Practical Therapeutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the actual practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the medical centers of the People's Republic of China. Over 100 general conditions are differentiated according to patterns, referenced to similar biomedical conditions, and discussed in terms of etiology and pathogenesis. Treatment by acupuncture and moxibustion, individualized decoctions or prepared formulas, as well as ancillary methods such as ear acupuncture, are described where they are considered important in modern Chinese practice. Formula emendations and auxiliary points are noted for specific clinical signs. The author's remarks lucidly clarify areas of integration with biomedicine and the subtle diagnostic clues that can make the difference between clinical success and failure.
The text is succinct and particularly easy to use and read, with a clean and compact design. The clarity of the clinical definitions will be very useful to the student. Practitioners trained with different texts in different programs will have no difficulty finding or understanding the information.
Scholars and advanced practitioners will appreciate the care with which the information has been prepared. Each and every concept in the Chinese language is preserved in English, giving the text an intimate relation to supporting theoretical and clinical literature.
This is a no-nonsense clinical guide that gives anyone who needs to know modern Chinese practice the precise, cross-referenced clinical information they require. To insure greater accuracy, Practical Therapeutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine is an original text specifically written in Chinese for translation to English. Dr. Yan Wu is a linguist and physician and Dr. Fischer is a practitioner in British Columbia who graduated from a T.C.M. program usually reserved for native Chinese medical students. Dr. Yan Wu currently serves as a visiting professor at the Pacific Institute of Chinese Medicine in New York, and is a tenured faculty member at Peili College in China.
Practical Therapeutics is equally valuable for students, practitioners, and scholars. Students will appreciate the clear instructions and the useful clinical details. Practitioners will be pleased to find China's specific clinical protocols, not merely general didactic models. Scholars will be pleased to discover the first English language treatment text produced to university standards.
—Cui Yueli, President, National Traditional Chinese Medical Association;
and Professor Meng Shu, President, Peili University Acupuncture and Moxibustion College.