Five Elements and Ten Stems
Nan Ching Theory, Diagnostics and Practice
- 1983, 236 pages
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The authors Kiiko Matusmoto and Stephen Birch explain concepts from the Su Wen, Ling Shu and Nan Jing to bring plenty information of the Chinese medical history.
They discuss the philosophical and theoretical development of the five-phase system, in particular the relationship of five phases to the I Ching, Tao Te Ching, and other classical Chinese texts, then present the correspondences that a practitioner can apply to the problems of diagnosis and treatment.
The diagnostic section is a complete and practical discussion of technique, including pulse, body type, visual diagnosis, and hara or abdominal diagnosis.