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About the Author Preface Acknowledgments 1. Some Historical Background of Acupuncture 1.1 Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 1.1 A Classification of Oriental Medicine 1.1 B Origin of Acupuncture in China and other Far Eastern Countries 1.1 C "8th Century Acupuncture College in Japan and Japanese Medical Classic "I Shin Bou" (or "I Shin Hou")" 1.2 "Historical Significance of "Nei Ching" and "Nan Ching" and Their Mysteries" 1.3 "Concept of Oriental "Medicine," "Acupuncture," and "Moxibustion" Reviewed from the Origin of the Chinese Characters" 1.4 "Origin and Meaning of the "Qi" or "Ch'ih", "Disease", and "Drug" 2. Anatomical and Pathophysiological Concepts of Oriental Medicine 2.1 Classical Anatomical and Pathophysiological Concepts of Far Eastern Oriental Medicine 2.2 "Physiological Concepts in Classical Oriental Medicine: "Meridians" and "Ching" and "Lo" 2.3 Meridians and Acupuncture Points 2.4 Origin of the Name of Acupuncture Points 2.5 Number of Acupuncture Points 2.6 "Direction of Flow of the So-called Vital Energy "Qi (or Ch'ih or Ki)" and Its "Entry Point" on Each Meridian" 2.7 Summary of the Internal and External Pathways of the 12 Main Meridians and Diseases of the Organs or Parts of the Body or Symptoms Which Can be Treated by That Meridian 2.8 8 Vessels Known as 8 Extra Meridians and Their 8 Key Acupuncture Points 3. Classical Pathophysiological Concepts of Oriental Medicine 3.1 The Pathophysiological Concept of the Diseases in Oriental Medicine 3.2 Example of the Clinical Diagnosis of Fullness and Emptiness form the Patient's Symptoms 3.3 "The "5 Element Theory" (C: Wu Hang Shuo; J: Go Gyo Setsu) and Its Application in Classical Oriental Medicine" 3.4 "The "8 Element Theory" of "I Ching" and the "5 Element Theory" of "Nei Ching" and "Nan Ching" 4. Diagnostic Methods in Oriental Medicine 4.1 4 Diagnostic Methods (C: Ssu Chen Fa; J: Yon Shin Hou) in Oriental Medicine 4.2 Diagnosis by Visual Inspection 4.3 Color and Its Associated Diseases of the Emotional State 4.4 Tongue Diagnosis (C: She Chen; J: Zetsu Shin) 4.5 The Relationship Between the Change of the Tongue Color and the Corresponding Syndromes and Their Treatment in Classical Chinese Tongue Diagnosis 4.6 Tongue Diagnosis from Western Medical Viewpoint 4.7 Diseases Associated with Changes in the Fingers and Palms of the Hands (Medical Palmistry or Medical Chirology) 4.8 Diagnosis by Listening 4.9 Diagnosis by Questioning (C: Wen Chen; J: Mon Shin) in Oriental Medicine 4.10 Five Emotional States of Mind (C: Wu Chih; J: Go Shi) 4.11 Diagnosis by Palpation (C: Chieh Chen; J: Setsu Shin) 4.12 Classifications of the Characteristics of the Pulse in Oriental Pulse Diagnosis 4.13 Abdominal Diagnosis (C: Fu Chen; J: Huku Shin) and Chest Diagnosis (C: Xiong Chen; J: Kiyou Shin) 4.14 Summary Chart of the Important Items to be Examined by the Four Methods of Diagnosis Which Fit into the Five Element Theory 4.15 "Auricular Organ Representation Theory, Auricular Diagnosis and Auricular Treatment Originally Described by Dr. Paul Nogier, and Organ Representation in Other Parts of the Body" Conclusion Appendix Index

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