This textbook on diagsis in Chinese medicine is unique in its clarity and accessibility. Divided into two sections, it is a comprehensive diagstic manual. The first section explains how to collect and collate the information required to formulate a diagsis and is divided into four approaches: visual, palpation, interrogation and listening/smelling. The second section describes the various diagstic models in Chinese medicine, including The Eight Principles; zangfu organ pattern; the Six stages, four levels and san jiao; the twelve regular channels and eight extraordinary vessels; and the Five Phases.
Nigel Ching is a lecturer in Chinese Medicine and course director at the Nordisk Akupunktur Uddannelse, Denmark. With over 25 years of clinical experience, Nigel lectures widely in Scandinavia, Germany, UK, Greece and Finland and is the author of The Fundamentals of Acupuncture, also published by Singing Dragon. Nigel trained in England, but has lived and taught in Denmark for a number of years.