Like the other, I read the reveiws of the previous purchasers here and very positive to click buy right away. However, when I got the book and (excitedly) read it I didn't find any special content from another TCM diagnosis book I had. This book is just translated from the Chinese principle of diagnosis text and the language they use is very strange. The reason is that, as a TCM student, I think this book (the translator) uses different vocab from the other standard TCM Text and also there is less tongue diagnosis section which is the most important aspect of diagnosis in TCM. Even the cases they illusteate also not practical in clinic here.
The book is written narratively and has no tables or chart or any conclusion to help student or reader better understanding. Comparing with my other Chinese TCM books translated by some translaters without any praise or big name forward, they are easier to understand and have charts and necessary tables to sum up the content and help better understanding.
In a nut shell, I found this book is not worth my money eventhough I got excited when I see the foreword from a Harvard Medical school staff on the first page of this book. After I finish the book, I wonder if the one who forworded or those who wrote the 5-star review for this book probably never read any other good TCM Textbook at all.
I was hesitated to return or keep the book for few days...I decided to keep as a reference as we want to be a capable TCM practitioner, however I decided to return when I found few days later that the price dropped more than $65 when I bought. I paid more than $150 ... Just have to be careful before buying anything next time.