A Clinical Guide to Chinese Herbs and Formulae

A Clinical Guide to Chinese Herbs and Formulae

This is a handbook from two eminent teachers from the Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine who have between them accumulated over 60 years of clinical practice and teaching.

Author: Song Yu Chen

Publisher:

ISBN: 0443046808

Category: Medical

Page: 294

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This is a clinical handbook for practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that aims to provide quick and easy reference to the selection of herbs for treatment and their action alone and in combination. Written by two eminent teachers from the Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, who between them have accumulated over 60 years of clinical practice and teaching, this handbook emphasizes how to combine herbs and differentiate between single herbs and formulae depending on the treatment strategy adopted. It contains case histories illustrating how to adapt formulae in practice, and tables of information help with quick identification of herbs and combinations of herbs."
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The New Chinese Medicine Handbook

The New Chinese Medicine Handbook

This practical guide totraditional Chinese medicine can help you take control of your healing process and maintain or restore wholeness and harmony in all aspects of your life.

Author: Misha Ruth Cohen

Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)

ISBN: 9781592336937

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 488

A comprehensive, practical user's guide for Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Categories: Health & Fitness

A Comprehensive Guide to Chinese Medicine

A Comprehensive Guide to Chinese Medicine

This invaluable book is aimed at those who are concerned about Chinese medicine ? how it works, what its current state is and, most important, how to make full use of it.

Author: Ping-Chung Leung

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 981238670X

Category: Medical

Page: 356

View: 849

This invaluable book is aimed at those who are concerned about Chinese medicine ? how it works, what its current state is and, most important, how to make full use of it. The audience therefore includes clinicians who want to serve their patients better and patients who are eager to supplement their own conventional treatment.The authors of the book belong to three different fields, viz. clinical and basic sciences, Chinese medicine and pharmacology. They provide information from their areas of expertise and concern, attempting to make it comprehensive for users. The approach is macroscopic and philosophical; readers convinced of the philosophy are to seek specific assistance.
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Dietary Chinese Herbs

Dietary Chinese Herbs

This work presents up-to-date information on chemical, pharmacological, clinical studies and historical uses of common dietary Chinese herbs.

Author: Yanze Liu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783211994481

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 802

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This work presents up-to-date information on chemical, pharmacological, clinical studies and historical uses of common dietary Chinese herbs. Authored by native experts in the field, the reader is introduced to each herb with a brief chronological review of Chinese literature on dietary herb uses, with chapters dedicated to each selected herb including color photos for each herb. In addition, Chinese characters as well as the Latin botanical name indices, and chemical structures for the known active compounds are also provided. The clear layout examines the health benefits that have been studied for centuries, including current clinical and toxicological data. A wide range of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbs are investigated for their suitability into daily diets for maintaining general wellness or disease prevention. In the past decades, natural health products, dietary supplements, functional foods, or nutraceuticals have emerged in the West due to the increasing demand for non-pharmaceutical healthcare products. Traditional Chinese Medicine disease prevention and treatment incorporates the use of foods, and herbal medicine in an integrated manner, and thus the dietary Chinese herbs in used in TCM for thousands of years could be sources for developing new, effective, and safe ingredients to capture the rapidly expanding opportunity in the global market place.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Essentials of Chinese Medicine

Essentials of Chinese Medicine

The Essentials of Chinese Medicine is a text book intended for international students who wish to gain a basic understanding of Chinese Medicine (CM) at the university level.

Author: Zhanwen Liu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1848825900

Category: Medical

Page: 378

View: 441

The Essentials of Chinese Medicine is a text book intended for international students who wish to gain a basic understanding of Chinese Medicine (CM) at the university level. The idea of writing such a text was originated from the Sino-American Consortium for the Advancement of Chinese Medicine (SACACM), which was founded in February 2000. In 1995, the British Hong Kong Administration set up a Preparatory Committee for the Development of Chinese Medicine to look into ways of bringing Chinese medical practice and herbal trade under proper control and r- ulation. After the reuni?cation of Hong Kong with mainland China in 1997, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region continued the efforts to uplift the practice of CM to a fully professional level through legislation. To help bring up a new generation of professional CM practitioners, the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) obtained approval from the Government’s univ- sity funding authority to develop a School of Chinese Medicine to prepare students who will meet the future professional requirements through public examinations. In order to establish itself quickly as a rigorous provider of university level CM education, HKBU sought alliance with eight major CM universities in the Chinese Mainland, and one US university which was interested in developing CM edu- tion within its medical college. As a result, the Consortium known as SACACM was formed, with ten founding institutions from Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Sh- dong, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Heilongjiang, Hong Kong, and the United States.
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The Foundations of Chinese Medicine

