Gold Mirrors and Tongue Reflections

Gold Mirrors and Tongue Reflections

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Two of the major texts in the history of tongue diagnosis are presented and put into context in this volume, reaffirming the strength of tongue diagnosis as a core diagnostic method. These key texts are made available to western readers for the first time, with typical, traditional Chinese editions reproduced alongside the translation. The author provides an excellent overview of the tongue diagnosis theories in the major classics prior to the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), and discusses significant developments and publications. The Gold Mirror Records, first published in 1341, was a popular manual for centuries, appearing in many editions and variations. Tongue Reflections in Cold Damage, first published in 1668, developed the field of diagnosis as a whole by adopting the analysis of tongue colour as its main principle. Both texts are introduced with meticulous English translations and notes. This seminal text will give practitioners and students of Chinese medicine a sound understanding of the theory and practice of tongue diagnosis from the early texts, and will be of interest to academic readers of classic Chinese texts.Apart from that, there is also [the pattern of] half interiora€”half exterior, [where the evil has] transmitted into the shaoyang. This is very eflectively ... At the same time he wrote two books, the Little Pieces ofGold* and The Gold Mirror Records, both [ to be kept] secret and not to be passed on. During ... So I invited him to my home and tried to inquire about his method, but he refused to elaborate further about it anbsp;...

Title:Gold Mirrors and Tongue Reflections
Author:Ioannis Solos
Publisher:Singing Dragon - 2012-11-15


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