A Clinical Guide To Chinese Herbs And Formulae

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Two professors from Nanjing CTCM compiled this text specifically for classroom-oriented study. The first section compares the actions and indications of substances in 11 categories such as exterior-releasing herbs or tonics, much like an applied materia medica. Distinctions are offered based on principles that can be applied in the development or modification of formulas. The second section deals with combinations of common Chinese herbs. There are ten sections based on treatment principles. In the third section medicinal substances are grouped according to the zang fu. For each organ the actions and characteristics of commonly used substances from the Chinese materia medica are supplemented by a discussion of the distinction between herbs or the interaction of those herbs in combination. In the next section, thirteen categories of formulas are discussed. In each the guiding principles of prescription are outlined then detailed as instructions for formula development. This is followed by reminders of the most critical point of the prescription and a comparison of the various commonly used formulas. The final section outlines the treatment of common diseases, their differentiation as syndromes and the herbal medicine applied. Each disease description, (some listed by biomedical nomenclature, others by Chinese description), includes the most telling clinical manifestations, a treatment principle, and a recommended formula including the dose of each herb. The text includes case histories, a Pinyin-Latin and Latin-Pinyin cross-reference to the herbs, and an English-Pinyin and Pinyin-English formula cross-reference.

Foreword vii
Subject Editor's Preface ix

Part 1

A comparison of the actions and indications of some common Chinese herbs
1. Herbs that Release the Exterior 2. Herbs that clear Heat
3. Herbs that purge and promote digestion
4. Herbs that resolve Phlegm and stop coughing and wheezing
5. Herbs that eliminate Wind-Damp
6. Herbs that resolve and drain Dampness
7. Herbs that warm the Interior and regulate Qi
8. Herbs that regulate Blood
9. Herbs that calm the Mind and the Liver and extinguish Wind
10. Tonics
11. Astringent herbs

Part 2

Combinations of common Chinese herbs
12. Herbs that Release the Exterior and stop cough and wheeze
13. Herbs that clear Heat
14. Purgative and digestive herbs
15. Herbs that relieve Bi syndromes
16. Herbs that resolve and drain Dampness
17. Herbs that resolve Phlegm
18. Herbs that subdue Wind and calm the Mind
19. Tonics and Astringents
20. Herbs that warm the Interior and Regulate Qi
21. Herbs that activate Blood circulation and stop bleeding

Part 3

Application of herbs on the basis of the differentiation of patterns of the Zang Fu
22. The Lungs
23. The Heart
24. The Spleen, Stomach and Large Intestines
25. The Liver and Gall Bladder
26. The Kidneys and Bladder

Part 4

Combinations and comparisons of commonly used formulae
27. Formulae for Releasing the Exterior
28. Purgative formulae
29. Formulae for clearing Heat
30. Formulae for warming the Interior
31. Formulae that tonify
32. Formulae that regulate Qi
33. Formulae that regulate Blood
34. Formulae that expel Dampness
35. Formulae that eliminate Phlegm
36. Formulae that expel Wind
37. Formulae that calm the Mind
38. Formulae that reduce Food Stagnation and dissipate masses
39. Astringent formulae

Part 5

The treatment of common disease based on differentiation of syndromes
40. Diseases in internal medicine
41. Gynaecological disorders

Appendix 1: Pin Yin names of herbs with Latin equivalents
Appendix 2: Latin names of herbs with Pin Yin equivalents
Appendix 3: Pin Yin names of formulae with English equivalents
Appendix 4: English names of formulae with Pin Yin equivalents
Appendix 5: Formulae and constituent herbs


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Chen Song Yu and L. Fei: translated by J. Hui-de

Churchill Livingstone, 1993

304 pages


Author Chen Song Yu and L. Fei: translated by J. Hui-de
Publication Date 1 Jan 1970
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Number of Pages 294
Book Format Hardback
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