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Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis Study Guide 1st Edition

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"Qiao Yi and Al Stone, both veteran educators, have risen to the task of explaining TCM diagnosis in both overview and its intricate details. This Study Guide goes beyond simply translating and reiterating what has already been written in other texts by showing diagnosis as an interactive process with zang-fu and TCM theory. The authors years of experience in teaching this material which has been peer reviewed by leading scholars of Chinese medicine is reflected in both the content and its presentation. More than just a dry compilation of facts, this book clarifies many of the ambiguities left by other TCM texts. Highly recommended for both beginners and experienced practitioners. Douglas Eisenstark L.Ac., Instructor at Yo San University and Emperor's College of TCM. --Douglas Eisenstark L.Ac., Instructor at Yo San University and Emperor's College of TCM

About the Author

Qiao Yi, M.P.H., L.Ac is a graduate of Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (1987), and received a Masters degree in Public Health from U.C.L.A. She served as clinical director at both Emperor s College and SAMRA University, and as Associate Dean and Academic Dean at Yo San University and Emperor s College. Dr. Qiao has been teaching TCM courses since 1991 at schools in Southern California, where she was also involved with curriculum development. She also served as commissioner for the Accredita¬tion Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) for eight years. In addition to teaching, Dr. Qiao is engaged in acupuncture research at Cedar Sinai Hospital, and maintains a private practice in Los Angeles. Drs. Qiao and Stone are coauthors of The Traditional Chinese Medicine Formula Study Guide. Al Stone, L.Ac., D.A.O.M. graduated from Emperor s College with a Masters in TCM (1997) and a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (2007). He is best known as the founder of the website acupuncture.com. Dr. Stone maintains a significant online presence at gancao.net, and an internal medicine practice that focuses on Chinese herbal medicine in Santa Monica. He also teaches classes and supervises in the clinic at Emperor s College. Dr. Stone has been editing TCM texts since 1995, including The Treatment of Lupus, Scleroderma, and Dermatomyositis with TCM, published by People s Medical Publishing House in Beijing.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 437 pages
  • Publisher: Eastland Press; 1 edition (October 26, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0939616645
  • ISBN-13: 978-0939616640
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.2 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The TCM Diagnosis Study Guide is definetly one for your bookshelf. This book makes a wonderful companion to other books on diagnosis, as it is an excellent resource for further study. The diagrams, summaries and charts make it an absolute necessity if you are more of a visual learner.

The inclusion of "questions and answers for deeper insight" at the end of each section provide just that, deeper understanding of the concepts presented. The 200 question multiple choice test at the end of the book (answer key provided) will definetly help you to see how well you understand the material.

I have done a lot of research into books on TCM, and I have found these 3 are the best to use in conjunction:

1- Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis Study Guide
2- Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine Volume I Diagnosis and Treatment
3- Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine Vol.II Materia Medica & Herbal Ref

These 3 books make a wonderful "home study" course.
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This book is complete and full of explanations. Ideal for identifing the patterns of TCM. Only one miss : meridian diagnosis and eight extra meridians diagnosis... But this manual is more herb oriented.
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A TCM practitioner once told me that the highest level of TCM diagnosis requires an encyclopedic mind. Visual inspection, smelling, asking and palpating are the only "tools" that a TCM practiitioner has. This book is divided into 4 main parts. What to look out for? What to ask the patient? What smells to detect? What do the different kinds of pulses indicate?

Through all these diagnostic methods, the practitioner should be able to get a coherent picture of the syndrome that is affecting the patient. This book has accurate information, very well-presented with numerous tables and flow charts. But make no mistake, TCM diagnosis is anything but straightforward. Understanding the concepts and remembering the diagnostic reasoning in this book requires a lot of commitment. Definitely an essential text for any serious student of TCM.
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I liked this book on first read and still do....lots of material presented in a useful way.
Exceptional reference resource, I find I use it more and more.
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This is a good summary, easy to understand the concepts and memorize the paterns. The book is also include the examination that can help me to review the knowledges. Thanks
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This book, like most TCM theories, has many of the essential ideas neatly outlined within it and it makes a great text for students to learn with, but make sure that you make up your own mind about the content because I know that I had a few discrepencies, but that is just personal preference rather than incorrect information. All in all, it is a book that helped me survive a semester of college and if you're ever after an insight into basic TCM theory, the only other book I would turn to is Giovanni.
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I was hoping to have some sample diagnosis cases as a whole but it just explains stuff per category. The exam would had been better if there was some case scenario to actually try out if I did learn something from the book. Good as a theory base but don't expect too much out of it.
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Straightforward. Very understandable. Calls things out clearly that would be buried under statements of fact in other textbooks. I really find this useful. Worth the investment.
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