This new portable edition of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies (2nd Ed.) is designed to provide students and practitioners with the same comprehensive and authoritative content they’ve always relied on, but in a lightweight, more flexible format.
Inclusive: Over 800 medicinal formulas are drawn from both classical and modern sources. Each of the 340-plus principal formulas includes a discussion of its therapeutic actions and indication, analysis of the functions and interactions of the ingredients, method of preparation, and a list of modifications to customise the formula in the clinic. Over 460 variations and associated formulas offer additional options for the practitioner.
Comparative: The section of comparisons helps the reader focus on the distinguishing characteristics of each formula by contrasting it with other formulas that are similar in terms of composition or indication. Tables at the end of each chapter reinforce these distinctions by comparing and contrasting formulas across a wider range.
Contextual: The introduction to the book traces the historical evolution of formulas and provides practical pointers for their preparation and use. Detailed timelines depict the key events, authors, and texts in the 2,000-year history of traditional Chinese herbal medicine, placing the contents of the book in historical context.
Resource-Rich: Among the appendices are a pinyin-to-English cross reference to the formulas, a basic summary formulary correlated to symptoms and disorders, a full listing of all books cited in the text, and bibliography of modern sources used in its preparation. A comprehensive index to the formulas, and a general index, round out the contents.
Paperback, 1019 pgs