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Advanced Techniques in Oriental MedicineAdvanced Techniques in Oriental Medicine
"When you grasp the needle, do so with great care, firm strength and caution for the peril, as if holding a tiger?s tail: one wrong move and great harm could befall."--Huangdi Neijing

This uncommonly useful guidebook presents an overview of all aspects of needling, from the parameters of the needle itself to the importance of treating and anchoring the patient?s spirit. Skya Abbate?s clear language and detailed descriptions guide you step-by-step through thirteen categories of disease, ranging from anxiety, geriatric and chronic degenerative diseases to those illnesses thought to be untreatable.

Specialized chapters offer insight and guidance for practitioners seeking to enhance their treatment strategies with additional therapeutic techniques, including moxibustion, bleeding techniques, herbal liniments, infrared light, threading, and others. Rounding out the text is a practical appendix with a glossary of Chinese medical terminology, sample instructions for patients, as well as an index with more than 2,000 disorders.

Skillfully weaving the time-honored principles of Oriental medicine into the cutting-edge reality of the clinic, Advanced Techniques in Oriental Medicine offers a wealth of simple, yet effective, treatment strategies.


Treating Autoimmune Disease with Chinese MedicineTreating Autoimmune Disease with Chinese Medicine
~ Wanzhu Hou LAc Dipl CH Ac OMD(USA)

TREATING AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES WITH CHINESE MEDICINE clearly describes the integration of Chinese and Western medicine in the treatment of autoimmune diseases. This book clearly describes how Chinese medicine can treat autoimmune diseases by clearly presenting recommendations for acupuncture point and herbal treatment when the patient presents with different symptoms, different blood results and may be taking different medications.

Written by highly qualified, American-based practitioners with long experience of working in both Chinese and Western medical environments
Addresses the use of Chinese medicine in a wide range of autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and psoriasis
Includes treatments using both acupuncture and Chinese herbs


Basic Theories of Traditional Chinese MedicineBasic Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine
by Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai

Traditional Chinese medicine has a long and complex history, yet the basic principles at the heart of practice have remained the same for hundreds of years. Without a solid understanding of these fundamental theories, effective practice is impossible, and this book provides a complete introduction to everything that students and practitioners, both new and experienced, need to know.
The book describes and explains all of the fundamental principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including yin/yang, the five elements, the 'zang and fu' organs, Zang Xiang, Qi, and the meridians and collaterals of the body. Explaining not only the principles upon which these elements work, but also how they interrelate, the book describes how they can be used in practice to identify, treat and prevent ill-health and disease.
This thorough and accessible textbook, compiled by the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center (CBIATC), under the editorial directorship of leading Chinese clinicians Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai, is essential reading for students of traditional Chinese medicine, and is also a useful basic reference for TCM practitioners.


An Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary VesselsAn Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels: Acupuncture, Alchemy, and Herbal Medicine

Li Shi-Zhen s Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels (Qi jing ba mai kao) is among the most remarkable texts in the Chinese medical literature. Bringing together writings on acupuncture, herbal medicine, and internal cultivation (nei dan), it argues that aspiring adepts and physicians alike must understand the full scope of the extraordinary vessels if they hope to achieve their respective goals.

Although the Exposition is a cornerstone of the extraordinary vessel literature, it is rarely, if ever, considered on its own terms. Li s approach to extraordinary vessel acupuncture and herbal medicine reflects a perspective that differs considerably from the strategies familiar to most modern readers. His work on the extraordinary vessels is every bit as innovative in its own milieu as his other seminal writings, Pulse Studies of the Lakeside [Recluse] (Bin-Hu mai xue) and Comprehensive Outline of the Materia Medica (Ben cao gang mu), are in theirs.


The Psyche in Chinese MedicineThe Psyche in Chinese Medicine: Treatment of Emotional and Mental Disharmonies with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

THE PSYCHE IN CHINESE MEDICINE comprehensively discusses the treatment of mental-emotional disorders with both acupuncture and herbal medicine. Suitable for practitioners and students of Chinese medicine it discusses first the aetiology, pathology and diagnosis of mental disorders. It explores the nature of the Mind (Shen), Ethereal Soul (Hun), Corporeal Soul (Po), Intellect (Yi) and Will-Power (Zhi) and then presents the diagnosis and treatment of the most common psychological disorders with both acupuncture and Chinese herbs in detail. Specific chapters focus on the treatment of common conditions including depression, anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, bipolar disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Each condition is illustrated with case histories from the author's 35 years-long practice.


