By Nigel Ching
This textbook on diagnosis in Chinese medicine is unique in its clarity and accessibility. Divided into two parts, it is a comprehensive diagnostic manual. The first part explains how to collect and collate the information required to formulate a diagnosis and is divided into four approaches: visual, palpation, interrogations and listening/smelling. The second part describes the various diagnostic models in Chinese medicine, including the Eight Principles; zangfu organ patterns; the Six Stages, Four Levels and san jiao; the 12 regular channels and eight extraordinary vessels; and the Five Phases.
Praise for The Art and Practice of Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine
“What Nigel Ching has achieved in this thorough and detailed study of traditional Chinese diagnosis is to outline and explain clearly both the methodology and, perhaps more importantly, the thinking behind it. It is especially this that I am convinced will prove to be indispensable to both students and interested readers.”
-from the Foreword by Jeremy Halpin, acupuncturist, Zen-shiatsu therapist and teacher