By Giovanni Maciocia
The new edition of The Practice of Chinese Medicine describes the application of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory to the diagnosis and treatment of up 48 diseases, conditions and disorders. Fourteen new diseases have been added to those covered in the first edition, and these include common, chronic and acute conditions witch clinicians may see in their practice. A new two-colour design allows easy navigation of the text and all illustrations have been revised; many new illustrations enhance and clarify the text. The case studies included offer realistic insights and illustrate the range of diagnostic and treatment choices the practitioner can make.
Each chapter presents:
- aetiology and pathology
- differential diagnosis according to TCM
- selection of treatments with acupuncture and herbs, with explanations of choices
- a summary of Western differential diagnosis
- a discussion of prognosis and prevention
- a review of modern Chinese literature
- a review of clinical trials
This book again brings the enormous wealth of the author’s experience, and his insights in applying TCM in a Western context, to the support of all clinicians whatever their own range of experience.
About the author:
Giovanni Maciocia is one of the best known and most highly respected practitioners and teachers in the West today with 33 years’ professional experience. He has his own practice in England, and lectures throughout Europe and the USA. He is Honorary Professor at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing.