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
Although pain syndromes are often complicated, involving both psychological and physical difficulties, resulting in sometimes hesitation in deciding a correct treatment, there are still some short-cut ways to achieve a successful result. Therefore, the essential intentions of the authors are very clear:
To demonstrate the practitioners how to differentiate the clinical situations and how to establish the corresponding treatments.
To illustrate how to apply Chinese herbs logically and how to consist an acupuncture prescription reasonably and effectively.
Features - Thorough exploration of the aetiologies and pathologies for pain in the context of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Clear discussion of the principles of treatment, acupuncture point selection and combination - Detailed explanation of herbal and acupuncture treatments for common and complex pain conditions - Deals comprehensively with the commonest clinical presenting symptoms - Provides treatment plans and modifications to these plans, offering more options for the practitioner - Includes detailed and useful case histories
New to this edition:
New chapter on treatment of pain in children
Separate sections for the gynecologic conditions
Includes Western-named conditions
Red Flags for practitioners to indicate situations which are potentially life-threatening or dangerous
Suggested treatments now include acupuncture as well as herbal treatments
Following on from each treatment a prognosis is now provided
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.
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.
In The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes, 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:
herbs that adjust the yin and yang of the body
herbs that invigorate circulation of vital energy, qi, and blood
herbal expectorants, antitussives, and antiasthmatics
herbal pain killers
herbs which regulate digestion and elimination
herbal antipyretics, antimicrobials, and detoxicants
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.