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NEW The Psyche in Chinese Medicine

Treatment of Emotional and Mental Disharmonies with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs.

THE PSYCHE IN CHINESE MEDICINE comprehensively discusses the treatment of mental-emotional disorders with both acupuncture and herbal medicine. Suitable for practitioners and students of Chinese medicine it discusses first the aetiology, pathology and diagnosis of mental disorders. It explores the nature of the Mind (Shen), Ethereal Soul (Hun), Corporeal Soul (Po), Intellect (Yi) and Will-Power (Zhi) and then presents the diagnosis and treatment of the most common psychological disorders with both acupuncture and Chinese herbs in detail. Specific chapters focus on the treatment of common conditions including depression, anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, bipolar disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Each condition is illustrated with case histories from the author's 35 years-long practice.


  • Chapter 1. The psyche in Chinese medicine
  • Chapter 2. The nature of the Mind (Shen) in Chinese medicine
  • Chapter 3. The Ethereal Soul (Hun)
  • Chapter 4. The Corporeal Soul (Po)
  • Chapter 5. The Intellect (Yi)
  • Chapter 6. The Will-Power (Zhi)
  • Chapter 7 . The Gui
  • Chapter 8. The12 Internal Organs and the Psyche
  • Chapter 9. The emotions
  • Chapter 10. Aetiology of mental-emotional problems
  • Chapter 11. Diagnosis of mental-emotional problems
  • Chapter 12. Patterns in mental-emotional problems and their treatment with herbal medicine and acupuncture
  • Chapter 13. Acupuncture in the treatment of mental-emotional problems
  • Chapter 14. Emotions and concept of self in Western philosophy
  • Chapter 15. The influence of Confucianism on the Chinese view of the Mind and Spirit
  • Chapter 16. Depression
  • Chapter 17. Anxiety
  • Chapter 18 Insomnia
  • Chapter 19. Bipolar disorder
  • Chapter 20. Night Terrors
  • Chapter 21. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Chapter 22. Epilogue: the role of Chinese medicine in disorders of the psyche
  • Appendix 1. Herbal prescriptions
  • Appendix 2. Suggested substitutions for problematic Chinese herbs
  • Appendix 3. The Classics of Chinese medicine
  • Appendix 4. Terminology of treatment principles

Published by Elsevier Ltd

Hardbound, 688 pages, publication date: JUL-2009

ISBN-13: 978-0-7020-2988-2

ISBN-10: 0-7020-2988-2



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