Introduction to Treatise on Exogenous Febrile Disease, English

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Compiled by: Huang Hai; Publishing House: Shanghai University of TCM Press
ISBN: 7-81010-909-X; 1st edition in 2005; 1st printing in 2005
Language: English only; 376 Pages; Size: 5.5"x8"; Paperback

Brief Description
Treatise on Exogenous Febrile Disease is one of classic works in traditional Chinese medicine. It was written by Zhang Ji (Zhang Zhongjing) in the Eastern Han Dynasty (about 200-219AD).

As the first clinical medical book of exterior diseases in TCM history, Treatise on Exogenous Febrile Disease initiated the treatment based on six-channel syndrome differentiation, a dramatic milestone in TCM. The six-channel syndrome differentiation is the embryo of eight-principle syndrome differentiation, and viscera and meridian syndrome differentiation. It is also the first medical classic work which includes mechanism, therapeutic methods, prescriptions and drugs. Therapeutic principles and methods are plentiful in the book, which includes eight-therapeutic methods of diaphoresis, emetic method, harmonizing, purgative therapy, heat clearing, warming method, tonification, and resolving therapy, as well as external therapy, acupuncture, moxibustion, combination of drug and acupuncture, and combining drug with moxibustion etc.

There are eight major chapters, 113 prescriptions and 398 clauses in Treatise on Exogenous Febrile Disease. The prescriptions in Zhang's works are so good that they are regarded as classical prescriptions. The therapeutic principles and methods in Treatise on Exogenous Febrile Disease has been used widely in every clinical departments for more than one thousand years, and are still in active use in clinical practice today. It has become one of the essential courses for every scholar in TCM.

Table of Content
Preface
Chapter 1 Syndrome differentiation and treatment of taiyang disease
Chapter 2 Syndrome differentiation and treatment of yangming disease
Chapter 3 Syndrome differentiation and treatment of shaoyang disease
Chapter 4 Syndrome differentiation and treatment of taiyin disease
Chapter 5 Syndrome differentiation and treatment of shaoyin disease
Chapter 6 Syndrome differentiation and treatment of jueyin disease
Chapter 7 Syndrome differentiation and treatment of huoluan
Chapter 8 Syndrome differentiation and treatment of the relapse of disease due to overstrain after cure and yin yang yi syndrome
Appendix: Common Chinese materia medica in treatise on exogenous febrile diseases


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