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Chapter 1. The psyche in Chinese medicine Chapter 2. The nature of the Mind (Shen) in Chinese medicine Chapter 3. The Ethereal Soul (Hun) Chapter 4. The Corporeal Soul (Po) Chapter 5. The Intellect (Yi) Chapter 6. The Will-Power (Zhi) Chapter 7 . The Gui Chapter 8. The12 Internal Organs and the Psyche Chapter 9. The emotions Chapter 10. Aetiology of mental-emotional problems Chapter 11. Diagnosis of mental-emotional problems Chapter 12. Patterns in mental-emotional problems and their treatment with herbal medicine and acupuncture Chapter 13. Acupuncture in the treatment of mental-emotional problems Chapter 14. Emotions and concept of self in Western philosophy Chapter 15. The influence of Confucianism on the Chinese view of the Mind and Spirit Chapter 16. Depression Chapter 17. Anxiety Chapter 18 Insomnia Chapter 19. Bipolar disorder Chapter 20. Night Terrors Chapter 21. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Chapter 22. Epilogue: the role of Chinese medicine in disorders of the psyche Appendix 1. Herbal prescriptions Appendix 2. Suggested substitutions for problematic Chinese herbs Appendix 3. The Classics of Chinese medicine Appendix 4. Terminology of treatment principles

About the Author

Giovanni Maciocia est un des praticiens et professeurs les plus respectes dans le domaine de la medecine chinoise. Il a pratique l?acupuncture pendant plus de trente ans en Angleterre et a effectue plusieurs sejours d?etude en Chine, notamment a l?universite de Nanjing dont il est devenu Professeur Honoraire. Ses ouvrages, de renommee internationale, sont traduits dans plusieurs langues. Il travaille actuellement aux Etats-Unis et anime de nombreux seminaires dans le monde entier.


Handsomely bound and weighty, clearly presented and packed with a wealth of thought provoking information, The Psyche in Chinese Medicine will make an attractive read for anyone interested in the subject as well as good clinical reference point for those difficult to decipher signs and symptoms.

(European Journal of Oriental Medicine, Summer 2010)

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