This is an extensive clinical manual for the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders in TCM, written by Shen De-Hui, Wu Xiu-Fen and Nissi Wang.
It describes patterns, ranking from bacterial, fungal and viral infections to autoimmune and circulatory disorders.
Each formula is listed by English name, formula index, point index and materia medica.
Manual of Dermatology in Chinese Medicine provides the practitioner with the information needed to properly treat skin diseases.
Introductory chapters discuss the history of dermatology in traditional Chinese medicine, as well as aspects of diagnostics, differentiation and treatment that are peculiar to this field.
The remaining 17 chapters provide detailed discussion of the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of specific skin conditions, including those most commonly seen in the clinic.
Skin diseases are organized by biomedical categories, which will enable practitioners to easily reference available color atlases of dermatology to aid in diagnosis.
The focus of this book is on treatment, especially herbal, but also acupuncture.
Among its features is a comparision of the advantages and disadvantages of TCM and biomedical treatments for each of the conditions described.
History of Traditional Chinese Dermatology
Dermatoses Caused by Arthropods
Dermatoses Due to Environmental Influences
Autoimmune Rheumatologic Skin Disorders
Disorders of the Sweat Glands
Acne & Rosacea
Disorders of Hair
Disorders of Pigmentation
Disorders of Keratinization
Supplemental Materia Medica
General & Historical References