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine

The new edition features new and updated material plus an accompanying website containing over 650 self-testing questions in a variety of formats. "For the student or practitioner of Chinese medicine this is a definitive text book.

Author: Giovanni Maciocia

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702052163

Category: Medical

Page: 1289

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De uitgave bespreekt de theorie van de traditionele Chinese geneeskunde en acupunctuur en beschrijft in detail de functie van de acupunctuurpunten en de behandelingsprincipes. Inhoud is gebaseerd op belangrijke referenties naar klassieke en moderne Chinese teksten en verklaart de toepassing van de theorie in een westerse praktijksetting.
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Evidence based Clinical Chinese Medicine Volume 10 Diabetic Kidney Disease

Evidence based Clinical Chinese Medicine   Volume 10  Diabetic Kidney Disease

This book presents an in-depth analysis using a 'whole evidence' approach of Chinese medicine treatments for diabetic kidney disease.

Author: Johannah Shergis

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789813276123

Category: Medical

Page: 260

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This book presents an in-depth analysis using a 'whole evidence' approach of Chinese medicine treatments for diabetic kidney disease. It is the 10th volume in the Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine series and is an essential reference tool for Chinese medicine practitioners interested in kidney diseases and nephrology.The book provides a comprehensive description of diabetic kidney disease from conventional medicine and Chinese medicine. It includes a summary of Chinese medicine treatments used in classical Chinese medicine books, as well as treatments that have been verified in clinical studies.Written by internationally recognized, well respected leaders in Chinese medicine, this book is ideal for Chinese medicine practitioners and students who want to keep up to date with the latest research to support their clinical practice. Providing summaries of the classical and modern literature in one book gives readers easy access to the evidence that will ensure their clinical practice incorporates an evidence-based approach.Chinese medicine treatments in the book include herbal medicine, acupuncture and combinations of these therapies. Treatment effects are described in terms of progression of disease, change in kidney function, markers of kidney damage, and indicators of risk factor control. Herbal formulas, herb ingredients and acupuncture points are analysed and discussed in relation to treatments described in clinical textbooks and guidelines, clinical trials and those identified in classical literature.
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Essentials of Chinese Medicine

Essentials of Chinese Medicine

The Essentials of Chinese Medicine is a text book intended for international students who wish to gain a basic understanding of Chinese Medicine (CM) at the university level.

Author: Zhanwen Liu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 184882596X

Category: Medical

Page: 669

View: 965

The Essentials of Chinese Medicine is a text book intended for international students who wish to gain a basic understanding of Chinese Medicine (CM) at the university level. The idea of writing such a text was originated from the Sino-American C- sortium for the Advancement of Chinese Medicine (SACACM), which was founded in February 2000. In 1995, the British Hong Kong Administration set up a Prepa- tory Committee for the Development of Chinese Medicine to look into ways of bringing Chinese medical practice and herbal trade under proper control and r- ulation. After the reuni?cation of Hong Kong with mainland China in 1997, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region continued the efforts to uplift the practice of CM to a fully professional level through legislation. To help bring up a new generation of professional CM practitioners, the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) obtained approval from the Government’s univ- sity funding authority to develop a School of Chinese Medicine to prepare students who will meet the future professional requirements through public examinations. In order to establish itself quickly as a rigorous provider of university level CM education, HKBU sought alliance with eight major CM universities in the Chinese Mainland, and one US university which was interested in developing CM education within its medical college. As a result, the Consortium known as SACACM was formed, with ten founding institutions from Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Shandong, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Heilongjiang, Hong Kong, and the United States.
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Healing Your Eyes with Chinese Medicine

Healing Your Eyes with Chinese Medicine

Optimal eye health is just around the corner with this guide to treating common eye disorders with acupuncture, herbs, and other tenets of Chinese medicine For the past ten years, Andy Rosenfarb has successfully used acupuncture and Chinese ...

