Each primary herbal medicine is introduced with color pictures, and each primary formula is presented with efficacy analysis pictures. The book provides readers with essential information on Chinese materia medica and formulas and how to use them accurately, including the most common Chinese materia medica used in clinics and in commonly used clinical formulas.
This is an essential reference for traditional medical professionals and those interested in traditional Chinese medicine, including advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.Includes over 800 Chinese materia medica and 740 medical formulas with their essential informationCombines 514 color pictures of medicine material crude slices and 255 formulary efficacy analysis picturesOrganized with concise forms, facilitating understanding and memorization
Essentials opens with an introduction to the
history of pediatric applications of Chinese
medicine techniques, going back to 168 BCE.
The author discusses how children’s physiology
differs from adult physiology, and notes the
unique aspects of the onset, types, and evolution
of disease in pediatric medicine.
The author offers useful, complete descriptions
of physical examination, diagnosis,
and treatment strategies for the various organ
systems from newborns through adolescents.
Separate chapters cover infectious diseases, parasitosis,
and a dozen specific syndromes such
as profuse sweating, night crying, and growth
disorders. In each example, detailed diagnostic
guidelines are accompanied by a description of
the therapeutic principle governing treatment
and a list of specific TCM formulas, including
herbs, Tui Na, moxibustion, and acupuncture,
as well as advice about prevention and use of
Dr. Zhong has been learning, practicing,
researching, and teaching traditional Chinese
medicine pediatrics for three decades. His unique
work will be useful as a complete reference to aid
clinicians in formulating a plan from diagnosis
to treatment, as well as a textbook for students
of pediatric TCM.
Typically, herbal preparations contain single or multiple plant ingredients, including a number of potential active components. Yet, they remain classified as food supplements and thus are exempt from regulations on quality control and proof of efficacy that govern standard pharmaceuticals. Clinical evidence for many preparations is often based on non-documented or anecdotal evidence. In consequence, several preparations with unproven efficacy are circulating in the market with the fear of interference with standard cancer therapies and/or severe toxicity that some can generate, in addition to the unjustified economical burden to patients. Despite inconsistent and conflicting clinical results single molecules have been isolated from herbal preparations and many are exploited to develop potential novel agents.
This has fostered the need to organize a set of timely, in-depth and up-to-date review covering the latest developments in alternative cancer management from a scientific and clinical perspective dedicated to the medical community and health care providers, as well as to patients and their families. This book brings the latest comprehensive cancer information and practical recommendations on the best documented practice of alternative therapies for cancer management put together by recognized experts in the fields of medical oncology, traditional medicine, and cancer pharmacology. It goes hand-in-hand with the patient’s medical treatment options, quality of life issues, and more. The book is organized into four major sections: The first is an overview of the cancer syndrome by renowned medical oncologists from the USA and Europe. The second is a comprehensive description of traditional medicine by renowned experts from China and Germany. The third is an overview on the pharmacological impact of herb-based formulations on standard chemotherapy agents used in clinical practice. The fourth is a survey of cases reports from several hospitals with approved practice of alternative medicine.
The book will feature simple definitions and essential information grouped in both medical and lay-term terminology, and straightforward illustrations related to human physiology, disease definition, scientific data on know and potential mechanisms of action, and preventive approaches.
Finally, the book will feature collaboration of experts from China, India, USA, Canada, Germany, France, and other centres with recognized expertise in alternative/traditional medicine. This international cooperation is crucial to cover the complex topic of alternative therapies for cancer.
· Greatly expanded section on the place of Chinese medicine and IVF in treatment of infertility
· New information on Polycystic ovarian disease and immune infertility and how Chinese medicine approaches their treatment
· Updated and balanced advice on pre-conception care
· Clinically focused, with easy-to-navigate designDetailed and clear Chinese medicine treatment strategies are described.Information on reproductive biology and Western physiology are included to provide an understanding of the complexity of a patient's symptoms and conditions.Western treatment options that may impact Chinese medicine treatment are described, along with details about how these two perspectives can work together.Clinical approaches to supporting the early stages of a pregnancy and preventing miscarriage are included.Advice is offered on pre-conception help and the optimum diet and lifestyle choices for preparing for a pregnancy.The author is a well-known specialist in this field.