The absolute high-end treatment of the topic, unparalleled in comprehensiveness, authoritativeness, lucidity.
In essence, all successful Medical treatment relies upon two fundamental premises: the patient's perception of his disorders and, closely related to this, the therapist's rational definition of pathological agents.
To achieve direct, univocal, precise and quick definitions of these premises, no diagnostic method is superior to that evolved by Chinese medicine, consistently applying, as it does, the methods of inductive synthesis, matured in the course of 2000 years of extensive application.
The present textbook is the result of four decades of die author's involvement with the topic. It describes these diagnostic methods by means of concepts at the height of present day science.
Numerous practical aids, available nowhere else, enhance the usefulness of the book: Copiously inserted Chinese characters and newly designed illustrations, Bibliographies, a Glossary of technical terms, three Indexes (General Index, Index of Symptoms and Diagnoses, Index of Chinese Terms and Names), Transcriptions Conversion Table.