By Philippe Sionneau & Gang Lu
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This is the fourth 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 Neck, Shoulders, Back, and Limbs. Various pain complaints of the body are the stock in trade of most Western practitioners of Chinese medicine. Practitioners will find this book and invaluable resource for dealing with patients with everything from shoulder pain to diabetic sores on the lower limbs. Not only is this book unique because of the number of different body complaints it discusses but because of the inclusiveness of the patterns listed under each disease category. In addition, the modifications of the guiding formulas and acupuncture protocols exemplify and insure individualized treatment plans for individual patients.
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.