This textbook on diagnosis in Chinese medicine is unique in its clarity and accessibility.
Divided into two sections, it is a comprehensive diagnostic manual. The first section explains how to collect and collate the information required to formulate a diagnosis and is divided into four approaches: visual, palpation, interrogation and listening/smelling. The second section describes the various diagnostic models in Chinese medicine, including The Eight Principles; zangfu organ pattern; the Six stages, four levels and san jiao; the twelve regular channels and eight extraordinary vessels; and the Five Phases.
Nigel Ching is a lecturer in Chinese Medicine and course director at the Nordisk Akupunktur Uddannelse, Denmark. With over 25 years of clinical experience, Nigel lectures widely in Scandinavia, Germany, UK, Greece and Finland and is the author of The Fundamentals of Acupuncture, also published by Singing Dragon. Nigel trained in England, but has lived and taught in Denmark for a number of years.
Foreword. Preface. Part 1. The Diagnostic Pillars. 1. The Diagnostic Pillar - Visual Observation. 2. The Diagnostic Pillar - Listening and Smelling. 3. The Diagnostic Pillar - Palpation. 4. The Diagnostic Pillar - Interviewing. Part 2. The Diagnostic Models. 5. Diagnosis according to the Eight Principles. 6. Diagnosis according to xie qi. 7. Diagnosis according to qi, xue and jinye imbalances. 8. Diagnosis according zangfu organ pattern. 9. Diagnosis in relation to the Six stages, four levels and san jiao. 10. Diagnosis in relation to the Six stages. 11. Diagnosis according to Four Levels. 12. Diagnosis according to san jiao theory. 13. Diagnosis in relation to the 12 regular channels. 14. Diagnosis in relation to the eight extraordinary vessels. 15. Diagnosis in relation to the Five Phases. Appendix 1. Supporting the treatment of the patient through yangsheng. Appendix 2. Food energetics. Appendix 3. Herbal formulas utilised in the text. Glossary. References. Further Reading.