Chinese Herbal Patent Medicine: The Clinical Desk Reference

Chinese Herbal Patent Medicine: The Clinical Desk Reference

Jake Paul Fratkin

In this new and vastly expanded version of his earlier work on patent medicines, Jake Fratkin covers some 1360 products, including 550 GMP level products and all of California FDB analysis on 505 products. He includes noting of endagered animals, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, and relevant research on various formulas, plus original text where it first appeared. The text is organized into 12 groups, with a total of 109 chapters. Useful discussions by Andrew Ellis, Subhuti Dharmananda, and Richard Ko append the text. Over 80 pages of full-color photos (with English and Chinese cross-reference) depict the patent medicines. Fully indexed.


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JCM Review

"Fratkin's new CLINICAL DESK REFERENCE is like the sun finally rising over complex terrain. This comprehensive, easily accessible text is a symbol of the level of maturity that the Western world has finally reached in our understanding of Chinese patent medicines. It is clear that Fratkin's book is our new 'PDR' (Patent Desk Reference). It is a must-have for any responsible practitioner."
Sonya Pritzker, California Journal Of Oriental Medicine, Volume12, No. 4, Fall 2001

"A tour de force positioned to be the English language reference for Chinese herbal patent medicines. The eighteen indexes including medical glossaries in Chinese render this a piece of work with academic as well as clinical value."
William R. Morris, O.M.D., L.Ac., Dean of Clinical Education, Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine

"Jake Fratkin has outdone himself and produced a sorely needed, comprehensive, English language review of herbal medicines manufactured in China."
Efrem Korngold, OMD, LAc, co-author, Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine (Ballantine 1991)

"An outstanding and comprehensive resource for students, practitioners and consumers alike. The information about each patent medicine is succinct and easy to find ' a feature that is extremely useful. Overall, this book is excellent, practical, thought provoking and timely."
Dagmar Ehling, DOM, MAc, Dipl Ac & CH, Oriental Medical Health Center, Author of The Chinese Herbalist's Handbook, Faculty: Forschungsgruppe Akupunktur, Germany

"Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines: A Desk Reference is aptly named. It is formatted somewhat like the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) including a large section with photos of the Chinese patent medicine boxes with the bottles they enclose akin to the photos of drug tablets in the PDR. Perhaps a best use of this book is to look up a patent that the practitioner or patient already has in hand in order to learn more about its ingredients, indications, and, particularly, potential problems (such as inclusion of undesirable ingredients, some of which may not be legal to prescribe). Alternatives to the particular patent, perhaps the same formula by a different manufacturer, are right there to be compared and contrasted, along with other patents that have similar therapeutic action but different ingredients. There are no other patent medicine guides available that provide this range of products and this handy format."
Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine Portland, Oregon



Tables of Content
Table of Contents by Category
Products by Category
Products, alphabetical in English
Products, alphabetical in Pinyin
Chinese characters for products without photos

Product Photos

1. Common cold, flu and nasal disorders
2. Infections, fever and internal heat
3. Respiratory disorders
4. Musculoskeletal disorders
5. Digestive disorders
6. Gynecological disorders
7. Liver - gallbladder disorders
8. Heart and Shen disorders
9. Urogenital disorders
10. Skin disorders
11. Miscellaneous disorders
12. Tonics

Appendices and Glossaries
1. The Value of Chinese Patents: An Impressive History and Promising Future, by Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D.
2. Herb Substitution and Label Accuracy in Patent Medicines From The People's Republic of China, by Andrew Ellis
3. Quality and Safety in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Factories in China, by Lorenzo Puertas
4. Laboratory Analysis of Heavy Metals, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals in Chinese Herbal Products, by Richard Ko, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
5. Facts Concerning Toxic Contamination of Chinese Patent Medicines, by Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD
6. References notes Concerning he Use of Endangered Animals, Heavy Metals and Chemical Contaminants
7. Origins: Source References from the Classical Medical Literature
8. Cross Index of Herb Names (Pharmaceutical, Botanical, Common)
9. Herb Names in Chinese
10. Glossary of Chinese Medical Terms
11. Terms Used in Herbal Medicinal Preparations
12. Cross Referencing Old Numbers From Chinese Herbal Patent Formulas, 1987
13. Bibliography and Recommended Books
14. General Index by Symptom or Disease
15. Sources for Chinese Herbal Products
16. Dedications and Acknowledgements
17. Biography of the Author
18. List of Herb Categories


AuthorJake Paul Fratkin
PublisherShya Publications
Number Of Pages1198
Book FormatHardback

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