Gold Mirrors and Tongue Reflections: The Cornerstone Classics of Chinese Medicine Tongue Diagnosis--The Ao Shi Shang Han Jin Jing Lu, and The Shang Han She Jian

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Singing Dragon, Nov 1, 2012 - Medical - 300 pages

Two of the major texts in the history of tongue diagnosis are presented and put into context in this volume, reaffirming the strength of tongue diagnosis as a core diagnostic method. These key texts are made available to western readers for the first time, with typical, traditional Chinese editions reproduced alongside the translation. The author provides an excellent overview of the tongue diagnosis theories in the major classics prior to the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), and discusses significant developments and publications. The Gold Mirror Records, first published in 1341, was a popular manual for centuries, appearing in many editions and variations. Tongue Reflections in Cold Damage, first published in 1668, developed the field of diagnosis as a whole by adopting the analysis of tongue colour as its main principle. Both texts are introduced with meticulous English translations and notes.

This seminal text will give practitioners and students of Chinese medicine a sound understanding of the theory and practice of tongue diagnosis from the early texts, and will be of interest to academic readers of classic Chinese texts.


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Foreword by Professor Liang Rong
Foreword by Professor Chen Jiaxu
Origins and Development of Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine
Translation of Scholar Aos The Gold Mirror Records in Cold Damage
Translation of Tongue Reflections in Cold Damage
References and Further Reading
Weight Standards during the Ming and Qing Dynasties
List of Chinese Texts Referred to in Chapter 3
A Small Collection of Introductions to The Gold Mirror Records in Cold Damage
The Herbal Formulae in Tongue Reflections in Cold Damage
Wang Mengyings Commentaries on Tongue Reflections in Cold Damage
Subject Index
Names Index

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About the author (2012)

Ioannis Solos holds a BSc in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Middlesex University, and a Masters of Medicine in Chinese Medicine Diagnosis, from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. Besides traditional diagnosis, he is a researcher on various aspects of Chinese medicine culture, internal martial arts, health preservation practices, the study of classic texts and lesser known Chinese medicine traditions. For the last decade he has resided in Beijing, China.

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