Author: Andy Rosenfarb

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556436628

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

View: 786

Optimal eye health is just around the corner with this guide to treating common eye disorders with acupuncture, herbs, and other tenets of Chinese medicine For the past ten years, Andy Rosenfarb has successfully used acupuncture and Chinese medicine to treat a wide range of eye conditions. His treatments include moxibustion techniques, tuina (massage), microcurrent stimulation, Chinese herbs, and qigong exercises, along with “essential acupuncture” where essential oils are placed on acupuncture points. The culmination of his work—which includes a recent pioneering study involving metabolic testing—is this handbook for healing the kinds of conditions too often considered almost impossibly challenging or irreversible. The first half of Healing Your Eyes with Chinese Medicine explains Traditional Chinese Medicine and its perspective on the eyes, which is based on the idea that the eyes and the brain work in tandem, not isolation. The second half focuses on proven methods derived from Rosenfarb’s practice, including nutritional, supplemental, and lifestyle adjustments. Individual chapters cover eye disorders such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and many more. This book is intended as a practical manual to help readers understand their eyes and vision more comprehensively, and to learn new, affordable ways for retaining the precious gift of sight.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Clinical Handbook of Chinese Herbs

Clinical Handbook of Chinese Herbs

Main sources used to compile this text Herbs Bensky D, Clavey Sand Stoger E (2004) Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, (3rd ed.) Eastland Press, Seattle Chen Jand Chen T (2004) Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology.

Author: Will Maclean

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9780857012982

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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This revised edition of Maclean's classic Clinical Handbook of Chinese Herbs is an extensive and detailed guide to the medicinal properties of traditional Chinese herbs, and how they should be prescribed in today's medical practice. The handbook employs comparative charts to help clinicians to select the optimal medicinals for their patients. Each table outlines the characteristics of a group of herbs, including extensive indications with relative strengths of action and function, the domain, flavour, nature, and dosage guidelines. The book also caters for special circumstances in health that may alter a patient's requirements, with appendices giving need-to-know instructions for a number of specific cases. Easy-to-use and comprehensive, the handbook will facilitate efficient comparative reference, as well as detailing the fine points of discrimination.
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The Traditional Chinese Medicine Materia Medica Clinical Reference Study Guide

The Traditional Chinese Medicine Materia Medica Clinical Reference   Study Guide

This is a quick-reference manual and study guide for the most important 320 classic single herbs used in Chinese Medicine.

Author: Peter Holmes

Publisher: Snow Lotus Press

ISBN: 1890029416

Category: Medical

Page: 462

View: 658

This is a quick-reference manual and study guide for the most important 320 classic single herbs used in Chinese Medicine.
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Principles of Chinese Medicine

Principles of Chinese Medicine

This second edition of the acclaimed Theory of Chinese Medicine has new material on chronic diseases and the intriguing possible convergence of biomedicine and TCM.

