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Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine


Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9783131416117
Publication Date: April 2009

Edited by
Kevin V. Ergil
Written by
Marnae C. Ergil

Superbly illustrated, one-volume source on all aspects of Chinese medicine

Award Winner! Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine has won first prize at the Association of American Publishers' PROSE Awards and been recognized as the best nursing and allied health text published in 2009.

A traditional medicine with up-to-date applications, Chinese Medicine is gaining steady acceptance throughout the world. In this exquisitely illustrated Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine, written by a renowned team of international experts, readers will find a concise yet comprehensive synopsis of the entire field. From the clinical practice of acupuncture and moxibustion to Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition therapy, Tai Ji, Qi Gong, and Tuina, the book offers a deep understanding of the underlying theory, characteristics, and fundamental concepts of Chinese Medicine, as well as its philosophical and cultural basis. For those needing a single volume overview of this broad and multi-faceted field, this book is unrivalled.


  • Full coverage of the basic tenets of Chinese Medicine, from its historical roots to modern scientific research, methods, and findings
  • Informative chapter on diagnosis in Chinese Medicine
  • Practical discussion of Chinese herbs and their usage, including formulas for various common ailments
  • Insights from leading specialists on their respective disciplines
  • Proven pocket atlas format, with double-page spreads and juxtaposition of text and related photographs, drawings, and charts for easy comprehension
  • More than 150 beautifully detailed, full-color illustrations demonstrating key models

Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine is a must-have resource for students and practitioners of Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, and complementary medicine, including medical doctors in acupuncture training. General physicians interested in expanding their services will also benefit from the wealth of information in this practical guide.

"Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine offers so much more and is so much more clearly, articulately and professionally presented that it can, and should, replace the earlier best-selling 'The Web That Has No Weaver'." - Blue Poppy Enterprises March 2011

[Recommended] for students in Chines medicine, especially during their first year of university study. A user-friendly desktop reference [that] will raise interest in Chinese medicine to a higher level…Suitable for any healthcare professionals willing to understand more in Chinese medicine. -– Pharmaceutical Press

Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine has taken the subject to a whole new level in terms of clarity, scholarship, and features a beautiful design with lots of great color photographs. In all aspects, this book has pioneered new ground in terms of an introductory textbook...[the authors] have preserved the technical accuracy of the material while still making the subject accessible to readers that are new to Chinese medicine...provides an essential introduction to all the main branches of Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, tui na, qi gong, and dietary therapy, and it does an excellent job illustrating the rich history and cultural factors that surround Chinese medicine...Gaining a solid foundation at the beginning is essential for a lifetime of learning, and this text has the potential to be a true cornerstone to build upon...every student should get this book within their first year of study."--Blue Poppy Blog (a discussion of all things TCM)

"A succinct reference to the history, theory, and practice of traditional Chinese medicine is presented in the standard pocket-atlas format of informative text pages coupled with illustrations. Specialists who teach, study and practice on three continents contribute, demonstrating the internal consistency of modern professional Chinese medicine and its distribution throughout the world."--SciTech Book News

"A succinct reference to the history, theory, and practice of traditional Chinese medicine is presented in the standard pocket-atlas format of informative text pages complemented with illustrations."

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