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Combining Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine

Combining Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine

Author: Jeremy Ross

Publisher:

ISBN: 0972819304

Category: Herbs

Page: 970

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This book shows how to use Western herbs according to the principles of Chinese medicine, Western herbal tradition, and modern pharmacological research. It is a unique integration that provides a new level of understanding, resolving many of the difficulties and conflicts of the past. By providing a broader and deeper understanding of the individual herbs, it enables the practitioner to effect the creation of sophisticated herb combinations that are both safer and more effective. The major features include important details of 50 Western herbs, revealing the unique character of each; 380 basic herb pairs vital for building herb combinations; 150 herb combinations containing a wealth of practical detail and essential comparison tables; and citations and discussions of relevant pharmacological and clinical research.

Combining Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine

Combining Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine

Author: Jeremy Ross

Publisher:

ISBN: 3927344923

Category: Herbs

Page: 433

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The second book in Jeremy Ross' series on combining Western herbs and Chinese medicine, this is a clinical materia medica with 120 herbs that is designed for quick access to a wealth of clinically important data about Western use, traditional Chinese use, comparison with similar herbs, constituents and pharmacology, dosage and dispensing, and contraindications.

Western Herbs according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Western Herbs according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Author: Thomas Avery Garran

Publisher: Healing Arts Press

ISBN: 159477191X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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The first book to exclusively use Chinese medical theories and terminology to guide practitioners of Chinese medicine in the use of Western herbs • Written entirely according to the theory, diagnosis, and treatment paradigm of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) • Explains how to combine and modify the standard TCM formulas to non-Chinese herbs suitable for Western practitioners • Includes 58 monographs of common Western healing herbs, detailing how each plant is used clinically The ever-growing number of Chinese medicine practitioners in the West has brought about an amalgamation of many styles of Chinese medicine and various other forms of medicine from around the world. This book addresses the increasing demand for knowledge of how to integrate plants from outside the standard Chinese materia medica into the fold of Chinese medical practices in the West. It is the first in-depth guide to using Western herbs exclusively according to the theories, diagnoses, and treatments of traditional Chinese medicine that harmonizes the unique terminology and theories of TCM with other botanical medicines. The book contains 58 monographs, illustrated with full-color photographs, of herbs commonly used by Western herbalists. Each herb is grouped by the basic categorization for medicinals in Chinese medicine, such as Herbs that Resolve the Exterior and Herbs that Regulate Blood. The monographs detail the energetics, function and indication, channels entered, dosage and preparation, and contraindications of each plant. The author also explains how to use the herbs to modify standard formulas used in everyday Chinese herbal medicine, based on his own clinical experience. An appendix of Western Analogs for Chinese Herbs further highlights 40 Chinese medicinals that have related species growing in the West.

Western Herbs according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Western Herbs according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Author: Thomas Avery Garran

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594777417

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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The first book to exclusively use Chinese medical theories and terminology to guide practitioners of Chinese medicine in the use of Western herbs • Written entirely according to the theory, diagnosis, and treatment paradigm of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) • Explains how to combine and modify the standard TCM formulas to non-Chinese herbs suitable for Western practitioners • Includes 58 monographs of common Western healing herbs, detailing how each plant is used clinically The ever-growing number of Chinese medicine practitioners in the West has brought about an amalgamation of many styles of Chinese medicine and various other forms of medicine from around the world. This book addresses the increasing demand for knowledge of how to integrate plants from outside the standard Chinese materia medica into the fold of Chinese medical practices in the West. It is the first in-depth guide to using Western herbs exclusively according to the theories, diagnoses, and treatments of traditional Chinese medicine that harmonizes the unique terminology and theories of TCM with other botanical medicines. The book contains 58 monographs, illustrated with full-color photographs, of herbs commonly used by Western herbalists. Each herb is grouped by the basic categorization for medicinals in Chinese medicine, such as Herbs that Resolve the Exterior and Herbs that Regulate Blood. The monographs detail the energetics, function and indication, channels entered, dosage and preparation, and contraindications of each plant. The author also explains how to use the herbs to modify standard formulas used in everyday Chinese herbal medicine, based on his own clinical experience. An appendix of Western Analogs for Chinese Herbs further highlights 40 Chinese medicinals that have related species growing in the West.

Ancient Herbs, Modern Medicine

Ancient Herbs, Modern Medicine

Author: Henry Han, O.M.D.

