A Practical Dictionary of Traditional Chinese Medicine

A Practical Dictionary of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Author: Nigel Wiseman and Feng Ye
ISBN: 9780912111542
Publication Date:
Publisher: Blue Poppy Press
Cover: hardback
Pages: 945
"A Practical Dictionary of Chinese Medicine" combines the features of a clinical manual with those of a dictionary. It provides a wealth of useful information beyond the definition of terms.

Description

"A Practical Dictionary of Chinese Medicine" combines the features of a clinical manual with those of a dictionary. It provides a wealth of useful information beyond the definition of terms.  It describes symptoms in detail and explains their clinical significance. It gives acupuncture and medicinal treatments for virtually every disease and pattern. It describes detailed indications for each principle and method of treatment, precise needling instructions, and Western medical equivalents for many diseases and patterns. Thousands of cross-references lead the reader from familiar to less familiar concepts. The names of organs and body parts lead to the diseases and symptoms each is affected by. Hosts of comparisons enable students to discover clinically useful distinctions.
A Practical Dictionary of Chinese Medicine also provides a standard for the use of words that properly links English terminology is to the Chinese. It defines each term clearly and concisely, giving the original Chinese term and its tone-marked Pinyin transcription. It provides synonyms and abbreviations where necessary, and offers etymologies for key terms.
Anyone interested in Chinese medicine will soon discover the vast utility of this dictionary. Clinicians will appreciate the wealth of clinical information. Students will appreciate the diagnostic and therapeutic information that fills gaps in existing textbooks. Translators will appreciate the ability to access all entry terms by Pinyin/Chinese, and the list of key characters and their English equivalents. Anyone who has been confused by variable usage and poor definition will appreciate the clarity that this dictionary achieves.
Extensive, easy to use, academically rigorous, clinically rich, this is a monumental work that no clinician, student, translator or researcher will want to overlook.
Features of The Dictionary
  • Nearly 6,000 Chinese medical terms that are commonly used in Chinese-language professional literature
  • All entries are given in English and Chinese (in modern PRC simplified characters) with tone-marked Pinyin transcriptions

     

  • Clear, concise definitions compiled from cited authoritative Chinese sources
  • A wealth of useful clinical information including diagnostic and therapeutic protocols

     

     

  • Both acupuncture and medicinal treatments are included for most diseases and patterns

     

     

     

  • Detailed cross-referencing providing maximum access to related concepts

     

     

     

     

  • Etymologies provided for over 300 terms

     

     

     

     

     

  •  A 200-page index comprising:

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Pinyin with Chinese for all entries

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • All medicinals, formulas, and point names appearing in the text

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • All Western medical correspondences appearing in the text

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Four useful appendices: Weights and Measures, Classified List of Medicinals, Classified List of Formulas, Classified List of Acupuncture Points Compiled from over one hundred primary sources

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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