The Art and Practice of Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine
792 pages, 7 x 10
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Release Date:18 May 2017
ISBN:9781848193147
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The Art and Practice of Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This textbook on diagnosis in Chinese medicine is unique in its clarity and accessibility.

Divided into two sections, it is a comprehensive diagnostic manual. The first section explains how to collect and collate the information required to formulate a diagnosis and is divided into four approaches: visual, palpation, interrogation and listening/smelling. The second section describes the various diagnostic models in Chinese medicine, including The Eight Principles; zangfu organ pattern; the Six stages, four levels and san jiao; the twelve regular channels and eight extraordinary vessels; and the Five Phases.

Nigel Ching is a lecturer in Chinese Medicine and course director at the Nordisk Akupunktur Uddannelse, Denmark. With over 25 years of clinincal experience, Nigel lectures widely in Scandinavia, Germany, the UK, Greece and Finland and is the author of The Fundamentals of Acupuncture, also published by Singing Dragon.

FOREWORD BY JEREMY HALPIN
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
PREFACE

The Art of Diagnosis or How to Diagnose in Chinese Medicine
Diagnostic prerequisites
Western diagnosis
The diagnostic process
Diagnostic models
Treating complex patients with many patterns of imbalances

Part 1: The Diagnostic Pillars

Introduction to the Diagnostic Pillars

Section 1: The Diagnostic Pillar: Visual Observation
Introduction
Visual diagnosis of a person's shen
Visual diagnosis of the body shape and posture
Visual diagnosis of a person's movements
Visual diagnosis of a person's clothing
Visual diagnosis of the face
Visual diagnosis of the eyes
Visual diagnosis of the area around the eyes
Visual diagnosis of the forehead, the root of the nose and the area between the eyebrows
Visual diagnosis of the nose
Visual diagnosis of the ears
Visual diagnosis of the lips
Visual diagnosis of the mouth
Visual diagnosis of the gums
Visual diagnosis of the tongue
Visual diagnosis of the hair
Visual diagnosis of the body hair
Visual diagnosis of the throat
Visual diagnosis of the chest and the back
Visual diagnosis of the back
Visual diagnosis of the limbs
Visual diagnosis of the joints
Visual diagnosis of the hands
Visual diagnosis of the skin
Visual diagnosis of veins
Visual diagnosis of skin lesions
Visual diagnosis of acupuncture points and channels
Visual diagnosis according to micro-systems such as ear acupuncture

APPENDIX TO SECTION 1: VISUAL DIAGNOSIS OF CHILDREN

Section 2: The Diagnostic Pillar: Listening and Smelling
Introduction
Auditory diagnosis
Auditory diagnosis of the person's voice
The Five Phases in the voice
Quality of the voice
Auditory diagnosis of other sounds coming from the mouth, nose and chest
Diagnosis of sounds from the abdominal cavity
Olfactory diagnosis

Section 3: The Diagnostic Pillar: Palpation
Introduction
Pulse diagnosis
Palpation of the abdomen, including Hara diagnosis
Palpation of the thorax
Palpation of the skin
Palpation of the hands and feet
Palpation of acupuncture points, channels and micro-systems

Section 4: The Diagnostic Pillar: Interviewing
Introduction
Interviewing techniques
The 10 questions
General questions
Disease history
Temperature
Energy levels
Sweating
Thirst, appetite and taste
Stools and urination
Heart, thorax and Lung
Dizziness
Skin, hair and nails
The ears and eyes
Sleep
Pain
Headache
Enquiry that is specific to women
Enquiry chat is specific to men
Enquiry with regard to the emotions and mental state
Lifestyle and diet

Part 2: The Diagnostic Models

Introduction

Section 5: Diagnosis According to the Eight Principles
Interior and exterior imbalances
Exterior imbalances
Interior imbalances
Hot and Cold imbalances
Heat
Cold
Combined Hoc and Cold patterns
Xu and Shi imbalances
Xu conditions
Shi conditions
Yin and yang imbalances

Section 6: Diagnosis According to Xie Qi
Wind
Invasion of exogenous Wind
Internally generated Wind
Cold Dampness and Damp-Heat
Exogenous Dampness
Internally generated Dampness
Summer-Heat
Heat and Fire
Shi Heat and Fire
Xu Heat
Dryness
Exogenous Dryness
Internal Dryness
Phlegm
Xue stagnation
Food stagnation

Section 7: Diagnosis According to Qi, Xue and Jinye Imbalances
Qi imbalances
Xue imbalances
Jinye imbalances

Section 8: Diagnosis According to Zangfu Organ Patterns
Lung imbalances
Large Intestine imbalance
Stomach imbalances
Spleen imbalances
Heart imbalances
Small Intestine imbalance
Urinary Bladder imbalances
Kidney imbalances
Pericardium and san jiao imbalances
Gall Bladder imbalances
Liver imbalances

Section 9: Diagnosis According to the Six Stages, Four Levels and San Jiao
Diagnosis according to the Six Stages
Diagnosis according to the Four Levels
Diagnosis according to San Jiao theory

Section 10: Diagnosis According to the 12 Regular Channels
Lung channel imbalances
Large Intestine channel imbalances
Stomach channel imbalances
Spleen channel imbalances
Heart channel imbalances
Small Intestine channel imbalances
Urinary Bladder channel imbalances.
Kidney channel imbalances
Pericardium channel imbalances
San jiao channel imbalances
Gall Bladder channel imbalances
Liver channel imbalances

Section 11: Diagnosis According to the Eight Extraordinary Vessels
Du mai imbalances
Ren mai imbalances
Chong mai imbalances
Dai mai imbalances
Yin qiao mai imbalances
Yang qiao mai imbalances
Yin wei mai imbalances
Yang wei mai imbalances

Section 12: Diagnosis According to the Five Phases
Sheng phase patterns
Ke phase dominating patterns
Ke phase 'insulting' patterns

APPENDIX 1: SUPPORTING THE TREATMENT OF THE PATIENT THROUGH YANGSHEN
APPENDIX 2: THE ENERGETIC PROPERTIES OF CERTAIN FOODS
APPENDIX 3: HERBAL FORMULAS
GLOSSARY
REFERENCES
FURTHER READING
ENDNOTES
INDEX

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