This book is a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID), a non-invasive clinical examination which can assess an individual's state of health. FID can be used as an auxiliary diagnostic method to provide diagnostic clues and proper guidance for treatment. One great strength of this method is its non-invasive nature.
Formed by blood and Qi between the nail bed and nail plate, the fingernail image can be used to observe pathological changes within the body. This book equips readers with the knowledge needed to analyse fingernail images and assess them for diagnostic purposes. Covering the origins of Fingernail Image Diagnosis, methods of examination and the practical application of FID for assisting diagnosis in a wide range of common disorders, the authors provide a complete guide to FID, with illustrations, visuals and detailed case examples.
This practical quick reference guide and introduction to FID will be useful for anyone interested in diagnostic techniques, especially those working in the fields of Chinese Medicine, integrative medicine and alternative healthcare.
Dr. Jie-jia Li obtained his medical degree from Southern Medical University (formerly First Military Medical University) in Guangzhou, China, a Master's degree from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Ph.D. from American Liberty University. He is currently working as a clinical specialist and acupuncturist at The Center for East-West Medicine of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and over the past thirty years he has been engaged in both theoretical and clinical research in integrating traditional Chinese medicine with Western medicine. Dr. Li has published extensively in the areas of traditional Chinese medicine and integrative medicine. Dr. Jian-ping Fu received her Bachelor of Art degree from East China Normal University, her Master's degree from Samra University of Oriental Medicine and her Ph.D. from American Liberty University. Currently, Dr. Fu is a California Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, and practices in Los Angeles, USA. Dr. Jack Li received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science from the University of California, Irvine in 2004, followed by a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences in 2008. He is currently a Chiropractic physician in multiple offices in Los Angeles, USA. Dr. Li has a vast interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine and integrative medicine and has co-written a number of articles on these subjects.
Dedication. Acknowledgements. Disclaimer. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Fingernail and Fingernail Imaging Basics. 3. The Key Elements of FID. 4. The FID Exam Method. 5. FID Procedures. 6. Application of FID. Appendix. Bibliography.