Überblick:Klappentext ONE CONVENIENT VOLUME The new edition consolidates the three individual volumes of the 1st edition into one volume arranged alphabetically by topic. Each entry has been extensively revised and updated and new topics have been added among them men's health lingering pathogens diabetes and withdrawal mania. COMPREHENSIVE & DETAILED The new edition draws on a wide range of recent and classical Chinese medical texts fusing traditional theory and treatment with the actual practices of a modern Western clinic. The characteristics and treatment of 88 common disorders are examined including the differentiation of multiple patterns and variations of each illness. Each pattern begins with a description of its etiology clinical features and treatment principle. This is followed by detailed herbal prescriptions (including prepared medicines) and analysis acupuncture and other treatment modalities dietary advice and helpful clinical notes from practitioners with over one-hundred years of collective experience. NEW TRENDS OLD PRACTICES There is a new focus in this edition on chronic illnesses like obesity diabetes depression and infertility that are increasing worldwide. The authors show how traditional concepts and approaches can be brought to bear in the treatment of such disorders as well as chronic inflammation autoimmune diseases and chronic fatigue. Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende William Maclean is a graduate of the New South Wales College of Natural Therapies (Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine 1987) and the University of Technology Sydney (M.Sc Traditional Chinese Medicine 2004). Will interned at the Red Cross Hospital in Hangzhou China and apprenticed for several years under the renowned Chris Madden. In addition to the Clinical Handbook series Will is the author of several works on Chinese medicine including the Clinical Manual of Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines and the Clinical Handbook of Chinese Herbs.Will has taught widely in Australia Europe and the U.S. and while recently retired from nearly thirty years of clinical practice maintains an ongoing interest in the development of strategies for the understanding and treatment of chronic infection (lingering pathogens) and chronic inflammatory disorders.