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The Psyche in Chinese Medicine - Elsevier E-Book on VitalSource

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The Psyche in Chinese Medicine - Elsevier E-Book on VitalSource

Treatment of Emotional and Mental Disharmonies with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

By Giovanni Maciocia, CAc(Nanjing)

688 pages
Trim Size 7 3/8 X 9 11/16 in
Copyright 2010
$121.99T, Evolve, Reference


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THE PSYCHE IN CHINESE MEDICINE comprehensively discusses the treatment of mental-emotional disorders with both acupuncture and herbal medicine. Suitable for practitioners and students of Chinese medicine it discusses first the aetiology, pathology and diagnosis of mental disorders. It explores the nature of the Mind (Shen), Ethereal Soul (Hun), Corporeal Soul (Po), Intellect (Yi) and Will-Power (Zhi) and then presents the diagnosis and treatment of the most common psychological disorders with both acupuncture and Chinese herbs in detail. Specific chapters focus on the treatment of common conditions including depression, anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, bipolar disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Each condition is illustrated with case histories from the author’s 35 years-long practice.


"Handsomely bound and weighty, clearly presented and packed with a wealth of thought provoking information, The Psyche in Chinese Medicine  will make an attractive read for anyone interested in the subject as well as good clinical reference point for those difficult to decipher signs and symptoms."

(European Journal of Oriental Medicine, Summer 2010)

Key Features

  • Comprehensive discussion of the nature of the Shen, Hun, Po, Yi and Zhi in Chinese medicine
  • The first detailed description of the nature and functions of the Hun (Ethereal Soul) and how that relates to conditions such as depression, bipolar disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • An entire chapter dedicated to the functions of acupuncture points in the treatment of mental-emotional disorders
  • Case studies that offer realistic insights and understanding to the range of diagnostic and treatment choices the practitioner can make
  • Attractive 2-colour page layout gives easy access and navigation around the text

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By Giovanni Maciocia, CAc(Nanjing), Acupuncturist and Medical Herbalist, UK; Visiting Professor, Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, People's Republic of China.

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