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Clinical Handbook of Chinese Prepared Medicines
by Chan-Han Zhu
Clinical Handbook of Chinese Prepared Medicines is a presentation of T.C.M. prepared (patent) medicines assembled from the work of a Chinese practitioner who has years of experience training American students and treating American patients. Each formula is identified by Chinese, Pinyin, and a "generic" English name. Medicines that are routinely self-prescribed by Chinese laypersons are identified, as are the medicines of choice for particular conditions. The indications lists are exact and contraindications are highlighted. Formulas are noted not only as applicable for a general T.C.M pattern, but also for specific disharmonies and treatment strategies within that general pattern. The guiding symptoms are clear, precise, and easily referenced in professional texts.
"Chun-Han Zhu has provided us with a much-needed key to the secrets of the herb shops...an excellent clinical handbook which is well presented in both content and layout."—Australian Journal of Acupuncture
"The book is divided in two parts. Part I explores the modern approach to the use of prepared Chinese formulas with brief introductions to their history, manufacture, and quality control. Part II, the main text, details the source, use, form, and administration of Chinese prepared medicines...a detailed and useful reference."—Foster's Botanical & Herb Reviews"This is the most authoritative of the books listed [in a listing of titles on Chinese patent medicines] - the author is thoroughly familiar with the subject from personal experience as a practitioner and teacher...a high-quality book."—Medical Herbalism
Publication Date: 1989, E-book 2011
E-Book; 355 pages; 7" by 10"; $9.95
This is the only text on Chinese prepared formulas that shares a terminology with professional texts.
Index ~ Bibliography ~ This text careful differentiates 'at home uses.'
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