- Hardcover: 1236 pages
- Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (3 Aug. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0443074895
- ISBN-13: 978-0443074899
- Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 19.5 x 5.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 501,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text, 2e Hardcover – 3 Aug 2005
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'This version remedies some of the shortcomings of the first edition and is now as near a complete exposition of Chinese medicine theory as could be presented in a single text. It is unlikely to be supplanted for years to come, if ever, and with Giovanni's similarly seminal textbooks on clinical practice, diagnostics, gynaecology and obstetrics and tongue diagnosis, forms the bedrock for all practitioners of Chinese medicine in the West.'
"The text is beautifully presented in two colours. A large number of clear illustrations and text boxes highlight the important points and aid readability. Learning outcomes are summarised at the end of each chapter. This is a well designed and easy to read textbook, which sources mainly from the classic Chinese medicine texts, including both ancient literature and modern books. It benefits from the author's rich experience in clinical practice in the West and his training in China. An in-depth understanding of the principles and theories of TCM enables the author to explain this complicated ancient healing system in a way that is understandable to Western students.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in studying TCM systematically, particulary those intending to develop a career in acupuncture." R Guo, Exeter, UK
About the Author
Giovanni Maciocia is one of the most highly-regarded and respected authors and lecturers in the West. He is Visiting Associate Professor at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has many years of experience in teaching and practice. Giovanni trained initially in the UK and then in China, learned Chinese to be able to study from original Chinese texts, and was one of the first practitioners and authors to introduce Chinese medicine in a clear and accessible way to a Western student audience.
Giovanni Maciocia has written other best-selling books under the Elsevier Churchill Livingstone imprint - The Practice of Chinese Medicine: The Treatment of Diseases with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, 2e (ISBN 978-0443074905), Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide, 1e (ISBN 9780443064487), The Channels of Acupuncture: Clinical Use of the Secondary Channels and Eight Extraordinary Vessels, 1e (ISBN 9780443074912), The Psyche in Chinese Medicine: Treatment of Emotional and Mental Disharmonies with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, 1e (ISBN 9780702029882), and Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine, 2e (ISBN 9780443104220).
Top Customer Reviews
In depth coverage at a level comprehensible to occidental minds and clear explanations are Maciocia's forte. I have seen the first edition and thought it superb; the second edition is even better and an ideal refrence work for the practitioner of Chinese Medicine in any of its forms.
It's definitely a MUST HAVE!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really good, everything is explained in the details.
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A 'must-have' book for TCM students. I used it throughout my 4 year TCM degree, and still go back to it as a practitioner. Extremely helpful.Published 21 months ago by Ish_m
I'am very satisfied with my purshased. Very impressed with the book and how fast it reach me.
The whole experience was very satisfactory.
Weighty but expansive and a good companion for TCM practisioners and student.Published on 11 May 2013 by Mr. P. Holt
This book has been out for many years now and in some ways the earlier version was better. Buy a S/H copy of that or find the information in any number of cheaper books.Published on 12 Dec. 2010 by Les47