The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text

  • ISBN 9780702052163
  • Author: Maciocia, Giovanni
  • Publ Date: 2015-06-30
  • Edition: 3

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The latest edition of this hugely popular volume continues to provide readers in the West with a clear explanation of the theory and practice of Chinese medicine.

Richly illustrated and fully updated throughout, Foundations of Chinese Medicine retains its careful structure to present the subject in a systemized manner which ranges from first principles to the diagnosis and management of a wide range of disease states. NOW WITH AN ACCOMPANYING WEBSITE containing an extensive bank of review and test material, the latest edition of this important volume has been redesigned to provide a more accessible, up-to-date feel to the content to enhance the reader?s learning experience.

Offering a unique combination of rigorous scholarship together with a wealth of clinical experience, Maciocia?s Foundations of Chinese Medicine will be ideal for all students of Chinese medicine, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine as well as qualified practitioners needing to stay up-to-date with changes in the field.

"For the student or practitioner of Chinese medicine this is a definitive text book." Reviewed by Jim Young on behalf of glycosmedia.com, Aug 2015



25th Anniversary edition of the Western world's best-selling book on Chinese medicine!
Logical, sequential organization builds from basic theoretical concepts, through functions of individual organs, diagnosis, pathology, pattern recognition & disease categories, and the appropriate use of acupuncture points
Clearly explains the theory and practice of Chinese Medicine to Western medical audiences
Based on a unique and invaluable combination of extensive clinical experience in the West, current Chinese Medicine textbooks and ancient sources, in particular, the 'Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine' (Nei Jing) and the 'Classic of Difficulties' (Nan Jing)
Includes Pinyin equivalents to make it immediately evident which original term is being translated
Abundantly illustrated with over 750 line drawings and more than 1000 tables & boxes designed to emphasize the key facts
End of chapter Learning Outcomes point out 'must-know' information
Cases Studies and Case Histories apply theory to diagnosis and treatment, bringing the subject to life in a realistic context
An extensive Glossary explains new terms and their origins from translation
Additional Appendices list Prescriptions, Bibliography and Chinese Chronology
Authored by Giovanni Maciocia, one of the Western world's leading subject matter experts



An accompanying EVOLVE website provides over 650 self-testing questions and answers to help readers check their understanding of frequently complex information
New Case Histories help 'bring the subject to life'
Expanded subject area coverage including new clinical guidelines and additional acupuncture point combinations
Contains further analysis of acupuncture point actions
Innovative guidelines aid students learning Chinese Medicine patterns
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