This informative text translated by Thomas Dey provides an introduction to schizophrenia and a review of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatments being used in treating both schizophrenia and other mental diseases. Rather than focusing on how to carry out acupuncture and TCM, it examines the best way to apply treatments.
Covering both the Western biomedical diagnosis and the essentials of Chinese differential diagnosis, treatment protocols are provided for each condition.
A controversial text whose basic message is that TCM has much to offer for the future of psychiatric medicine.
This book was originally intended for practitioners of TCM in mainland China as an introduction to schizophrenia (from the Western perspective) and a review of the TCM treatments being used in treating not only schizophrenia, but all mental diseases.
Its central focus is not on the utility of acupuncture and TCM in treating mental diseases, which the authors know from clinical experience, but on the best way to apply the treatments.