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Tongue Diagnosis: Traditional Chinese MedicineTongue Diagnosis: Traditional Chinese Medicine (Chinese-English edition)
by Xin Ying, Guo Xiazhen

The inspection of the tongue is an objective and convenient way for disease diagnosis, which has been used for over 2,000 year in the traditional Chinese medicine.
It includes 6 parts, such as the tongue's spirit, color, shape, status and coating's color, fur proper.
In order to meet the need of traditional Chinese medicine students and family health in communities, we use the Chinese-English way and introduce the knowledge on the inspection of the tongue to Chinese and foreign students and friends, beginning from the most vivid and objective colored tongue picture, combining the clinical diagnosis and treatment for diseases.


Atlas of Chinese Tongue Diagnosis, Volume 2Atlas of Chinese Tongue Diagnosis, Volume 2
by Barbara Kirschbaum
Publisher: Eastland Press

This second volume of Atlas of Chinese Tongue Diagnosis works seamlessly with the first to facilitate the connection between the theory of tongue diagnosis and the reality of practice in the clinic. As in the first volume, the case histories and related photographs are organized around the various disharmonies of the organs. Here, however, the tongue signs are evaluated in the broader context of the other symptoms and clinical findings -- including the vitality and constitution of the patient -- to reveal the actual process of diagnosis and formulation of a treatment strategy in each case. This provides a true picture of how tongue diagnosis is integrated into the whole of diagnosis and treatment.
Altogether, one-hundred and ten individual case histories are considered. By analyzing several different case histories related to a particular organ system, the diagnostic procedures and treatment strategies become clearer and more realistic to the student and practitioner.


Atlas of Chinese Tongue DiagnosisAtlas of Chinese Tongue Diagnosis
by Dominique Hertzer (Foreword), Barbara Kirschbaum
Publisher: Eastland Press

Tongue diagnosis is a vital instrument used in Chinese medicine both for assessing the current health of a patient and providing a basis for prognosis. It also informs the practitioner about the underlying strength or weakness of the patientís constitution.
This atlas contains over 320 color photographs of tongues seen in a Western clinic. The photographs provide a graphic representation of a wide variety of common disorders. Each photograph is accompanied by a description of the significant features of the tongue, the corresponding Chinese diagnosis for each such feature, accompanying symptoms, Western diagnosis, and pertinent background information. The presentation of the tongues is organized according to the nature of the underlying disharmony: Lung, Spleen-Stomach, Kidney, Heart, Liver. Other chapters focus on particular aspects of the tongue, such as pale tongues, cracked tongues, special coating, as well as those associated with heat disorders and blood stasis. The text is interspersed with many full case histories that describe aspects that are not visible on the tongue alone.


Essence & Scientific Background of Tongue Diagnosis Essence & Scientific Background of Tongue Diagnosis
by Ze-Lin Chen, Mei Fang Chen

Two expert research practitioners from Shanghai explicate an integrated view of tongue diagnosis. During their thirty years of TCM practice, the authors have adapted research methods to the study of traditional Chinese tongue diagnosis. The intent of this research is to objectify tongue diagnosis by bringing Western scientific approaches to bear on the terminology of TCM. Following an introduction that includes a discussion of the history of tongue diagnosis and its clinical value, the authors explain their investigation methods. These range from electron microscopy to massive epidemiological surveys.

There are 24 full-color pages featuring 103 tongue photographs that establish a visual baseline for the important labels used in the text (e.g. swollen tongue). In the clinical sections of the text the authors detail case studies, methods, and clinical observations. The final chapter of this section concerns pathological features of tongue coatings. Of value clinically, this information also gives an important chance for Western practitioners to examine the integration of East and West as it is developing in China.


Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine by Giovanni Maciocia Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine
by Giovanni Maciocia

This text provides clear instructions regarding examination of the tongue in the context of its relationship to the internal organs and the eight principles. It includes the detail of tongue spirit, body color, shape, and coating; case histories; and eight four-color pages of 40 plates. In the appendices following the text, the basic information is presented in relationship to organizational principles of the Shang Han Lun, the Wen Re Lun, and the Three Burners classification. A further appendix summarizes the principal points in tables. There is a discussion of tongue appearances that signify dangerous conditions, and a glossary of 27 Chinese terms most important to the text.

This revised and expanded edition of Maciociaís popular text contains about 25% new material, including 15 new case histories (for a total of 52) and 19 new color plates (for a total of 59). There are also new sections addressing integration of tongue and pulse diagnosis; the use of the tongue in diagnosing emotional problems; tongue diagnosis and herbal therapy; the use of the tongue in prognosis; and special considerations regarding tongue diagnosis in children.


Pocket Atlas Of Tongue DiagnosisPocket Atlas Of Tongue Diagnosis:
With Chinese Therapy Guidelines for Acupuncture, Herbs, and Nutrition
by Claus C., M.D. Schnorrenberger, Beate Schnorrenberger
Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers
Language: English

Together with taking the pulse, observing the tongue forms an integral part of the "examination" which is needed to make a Chinese medical diagnosis. This Color Atlas is concise and to the point. The first half explains individual tongue characteristics and the second half combines these characteristics in real case studies, thus deepening the reader's understanding of tongue diagnosis. The clearly written text is augmented by high-quality, full-color images. With its compact and user-friendly form, this Color Atlas does not take up much space while at the same time containing a wealth of information which is interesting to both physicians (practitioners) of Chinese and western scientific medicine as well as for students of either. 162 color photographs cleary show the truth of a Chinese proverb which reads: Bai wen bu ru yi jian (it is better to see [something] once than to hear [it] a hundred times).


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Acupuncture Dental Relationship Chart
8.5" X 11" Double-sided
Color laminated chart measuring 8.5" X 11" showing the relationship between the meridians, teeth, body organs and functions. The chart is indexed by: Meridians, Sence organs, Muscles, Joints, Spinal cord segments, Vertebrae, Organs (Yian & Yang), Endocrine glands. Contains images for muscle tooth relation ship and organ tooth relationship. List of additional relationships for each tooth.


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Chinese Tongue Diagnosis Chart
Chinese tongue examination is an art that is easy to master. The basics of this art can be learned in a single day or less. Because the tongue is inspected visually, interrater reliability is quite good.