Chinese-English Edition of Acupuncture Treatment for Depression

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Author: Chief Complier: Xu Jin-shui Cheng Li-hong
Language: Chinese and English bilingual
ISBN/ISSN: 9787532390755
Published on: 2007-01
Hardcover

【Introduction】

Depression is a common disorder characterized by a pervasive and persistent lowering of mood. With the rapid economic development, the increasingly faster pace of modern life, people have to deal with greater and greater psychological pressure. It is no wonder that the incidence of depression shows an obvious rising tendency. This book covers the definition, etiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of depression as well as some main diagnostic points and differential diagnosis from both the angle of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and that of Western medicine. It also analyzes the TCM pattern identification of depression, summarizes the progress that has been made over the last few decades through researching the way acupuncture works in the treatment of this condition. It gives some clinical applications of acupuncture treatments and puts forward specific acupuncture methods to treat depression based on TCM pattern identification and treatments. Lastly, it lists the commonly used acupuncture points related to this condition and gives some examples of typical clinical cases.

【Main Contents】

Chapter 1 Depression: Introduction
Chapter 2 Clinical Manifestations and Diagnostic Main Points
Chapter 3 Differential Diagnosis
Chapter 4 Etiology and Pathogenesis
Chapter 5 TCM Understanding of Depression
Chapter 6 Acupuncture Treatment
Chapter 7 Typical Cases



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