The Practice of Chinese Medicine,
Edition 3 The Treatment of Diseases with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs
By Sebastian Maciocia

Publication Date: 14 May 2021

Use Traditional Chinese Medicine in diagnosing and treating disease! Maciocia’s The Practice of Chinese Medicine, 3rd Edition describes how to apply TCM theory to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and conditions frequently encountered in practice. Covering common, chronic, and acute conditions, Maciocia’s provides guidelines to treatment with both acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Case studies offer real-world insights into determining effective treatment care. From an expert team of editors who were close to the late Giovanni Maciocia and who practice "the Maciocia way," this practical, illustrated text makes it easier to apply TCM in Western medical practice.

Key Features

  • Coverage of Traditional Chinese Medicine includes the diagnosis and treatment of 48 common diseases, conditions, and disorders.
  • Discussion of aetiology, pathology, and differential diagnoses according to TCM is provided for each disease, condition, and disorder.
  • UNIQUE! Summaries of Western differential diagnoses provide alternative treatment options.
  • Coverage of treatments includes acupuncture and herbs, with explanations of choices.
  • Reviews of clinical trials and modern Chinese literature report the experience of noted doctors of Chinese medicine.
  • Practical appendices include Identification of Patterns According to the Six Stages, the Four Levels, and the Three Burners; Prescriptions; and Suggested Substitutions of Chinese Herbs.
  • English-Pinyin Glossary of Chinese Terms is included.

New Features

  • NEW and UNIQUE! Clinical Tips provide practical guidelines to diagnosing and treating diseases.
  • NEW and UNIQUE! Red Flags list symptoms that may necessitate a referral to a Western physician.
  • NEW! Updated clinical trials and references are added.
  • NEW! Updated Western differential diagnosis sections are added.
  • NEW discussion on sexuality in Chinese medicine is added.
  • NEW! Additional tongue photos aid in diagnosing diseases, based on Chinese medicine protocols.
  • NEW! Updated, full-color photos are added.
  • NEW! Four new appendices are added, for a total of 10 appendices.
  • NEW! Reorganization of material provides easier access to key topics.
About the author
By Sebastian Maciocia
Table of Contents
1. Abdominal Masses
2. Abdominal Pain
3. Acid Reflux (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
4. Allergic Rhinitis
5. Anxiety
6. Asthma (Allergic Asthma & Atopic Eczema)
7. Atrophy Syndrome
8. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
9. Bleeding
10. Breathlessness
11. Chest Painful Obstruction Syndrome
12. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
13. Common Cold and Influenza
14. Constipation
15. Cough
16. Depression
17. Diarrhoea
18. Dizziness
19. Emotions (The)
20. Enuresis and Incontinence
21. Epigastric Pain
22. Erectile Dysfunction
23. Fibromyalgia
24.  Goitre (Thyroid Problems)
25. Headaches
26. Hypertension
27. Hypochondrial Pain
28. Insomnia
29. Interstitial Cystitis
30. Lower Back Ache
31. Mental-Emotional Problems – Aetiology
32. Mental-Emotional Problems – Diagnosis
33. Mental-Emotional Problems – Patterns and their Treatment
34. Mouth Ulcers
35. Multiple Sclerosis
36. Nausea/Vomiting
37. Oedema (Edema)
38. Painful Obstruction Syndrome
39. Parkinson’s Disease
40. Prostatitis
41. Psyche (The) in Chinese Medicine
42. Sinusitis
43. Tinnitus
44. Tiredness
45. Urinary Retention
46. Urinary Syndrome
47. Wheezing
48. Wind-Stroke
Appendix 1: Identification of Patterns According to the Six Stages
Appendix 2: Identification of Patterns According to the Four Levels
Appendix 3: Identification of Patterns According to the Three Burners
Appendix 4: Discussion of the Triple Burner
Appendix 5: Shen, Yi, Shi, and Needling in the Nei Jing
Appendix 6: Sexuality in Chinese Medicine
Appendix 7: Prescriptions
Appendix 8: Suggested Substitutions of Chinese Herbs
Appendix 9: Integration of Herbal Medicine with Acupuncture
Appendix 10: Tongue Gallery
English-Pinyin Glossary of Chinese Terms
Pinyin-English Glossary of Chinese Terms
Chronology of Chinese Dynasties
Book details
ISBN: 9780702079207
Page Count: 1320
Illustrations : Approx. 150 illustrations (150 in full color)
Retail Price : £123.99