426 pages, 8 1/2" x
Illustrated (Smyth-sewn softcover)
Rheumatology in Chinese Medicine
by Gérard Guillaume, M.D. & Mach Chieu,
Rheumatology in Chinese Medicine is now available in a durable
While rheumatological disorders (e.g., joint and other musculoskeletal pain) are perhaps
the most commonly seen problems in clinics of Chinese medicine, until now there has been
no comprehensive book on this important subject. Rheumatology in Chinese Medicine is the
first of its kind in any language.
The subject is presented in four parts:
- PART ONE lays the groundwork for the traditional Chinese approach to rheumatology,
including a discussion of the makeup of the human organism and the interaction between
movement and the channels.
- PART TWO is a translation of the chapters on painful obstruction (bi) and lower
back pain from one of the best modern Chinese texts on internal medicine.
- PART THREE presents the authors' own approach to rheumatological disorders, which
utilizes many aspects of the modern French energetic acupuncture models, including barrier
and trigger points.
- PART FOUR contains a rich selection of translations from a dozen premodern classical
texts regarding rheumatological disorders.
"A generous gift to the next generation of acupuncturists."
Joseph Helms, M.D., Author, Acupuncture
"Sets a new standard for English-language textbooks in all Chinese medical
specialties. I know I am not alone in my belief that the future of Chinese medicine is in
the West. If this is true, then a revolution must occur in its literature as well, and
Rheumatology in Chinese Medicine is at the leading edge of that change."
Charles Chace, L.Ac., in The Journal of Chinese
"Essential for all acupuncturists . . . Destined to be another English TCM
Bastyr University Library Letter
"Those of us who treat arthritic and rheumatic conditions know what difficult
cases they are, especially when they stop improving. This book, with its roots in
the classics, will give a whole new dimension to future treatments."
The European Journal of Oriental Medicine
C O N T E N T S
- The Concept of Rheumatism in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Energetic Body &
Locomotor System, The Channels, Etiological Factors in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Pain
- Traditional Approaches to Rheumatology in Modern China: Painful Obstruction,
Panarthralgia Disorder, Lower Back Pain
- Clinical Practice of an Acupuncturist in Rheumatology: Painful Obstruction Disorders,
Chronic Polyarticular Painful Syndromes,
Degenerative Joint Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Postmenopausal
Osteoporosis, Gout, Sciatica, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Elbow Pain, Wrist & Hand Pain,
Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot Pain
- Classic Texts in Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Selections on Rheumatology & Related Subjects
- Refereneces: Supplemental Materia Medica,
- Multiple Indices