Patterns & Practice in Chinese MedicinePatterns & Practice in Chinese Medicine
by Xuemeii Li, Jingyi Zhao
Publisher: Eastland Press

This is the second volume in a series of clinically oriented studies of traditional Chinese diagnosis, acupuncture, and herbal therapy. In this volume, the authors present eight series of cases, each devoted to a common clinical disorder: asthma, epigastric and abdominal pain, abnormal appetite, diarrhea, depression and anxiety (yu), facial pain, chest and intercostal pain, and abnormal urination.
In each of the few dozen illustrative case histories (variations on common patterns), the authors describe the dynamics of the traditional Chinese diagnostic art of differentiation of patterns, and of treatment with acupuncture and herbal therapy. Dozens of charts graphically illustrate the information in the case histories, and each chapter concludes with a diagnostic master chart.


Handbook of TCM Patterns & TreatmentsHandbook of TCM Patterns & Treatments
by Bob Flaws
Publisher: Blue Poppy Pr; 1st ed edition

This book is a collection of TCM patterns together with their disease causes and mechanisms, signs and symptoms, tongue and pulse, treatment principles, guiding formulas and modifications, and acupuncture and moxibustion treatments.
It includes many of the complicated patterns other English language TCM books leave out but which Western patients typically present. The book is designed for both the student learning TCM pattern discrimination and as a clinical manual for professional practitioners.


Navigating the Channels of Traditional Chinese MedicineNavigating the Channels of Traditional Chinese Medicine
by Yitian Ni
Publisher: Complementary Medicine Press; Revised edition

A favorite for first year acupuncture and TCM students because it covers the essential knowledge of the channels and collaterals and the characteristics of the channel system, providing descriptives that include the key points, pathway, associated organs and points, physiology, pathology, clinical applications, and divergent, teninomuscular, and collateral channels.
Writing this work as a textbook for her English-speaking students, a physician trained in both Western and traditional Chinese medicine reviews TCM concepts and presents a whole-person diagnostic routine. Tables clearly summarize the clinical identification of manifestations (symptoms) used to diagnose disorders and their corresponding patterns and pathogenesis. The text concludes with 14 case studies and two references. Dr. Chen is medical director of the Yi Ling Medical Center in Albuquerque and Supervisor of the Integrative Medical Clinic at the U. of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. She also conducts seminars and courses both for the general public and for students and practitioners of Chinese medicine.


Voices of Qi: An introductory guide to traditional Chinese medicine
by Alex Holland
Publisher: Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine; 1st ed edition

Voices of Qi- An Introductory Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine, is a handsome book that was written specifically to educate the public and allied healthcare practitioners about traditional Chinese medicine. The book manages to explain and convey complex philosophical concepts relating to Chinese medicine in a clear and eloquent manner.
The book is not intimidating in its length, but succeeds in communicating a great deal of information in its 96 pages.
Topics covered include Yin and Yang, the 8 Principles and 5 Elements, the theoretical framework of the organ systems and the meridians, concepts of Qi and Blood, diagnostics, and treatment modalities including acupuncture, herbology and medical Qi Gong.


Practical Traditional Chinese MedicinePractical Traditional Chinese Medicine
by Xie Zhufan
Publisher: Foreign Language Press

Professor Xie Zhufan is a leading specialist in the area of integrating Chinese and Western medicine. Taking heed of the cultural differences of the East and the West, he has written Practical Traditional Chinese Medicine to meet the needs of Western doctors who do not have the knowledge of Chinese but wish to study Chinese medicine. The book is reader-friendly, explaining profound concepts in simple terms. It covers basic theories and major therapeutic measures, i.e., herbal medication and acupuncture. The diseases discussed are mainly those, for which Western medical treatment is either hardly effective or likely to produce serious side effects while Chinese medicine may gain better results.
The therapeutic methods have been carefully selected; they are quite practical and easy to apply, indicating the characteristic features of traditional Chinese medicine: simplicity and effectiveness. The book not only includes the basic knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine, but also the fruits of Professor Xie's own experience and understanding.


