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Typical TCM Therapy for Cholelithiasis

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An English-Chinese Guide to Clinical Treatment of Common Diseases: Typical TCM Therapy for Cholelithiasis
Compiled by Zheng Yaoping Wang Xu Yang Zhijun
Translated by Tian Kaiyu Zhu Yuqin Zhou Yu
Published by Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Press
Paperback, 850mm x 1168mm, 175 pages, 2004
ISBN: 7810107941

Cholelithiasis is one of the common and frequent diseases and its incidence reaches as high as 20-30% in middle-aged women. TCM has a long history in treating cholelithiasis and has accumulated rich experience. With the development of TCM, especially in recent ten or more years, TCM has got a deeper understanding of cholelithiasis, and therapeutic methods have been enriched and curative effects have been significantly raised. It is increasingly accepted by patients.

This book is in three parts: Part One introduces the conception of cholelithiasis, and TCM understanding of etiology and pathogenesis. Part Two introduces treatment based on syndrome differentiation, simple recipe and proved recipe, Chinese patent medicines, external therapy, acupuncture and moxibustion therapy, Tuina therapy, physical exercise therapy, psychotherapy, dietetic therapy, nursing and regimens. And Part Three deals with original views on this disease, diagnostic and therapeutic experience as well as the case reports of the famous senior TCM doctors.

This book embodies the characteristics of TCM in the treatment of cholelithiasis and can be used as a reference book for prevention and treatment of the disease by both Western and TCM doctors.

Brief Contents

Part One General Introduction

Chapter One Introduction

Chapter Two Diagnostic Essentials

Section one Clinical manifestations 1. Abdominal pain 2. Gastrointestinal symptoms 3. Fever and chills 4. Jaundice 5. Physical signs
Section two Physio-chemical examinations 1. B-ultrasonic examination 2. X-ray examination 3. Computerized tomography (CT) scan 4. Nuclein scanning 5. Duodenal biliary drainage 6. Laboratory tests
Section three Differential diagnosis 1. Esophageal hiatus hernia 2. Peptic ulcer 3. Angina pectoris 4. Pancreatitis 5. Biliary ascariasis 6. Primary carcinoma of gallbladder

Chapter Three TCM Understanding of Cholelithiasis

Part Two Typical Therapy

Chapter One Treatment of Cholelithiasis at the Acute Stage

Section one Internal therapy 1. Treatment according to syndrome differentiation 2. Chinese patent medicines 3. Simple and empirical recipes
Section two External therapy 1. Application therapy 2. Enteroclysis therapy
Section three Acupuncture and moxibustion therapy 1. Body acupuncture 2. Moxibustion 3. Auricular acupuncture with body acupuncture 4. Auricular-seed-pressing therapy 5. DJS-I Auricular Pressing Apparatus 6. Electrical impulse stimulation on auricular and body acupoints 7. Auricular electro-acupuncture 8. Magnetic bead therapy 9. Acupoint-injection therapy 10. Complex therapy of retroauricular bloodletting therapy 11. Catgut-embedding therapy
Section four Tuina therapy 1. Pressing and kneading manipulation 2. Digital-pressing manipulation on acupoints of chest 3. Apparatus of pushing-pressing-activating meridians
Section five Psychotherapy
Section six Dietetic therapy

Chapter Two Treatment in Remission Stage

Section One Internal therapy 1. Treatment according to syndrome differentiation 2. Chinese patent medicines 3. Simple and empirical recipes
Section two External therapy 1. Application therapy 2. Application on acupoints
Section three Acupuncture and moxibustion therapy 1. Body acupuncture 2. Auricular acupuncture 3. Auricular-seed-pressing therapy 4. Complex therapy of pressing-puncturing auricular points 5. Dermal needling therapy 6. Catgut-embedding therapy
Section four Tuina therapy
Section five Physical exercise therapy
Section six Psychotherapy
Section seven Dietetic therapy

Chapter Three Regimen for Cholelithiasis

Section one Importance of proper diet 1. Regular breakfast 2. Less intake of animal fat and high-cholesterol foods 3. Light diet 4. Temperate diet without indulgent preference to certain foods
Section two Spiritual healthcare and desirous control
Section three Stabilizing mi8nd and cooperative treatment
Section four Physical exercises for treatment and prevention

Part Three Experience of Celebrated Senior TCM Doctors

Chapter One Wang Xiaofu’s Clinical Experience

Chapter Two Huang Zenfeng’s Clinical Experience

Chapter Three Sheng Xunqing’s Clinical Experience

Appendix: Chinese herbs cited in this book

An English-Chinese Guide to Clinical Treatment of Common Diseases

We compiled the series of "an English-Chinese Guide to Clinical Treatment of Common Diseases" in order to assist foreign students to have a better study of clinical knowledge of TCM. The series also meet the need of Chinese doctors when they spread TCM for foreign practitioners. The series are scientifically-organized reference books which could generally reflect the updated development of clinic in TCM.

The series were written and compiled by medical professionals and English experts from 7 TCM universities or colleges including Nanjing University of TCM, Shanghai University of TCM, Guangzhou University of TCM, etc. The faculty from Nanjing University of TCM compiled the Chinese part. Shanghai University of TCM with other colleges and universities were responsible for the translation. The proposal was drafted in 1998. After 5-year continuous adaptation, the whole series were finally completed in 2003.

The first series include ten books. They cover ten commonly-encountered diseases of viral hepatitis, primary glomerulonephritis, chronic gastritis, lung cancer, bronchial asthma, diabetes, primary hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, cervical spondylosis, and cholelithiasis and their special treatment in traditional Chinese medicine. Each book consists of three parts. Part one discusses the major points in diagnosis and pathogenesis and pathology of the disease. Part two focuses on the typical therapy in TCM. It covers internal therapy, external therapy, acupuncture and moxibustion, Tuina (Chinese massage), physiotherapy, dietetic therapy, mental therapy, and regimen. Part three illustrates the academic experience of 3-4 celebrated doctors and the effective cases that they treated.

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