Acupuncture can be a very effective way of strengthening the body's resistance to illness, and of eliminating potentially harmful pathogens. This book provides a complete overview of the principles involved in distinguishing between different syndromes of illness in patients, and of selecting and administering appropriate treatments. The book describes the functions of acupuncture within the wider context of traditional Chinese medicine, and explains the principles involved in identifying and treating different illnesses and complaints. A large portion of the book is devoted to describing how to diagnose and treat more than 130 different conditions, including headaches and angina, asthma, depressive disorders, dementia, and acne. Contents 1. General Introduction. Functions of Acupuncture. To unblock the meridians and collaterals. To strengthen the body resistance and eliminate the pathogenic factors. To regulate yin and yang. Principles of Treatment. To clear heat and dispel cold. To reinforce deficiency and reduce excess. Mind concentration and response to qi activities. Principles of Syndrome Differentiation. Treatment of diseases based on syndrome differentiation according to the eight principles. Treatment of diseases based on syndrome differentiation according to the theory of zang-fu organs. Differentiation and treatment of qi and blood syndromes. Differentiation of meridian syndromes. Acupuncture Prescription. General Introduction. Principles for selection of points. Methods of combination of points. Clinical Application of the Specific Points. 2. Internal Diseases. Bi Syndromes. Low Back Pain. Sciatica. Wei Syndromes. Wind Stroke. Facial Paralysis. Trigeminal Neuralgia. Headache. Dizziness. Primary Hypertension. Hypotension. Anemia. Leucopenia. Palpitation. Insomnia. Dementia. Depressive Disorder. Manic Disorder. Epilepsy. Hysteria. Parkinson's Disease. Common Cold. Cough. Asthma. Malaria. Stomachache. Gastroptosis. Vomiting. Hiccup. Abdominal Pain. Diarrhea. Dysentery. Constipation. Hypochondria Pain. Jaundice. Edema. Retention of Urine. Urination Disturbance. Incontinence of Urine. Seminal Emission. Impotence. Prospermia. Sterility. Diabetes. Goiter. Simple Obesity. Gynecological Diseases. Premenstrual Syndrome. Irregular Menstruation. Dysmenorrhea. Amenorrhea. Uterine Bleeding. Morbid Leucorrhea. Pruritus Vulvae. Morning Sickness. Malposition of Fetus. Prolonged Labor. Lochiorrhea. Postpartum Hypogalactia. Prolapse of Uterus. Infertility. Menopause Syndrome. Pediatric Diseases. Acute Infantile Convulsion. Whooping Cough. Anorexia. Infantile Malnutrition. Enuresis. Cerebral Paralysis. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Surgical Diseases. Furuncle. Mumps. Mastitis. Hyperplasia of Mammary Glands. Acute Appendicitis. Cholelithiasis. Erysipelas. Thromboangiitis Obliterans. Hernia. Hemorrhoid. Prolapse of Rectum. Orthopedic and Traumatic Diseases. Sprain. Stiff Neck. Cervical Spondylosis. Periarthritis of Shoulder. Elbow Strain. Ganglion. Heel Pain. Temporomandibular Joint Disturbance. Dermatopathy. Neurodermatitis. Cutaneous Pruritus. Urticaria. Eczema. Acne. Flat Wart. Herpes Zoster. Alopecia Areata. Diseases of Five Sense Organs. Congestion, Swelling and Pain of the Eye. Stye. Ptosis. Twitching of the Eyelid. Myopia. Strabismus. Color Blindness. Glaucoma. Sudden Loss of Vision. Optic Atrophy. Pigmentary Degeneration of Retina. Otitis Media. Tinnitus, Deafness. Rhinitis. Epistaxis. Toothache. Sore Throat. Chronic Pharyngitis and Laryngitis. Acute Diseases. High Fever. Sunstroke. Convulsion. Syncope. Collapse. Angina Pectoris. Gastrointestinal Spasm. Gallbladder Colic. Urinary Colic. Other Diseases. Withdrawal Syndrome. Withdrawal syndrome during abstinence from smoking. Withdrawal syndrome during abstinence from alcohol. Withdrawal syndrome during abstinence from drug addiction. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Competition Stress Syndrome. Cosmetic. Freckle. Chloasma. Anti-aging. Reviews 'The book is concise, clearly set out and syndrome orientated. It assumes good basic knowledge of acupuncture and practical application... Overall, the classification and organisation of disease in terms of TCA was excellent.' - Acupuncture in Medicine Author information Zhu Bing teaches at the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center (CBIATC), an organisation founded in 1975 at the request of the World Health Organisation. CBIATC has a prestigious reputation as one of the world's leading training organisations in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Wang Hongcai teaches at the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center (CBIATC), an organisation founded in 1975 at the request of the World Health Organisation. CBIATC has a prestigious reputation as one of the world's leading training organisations in Traditional Chinese Medicine.