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Shen : Psycho-Emotional Aspects of Chinese Medicine - Elisa Rossi


Psycho-Emotional Aspects of Chinese Medicine

Hardcover Published: 26th April 2007
ISBN: 9780443101816
Number Of Pages: 480

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SHEN: PSYCHO-EMOTIONAL ASPECTS OF CHINESE MEDICINE fully explains how the emotional, mental, and physical elements of Chinese Medicine in illness are an extremely effective therapy in dealing with cases where the alterations of the shen are both obvious and subtle. The book focuses on the psycho-spiritual aspects of patient's conditions and is purposely constructed to facilitate practitioners' formulations of diagnosis and treatment. It reflects throughout on the patient-practitioner relationship, resources, and various characteristics, inherent problems and qualities of acupuncture.

Key Features:

  • Offers clinical guidelines for treating people with psycho-emotional symptoms.
  • Includes researched material and clinical applications concerning emotions and movement.
  • Describes the causes and progression of psycho-emotional symptoms in terms of etiological and pathological mechanisms, specific symptoms, and classical syndromes.
  • Features in-depth description of 29 clinical case studies with discussion on points, ongoing treatment, and problematic situations.

Industry Reviews

"This book is comprehensive, and can be used as a textbook or resource book on Shen and Chinese medicine. It is particularly useful for teaching and for Chinese medicine students.?

Zhen Zheng. Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. 2007 Volume 2 Issue 2

Clinical Foundations 0f Shen
Following the Dao and Nourishing Life
Emotions and Movement of Qi
Psychic Souls
Classical Aspects of Pathogens, Symptoms and Syndromes
Emotions and Heat
Irritability and Restlessness
Mania and Withdrawal
Classical Syndromes
Therapeutic Approaches
Main Patterns of Excess-shi
Main Patterns of Deficiency-xu
Stimulation Methods
Notes on the Transversal Use of a Few Points
Treatment of Emotions in Classical Texts
The Space That is Shared by the Patient and the Acupuncturist
Notes on Events Related to Acupuncture
Contemporary Contributions
Tongue and Shen
Stress-Related Conditions: Considerations/Reflections and Clinical Notes
Points Used in Serious Psychiatric Pathology
Mental Diseases Clinical Aspects
Qi Alterations and Somatic Manifestations
Hyperactivity and Attention Deficit Disorders in Children
Anxiety States: Protocol Applied in a Special Psychiatric Hospital Department
The Pulse
Diagnostic Indications in Conventional Psychiatry
TCM on the Internet
Basic Chronology
Bibliography and Notes on Classical Texts
List of the Described Points
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ISBN: 9780443101816
ISBN-10: 0443101817
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 26th April 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 20.0  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 1.23