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Alexandre Martha flag Denunciar. Tongue Diagnosis in the C h i c. Case Histories. Identification of Patterns According to the Six Stages. Identification of Patterns According to the Four Levels. Identification of Patterns According to the Three Burners. Tongues Siplfvlng Dangerous Conditions. Its basic elements are relatively easy to learn, but like many aspects of Chinese medicine, it is constantly enriched by clinical practice. No matter how long one has been practicing, there will always be something new to learn.

In fact, in every lecture I give on tongue diagnosis there is always at least one stu- dent who describes a type of tongue that I have never seen before!

The beauty of tongue diagnosis lies in its simplicity and immediacy: whenever there is a complex disorder full of contradictions, examination of the tongue instantly clarifies the main pathological process. In the past few years I have also found tongue diagnosis to be an invaluable tool for discerning a strong emotional aspect in the condition of a patient, for discriminating between the principal and secondary aspects of a complex disorder, and for choosing the appropriate method of treatment in herbal therapy.

New and expanded subjects discussed in this revised edition of Tongue Diag- nosis in Chinese Medicine include: o Western anatomy of the tongue Tongue diagnosis in children Tongue diagnosis and herbal therapy Clinical signdicance of tongue diagnosis in complex disorders The effect of drugs on the tongue New case histories and color plates of tongues The reader's attention is especially directed to the new chapter on the clini- cal sigdicance of tongue diagnosis.

This chapter contains a number of guidelines for the interpretation of the tongue in complex disorders, the use of tongue diag- nosis in discerning emotional problems, and the integration of tongue and pulse diagnosis.

Patients do not acupuncture, but want to know why they are ill, what influence diet has on their condition, and the nature of their diagnosis in Chinese terns and prognosis. Tongue diagnosis provides invaluable information for all of these aspects of clinical practice, whether we use acupuncture or herbs. Yet another advantage of tongue diagnosis is its value in self-diagnosis. After a patient has been to the clinic a few times, he or she is often intrigued by tongue diagnosis and will begin to examine their on a daily basis.

Occasion- ally, patients who were previously discha later when they notice the appearance of a thick coating or a p ular swelling on the tongue. This common fascination with tongue diagnosis contributes to greater patient involvement in the early detection and treatment of a condition. Finally, a few words about the translation and capitalization of Chinese tech- nical terms. As in the first edition, I have followed the principle of translating all Chinese terms except qi, yin and yang.

Unlike the first edtion, however, I have come to believe that it is no longer necessary to capitalize most of these translat- ed terms to show that they are being used in their traditional Chinese medical sense. The only exceptions are the names of the twelve organs of traditional Chinese medicine, where the possibility of confusion rem By this I mean, e. Capitaliza- tion here should resolve any doubt about which heart is meant.

From the scattered references to the tongue in the Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic to its fuller elaboration in the Ming and Qing dynasties, tongue diagnosis became an essential part of the traditional literate medicine of China. More recently, several important books have been published in the People's Republic of China that have drawn upon and systematized the material from the older periods. This fist appearance in English of a systematic presentation of Chinese tongue diagnosis is an important contribution to the transmission of medical knowledge.


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