Author: Hai Hong

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781783268023

Category: Medical

Page: 284

View: 735

As the world's most comprehensive and deeply researched system of alternative and complementary medicine, Chinese medicine enjoys a large following in scientifically developed communities. Yet its concepts and principles have been shrouded in mystery and obscure language. This path-breaking book strips this ancient science of its mystique and metaphysical pretentions and interprets it to strike common ground with biomedical science. Concepts like qi and meridians are interpreted not as physical entities, but as constructs to facilitate diagnosis and therapy using heuristic models. Written for medical professionals, philosophers of medicine and discerning readers interested in holistic therapies, the book offers a unique perspective of Chinese medicine in an advanced biomedical world. It has practical chapters on cardiovascular disease, irritable bowel syndrome and cancer, and a compilation of Chinese herbs. This second edition of the acclaimed Theory of Chinese Medicine has new material on chronic diseases and the intriguing possible convergence of biomedicine and TCM. Contents:The Origins and Nature of Chinese MedicineChinese and Western Medicine: Never the Twain Shall Meet?The Causes of DiseaseThe Fundamental Ingredients of LifeOrgan and Meridian SystemsMethods of Diagnosis and TherapyTreating Illness: Herbs and Other TherapiesScientific Evidence for TCMCultural Factors in Placebo EffectsTreatment of Chronic IllnessesChinese Medicine: Reinterpretation and Future Direction Readership: Medical professionals, both Western medical doctors and TCM practitioners; librarians of TCM professional associations and teaching institutes; scholars interested in the theoretical basis for Chinese medicine, and the informed general reader seeking to understand the rationale and applicability of Chinese medical therapies to enhance their health. Keywords:Chinese Medicine;Epistemology;EvidenceReviews: "Despite its efficacy in treating ailments (for some of which Western medicine offers no cure), traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) continues to be regarded with skepticism in the West. To a large extent, this is due to the fact that TCM practitioners have been unable to explain TCM theories using Western scientific categories. A TCM physician who was also trained in the philosophy of science at Cambridge and the London School of Economics, Hong Hai offers a fresh and at times iconoclastic interpretation of Chinese medicine. This is without doubt the most important contribution to the field in the modern era. At last, Chinese medicine makes sense. Surprisingly accessible, this work is a must read for doctors East and West." Michael Tai, PhD (Cambridge) Research Associate Cambridge University "This is a book which should not be missed by anyone with an interest in Chinese medicine." Emeritus Professor Donald Gillies Dept of Science and Technology Studies University College, London "A fascinating book with special implications for medical professionals evaluating TCM as a genuine science and therapeutic armamentaria." The American Journal of Chinese Medicine "I enjoyed reading the book and applaud the seriousness with which the author tackles the difficult problem of evaluating TCM and his recognition of the amount of work that still has to be done." Professor Sir Geoffrey Lloyd Needham Research Institute Cambridge University "A scientific, historical, philosophical and at times unconventional interpretation of TCM. It is a refreshing read and highly recommended to anyone who wishes to explore and understand TCM better in order to improve and maintain one's health." Dr Koh Hwee Ling Associate Professor Department of Pharmacy National University of Singapore "The core of this book deals with the epistemological issues concerning the scientific status of medical conjectures in Traditional Chinese Medicine, very intelligently written and bringing to bear a great deal of common sense and good philosophy. There is much that is highly original in it." Peter J Clark Professor Philosophy University of St Andrews "Lucid, brilliant explanation of the terminology and principles of TCM and its approach to the management of syndromes. This is a book that anyone with even the slightest interest in complementary medicine should read." Dr Teoh Eng Soon MBBS, MD, FRCOG, FACS Gynecologist and former lecturer NUS Medical School "Approaching the theories of traditional Chinese medicine from the perspectives of the contemporary philosophy of science, this book is an important contribution to both of these two fields. It has expanded the intellectual horizons to better understand traditional Chinese medicine." Jing-Bao Nie, BMed, MMed, MA, PhD Bioethics Centre University of Otago
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Seventy Essential TCM Formulas for Beginners

Seventy Essential TCM Formulas for Beginners

This book is not meant to replace or compete with Bensky & Barolet's Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies. It is meant as an outline for prioritized study and use by under-graduates and new practitioners.

Author: Bob Flaws

Publisher: Blue Poppy Enterprises, Inc.

ISBN: 0936185597

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 267

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At TCM colleges in China, undergraduates learn a basic repertoire of between 50 and 100 herbal formulas. This includes one or two formulas from each of 21 major categories. By learning to modify this core group of formulas with additions and subtractions, one will have a basic repertoire of formulas for most clinical occasions. This book is not meant to replace or compete with Bensky & Barolet's Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies. It is meant as an outline for prioritized study and use by under-graduates and new practitioners.
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Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology

Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology

In 1,266 information-packed pages, this text offers healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators and students information for a lifetime of learning and practice: 670 in-depth herb monographs; 1150 photographs, classic line drawings, ...

