Giovanni Maciocia

Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine

A Comprehensive Guide

  • ISBN: 9780702044144
  • 2nd ed. 2018, 1212 pages


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This major, new book is a complete, easily accessed and highly illustrated guide to diagnosis in Chinese Medicine.
Emphasis is placed on real world issues and symptoms, and the text focuses on clear interpretations of signs and symptoms – the practice beyond the theory.
Since Chinese medicine diagnosis relies on a subjective appraisal of the patient’s symptoms and signs – which form a pattern – many factors beyond traditional Western symptoms are taken into consideration e.g. a patient’s voice, the absence of thirst, feeling hot or cold, the patient’s smell, tone of voice, glitter of eyes.
Thus, Chinese diagnosis is based on a subtle appraisal of a patient’s disharmony, which may not be a disease at all, and as such requires careful interpretation of a range of nuances.
This book will help lead students and practitioners through basic on to sophisticated levels of diagnostic interpretation.
Approx. 950 illustrations (950 in full color).

Part I: Diagnosis by Observation Section 1:
Observation of the Body, Mind and Complexion
1. Observation Of The Body Shape, Physique And Demeanor
2. Observation Of The Mind, Spirit And Emotion
3. Observation Of The Complexion Color
4. Observation Of Body Movements

Section 2: Parts of the Body
5. Observation Of Head, Face And Hair
6. Observation Of The Eyes
7. Observation Of The Nose
8. Observation Of Lips, Mouth, Palate, Teeth, Gums And Philtrum
9. Observation Of The Ears
10. Observation Of Throat And Neck
11. Observation Of The Back
12. Observation Of Women’s Breasts
13. Observation Of The Heartbeat
14. Observation Of The Hands
15. Observation Of The Nails
16. Observation Of The Chest And Abdomen
17. Observation Of Genitalia
18. Observation Of The Four Limbs
19. Observation Of The Legs
20. Observation Of Excretions
21. Observation Of The Skin
22. Observation In Children

Section 3: Tongue Diagnosis
23. Tongue Diagnosis
24. Tongue-Body Color
25. Tongue Body Shape
26. Tongue Coating
27. Tongue Images And Patterns

Part II: Diagnosis by Interrogation
28. Introduction
29. Pain
30. Food And Taste
31. Stools And Urine
32. Thirst And Drink
33. Energy Levels
34. Head
35. Face
36. Throat And Neck
37. Body
38. Chest And Abdomen
39. Limbs
40. Sleep
41. Sweating
42. Ears And Eyes
43. Feeling Of Cold, Feeling Of Heat And Fever
44. Mental-Emotional Symptoms
45. Sexual Symptoms
46. Women’s Symptoms
47. Children’s Symptoms
48. Diagnosing The Causes Of Disease

Part III: Diagnosis by Palpation
49. Diagnosis by Palpation
50. Pulse Qualities
51. Palpation Of Parts Of The Body
52. Palpation Of Channels

Part IV: Diagnosis by Hearing and Smelling
53. Diagnosis By Hearing
54. Diagnosis By Smelling

Part V: Symptoms and Signs Section 1: Symptoms and Signs of Parts of the Body
55. Head And Face
56. Face Color
57. Ears
58. Nose
59. Throat
60. Mouth, Tongue, Teeth, Gums, Lips, Palate And Philtrum
61. Eyes
62. Neck, Shoulders And Upper Back
63. Chest
64. Limbs
65. Arms
66. Legs
67. Lower Back
68. Body
69. Digestive System And Taste
70. Thirst And Drink
71. Abdomen 72. Defecation 73. Urination 74. Anus 75. Men’s Sexual And Genital Symptoms 76. Sweating 77. Skin Signs 78. Emotional Symptoms 79. Mental And Emotional Symptoms 80. Mental Difficulties 81. Sleep
82. Feeling Of Cold, Feeling Of Heat, Fever
83. Voice, Speech And Sounds

Section 2: Gynecological Symptoms and Signs
84. Menstrual Symptoms
85. Problems At Period Time
86. Problems Of Pregnancy
87. Problems After Childbirth
88. Breast Signs
89. Miscellaneous Gynecological Symptoms

Section 3: Pediatric Symptoms and Signs
90. Children’s Problems

Part VI: Identification of Internal Organ Patterns
91. Heart
92. Spleen
93. Liver
94. Lungs
95. Kidneys
96. Small Intestine
97. Stomach
98. Gall-Bladder
99. Large Intestine
100. Bladder

Appendices Appendix 1: Case Histories
Appendix 2: Prescriptions
Appendix 3: History of Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine
Glossary Bibliography Chinese Chronology.


Giovanni Maciocia

Giovanni Maciocia

Giovanni Maciocia studierte Chinesische Akupunktur an der Universität Nanjing. Er war Co-Direktor der School of Chinese Herbal Medicine in London, international als Dozent und Lehrer tätig sowie Ehrendozent des Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing. Maciocia war einer der angesehensten Vertreter der Akupunktur und chinesische Kräutermedizin in Europa. Ursprünglich…

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