By Giovanni Maciocia.
This work comprehensively discusses the treatment of mental-emotional disorders with both acupuncture and herbal medicine.
It discusses the etiology, pathology, and diagnosis of mental disorders, then explores the nature of the Mind (Shen), Ethereal Soul (Hun), Corporeal Soul, (Po), Intellect (Yi) and Will-Power (Zhi) and details the diagnosis and treatment of the most common psychological disorders with both acupuncture and Chinese herbs. 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 extensive clinical experience.
Key features include a 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 ADHD; 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; and an attractive 2-color page layout for easy access and navigation around the text.
Hardcover, 650 pgs.