A Handbook of Chinese Healing Herbs: An easy-to-use guide to 108 Chinese medicinal herbs and dozens of prepared herbal formulas

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Traditional Chinese medicine is perhaps the oldest system of health care in the world—and one of the safest and most effective. This first easy-to-use pocket guide provides everything readers need to know to explore Chinese herbal medicine for themselves. The book includes:

   •  A brief overview of the basic terms and concepts of traditional Chinese medicine.
   •  Simple instructions on how to prepare ...

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Overview

Traditional Chinese medicine is perhaps the oldest system of health care in the world—and one of the safest and most effective. This first easy-to-use pocket guide provides everything readers need to know to explore Chinese herbal medicine for themselves. The book includes:

   •  A brief overview of the basic terms and concepts of traditional Chinese medicine.
   •  Simple instructions on how to prepare herbal formulas at home.
   •  An illustrated guide to 108 of the most widely used Chinese herbs, with descriptions, therapeutic effects, preparation methods, and dosages.
   •  A guide to dozens of readily available prepared herbal formulas for common ailments.
   •  An index of symptoms and ailments.
   •  Listings of mail-order houses for herbs, herbal formulas, and other supplies.
   •  Suggestions for further reading.

Traditional Chinese medicine is perhaps the oldest system of health care in the world--and one of the safest and most effective. This easy-to-use handbook provides everything readers need to know to be able to explore Chinese herbal medicine for themselves. Illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Daniel Reid's guide to over one hundred popular Chinese herbs and dozens of formulas will be greatly welcomed by those eager to uncover the wisdom of this extraordinary tradition of health care."—Harriet Beinfield, L.Ac., coauthor, Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine
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A compact guide to herbs found in traditional Chinese medicine alphabetically arranged by the herb's common name, with an index of ailments with the respective reference for the healing herb. More in-depth study of Chinese medicine can be found in Reid's Complete Book of Chinese Health & Healing (Shambhala. 1994. ISBN 9781570620713. $24.95).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570620935
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 587,451
  • Product dimensions: 4.40 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Reid is a leading Western authority on traditional Chinese medicine and Taoist healing practices and has studied and practiced Chinese medicine for over twenty years. He is the author of The Complete Book of Chinese Health and Healing (Shambhala, 1993, 1994).

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