Chinese-English Edition of Acupuncture Treatment for Depression

XU Jinshui & CHENG Lihong (Chief Editors); LAN Fengli (Chief Translator) [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 9787532390755

Shanghai Scientific & Technical Publishers 2007 1st Edition

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Depression is a common disorder characterized by a pervasive and persistent lowering of mood. With the rapid economic development, the increasingly faster pace of modern life, people have to deal with greater and greater psychological pressure. It is no wonder that the incidence of depression shows an obvious rising tendency. This book covers the definition, etiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of depression as well as some main diagnostic points and differential diagnosis from both the angle of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and that of Western medicine. It also analyzes the TCM pattern identification of depression, summarizes the progress that has been made over the last few decades through researching the way acupuncture works in the treatment of this condition. It also gives some clinical applications of acupuncture treatments and puts forward specific acupuncture methods to treat depression based on TCM pattern identification and treatment. Lastly, it lists the commonly used acupuncture points related to this condition and gives some examples of typical clinical cases. The book should be helpful to acupuncturists at home and abroad, teachers and student of TCM universities and colleges, Chinese personnel practicing abroad, foreign students and non-professionals. Contents Part 1 Basic Knowledge Chapter 1 Depression: Introduction Section 1 Definition Section 2 Epidemiology Chapter 2 Clinical Manifestations and Diagnostic Main Points Section 1 Clinical Manifestation Section 2 Diagnostic Main Points Section 3 Commonly Used Methods of Examination Chapter 3 Differential Diagnosis Section 1 Dementia Section 2 Schizophrenia Section 3 Neurasthenia Section 4 Extensive Anxiety Disorders Chapter 4 Etiology and Pathogenesis Section 1 Biological Factors Section 2 Psychological Factors Section 3 Social Factors Chapter 5 TCM Understanding of Depression Section 1 Etiology and Pathogenesis Section 2 Pattern Identification of Traditional Chinese Medicine Section 3 Pattern Identification of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine Part 2 Acupuncture Treatment and Typical Cases Chapter 1 Acupuncture Treatment Section 1 Treating Depression with Acupuncture Section 2 Progress Made in Research on the Mechanism of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Depression Section 3 Pattern Identification and Treatment Section 4 Other Acupuncture Treatment Section 5 Frequently Used Acupuncture Points Section 6 Points Requiring Attention


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