By Philippe Sionneau & Gang Lu
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This is the first volume in the seven volume series titled The Treatment of Disease in TCM authored by Philippe Sionneau and Lu Gang. In this volume, Sionneau and Lu discuss the TCM disease causes and mechanisms, pattern discrimination, treatment principles, formulas and their modifications, and acupuncture and moxibustion for a wide variety of Diseases of the Head & Face Including Mental/Emotional Disorders. Not only are many of the problems (such as shaking of the head, cold head, soot-black facial complexion, and numbness of the scalp) not discussed in the current English language TCM literature, but under each disease category, the authors give the most complete pattern discrimination available in English, including not only the most obvious textbook patterns but also lesser known patterns which real-life patients nonetheless manifest. Thus this series of books is a rich mine of clinical information and effective treatments for a wide variety of diseases and their patterns.
About the author’s:
Philippe Sionneau is a specialist in Chinese materia medica and internal medicine. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in TCM at the Hubei College of TCM in December, 1994. M. Sionneau teaches at several TCM schools in France and has authored a number of books on various aspects of Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, materia medica, internal medicine, and TCM psychology. Currently, M. Sionneau practices TCM in Paris, France.
Lu Gang received his Master’s Degree in acupuncture and moxibustion from the Nanjing College of TCM in 1989. Since graduating from the Nanjing College, he has worked as both lecturer and section chief of the Overseas Students Department, Hubei College of TCM in Wuhan. Dr. Lu is the author of one book and five thesis articles in Chinese.