Medieval Chinese MedicineMedieval Chinese Medicine: The Dunhuang Medical Manuscripts
by Vivienne Lo, Christopher Cullen, Routledge
Publisher: Routledge

In recent decades various versions of Chinese medicine have begun to be widely practised in western countries, and the academic study of the subject is now well established. However, there are still few scholarly monographs that describe the history of Chinese medicine and there are none at all on the medieval period. The collection presented here is an example of the kind of international collaboration of research teams, centres and individuals that is required to begin to study the source materials adequately. The primary sources for this research come from a collection of medieval manuscripts discovered in 1900 in a walled-up room in the Buddhist cave-shrines of Dunhuang, Gansu Province, west China.
Dunhuang was formerly an important Silk Road town, and formed the base of one of the first garrisons to be established during the Han period to secure the safe passage of soldiers, officials and traders between east and west. While the majority of the manuscripts stored in the cave are copies of Buddhist scriptural texts, there are also thousands of non-Buddhist texts, both religious and secular. The presence among these of some one hundred medical texts suggests that the Dunhuang prefectural school was a centre for copying and transmitting medical writings. In the collection we find the earliest handwritten copies of well-known classical medical treatises, together with hitherto unknown medical works, including illustrations and charts, texts related to religious and popular healing traditions and, excitingly, extensive portions of texts previously known only through brief quotations in later works.


Eight Extraordinary MeridiansEight Extraordinary Meridians
by Claude Larre, Elizabeth Rochat de la Vallee

This book presents an examination of the eight extraordinary meridians from the texts of the Neijing, the Nanjing, and their commentaries.
The first section provides an overview of meridians as revealing the basic interaction of yin and yang within the body, providing the foundation for the movement of qi and the underlying framework for the main meridian system. In-depth descriptions of the du mai, ren mai, chong mai and dai mai build up a simple structural picture of the body that is further elaborated in the presentations of the qiao and the wei mai. Each name is discussed, looking at the etymology and nuance of meaning.
Classical descriptions of points and pathways are explored in depth.


Introduction to English Terminology of Chinese MedicineIntroduction to English Terminology of Chinese Medicine
by Nigel Wiseman, Ye Feng


This important text provides an accurate presentation of over 1000 Chinese medicine concepts in an English terminiology that closely matches the Chinese. It is the ideal text for students who are beginning to learn Chinese medicine and who have established a working knowledge of the Chinese language, as well as for those who wish to master the English terminology for the purposes of clinical application or translation. Because it renders the traditional Chinese medical concepts accurately, without using Western medical terms that reflect the Western medical understanding and obscure the Chinese medical understanding, it is highly useful for English-speaking students who want to establish a clear understanding of the original concepts of Chinese medicine.

Knowledge of medical Chinese is inestimably valuable for understanding Chinese medicine with clarity and precision. While a good deal of work is required from students to attain perfect comprehension of medical Chinese, each step along the way has its own rewards. This text is part of a growing body of translated literature that reflects terminiology which will support students' efforts to learn Chinese, and thereby enable students, practitioners, and researchers to refine their knowledge and contribute to the westward transmission of Chinese medicine.


Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine by Ping ChenDiagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine
by Ping Chen


This work is an original text based on Dr. Chen's years of experience as a clinician and as a university professor teaching diagnosis courses in China. Trained in China as an MD and as a doctor of Chinese medicine, she taught Chinese-speaking biomedical and traditional physicians as well as English-speaking interns. Upon her arrival in the US to teach students of Chinese medicine, she became concerned for her Western student's particular difficulty in applying pattern identification in practice. She concluded that the probable cause of this difficulty was in part because available English language texts lack the depth of Chinese teaching and in part because lecture-like presentations of diagnostic skills do not make it easy to grasp clear distinctions. In composing this work, Dr. Chen has arranged a great deal of information so that the logical relationships became easy to see, easy to read, and easy to understand. She succinctly explains each of the symptoms, signs, techniques, and patterns with special emphasis on practical clinical observations, followed by a graphical display of the clinical details for each.


Traditional Chin.Med. & Pharmacology CD-ROM Traditional Chin.Med. & Pharmacology CD-ROM

Here is the multimedia solution to inquiries concerning Chinese Herbology and Medicine. This program provides a comprehensive look at the fundamentals of TCM, and contains many diagrams and explanations of Chinese terminology and diagnostic methodology.
Powerful full-text search features allow one to compare herb formulas with each other in order to get the right formula. The materia medica contains 322 herbs and 137 common formulas.
Easy to install on either PC or Mac. System requirements: PC, Win3.1 or later, 4MB ram, VGA CDROM; Mac, 68030 or higher, System 7.0 or higher, 6MB ram (1MB HD space), 13" monitor with 256 colors, CDROM (2x or better).


Web That Has No Weaver by Ted Kaptchuk Web That Has No Weaver
by Ted Kaptchuk


This is a full and richly presented text that introduces Oriental medical concepts to readers unfamiliar with these ideas. The material presented is derived from modern Chinese practice of acupuncture and herbology, supported by clinical sketches and references to authoritative Chinese sources.
By emphasizing the holistic aspects of Chinese medicine, this book has connected acupuncture and herbology to American and European social trends in favor of alternate forms of medical practice. By introducing the ideas of Chinese medicine with familiar terms, and in relation to Western traditions, it has opened the minds of a generation.


