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Practical Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine Hardcover – Jun 11 1999
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Practical Diagnosis is the most thorough exposition of TCM diagnosis in English to date, and it is the only work on TCM diagnosis in English that is based on a rigorously denotative translation of a complete Chinese textbook using Wiseman and Ye's standard terminology. It is therefore possible to trace the meanings of individual words and phrases in the book back to the original Chinese language terms. The only reason this book doesn't receive all five stars is because it is often necessary to make that effort, though in fairness, it is extremely difficult to make a denotative translation from Chinese that sounds anything like good English. To the translators' credit, Practical Diagnosis succeeds more often than it fails in this aspect.
Amazon's description suggests that this book is advanced in its presentation, but it would be more accurate to say that it is an exceptionally thorough treatise of the ground matter of TCM diagnosis. I require this book in my classes on diagnosis and it seems that first year students have no real difficulty with it, aside from a few places in the text which lack clarity due to the methodological strictness mentioned above. In general, there is nothing about the book that excludes beginners, so long as there has been some introduction to the basic concepts and terms of Chinese medicine.
The book's content is of the first quality. Not only does it thoroughly discuss the principles and methods of the Four Examinations and the diagnostic models of Chinese medicine, it does so with great clarity for the most part and in a systematic, organized fashion.Read more ›
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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.
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