Foundations of Chinese Medicine A Comprehensive Text Acupuncturists and Herbalists

ISBN-10: 0443074895

ISBN-13: 9780443074899

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Buy it from $181.29
This item qualifies for FREE shipping

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description:

This successful Chinese medicine textbook covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the use of acupuncture points and the principles of treatment. The material is based on rigorous reference to ancient and modern Chinese texts, and explains the application of theory in a Western practice context. The new edition features new and updated material, including discussion of 50 additional acupuncture points and more patterns. A redesigned layout complements the accessible writing style and makes the material even easier to follow. Plus, an accompanying CD-ROM contains over 750 self-testing questions in a variety of formats. The actions and functions of acupuncture points are thoroughly discussed, both from the classics and from the authors own experience. English style and terminology makes material easy to follow. Comprehensive text contains everything students need for a complete introduction to the theory of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Theory is combined with an in-depth acupuncture section. Concepts are clearly explained, including those that are complex and obscure material. Logical, sequential organization builds from basic theoretical concepts, through functions of individual organs, to disease categories, and the appropriate use of points. Authored by Giovanni Maciocia, one of the Western world's leading authorities on Chinese medicine. New larger, two-color format and reader-friendly design emphasize essential facts and make it easier to navigate the text. More photos added to a color-plate section provide valuable supplemental information for diagnosis. Enlarged illustrations in the acupuncture sections clearly show point numbers and names. Additional illustrations, tables and diagrams make the information easier for students to learn and memorize. The size of Chinese characters has been increased so they are legible and easier to interpret. Chapter opening summaries and summaries of key points at the end of each chapter point out must-know information. Icons to make it easier to locate desired sections of information. 50 more acupuncture points are covered in this edition, reflecting the broad scope of current practice. More patterns are included, and combined patterns have been added to the individual pattern chapters. More information is provided on pathological processes, relative weighting of symptoms, and identification of patterns. More cases studies and case histories apply theory to diagnosis and treatment, bringing theory to life in a realistic context. Pinyin equivalents are included in the main text to make it immediately evident which original term is being translated. An accompanying CD-ROM provides self-testing questions and answers to help students check their understanding of material. The glossary has been expanded to include more terms and their origins from translation.
New Starting from $181.29
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Terminology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Math Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 7/13/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1236
Size: 6.00" wide x 10.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 5.896
Language: English

Giovanni Maciocia is one of the most highly-regarded and respected authors and lecturers in the West. He is Visiting Associate Professor at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has many years of experience in teaching and practice. Giovanni trained initially in the UK and then in China, learned Chinese to be able to study from original Chinese texts, and was one of the first practitioners and authors to introduce Chinese medicine in a clear and accessible way to a Western student audience. Giovanni Maciocia has written other best-selling books under the Elsevier Churchill Livingstone imprint - The Practice of Chinese Medicine: The Treatment of Diseases with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, 2e (ISBN 978-0443074905), Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide, 1e (ISBN 9780443064487), The Channels of Acupuncture: Clinical Use of the Secondary Channels and Eight Extraordinary Vessels, 1e (ISBN 9780443074912), The Psyche in Chinese Medicine: Treatment of Emotional and Mental Disharmonies with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, 1e (ISBN 9780702029882), and Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine, 2e (ISBN 9780443104220).

General Theory
Introduction
Yin-Yang
The 5 Elements
The Vital Substances
The Transformation Of Qi
The Functions Of The Internal Organs
Introduction
Functions Of The Yin Organs
Introduction
Functions Of The Heart
Functions Of The Liver
Functions Of The Lungs
Functions Of The Spleen
Functions Of The Kidneys
Functions Of The Pericardium
Yin Organ Interrelationships
Functions Of The Yang Organs Introduction
Functions Of The Stomach
Functions Of The Small Intestine
Functions Of The Large Intestine
Functions Of The Gall Bladder
Functions Of The Bladder
Functions Of The Triple Burner
Functions Of The 6 Extraordinary Yang Organs
Introduction
The Uterus - Brain - Marrow - Bones - Blood Vessels - Gall Bladder
The Causes Of Disease
Introduction
Internal Causes Of Disease
External Causes Of Disease
Miscellaneous Causes Of Disease
Diagnosis
Introduction
Diagnosis By Observation
Diagnosis By Interrogation
Diagnosis By Palpation
Diagnosis By Hearing And Smelling
Pathology
Introduction
The Pathology Of Full And Empty Conditions
The Pathology Of Yin-Yang Imbalance
Pathology Of Qi Mechanism
Identification Of Patterns
Introduction
Identification Of Patterns
According To The 8 Principles And Qi-Blood-Body Fluids
Identification Of Patterns According To The 8 Principles
Identification Of Patterns According To Qi-Blood-Body Fluids
Identification Of Patterns According To The Internal Organs
Introduction To Section 2
Heart Patterns
Pericardium Patterns
Liver Patterns Lung Patterns
Spleen Patterns
Kidney Patterns
Stomach Patterns
Small Intestine Patterns
Large Intestine Patterns
Gall-Bladder Patterns
Bladder Patterns
Identification Of Patterns
According To Pathogenic Factors Identification Of Patterns
According To Pathogenic Factors
Identification Of Patterns According To The 6 Stages
Identification Of Patterns According To The 4 Levels
Identification Of Patterns According To 3 Burners
Identification Of Patterns
According To The 12 Channels, 8 Extraordinary
Vessels And The 5 Elements
Identification Of Patterns According To The 12 Channels
Identification Of Patterns According To The 8 Extraordinary Vessels
Identification Of Patterns According To The 5 Elements
The Acupuncture Points
Categories Of Points
The Five Transporting Points
Other Categories Of Points
The Extraordinary Vessels
The Function Of The Points
Introduction
Lung Channel
Large Intestine Channel
Stomach Channel
Spleen Channel
Heart Channel
Small Intestine Channel
Bladder Channel
Kidney Channel
Pericardium Channel
Triple Burner Channel
Gall-Bladder Channel
Liver Channel
Directing Vessel
Governing Vessel
Extra Points
Principles Of Treatment
Principles And Strategies Of Treatment
Principles Of Combination Of Points
Prescriptions
Glossary Of Chinese Terms
Bibliography
Dynasties Of China
×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×