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The Healing Power of Ginseng

1st Edition

By Joseph P. Hou

CRC Press

224 pages | 24 B/W Illus.

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Health and medical uses of ginseng is broad due to its adaptogenic properties, it is an effective tonic. Ginseng can be used to improve mental and physical performance, reduce stress, and increase longevity. This book covers the properties and uses of four varieties of ginseng in the world with focus on American and Asian types of ginseng. This books discusses healing properties of ginseng, growing ginseng plants, chemical, nutritional, medical and pharmacological properties, detoxification, longevity and proper usage of the root.

Table of Contents

Preface. The Chinese Style of Healing - The Best Holistic Medicine. PEN-TS’AO. Ginseng in China. Ginseng in North America. Discovery of American Ginseng. Ginseng in Korea. Ginseng in Japan, Siberia, and Notoginseng. Flourishing Ginseng Business. Growing Ginseng Plants. Modern Research on Ginseng. Secret Principles of Ginseng. Modern Pharmacological and Medical Findings. Ginseng and Human Health. Detoxification with Ginseng. Ginseng and Longevity. Ginseng Usage.

About the Author

Dr. Joseph P. Hou, O.M.D., Ph.D., C.A., author and researcher, and certified acupuncture physician was born in Hopei, China. He graduated from the National Defense Medical College in Taipei and spent several years studying acupuncture in Taiwan and at the Acupuncture Institute of the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing, China. Dr. Hou also attended graduate studies at Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison earning a Ph.D., which led to 10 years of medical research. He has devoted his time to acupuncture and herbal medicine in New York and New Jersey since 1977. He moved to Orlando in 1982 and opened the J.P. Hou Institute, P.A. Lastly, Dr. Hou served as past president of the Florida State Acupuncture Association and vice chairman of the Florida Board of Acupuncture.

Subject Categories

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