1st Edition

Chinese Herbal Medicine Modern Applications of Traditional Formulas

By Chongyun Liu, Angela Tseng, Sue Yang Copyright 2004

    A roadmap for easily navigating through the complexities of Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine: Modern Applications of Traditional Formulas presents information about herbal formulas in a practical and easy-to-access format. Bridging the gap between classroom study and the clinical setting, the book supplies information on disease symptoms and their corresponding Chinese herbal formulas. Drawing from more than 20 years of experience, the author includes more than 840 formulas that can be used to tailor herbal formulas to meet the specific needs of every patient. Integrating traditional medicine with allopathic terminology, the book provides quick reference to both Chinese and Western diagnoses.

    Part I provides the herbal formulas in tables, giving quick and easy access to the information. Part II contains allopathic symptoms listed in alphabetical order within each chapter. These two sections allow users to compare back and forth between TCM and allopathic diagnoses. In addition, Part III lists 640 single herbs arranged by the Traditional Chinese Medicine classification system and organized into tables so that practitioners can quickly scan for the similarities and differences of each herb. A number of cross-referenced indexes make it easy to find single herbs and herbal formulas either by their Pinyin, English, or Botanical Latin name. The wealth of information and range of topics covered combined with the straightforward presentation make the book a useful clinical desktop reference and guide for practitioners and students.

    Lung Syndromes
    Lung and Heart or Spleen Syndromes
    Spleen and Stomach Syndromes
    Spleen, Stomach and Heart, Liver or Gallbladder Syndromes
    Liver Syndromes
    Liver and Lung or Kidney Syndromes
    Heart Syndromes
    Heart and Kidney Syndromes
    Kidney Syndromes
    Kidney and Lung or Spleen Syndromes

    Blood Related Disorders
    Cancer Disorders
    Cardiovascular Disorders
    Dermatological Disorders
    Endocrine Disorders
    Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat Disorders
    Gastrointestinal Disorders
    Genitourinary Disorders
    Gynecological Disorders
    Immune System Disorders
    Infectious Disorders
    Miscellaneous Disorders
    Musculoskeletal Disorders
    Neurological Disorders
    Pediatric Disorders
    Psychological Disorders
    Respiratory Disorders

    ***Table of Abbreviations
    ***List of Eighteen Incompatibilities
    ***List of Nineteen Antagonisms
    ***List of Toxic Herbs/Contraindicated Herbs
    Release Exterior Herbs
    Clear Heat Herbs
    Downward Draining Herbs
    Drain Damp Herbs
    Dispel Wind-Damp Herbs
    Transform Phlegm and Stop Cough Herbs
    Aromatic Herbs that Transform Damp
    Relieve Food Stagnation Herbs
    Regulate Qi Herbs
    Regulate Blood Herbs
    Warm Interior and Expel Cold Herbs
    Tonic Herbs
    Stabilize and Binding Herbs
    Calms Spirit Herbs
    Aromatic Herbs that Opens Orifice
    Extinguishes Wind and Stops Tremor Herbs
    Expels Parasite Herbs
    Anesthetic Pain Relieving Herbs
    Anti-Tumor Herbs
    External Application Herbs

    Standard Syndrome Differentiation of Traditional Chinese Medicine
    Glossary for Traditional Chinese Medicine Terminology
    Classical Text List
    Cross-Reference Pinyin-English Herbs
    Cross-Reference English-Pinyin Herbs
    Cross-Reference Botanical Latin-Pinyin Herbs
    Cross-Reference Pinyin-Botanical Latin Herbs
    Cross-Reference Englidh-Botanical Latin Herbs
    Cross-Reference Botanical Latin-English Herbs
    Cross-Reference Pinyin-English Herbal Formulas
    Cross-Reference English-Pinyin Herbal Formulas


    Chongyun Liu, Angela Tseng, Sue Yang

    "…well produced and will be a valuable reference for those who are interested."
    Economic Botany

    "…this book as a whole is well produced and will be a valuable reference for those who are interested."
    Economic Botany