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Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine [Hardcover]

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Sept. 2 1999 093961619x 978-0939616190 REV
Examination of the tongue, like the pulse, is one of the principal diagnostic methods in traditional Chinese medicine. This book--newly revised in 1995--systematically describes each of the primary characteristics of the tongue (body color, shape and coating) and their significance in the clinic. It traces the historical development of tongue diagnosis and its relationship to externally- contracted disorders and the eight principals.

Featured in this revised edition are 59 color plates and accompanying case histories from the author's own practice. Other aspects of tongue diagnosis newly described in this edition include the integration of tongue and pulse diagnosis; the use of the tongue in diagnosing emotional problems; tongue diagnosis and herbal treatment; the tongue in prognosis; and special considerations regarding tongue diagnosis in children.

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"A thorough, clinically oriented exposition of tongue diagnosis." -- American Journal of Acupuncture

"Will undoubtedly be the standard textbook on tongue diagnosis for many years to come." -- The Journal of Chinese Medicine

About the Author

Giovanni Maciocia is an acupuncturist and medical herbalist in Amersham, England, where he has practiced since 1973. He studied acupuncture at the International College of Oriental Medicine in Sussex (Bachelor of Acupuncture, 1974) and the Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Diplomate, 1980, 1982, 1987). Since 1979 he has been a contributing editor to The Journal of Chinese Medicine, and a frequent lecturer on Chinese medicine in Europe and the United States. His other books include The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Top Notch Aug. 22 2001
This is one of the most useful, attractive, and interesting books on TCM that I have in my library. The writing is good and well organized, the illustrations are excellent and the photographs are worth ... well ... a thousand words.
IMHO, this is one of the most important books a student of TCM can have. I think it should be the 2nd book a TCM student buys. The first would be a good fundamentals book (such as Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine by Wiseman and Ellis).
Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For serious tongue diagnosis Aug. 2 2001
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This is the best text on tongue diagnosis I know of. It is clear and to the point and leads you through the many difficulties in tongue Diagnosis. The study of this book will help and serious student of TCM with his/her diagnostics. This is a must have, in my opinion, for all TCM students.
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5.0 out of 5 stars simply the best! June 14 2000
tongue diagnosis in this book gave me a lot and in the best easy way that can be explained in such a complex way of diagnosis.it began with a history of the tongue diagnosis, that followed by a short explanations of the diffrent ways of diagnosis through all the chinese dynasties,but the method that represent here in this book is the most practical comprehansive yet simply and gives you the reader a more deep understanding and diagnosing of this art of diagnosing,for instance:while some tongue diagnostics used (in the past mainly)to observe only by the color,and some others by the shape,some on marks on the tongue, this book explains what are the meanings of each one of them, and how they can be worked together in the diagnosis.the method that are used in this outstanding book is the one that can be detected and aproved by clinical tests,and i as a orthomoleculr-nutritionist that use the basic of the knoledge of this book in order to have a wide veriety of diagnostic tools can say in a very confident way:it is simply true and the best book on the subjecy!
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