern and attractive 2-colour design ensures the book is easier to access and navigate, through the inclusion of summaries, icons and a more open page design
  • Additional illustrations, tables and diagrams help to support the text and make the information easier for students to learn and memorise
  • Includes CD-ROM with over 750 self-testing questions and 65 4-colour surface anatomy images
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    New to This Edition

  • 50 new points, more patterns (combined patterns added to the individual pattern chapters and more information on the identification of patterns according to pathogenic factors)
  • Many chapters revised and expanded throughout
  • More case studies and case histories to support the text - applies theory to diagnosis and treatment
  • Pinyin equivalents have been added to key terms to make immediately obvious which original term is being translated
  • Glossary has been considerably expanded
  • Attractive new and modern 2-colour design ensures the book is even easier to access and navigate
  • More illustrations and tables now supplement the text
  • Includes a CD-ROM with over 750 self-testing questions in a variety of formats that can be self marked. Also includes 65 surface anatomy images are included as an excellent ancillary for the studentBack To Top

    Published Reviews

    'This version remedies some of the shortcomings of the first edition and is now as near a complete exposition of Chinese medicine theory as could be presented in a single text. It is unlikely to be supplanted for years to come, if ever, and with Giovanni's similarly seminal textbooks on clinical practice, diagnostics, gynaecology and obstetrics and tongue diagnosis, forms the bedrock for all practitioners of Chinese medicine in the West.'

    Peter Deadman

    "The text is beautifully presented in two colours. A large number of clear illustrations and text boxes highlight the important points and aid readability. Learning outcomes are summarised at the end of each chapter. This is a well designed and easy to read textbook, which sources mainly from the classic Chinese medicine texts, including both ancient literature and modern books. It benefits from the author's rich experience in clinical practice in the West and his training in China. An in-depth understanding of the principles and theories of TCM enables the author to explain this complicated ancient healing system in a way that is understandable to Western students.
    I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in studying TCM systematically, particulary those intending to develop a career in acupuncture." R Guo, Exeter, UKBack To Top

    Author Information

    By Giovanni Maciocia, CAc(Nanjing), Acupuncturist and Medical Herbalist, UK; Visiting Professor, Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, People's Republic of China. and Giovanni Maciocia, CAc(Nanjing), Acupuncturist and Medical Herbalist, UK; Visiting Professor, Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, People's Republic of China. Back To Top

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    The Foundations of Chinese Medicine
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    Hardcover
    • Pages: 1236
    • Trim Size: 189 X 246 mm
    • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
    • ISBN: 9780443074899
    • Copyright: 2005