By Philippe Sionneau & Liu Gang
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This is the seventh and last volume in Sionneau and Lu’s highly acclaimed series, The Treatment of Disease in TCM. In each of the previous six volumes, Sionneau and Lu have focused on the common diseases of a specific area of the body. In this volume, the authors discuss the disease causes and mechanisms, patter discrimination, treatment principles, Chinese herbal medicine, and acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of several dozen generalized symptoms that are not anatomically specific. These include such common complaints as aversion to wind and cold, shivering, fever, alternating cold and heat, spontaneous perspiration, night sweats, numbness and tingling, generalized pain, jaundice, edema, obesity, emaciation, and fatigue. As they have done in the first six volumes, Sionneau and Lu give more possible disease categories than any other book currently available in English. In addition, they also give numerous modifications of all guiding prescriptions and acupuncture formulas. Thus this book is yet another valuable contributions to the Western practice of Chinese medicine.
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.