Giovanni Maciocia

The Psyche in Chinese Medicine

Treatment of Emotional and Mental Disharmonies with Acupuncture

  • ISBN: 9780702029882
  • 2009, 816 pages


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full subtitle: 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


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…