Advanced Textbook on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology (Vol IV)
Compiled by Ming Shunpei, Yang Shunyi
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: New World Press (January 1, 1997)
Advanced Textbook on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology was edited, examined and approved by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy
Members of the editorial Board from the four colleges of traditional Chinese medicine (Beijing College of TCM, Shanghai College of TCM, Nanjing College of TCM, Guangzhou College of TCM) have been teaching foreign students five to ten years, during which time they have accumulated a great deal of experience. Most of the editors have experience in compiling textbooks in their fields of study used nationwide by full-time colleges of traditional Chinese medicine. Many of these textbooks have long been used in teaching foreign students. As a result, they are both comprehensive and applicable.
This textbook has taken into consideration the cultural differences as well as the fact that foreign students are only allotted limited time for classroom studies, making necessary compression of the original edition for Chinese full-time college students of traditional Chinese medicine while preserving the essence.
Volume I covers the history, basic theories and diagnosis of traditional Chinese medicine; Volume II deals with pharmacy and the sciences of traditional prescription; Volume III dedicates to internal medicine, providing readers with in-depth analysis of etiology and pathogenesis, principles of treatment, as well as sufficient case studies.
Elaborating on acupuncture and moxibustion, Volume IV includes three parts - meridians and acupoints, manipulation of acupuncture and moxibustion, and therapeutics. With detailed line drawings, the textbook provides readers with every convenience to locate the acupoint and carry out the moxibustion treatment. The therapeutic part of Volume IV offers syndrome differentiation and the treatment of various diseases, from internal disorders, gynecological and infantile illness to emergency measures. In the appendix of Volume IV, readers can also find acupuncture anesthesia method and the ziwuliuzhu doctrine for locating acupoints.