Fundamentals of Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID)


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By Jie-Jia Li & Jian-Ping Fu & Dr. Jack Li
Trade paperback book
ISBN 9781848190993
205 pages, 7.00 x 10.00″

A practical quick reference guide and comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID), the book fully explains this non-invasive clinical examination, which can assess an individual’s state of health, provide diagnostic clues, and other proper guidance for treatment.

Formed by Blood and Qi between the nail bed and nail plate, the fingernail image can be used to observe pathological changes within the body. This book equips readers with the knowledge needed to analyze fingernail images and assess them for diagnostic purposes. Covering the methods of examination, and the practical application of FID to assist the diagnosis of a wide range of common disorders, the book includes illustrations, visuals, and detailed case examples.

About the Authors:

Dr. Jie-Jia Li has a medical degree from Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, China, a Master’s degree from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and a Ph.D. From American Liberty University. He works as a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine at the centre for East-West Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, and has engaged in clinical work for the last 30 years to explore research in integrating traditional Chinese medicine with Western medicine.

Dr. Jian-Ping Fu received her Bachelor of Art degree from East China Normal University, her Master’s degree from Samra University of Oriental Medicine and her Ph.D. From American Liberty University. She is a California Licensed acupuncturist, and practices in Los Angeles, USA.

Dr. Jack Li received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science from the University of California, Irvine in 2004, Folllowed by a doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences in 2008. He is currently a chiropractic physician in Los Angeles, USA.

Praise for Fundamentals of Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID)

“Since the 1950’s, New China has actively encouraged the integration of the Chinese healing traditions with the conventional medical system. This book is a testament to how ancient folk traditions were modernized over the last 60 years, in order to become much easier to incorporate in the contemporary clinic. Fundamentals of Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis is an outstanding book for serious integrative TCM practitioners and modern alternative healers.”

-Ioannis Solos, Chinese medicine practitioner, researcher, and author of Gold Mirrors and Tongue Reflections: The Cornerstone Classics of Chinese Medicine Tongue Diagnosis.

“This is the first book in English that describes Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID) systematically and comprehensively[…] This book, by all measure, is valuable in improving diagnostic skills for those who are practicing acupuncture and Chinese/Oriental medicine.”

-San Hong Hwang, M.D., L.Ac., Associate Professor at Southern California University of Health Sciences, Visiting Professor at Five Branches University, and President of the United Acupuncture Association.

Additional information

Weight 1.35 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 1 in


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