Author: John K. Chen

Publisher: AOM Press

ISBN: 0974063509

Category: Materia medica

Page: 1267

View: 945

Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology integrates contemporary understanding of the ancient practice of Chinese herbal medicine with essential safety information for a context in which use of pharmaceutical and traditional medicines is increasingly integrated in the treatment of illness. In 1,266 information-packed pages, this text offers healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators and students information for a lifetime of learning and practice: 670 in-depth herb monographs; 1150 photographs, classic line drawings, and chemical structure diagrams; far-reaching insights from academic, clinical, research and regulatory professionals; traditional uses and combinations, dosages, toxicology, cautions and contraindications; safety index, herb-drug interactions, clinical studies and research; and more.
Categories: Materia medica

Treating Psoriasis with Chinese Herbal Medicine Revised Edition

Treating Psoriasis with Chinese Herbal Medicine  Revised Edition

Using a modern and practical approach, this book looks at the root cause of psoriasis from a Chinese medicine perspective.

Author: Sabine Schmitz

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9781787753501

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 300

Using a modern and practical approach, this book looks at the root cause of psoriasis from a Chinese medicine perspective. It examines in depth the most common Chinese medicine syndromes and formulas that have proved to be effective, discusses the role of the environment and emotional health and covers both internal and external applications. Containing numerous colour photographs of skin and tongue conditions, and many case studies, this practical guide shows the practitioner how to start treating their patients and provide relief. It also presents the latest research on Chinese herbs used to treat psoriasis and includes information on the creation of creams, ointments and tinctures.
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Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine

Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine

Easily accessible and heavily illustrated, this complete guide to diagnosis in Chinese Medicine places an emphasis on "real world" issues.

Author: Giovanni Maciocia

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702059506

Category: Medical

Page: 1212

View: 968

Easily accessible and heavily illustrated, this complete guide to diagnosis in Chinese Medicine places an emphasis on "real world" issues. Focusing on clear interpretations of signs and symptoms, it addresses the practice beyond the theory and leads readers through both basic and sophisticated levels of diagnostic interpretation. Since Chinese medicine diagnosis relies on a subtle appraisal of a patient's disharmony, many factors beyond traditional Western symptoms are considered, including a patient's voice, the absence of thirst, feeling hot or cold, the patient's smell, tone of voice, and glitter of eyes. This practical resource helps readers carefully interpret of a range of nuances. Provides a clinical understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine Offers an unparalleled depth of information that is meticulously cross-referenced Includes all the signs and symptoms, however subtle, that a modern patient may present in the clinic Provides clinical experience and understanding from a leader in the field of Chinese medicine Clearly outlines the decision-making options in key situations to help readers through the most challenging topics Logically organized so readers can quickly find the information they need in clinical situations
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Evidence based Clinical Chinese Medicine Volume 29 Cervical Radiculopathy

Evidence based Clinical Chinese Medicine   Volume 29  Cervical Radiculopathy

This 29th volume of the Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine series aims to provide a multi-faceted 'whole evidence' analysis of the management of cervical radiculopathy in integrative Chinese medicine.Beginning with overviews of how ...

Author: Claire Shuiqing Zhang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811228605

Category: Medical

Page: 316

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This 29th volume of the Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine series aims to provide a multi-faceted 'whole evidence' analysis of the management of cervical radiculopathy in integrative Chinese medicine.Beginning with overviews of how cervical radiculopathy is conceptualised and managed in both conventional medicine and contemporary Chinese medicine, the authors then provide detailed analyses of how cervical radiculopathy was treated with herbal medicine and acupuncture in past eras.In the subsequent chapters, the authors provide a comprehensive review of the current state of the clinical trial evidence for Chinese herbal medicines (Chapter 5), acupuncture (Chapter 7), other Chinese medicine therapies (Chapter 8), and combination Chinese medicine therapies (Chapter 9) in the management of cervical radiculopathy, as well as an analysis and evaluation of the results of these studies from an evidence-based medicine perspective. Chapter 6 provides a review and summary of the experimental evidence for the bioactivity of commonly used Chinese herbs. The outcomes of these analyses are summarised and discussed in Chapter 10. The implications for the clinical practice of Chinese medicine and for future research are also identified.This book can inform clinicians and students in the fields of integrative medicine and Chinese medicine regarding contemporary practice and the current evidence base for a range of Chinese medicine therapies used in the management of Cervical Radiculopathy, including herbal formulas and acupuncture treatments, in order to assist clinicians in making evidence-based decisions in patient care.
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