In the practice of TCM, there
is no complaint more common than pain. This text describes the treatment of
pain syndromes according to the standard of care practiced among the
professional Chinese medicine doctors in modern China.
Because modern TCM in China
commonly exists in an integrated environment, the topics include both
patient-centered complaints such as “headache”, as well as Western
designations such as “thoracic outlet syndrome”.
In either case, the complaint
immediately gives way to the most relevant information a practitioner needs
including possible patterns and their patho-mechanisms, treatment principles,
and point and herb prescriptions.
Following the needs of the
professional, learning opportunities are provided thanks to copious case
studies written by experts in the field of pain management and internal
Chapters then target students studying TCM with
discussions that provide a deeper consideration of the topics. Each chapter
also features a few multiple choice questions that challenge and assist in