Acupuncture Patterns & Practice by Li Xuemei & Zhao Jingyi is a practical, clinically oriented exposition of traditional Chinese diagnosis and acupuncture therapy.
The title consists of nine series of cases, each devoted to a type of disorder that is commonly seen in the acupuncture clinic:
common cold, cough, dizziness, headache, lower back pain, painful obstruction (bi), wind-stroke, insomnia and palpitations.
In each of the 40 illustrative case histories the authors provide a step-by-step method for applying the traditional Chinese diagnostic art of differentiation of patterns to these clinical problems.
More than 80 charts graphically illustrate the material in the case histories, and each chapter concludes with a diagnostic master chart.
Each case described is analysed in depth and compared and contrasted with related cases in the chapter.
This is a general discussion of each type of disorder, with many helpful diagrams to assist the reader in understanding the subject.
The book is designed as an aid for the beginning practitioner making the transition from the classroom to the clinic, and as a useful tool for refining the clinical skills of more experienced acupuncturists.
Lower Back Pain