The Psyche in Chinese Medicine comprehensively discusses the treatment of mental-emotional disorders with both acupuncture and herbal medicine. Suitable for practitioners and students of Chinese medicine it discusses first the aetiology, pathology and diagnosis of mental disorders. It explores the nature of the Mind (Shen), Ethereal Soul (Hun), Corporeal Soul (Po), Intellect (Yi) and Will-Power (Zhi) and then presents the diagnosis and treatment of the most common psychological disorders with both acupuncture and Chinese herbs in detail. Specific chapters focus on the treatment of common conditions including depression, anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, bipolar disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Each condition is illustrated with case histories from the author’s 35 years-long practice
•Comprehensive discussion of the nature of the Shen, Hun, Po, Yi and
Zhi in Chinese medicine.
•The first detailed description of the nature and functions of the Hun (Ethereal Soul) and how that relates to conditions such as depression, bipolar disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
•An entire chapter dedicated to the functions of acupuncture points in the treatment of mental-emotional disorders.
•Case studies that offer realistic insights and understanding to the range of diagnostic and treatment choices the practitioner can make.
•Attractive 2-colour page layout gives easy access and navigation around the text.
Table of Contents
- 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
By Giovanni Maciocia, CAc(Nanjing), Acupuncturist and Medical Herbalist, UK; Visiting Associate Professor at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, People's Republic of China