Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica Portable 3rd Edition

Author: Dan Bensky
Publisher: Eastland Press
ISBN: 0939616823
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The new portable edition of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica (Portable 3rd Ed.) is designed to provide students and practitioners with the same comprehensive and authoritative content that they ve always relied on, but in a lightweight and more flexible format. The Materia Medica provides a wealth of information and practical insight into more than 530 of the most commonly used herbs in the Chinese pharmacopoeia. Drawing from a wide range of sources, both classical and modern, it provides unparalleled perspective and detail that goes far beyond what is available elsewhere to the Western practitioner. Among its many features: Herbs are grouped in chapters by function, with expanded summaries and tables for contrast and comparison. Each herb is identified by its pharmaceutical, pinyin, botanical, and family names, as well as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and English common names. Key characteristics are provided at the beginning of each entry, along with dosage, properties, channels entered, and relevant cautions and contraindications. This provides a quick overview of essential information. Actions and indications are integrated with important combinations that illustrate the range of an herb s functions, with references to appropriate formulas. This presents a more three-dimensional picture of how each herb is actually used. Expanded commentary offers in-depth analysis and places each herb in its clinical context through rich historical references. The mechanisms of action underlying important combinations, and comparisons with similar herbs, provide a broader context for understanding how the herb can be used with optimal effect. A section devoted to nomenclature and preparation describes the most important methods of processing and preparing each herb, and the advantages of each method. It also provides information about other commonly-used names and historical background. Safety is an important focus of this edition, with an emphasis on proper herb identification. Issues concerning standardized products, desirable qualities, variants, and adulterants are explained for each herb. There is also extensive information on toxicity, as well as chemical constituents. The utility of this book is enhanced by its wide range of appendices, among which are color photographs comparing the standard and adulterant forms of over 20 common herbs; tables of herbs that are indicated for specific pathologies of the five yin organs, and the effects of taste combinations; and extensive cross references of the herbs by taxonomy, pinyin, pharmaceutical name, and other East Asian languages. There are also comprehensive indices of both herbs and formulas, as well as a general index.

Clinical Manual Of Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines 3rd Edition A Guide To Ethical And Pure Patent Medicines

Author: Will Maclean
Publisher: Pangolin Press
ISBN: 0646408003
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The second edition of the Clinical Manual of Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines is substantially revised and expanded. Produced in response to the changes occurring in the patent medicine industry both in Australia and Worldwide, this volume is the clearest and most up to date reference guide to effective, ethical and pure Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines.

The Divine Farmer S Classic Of Materia Medica Shen Nong Bencao Jing 3rd Edition

Author: Sabine Wilms
Publisher: Happy Goat Productions
ISBN: 099134295X
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This long-awaited English translation and critical edition of The Divine Farmer's Classic of Materia Medica by well-known medical historian and translator Dr. Sabine Wilms is a product of her triple engagement with the worlds of applied Chinese medicine, academic sinology, and sustainable agriculture. This bilingual edition features the classical Chinese next to the English translation. The 365 substances covered are categorized in three books, associated with Heaven, Humanity, and Earth respectively. Coming from the perspective of alchemy and the pursuit of health and longevity, treating disease and expelling pathogens by ingesting substances that have a strong directly-discernible effect on the body is viewed as the lowest goal. By contrast, the higher-ranked medicinals often have no discernible effect when ingested, but especially when taken over long periods of time have such ambitious and intangible goals as connecting the human spirit to heaven, lightening the body, or staving off aging. The information contained in this book and the vision of the world and of the effect of natural substances on the human body expressed here are bound to inspire any practitioner of the Chinese art of "nurturing life".

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Author: Dan Bensky
ISBN: 9780939616428
Size: 39.26 MB
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The new 3rd edition of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica is designed to give practitioners the information they need to practice Chinese herbal medicine with greater understanding and confidence.

A Materia Medica For Chinese Medicine

Author: Carl-Hermann Hempen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0443100942
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Based on their many years of teaching and practice, the book has been carefully compiled and designed to provide a concise and accurate practice-based reference for both students and practitioners.

An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica

Author: Jing-Nuan Wu
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019988157X
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Among the major treatments published during these centuries was the 30-volume Materia Medica Arranged According to Pattern, which had 1558 entries, more than 3,000 formulae, and became the official pharmacopoeia of herbal medicine in China ...

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Author: Dan Bensky
ISBN: 9780939616107
Size: 28.56 MB
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Describes six hundred medicinal formulas arranged by function/therapeutic actions and indications/method of preparation.

Chinese Medical Herbology And Pharmacology

Author: John K. Chen
Publisher: AOM Press
ISBN: 9780974063508
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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, ...

Chinese Materia Medica

Author: You-Ping Zhu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789057022852
Size: 59.31 MB
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A Compendium Of Tcm Patterns Treatments

Author: Bob Flaws
Publisher: Blue Poppy Enterprises, Inc.
ISBN: 9780936185705
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This book is the second, revised edition of a practical handbook of Chinese medical patterns with their disease causes and mechanisms, signs and symptoms, treatment principles, guiding formulas, main modifications, and acupuncture ...