PATTERNS AND PRACTICE IN CHINESE MEDICINE
By Li Xuemei and Zhao Jingyi
This is the second volume in a series of clinically oriented studies of traditional Chinese diagnosis, acupuncture, and herbal therapy. In this volume, the authors present eight series of cases, each devoted to a common clinical disorder, asthma, epigastric and abnormal pain, abnormal appetite, diarrhea, depression, and anxiety (yu), facial pain, chest and intercostal pain, and abnormal urination. In each of the few dozen illustrative case histories (variations on common patterns), the authors describe the dynamics of the traditional Chinese diagnostic are of differentiation of patterns, and of treatment with acupuncture and herbal therapy. Dozens of charts graphically illustrate the information in the case histories, and each chapter concludes with a diagnostic master chart.