TCM China:

   Foot Therapy for Common Diseases, Traditional Chinese Medicine Books

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

13.9cm¡Á20.2cm,

185 pages, 2001. 

ISBN

7-119-02030-7/R.150

Published by Beijing Foreign Languages Press.

 

FOREWORD

Foot therapy is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine. It contains a number of unique therapeutic methods established and developed over a very long historical period of medical practice by many physicians of successive dynasties. Because the foot is closely linked with the internal organs through meridians, and fixed acupoints and corresponding areas of the internal organs are located on the foot, different stimuli applied to those acupoints and areas on foot can prevent and treat diseases, and improve and preserve health. Foot therapy methods are easy to learn and can cure many diseases, without any harmful side effects.

Employing the basic theories of traditional Chinese medicine and the modern medical knowledge and rich clinical experience of the authors, this book was written for the enlightenment of foreign readers so that they might understand, learn, and use this wonderful traditional therapy of China.

CONTENTS

Chapter 1 Introduction to Foot Therapy

1. Origin and Development of Foot Therapy

2. Foot Therapy Indications

Chapter 2 Foot diagnosis

1. Reflecting Areas of Internal Organs on Foot

2. General Examination

3. Physical Examination on Foot

Chapter 3 Meridians and Acupoints on Foot

1. Foot Meridians

2. Foot Acupoints

3. Extra Foot Acupoints

Chapter 4 Foot Acupuncture

1. Method of Localizing Foot Acupoints

2. Foot Acupoints (FA)

3. Principles for Selecting Acupoints

4. Application Methods

5. Precautions

Chapter 5 Other Foot Therapies

1. Foot Massage

2. Foot Acupuncture

3. Application of Drugs on Foot

4. Foot Bath

Chapter 6 treatment of common Diseases

I. Medical Diseases

1. common cold (influenza)

2. Cough

3. Pulmonary tuberculosis

4. Asthma

5. Heat stroke

6. Hypertension

7. Hemiplegia

8. Facial palsy

9. facial spasm

10. Insomnia

11. Heart Palpitations

12. Hysteria

13. epilepsy

14.Psychosis

15. Stomachache

16. Ptosis of stomach

17. Hiccups

18. Flank pain

19. diarrhea

20. Bacillary dysentery

21. Constipation

22. Diabetes mellitus

23. vertigo

24. Impotence

25. Emission of Semen

26. Stranguria

27. Bi-syndrome

28. Periarthritis of shoulder

29. Lumbago

30. Sciatic neuralgia

31. cervical spondylosis

32. Rheumatic arthritis

33. Poor memory

34. Nephritis

35. Vomiting

36. retention of urine

37. Incontinence of urine

38. Low fever

39. Trigeminal neuralgia

40. Proctoptosis

41. stiff neck

42. carsickness

43. Obesity

II Gynecological Diseases

1. Irregular Menstruation

2. Dysmenorrhea

3. functional uterine bleeding

4. Leukorrhagia

5. Amenorrhea

6. Prolapse of uterus

7. Pudendal itching

8. Pregnancy vomiting

9. chronic pelvic inflammation

10. Infertility in women

11. Menopausal syndrome

12. Abnormal Position of fetus

13. Postpartum fainting

14. Hypogalactia

III Pediatric Diseases

1. Whooping cough

2. Indigestive malnutrition

3. Epidemic parotitis

4. Bed-wetting

5. Diarrhea

6. Poliomyelitis

7. Acute convulsions in children

IV Surgical and Dermatological Diseases

1. Furuncle and Carbuncle

2. Acuter mastitis

3. Hyperplasia of breast

4. Erysipelas

5. Acute cholecystitis

6. Diseases of prostate gland

7. Hemorrhoids

8. Constrictive tenosynovitis

9. Soft tissues sprain

10. Eczema

11. Urticaria

12. Alopecia areata

V. Diseases of Eye, Ear, Nose, ad Throat

1. Red eyes

2. Hordeolum (stye)

3. Myopia

4. Optic atrophy

5. Presbyopia

6. Nasal bleeding

7. Sinusitis

8. Tinnitus and deafness

9. sudden aphonia

10. Aphtha

11. Toothache

12. Sore throat