ISBN (Americas): 9783131398321
Integrate Chinese tongue diagnosis into daily practice with this user-friendly Second Edition
Praise for the First Edition:
The authors take a comprehensive approach to treatment by including acupuncture, herbs and diet; the photos are good; and the cases are interesting. - The Lantern: A Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine
In this fully up-to-date Second Edition, experts in Chinese medicine explain how traditional Chinese tongue diagnosis can be used in daily practice to complement conventional Western methods.
The guide begins with a brief introduction to the history, anatomy, physiology, and methodology of tongue diagnosis followed by basic techniques and systematic procedures for identifying the manifold individual characteristics of the tongue´s shape and its many modifications. Full-color photographs of tongues then demonstrate a variety of clinical scenarios to help readers develop a holistic approach to diagnosis.
- An in-depth review of the tongue´s most important anatomic and physiologic features, including the lingual papillae, the tongue muscles, arterial supply, and much more
- More than 180 full-color illustrations and high-quality clinical photographs of Western tongues enhance the text
- Treatment suggestions for using acupuncture, herbs, and nutrition accompany each clinical image
- Medical assessment of 28 case histories with real-life photographs from the authors´ practice
The Second Edition of Pocket Atlas of Tongue Diagnosis is an essential resource for every practitioner or student of Chinese medicine, acupuncture, or complementary medicine.