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Description - Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine by Giovanni Maciocia

This major, new book is a complete, easily accessed and highly illustrated guide to diagnosis in Chinese Medicine. Emphasis is placed on "real world" issues and symptoms, and the text focuses on clear interpretations of signs and symptoms - the practice beyond the theory. Since Chinese medicine diagnosis relies on a subjective appraisal of the patient's symptoms and signs - which form a pattern - many factors beyond traditional Western symptoms are taken into consideration e.g. a patient's voice, the absence of thirst, feeling hot or cold, the patient's smell, tone of voice, glitter of eyes. Thus, Chinese diagnosis is based on a subtle appraisal of a patient's disharmony, which may not be a "disease" at all, and as such requires careful interpretation of a range of nuances. This book will help lead students and practitioners through basic on to sophisticated levels of diagnostic interpretation

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780443064487
ISBN-10: 0443064482
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 203mm x mm)
Pages: 1212
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publish Date: 17-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Giovanni Maciocia

Giovanni Maciocia est un des praticiens et professeurs les plus respectes dans le domaine de la medecine chinoise. Il a pratique l?acupuncture pendant plus de trente ans en Angleterre et a effectue plusieurs sejours d?etude en Chine, notamment a l?universite de Nanjing dont il est devenu Professeur Honoraire. Ses ouvrages, de renommee internationale, sont traduits dans plusieurs langues. Il travaille actuellement aux Etats-Unis et anime de nombreux seminaires dans le monde entier.

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