1st Edition

Chinese Herbal Medicine
Modern Applications of Traditional Formulas

ISBN 9780849315688
Published July 28, 2004 by CRC Press
904 Pages

USD $220.00

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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