Dermatology in Traditional Chinese Medicine Dermatology in Traditional Chinese Medicine
by Yihou Xu


This work draws on the author's extensive clinical experience to provide a thorough survey of more than 120 commonly seen and difficult skin disorders. Full pattern identification and a comprehensive array of treatment options for each condition, backed up by a meticulous and informative selection of case histories and up-to-date clinical observation studies, make this book an indispensable companion for a wide variety of practitioners.
Contents include physiology, etiology, and pattern identification; eczema; psoriasis; allergic disorders; erythema and blood vessel disorders; bullous skin diseases,; viral, bacterial, and fungal infections of the skin; disorders of the sebaceous glands; regional dermatolgoy; neuro-functional deficient skin diseases; pigment-deficiency skin diseases; drug eruptons; skin disorders due to physical agents; and benign skin tumors.
Appendices include external formulae, preparation and usage of herbs, commonly used acupoints, a glossary of TCM terminology, a chart of skin disease occurrence ordered by body region, and an index.


Handbook of Traditional Chinese Dermatology Handbook of Traditional Chinese Dermatology
by Jian-Hui Liang, Ting-Lian Zhang


This clinical manual systematically covers the main concepts of Chinese pathophysiology in dermatology. Its treatment section covers differential diagnosis, therapeutic principles, and internal and external treatment plans for 90 dermatological conditions ranging from warts, scars, and acne to psoriasis, eczema, and vitiligo.


Handbook of TCM Patterns & Their Treatments Handbook of TCM Patterns & Their Treatments RPT
by Bob Flaws, Daniel Finney


This book is a collection of TCM patterns together with their disease causes and mechanisms, signs and symptoms, tongue and pulse, treatment principles, guiding formulas and modifications, and acupuncture and moxibustion treatments.
It includes many of the complicated patterns other English language TCM books leave out but which Western patients typically present. The book is designed for both the student learning TCM pattern discrimination and as a clinical manual for professional practitioners.


Infertility Cure: Ancient Chinese Wellness Program Infertility Cure: Ancient Chinese Wellness Program
by Randine Lewis, Ph.D.


For thousands of years, Chinese women have trusted traditional Chinese medicine to help them conceive. A recent medical study found that women who augmented Western fertility treatments with TCM, traditional Chinese medicine, doubled their chances of a succesful pregnancy. THE INFERTILITY CURE gives women an effective, natural means of supporting their efforts to get pregnant. Based on techniques and remedies drawn from traditional Chinese medicine, this program shows readers how to increase their overall health and well-being, strengthen the organs and systems vital to reproduction, heal specific conditions that may affect fertility, and even support Western-based reproductive technology such as IVF and hormone therapy.
Dr. Lewis' easy-to-follow program begins with diagnosis, using an extensive questionnaire to determine each reader's unique diagnostic category. The next three steps involve bringing a woman's body back into balance through diet, acupressure, and Chinese herbs. By following this program, women will be able to create a welcoming physical and emotional environment for what they desire most: a child.


Management of Cancer with Chinese Medicine Management of Cancer with Chinese Medicine

This is the first comprehensive book in English on the TCM approach to cancer management and is written by a well-known TCM oncology specialist.
It is designed for practitioners to consult in their daily practice and provides a guide to clinical success in dealing with cancer patients.


Practice of Chinese Medicine by Giovanni Maciocia Practice of Chinese Medicine by Giovanni Maciocia

In this sequel to Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Maciocia presents the theory of Chinese medicine as it is applied to the treatment of specific diseases with acupuncture and herbs. He integrates research and study from ancient and modern Chinese textbooks with his personal experience with Western patients, so that the traditional approach is applied to concrete Western clinical situations.

Disease is discussed both as patterns and as biomedical conditions. Each pattern is differentiated into the various biomedically defined conditions with which it is associated. The text includes for each case etiology, pathology, differentiation and treatment, and prognosis. In these detailed discussions the author covers the principles related to diagnosis, and treatment for each condition. Treatments consist of a general prescription of acupuncture points, an explanation of the prescription and a number of other points that may be added to the general prescription. One or more herbal formulas are given, including patent remedies, and each is explained according to the action of the individual herbs. Over 35 full-color tongue pictures extend the book’s clinical utility.


CD-ROM: Practice of Chinese Medicine by Giovanni Maciocia

Featuring state of the art searching capabilities that provide quick access to any topic covered in this very popular text, the CD contains the entire contents of the book, providing detailed coverage of each disease and its treatment with acupuncture and herbal medicine.