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This successful Chinese medicine textbook covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the use of acupuncture points and the principles of treatment. The material is based on rigorous reference to ancient and modern Chinese texts, and explains the application of theory in a Western practice context. The new edition features new and updated material, including discussion of 50 additional acupuncture points and more patterns. A redesigned layout complements the accessible writing style and makes the material even easier to follow. Plus, an accompanying CD-ROM contains over 750 self-testing questions in a variety of formats.

The actions and functions of acupuncture points are thoroughly discussed, both from the classics and from the authors own experience.

English style and terminology makes material easy to follow.

Comprehensive text contains everything students need for a complete introduction to the theory of acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

Theory is combined with an in-depth acupuncture section.

Concepts are clearly explained, including those that are complex and obscure material.

Logical, sequential organization builds from basic theoretical concepts, through functions of individual organs, to disease categories, and the appropriate use of points.

Authored by Giovanni Maciocia, one of the Western world's leading authorities on Chinese medicine.

New larger, two-color format and reader-friendly design emphasize essential facts and make it easier to navigate the text.

More photos added to a color-plate section provide valuable supplemental information for diagnosis.

Enlarged illustrations in theacupuncture sections clearly show point numbers and names.

Additional illustrations, tables and diagrams make the information easier for students to learn and memorize.

The size of Chinese characters has been increased so they are legible and easier to interpret.

Chapter opening summaries and summaries of key points at the end of each chapter point out must-know information.

Icons to make it easier to locate desired sections of information.

50 more acupuncture points are covered in this edition, reflecting the broad scope of current practice.

More patterns are included, and combined patterns have been added to the individual pattern chapters.

More information is provided on pathological processes, relative weighting of symptoms, and identification of patterns.

More cases studies and case histories apply theory to diagnosis and treatment, bringing theory to life in a realistic context.

Pinyin equivalents are included in the main text to make it immediately evident which original term is being translated.

An accompanying CD-ROM provides self-testing questions and answers to help students check their understanding of material.

The glossary has been expanded to include more terms and their origins from translation.

Synopsis:

- The actions and functions of acupuncture points are thoroughly discussed, both from the classics and from the author's own experience.

- English style and terminology makes material easy to follow.

- Comprehensive text contains everything students need for a complete introduction to the theory of acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

- Theory is combined with an in-depth acupuncture section.

- Authored by Giovanni Maciocia, one of the Western world's leading authorities on Chinese medicine.

Synopsis:

This successful Chinese medicine textbook covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the use of acupuncture points and the principles of treatment. The material is based on rigorous reference to ancient and modern Chinese texts, and explains the application of theory in a Western practice context. The new edition features new and updated material, including discussion of 50 additional acupuncture points and more patterns. A redesigned layout complements the accessible writing style and makes the material even easier to follow. Plus, an accompanying CD-ROM contains over 750 self-testing questions in a variety of formats.

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Cassie, September 21, 2006 (view all comments by Cassie)
I am a healthcare professional who was first trained in Western Medicine and later decided to study traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to expand my capabilities to treat my patients. I had a great deal of difficulty reading many of the Chinese texts that were often poor English translations of the originals. Maciocia is able to explain very difficult concepts in a way that is more easily understood by the Westerner. This text is comprehensive in terms of basic information such as theory, diagnosis and syndromes. The only criticism I have of this text is that it calls itself a text for acupuncturists and herbalists. Although it provides the foundations for these treatments, it is strictly a theory and case history text and does not provide any information on herbals or technique of acupuncture. I feel it was right of the author to leave these more practical aspects out, but the title is somewhat deceiving.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780443074899
Foreword:
Ming, Su Xin
Publisher:
Churchill Livingstone
Foreword by:
Ming, Su Xin
Foreword:
Ming, Su Xin
Author:
Maciocia, Giovanni
Subject:
Alternative Therapies
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Alternative
Edition Number:
2
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1205
Dimensions:
10.00x7.66x2.16 in. 5.63 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , - The actions and functions of acupuncture points are thoroughly discussed, both from the classics and from the author's own experience.

- English style and terminology makes material easy to follow.

- Comprehensive text contains everything students need for a complete introduction to the theory of acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

- Theory is combined with an in-depth acupuncture section.

- Authored by Giovanni Maciocia, one of the Western world's leading authorities on Chinese medicine.

"Synopsis" by , This successful Chinese medicine textbook covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the use of acupuncture points and the principles of treatment. The material is based on rigorous reference to ancient and modern Chinese texts, and explains the application of theory in a Western practice context. The new edition features new and updated material, including discussion of 50 additional acupuncture points and more patterns. A redesigned layout complements the accessible writing style and makes the material even easier to follow. Plus, an accompanying CD-ROM contains over 750 self-testing questions in a variety of formats.
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