The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes

The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes

by Ethan B Russo, Joseph Hou
     
 
A modern reference guide on the benefits of incorporating traditional Chinese medicine into modern-day therapies!

The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes is an easy-to-follow introduction to the history of traditional Chinese phytomedicine. This useful guide clearly explains the basics of this unique medical system and describes in detail

Overview

A modern reference guide on the benefits of incorporating traditional Chinese medicine into modern-day therapies!

The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes is an easy-to-follow introduction to the history of traditional Chinese phytomedicine. This useful guide clearly explains the basics of this unique medical system and describes in detail the therapeutic properties and use of medicinal herbs and herbal recipes. The book includes a bibliography, glossary, contact information for herbal dealers and Oriental medicine schools, and an indexed list of 300 commonly used Chinese medicinal herbs and 245 herbal recipes.

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, you will find the fundamentals, evolution, and development of the herbal formulas of the 4,000-year-old Oriental Materia Medica, also known as ben cao. The book contains 11 sections documenting the therapeutic applications, dosages, precautions, and modern research findings of 138 of the most popular medicinal herbs. In addition, this resource provides 101 of the most frequently prescribed master recipes by famous ancient physicians, including their origin, ingredients, actions, indications, and modern clinical uses.

The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes offers an in-depth education on:

  • tonic herbs
  • herbs that adjust the yin and yang of the body
  • herbs that invigorate circulation of vital energy, qi, and blood
  • herbal tranquilizers
  • herbal diaphoretics
  • herbal expectorants, antitussives, and antiasthmatics
  • herbal pain killers
  • herbs which regulate digestion and elimination
  • herbal diuretics
  • herbal antipyretics, antimicrobials, and detoxicants
  • antitumor herbs

The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes provides up-to-date information on the effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine, as well as how to use Chinese medicinal herbs in conjunction with Western conventions. This comprehensive reference will benefit healthcare practitioners who want to include Oriental medicine in their practice, and anyone who is interested in Chinese herbs or patients for whom conventional medicine has offered no relief.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789022028
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Pages:
842
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

What People are saying about this

Marilyn Barrett PhD

Brings the theory and philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine to the Western reader. . . . Presents the historical development of this complex and unique healing system. . . . Profiles the therapeutic properties of individual herbs and multi-ingredient formulas. The value of this book is that it presents information on traditional Chinese medicine in a context that is true to its origins and at the same time understandable to the Western reader.
Edzard Ernst MD PhD
Edzard Ernst, MD, PhD, FRCP (Edin), Professor of Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter, United Kingdom
A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION to the principles and practice of Chinese herbal medicine. . . Practitioners can benefit from the vast experience of the authors.

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