The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, 3rd Edition

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, 3rd Edition

Author: Giovanni Maciocia
ISBN: 9780702052163
Publication Date: 2015
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Cover: hardcover
Pages: 1236
This is a new edition of the most successful Chinese medicine textbook ever published in the English language...


The latest edition of this hugely popular volume continues to provide readers in the West with a clear explanation of the theory and practice of Chinese medicine.

Richly illustrated and fully updated throughout, Foundations of Chinese Medicine 3e retains its careful structure to present the subject in a systemized manner which ranges from first principles to the diagnosis and management of a wide range of disease states. NOW WITH AN ACCOMPANYING WEBSITE containing an extensive bank of review and test material, the latest edition of this important volume has been redesigned to provide a more accessible, up-to-date feel to the content to enhance the reader’s learning experience.

Offering a unique combination of rigorous scholarship together with a wealth of clinical experience, Maciocia’s Foundations of Chinese Medicine 3e will be ideal for all students of Chinese medicine, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine as well as qualified practitioners needing to stay up-to-date with changes in the field.

  • 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
  • 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

Table of Contents

1 Yin - Yang

2 The Five Elements

3 The Vital Substances

4 The Transformation of Qi

5 The Functions of the Internal Organs

6 The Functions of the Heart

7 The Functions of the Liver

8 The Functions of the Lungs

9 The Functions of the Spleen

10 The Functions of the Kidneys

11 The Functions of the Pericardium

12 Yin Organ Interrelationships

13 The Functions of the Stomach

14 The Functions of the Small Intestine

15 The Functions of the Large Intestine

16 Functions of the Gall Bladder

17 The Functions of the Bladder

18 The Functions of the Triple Burner

19 The Functions of the Six Extraordinary Yang Organs (The Four Seas)

20 Internal Causes of Disease

21 External Causes of Disease

22 Miscellaneous Causes of Disease

23 Diagnosis by Observation

24 Diagnosis by Interrogation

25 Diagnosis by Palpation

26 Diagnosis by Hearing and Smelling

27 The Pathology of Full and Empty Conditions

28 The Pathology of Yin-Yang Imbalance

29 Pathology of the Qi Mechanism

30 Identification of Patterns According to the Eight Principles

31 Identification of Patterns According to Qi-Blood-Body Fluids

32 Heart Patterns

33 Pericardium Patterns

34 Liver Patterns

35 Lung Patterns

36 Spleen Patterns

37 Kidney Patterns

38 Stomach Patterns

39 Small Intestine Patterns

40 Large Intestine Patterns

41 Gall-Bladder Patterns

42 Bladder Patterns

43 Identification of Patterns According to Pathogenic Factors

44 Identification of Patterns According to the Six Stages

45 Identification of Patterns According to the Four Levels

46 Identification of Patterns According to the Three Burners

47 Identification of Patterns According to the 12 Channels

48 Identification of Patterns to the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

49 Identification of Patterns According to the Five Elements

50 The Five Transporting Points (Shu Points)

51 The Functions of Specific Categories of Points

52 The 8 Extraordinary Vessels: Introduction

53 The 8 Extraordinary Vessels

54 Lung Channel

55 Large Intestine Channel

56 Stomach Channel

57 Spleen Channel

58 Heart Channel

59 Small Intestine Channel

60 Bladder Channel

61 Kidney Channel

62 Pericardium Channel

63 Triple Burner Channel

64 Gall-Bladder Channel

65 Liver Channel

66 Directing Vessel (Ren Mai)

67 Governing Vessel

68 Extra Points

69 Principles of Treatment

70 Principles of Combination Points

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