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Maciocia - Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text for Acupuncturists and Herbalists 2nd edition

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine written by a leading authority on Chinese Medicine in the Western world, is one of the most successful Chinese medicine textbooks ever published in the English language. The Foundations of Chinese Medicine was the first complete and systematic textbook of the theory of Chinese medicine in the English language and it still remains the standard textbook used by most acupuncture colleges all over the world. It is a recommended text by the California Board of Acupuncture This exciting new edition covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture and discusses in detail the function of the acupuncture points and the principles of treatment. Based on rigorous reference to ancient and modern Chinese texts this book explains the application of theory in a Western practice context.

The Contents include:

  • Yin and Yang
  • The Five Elements
  • The Vital Substances (Qi, Blood and Body Fluids)
  • The Functions of the Internal Organs
  • The Causes of Disease
  • Diagnosis
  • Identification of Patterns according to the Eight Principles
  • Identification of Patterns according to Qi-Blood and Body Fluids
  • Identification of Patterns according to the Internal Organs

  • Identification of Patterns according to Pathogenic Factors
  • Identification of Patterns according to the Five Elements
  • Identification of Patterns according to the Channels
  • Pathology in Chinese Medicine
  • Principles of Treatment
  • Principles of Combination of Points
  • The Five Transporting (Shu) Points
  • The functions of specific points
  • The Extraordinary vessels points
  • The functions of the points

New to this edition:

  • CD-ROM with over 750 self-testing questions in a variety of formats that can be self marked 50 new acupuncture points discussed
  • More Internal Organs patterns and a more detailed identification of patterns according to pathogenic factors
  • Two new chapters on the Functions of the Triple Burner and Pathology in Chinese Medicine
  • An expanded discussion of the mental-spiritual aspects of the Internal Organs (Shen, Hun, Po, Yi and Zhi)
  • An expanded discussion of the Identification of Patterns according to the 6 Stages, the 4 Levels and the 3 Burners
  • Two detailed and extensive chapters on the eight extraordinary vessels
  • All chapters revised and expanded throughout
  • Pinyin equivalents have been added to key terms throughout the text 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 and summary boxes throughout make the learning process easier
  • More illustrations and tables now supplement the text


Buy From The Journal of Chinese Medicine

Published by Churchill Livingstone
First published: 1989. Second edition: 2005. ISBN: 0-443-07489-5. 1200 pages

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