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Fundamentals of Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID)

Fundamentals of Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID)

Jie-Jia Li, Jian-Ping Fu, and Jack Li

Quick Overview

Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID) allows an individual's health to be assessed by an image formed from blood and Qi or Chi (energy) between the nail bed and nail plate. This concise guide to FID covers its origins, the application of FID in common disorders and methods of examination, and features illustrations and detailed case examples.
Published by Singing Dragon
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Paperback / softback
2014, 9.96in x 7.17in / 253mm x 182mm, 208pp
ISBN: 978-1-84819-099-3

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2014, ePUB, 208pp
ISBN: 978-0-85701-080-3
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This book is a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID), a non-invasive clinical examination which can assess an individual's state of health. FID can be used as an auxiliary diagnostic method to provide diagnostic clues and proper guidance for treatment. One great strength of this method is its non-invasive nature.

Formed by blood and Qi between the nail bed and nail plate, the fingernail image can be used to observe pathological changes within the body. This book equips readers with the knowledge needed to analyse fingernail images and assess them for diagnostic purposes. Covering the origins of Fingernail Image Diagnosis, methods of examination and the practical application of FID for assisting diagnosis in a wide range of common disorders, the authors provide a complete guide to FID, with illustrations, visuals and detailed case examples.

This practical quick reference guide and introduction to FID will be useful for anyone interested in diagnostic techniques, especially those working in the fields of Chinese Medicine, integrative medicine and alternative healthcare.


'Since the 1950s, New China has actively encouraged the integration of the Chinese healing traditions with the conventional medical system. This book is a testament to how ancient folk traditions were modernized over the last 60 years, in order to become much easier to incorporate in the contemporary clinic. The Fundamentals of Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis is an outstanding book for serious Integrative TCM practitioners, and modern alternative healers.'
- Ioannis Solos, Chinese Medicine practitioner, researcher and author of Gold Mirrors and Tongue Reflections: The Cornerstone Classics of Chinese Medicine Tongue Diagnosis

'The development of Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID) can make the traditional diagnostic skills even more evidence-based and scientific in clinical healthcare. As an educator and researcher, Dr Jie-Jia Li has earned his reputation in FID through his excellence in presentation and demonstration at professional conferences and seminars. Here he compiles his lectures and fingernail images in the first book in English that describes Chinese FID systematically and comprehensively. The pioneering research along with consequent studies in FID will greatly benefit TCM in advancing our understanding of physiopathological mechanism of acupuncture meridians and blood and Qi in the human body. This book, by all measure, is valuable in improving diagnostic skills to those who are practicing acupuncture and Chinese/Oriental medicine.'
- San Hong Hwang, MD, LAc., Associate Professor at Southern California University of Health Sciences, Visiting Professor at Five Branches University and President of the United Acupuncture Association