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Chinese Herbal Medicine

Modern Applications of Traditional Formulas, 1st Edition

By Chongyun Liu, Angela Tseng, Sue Yang

CRC Press

904 pages

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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.


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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General