Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine
book describes the principles of tongue diagnosis in great detail
and is a thorough, clinically-oriented exposition of tongue diagnosis.
Each of the major aspects of the tongue (body colour, shape and
coating) and its relationship to the diagnostic process is described
The author also traces the historical development of tongue diagnosis
and its role in the evolution of traditional Chinese medical theory
and practice. Featured in the 1995 newly revised edition are 59
colour plates selected from the author's own practice which vividly
illustrate many of the types of tongues that are commonly found
in the Western clinic. Accompanying the plates are case histories
which demonstrate the application of the principles of tongue diagnosis
in actual practice.
Other aspects of tongue diagnosis newly described in the revised
edition include the integration of tongue and pulse diagnosis; the
use of the tongue in diagnosing emotional problems; tongue diagnosis
and herbal therapy; using the tongue for prognosis; and special
considerations regarding tongue diagnosis in children. The appendices
provide a summary of the traditional principles governing the identification
of disease patterns (Six Stages, Four Levels and Three Burners)
and their relationship to tongue characteristics. A glossary of
technical terms, bibliography and a detailed index are also included.
clear, precise and accurate description
of this important pillar of Chinese medical
-From the foreword by Dr. Ted Kaptchuk
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Revised edition: 1995. First published: 1987. 210 pages.