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Herbal Medicine / Edition 2
     

Herbal Medicine / Edition 2

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by R. F. Weiss, Volker Fintelmann, Volker Fintelmann
 

ISBN-10: 0865779708

ISBN-13: 9780865779709

Pub. Date: 08/01/2000

Publisher: Thieme

With the new contribution of Dr. Volker Fintelmann, Weiss's classic text on Herbal Medicine has been expanded and refocused to meet the needs of practicing physicians, residents, students, and other clinicians.

Arranged by organ system, the book's clear structure and scientific orientation make the topic of herbal medicine accessible to even the most traditional

Overview

With the new contribution of Dr. Volker Fintelmann, Weiss's classic text on Herbal Medicine has been expanded and refocused to meet the needs of practicing physicians, residents, students, and other clinicians.

Arranged by organ system, the book's clear structure and scientific orientation make the topic of herbal medicine accessible to even the most traditional medical doctor. You will benefit from the newest research, clinical studies, and the pivotal findings of the German Commission E on the efficacy of herbs.

Special features include:

  • In-depth coverage of the state-of-the-art of phytotherapy
  • Key prescription information highlighted in each chapter
  • Superb color photographs throughout the text
  • Two new quick reference sections that maximize your access to the material— by herbs and the disorder they are used for, and by disorder and the herbs used in its treatment

Volker Fintelmann, MD is a licensed doctor of internal medicine and gastroenterology. Former Chairman of the German Commission E, his work focuses on the practical and methodological development of herbal medicine.

Rudolf Fritz Weiss, MD (1895-1991), author of the first edition of HERBAL MEDICINE is highly regarded as the founding father of modern German phytotherapy. He studied botany and medicine at the University of Berlin, qualifying as a doctor in 1922 and subsequently taking additional qualifications in internal medicine. A teaching post in herbal medicine was interrupted by war service as an army doctor, followed by seven years in Russian captivity as a doctor in prisoner-of-war camp hospitals. After retiring from clinical practice in 1961, he devoted his life to the scientific development and acceptance of herbal medicine. Weiss was appointed as a member of the German Commission E in 1978. He was founder and editor of the ZEITSCHRIFT FUER PHYTOTHERAPIE, and lectured on current advances in the subject at the University of Tuebingen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865779709
Publisher:
Thieme
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Edition description:
2
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.98(w) x 9.62(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part A: Fundamental Principles
What is Phytotherapy?
The History of Phytotherapy
The Science of Herbal Medicine
Is Phytotherapy a Special School of Therapy?
Proof of the Efficacy of Herbal Drugs
Findings vs. Feelings
Undesirable Effects (Side Effects)
Phytotherapy and Prevention
Basic and Specialized Medical Training in Phytotherapy
Guidelines for Prescribing Medicinal Plants
The Individualized Prescription
Basic Rules for Prescribing Medicinal Plants
Medicinal Teas (Species)
Six Rules for Writing Tea Prescriptions
Other Methods of Preparing Herbs for Prescriptions
Part B: Practical Applications
Gastrointestinal and Metabolic Disease
Mouth and Throat Disease
Stomach Disease
Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers
Liver and Biliary Tract Disease
Endocrine and Metabolic Disease
Cardiovascular Disease
Degenerative Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiac Arrhythmia
Functional Heart Disorders
Functional Circulatory Disorders
Diseases of the Venous System
Respiratory Disease
Acute and Chronic Respiratory Tract Inflammation
Bronchial Asthma
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Colds and Influenza
Diseases of the Kidney, Efferent Urinary Passages, and Prostate
Urinary Tract Infection
Diuretic Therapy
Urolithiasis
Functional Disorders
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Rheumatic Disease and Gout
Rheumatic Disease
Gout
Herbal Drugs for External Treatment of Rheumatism and Gout
Diseases of the Nervous System and Psyche
Nervous Unrest and Sleep Disorders
Depression
Psychophysical Exhaustion
Vegetative Dysregulation and Dystonia
Degenerative Disease of the Central Nervous System - Impaired Cerebral Performance
Vasomotor Headache, Neuralgia
Dermatologic Disease
Dermatitis and Eczema
Neurodermatitis
Psoriasis
Leg Ulceration
Furunculosis
Chilblains
Warts
Hair Loss
Vitiligo
Lymphedema
Wounds, Contusions, and Sprains
Ophthalmic Disease
Phytobalneology
Gynecological Disease
Hormonal Dysfunction
Uterine Bleeding
Fluor Albus (Leukorrhea)
Spastic Parametropathies
Diseases of Aging (Geriatrics)
Sclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
Digestive Disorders
Respiratory Tract Disease
Urologic Drugs
Antidyscratic Drugs
Sedatives and Antidepressants
Phytogeriatric Drugs
Pediatrics - NEW!
Diseases of the Digestive Organs
Respiratory Tract Disease
Colds
Kidney and Urinary Tract Disease
Herbal Sedatives
Herbal Drugs for External Use
Phyto-Oncology
Part C: Quick Reference
Abbreviations Used in Prescription Writing
An A to Z of Indications - NEW!
An A to Z of Medicinal Plants - NEW!

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Herbal Medicine 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this book, and thought it was a very interesting introduction to the herbal medicinces. It does a pretty good job of explaining which plants have been shown to be useful for treating various conditions, but it isn't so good for someone looking for a 'cookbook' approach to herbal meds. It will tell you that a given plant has been shown effective in treating nausea, for example, and that the drug is typically administered as a tincture, but it leaves it to you to determine exactly what that means and what dosage to give. It would be a good reference for someone who wanted to learn about herbal meds, but wasn't actually interested in ingesting them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have'nt gotten this book, but I did some research about what I'm looking for, here is what I found out. This book has full color pictures of each herb. It has a list of illnesses in it's contents and a list of herbs in it's index. This is all I know, and I am planning to buy it.