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The ATt of Palpatory Diagnosis In Oriental Medicine SKYA GARDNER-ABBATE Tiremuntly MARK 1. SEEM (CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE ‘An imprint of Harcourt Publishers Limited © Harcourt Publishers Limited 2001 @)is a registered trademark of Harcourt Publishers Limited ‘The right of Skya Gardner-Abbate to be identified as author ofthis ‘work has been asserted by her in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 All rights reserved. No part ofthis publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any ‘means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without either the prior permission of the publishers (Harcourt Publishers Limited, Robert Stevenson House, 1-3 Baxter's Place, Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH 3AP), ora licence permitting restricted copying in the United Kingdom issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency, ‘99 Tottenham Court Road, London WIP OLP. First published 2001 Reprinted 2001 ISBN 0 443 07058 X British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data ‘A catalog record for this book is available from the Library of Congress. Note Medical knowledge is constantly changing, As new information becomes available, changes in treatment, procedures, equipment and the use of drugs become necessary. The author and the publishers have taken care to ensure that the information given in this text is accurate and up to date. However, readers are strongly advised to confirm that the information, especially with regard to drug usage, complies with latest legislation and standards of practic. tte pists polgysbse par ‘rom sutra oes Printed in China | To my parents, who taught me that love is touch Skya Gardner-Abbate began her career as a medical sociologist serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Brazil, then later taught in the Sociology Department of the University of Rhode Island (1978-81). In 1963 she graduated from the acupuncture program ot the Institute of Traditional Medicine (Santa Fe, New Mexico) and has since undertaken two advanced clinical training programs with the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing, China (1988 and 1989). Skya is a licenced Doctor of Oriental Medicine in the state of New Mexico, Executive Director of Southwest Acupuncture College (with three campuses in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Boulder, Colorado), where she teaches needle technique, diagnosis and Japanese acupuncture systems, and former President of the New Mexico Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She also has a private practice integrating classical Chinese diagnosis with her subspecialty in Japanese diagnosis. She has served over 6 years as an educational expert and Commissioner for the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the national ‘organization which accredits professional degree programs in Oriental medicine Skya is the author of Beijing: the new forbidden city (1991) and Holding the tigers tail:an acupuncture techniques manual in the treatment of disease (1996) and is 2 regular contributor to the American Journal of Acupuncture, For Churchill Livingstone: Publishing Manager: Inta Ozols Project Manager: Jane Dingwall Design Direction: George Ajayi