The Psyche in Chinese Medicine

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by  Giovanni Maciocia

The Psyche in Chinese  Medicine comprehensively discusses the treatment of mental-emotional  disorders with both acupuncture and herbal medicine. Suitable for practitioners  and students of Chinese medicine it discusses first the aetiology, pathology and  diagnosis of mental disorders. It explores the nature of the Mind (Shen),  Ethereal Soul (Hun), Corporeal Soul (Po), Intellect (Yi) and Will-Power (Zhi)  and then presents the diagnosis and treatment of the most common psychological  disorders with both acupuncture and Chinese herbs in detail. 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 35 years-long practice.