PART FOUR contains a rich selection of translations from a dozen premodern classical texts regarding rheumatological disorders.
REVIEWS"Essential for all acupuncturists . . . Destined to be another English TCM classic."
Bastyr University Library Letter
"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 Medicine
"A generous gift to the next generation of acupuncturists."
Joseph Helms, M.D., Author, Acupuncture Energetics
"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
CONTENTSThe 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,
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