A Comprehensive Guide to Chinese Herbal Medicine
Brand: Castle Books
Used Book in Good Condition
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"A Comprehensive Guide to Chinese Herbal Medicine" may not be the best herbal guide available to the TCM student, but it is definitely the most comprehensive guide available at this affordable of a price! Ze-Lin and Mei-Fang Chen, MDs, have done a very good job at breaking down the key concepts of Chinese Herbal Medicine, herbal information, and methods of treatment for various conditions (in Eastern & Western terms of diagnosis), and at making them relatively understandable to even the non-TCM student/practitioner. Material covered includes: - The Causal Differentiation of Conformations and Their Treatment. - Conformation Differentiation and Treatment According to the Eight Guiding Principles. - The Differentiation of Visceral Conformations and Their Treatment with Herbs and Formulas. - Differentiation and Treatment of Common Conformations. - Differentiation of Conformations and Prescriptions for Common Diseases (Western Diagnoses). - Surgical...
This book makes an assessment of many ailments using TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) theory, explains them in terms of organ function, stagnant Qi, meridian blocks, supportive Acupuncture points, and which herbs or herbal formulas should be taken, as well as contributing conditions like "moist damp Qi" (for lung issues). The list of ailments treated are not always physical, but even deals with "manic depressive psychosis". Many combinations of herbs are listed and explained. While I wonder just how exhaustive only 500 pages of regular (not small) type can be compared to the number of ailments that exist, the book is a good example of how various ailments are analyzed in TCM and how it synergizes with Acupuncture and other treatment modalities. It gives a good flavor of how the mind of a practitioner works in approaching healing an illness condition. The book is well written, has a good table of contents and an index, and many charts or lists. One word of caution, though, if...
This book has a good amount of clinical information. I have found it to be very useful and informative. This book is one that I will use as I become more skilled and knowledgable. It is a must have for someone interested in Chinese Herbalism!
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