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307481498

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 496

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The best of Eastern and Western medicine in an integrative healing system for the mind, body, and spirit. Now, for the first time, a Western physician and a doctor of Oriental medicine combine the unparalleled technological advances of the West with the unmatched wisdom and healing touch Chinese herbal medicine provides for many diseases and conditions that elude modern medicine. Ancient Herbs, Modern Medicine demonstrates the many important, highly effective ways Chinese medicine and Western medicine can complement each other in treating everything from allergies and insomnia to mental illness and cancer. This accessible, comprehensive guide offers many informative and enlightening case studies and up-to-the-minute information on: • How integrative medicine combines the best of Western pharmacology and Eastern herbology • How integrative medicine helps fight the diseases and illnesses of our time, including allergies, asthma, and chronic fatigue syndrome, and eases and even reverses symptoms of arthritis, diabetes, depression, osteoporosis, AIDS, heart disease, and cancer--often without side effects • How Chinese medicine can help you recognize signs before an illness becomes a crisis • The importance of Western techniques in diagnosing serious diseases • Why Chinese medicine offers the most effective treatment for many chronic/recurrent illnesses • Restoring essential balance to the Five Energetic Systems--the Heart, Lung, Spleen, Liver, and Kidney Energies • The Eight Strategies of Herbal Therapy--how herbs work in your body Plus illuminating discussions of the basic principles of Chinese medicine, as well as food remedy recipes, diagrams, glossaries of medical terms and herbs, resource listings, and much more to help you tailor an integrative health regimen that is right for you.

Planetary Herbology

Planetary Herbology

Author: Michael Tierra

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 9781608690619

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 490

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A major work integrating the herbal traditions of the East with those of the West by the bestselling author of The Way of Herbs. This practical handbook and reference guide is a landmark publication in this field. For unprecedented usefulness in practical applications, the author provides a comprehensive listing of the more than 400 medicinal herbs available in the west, classified according to their chemical constituents, properties and actions, indicated uses and suggested dosages.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Approaches to Cancer

Traditional Chinese Medicine Approaches to Cancer

Author: Henry McGrath

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9780857010087

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Research shows that Chinese medicine can be very effective in supporting the treatment of cancer by orthodox Western methods, and is particularly effective in alleviating many of the side effects of treatment. Henry McGrath draws on his many years as a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine to explain how Chinese medicine approaches cancer in terms of understanding and treatment. He presents the wide range of approaches that Chinese medicine has to offer people with cancer, and offers practical strategies to promote the health of the body as well as methods with which to cultivate the mind, helping the patient develop both physical and mental wellbeing. He covers a wide range of treatments, from acupuncture to Qigong, giving readers a sound basis on which to explore further specific treatment. Traditional Chinese Medicine Approaches to Cancer will be an invaluable book for people with cancer and the medical professionals who work with them.

Between Heaven and Earth

Between Heaven and Earth

Author: Harriet Beinfield

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780804151733

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

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“Comprehensive, encyclopedic, and lucid, this book is a must for all practitioners of the healing arts who want to broaden their understanding. Readers interested in the role of herbs and foods in healing will also find much to learn here, as I have. . . . A fine work.”—Annemarie Colbin, author of Food and Healing The promise and mystery of Chinese medicine has intrigued and fascinated Westerners ever since the “Bamboo Curtain” was lifted in the early 1970s. Now, in Between Heaven and Earth, two of the foremost American educators and healers in the Chinese medical profession demystify this centuries-old approach to health. Harriet Beinfeld and Efrem Korngold, pioneers in the practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine in the United States for over eighteen years, explain the philosophy behind Chinese medicine, how it works and what it can do. Combining Eastern traditions with Western sensibilities in a unique blend that is relevant today, Between Heaven and Earth addresses three vital areas of Chinese medicine—theory, therapy, and types—to present a comprehensive, yet understandable guide to this ancient system. Whether you are a patient with an aggravating complaint or a curious intellectual seeker, Between Heaven and Earth opens the door to a vast storehouse of knowledge that bridges the gap between mind and body, theory and practice, professional and self-care, East and West. “Groundbreaking . . . Here at last is a complete and readable guide to Chinese medicine.”—San Francisco Chronicle

A Guide to Chinese Medicine on the Internet

A Guide to Chinese Medicine on the Internet

Author: Ka Wai Fan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135696382

Category: Computers

Page: 312

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A Guide to Chinese Medicine on the Internet frees readers from having to sift through countless websites to find up-to-date, high quality, reliable information on all types of Chinese medicine. This handy resource provides an introduction to the terms and philosophies of Chinese medicine in addition to an extensive categorized listing of online sites related to Chinese culture and medicine, complete with a brief description of each site’s content. Guidelines are provided for searching, cataloging, and evaluating websites concerned with Chinese medicine, based on the author’s research and personal experience as a practitioner and user of Chinese medicines.

The Enchantment of Western Herbal Medicine

The Enchantment of Western Herbal Medicine

Author: Guy Waddell

Publisher: Aeon Books

ISBN: 9781912807314

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 331

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Through interviews with British herbalists, the importance of hidden experiences of meetings with plants is explored alongside how such 'enchantment' has influenced the narrative of their lives. Some herbalists have visible entryways into studying, such as personal experience of taking herbal medicine, a search for a new career or a love of nature. Other entryways are more hidden, with many noting 'crossings' and 'callings' with plants at a young age. This sensual ability of herbs raises questions about the agency of living plants and of herbal medicines, and about how the relationship between herbalists and plants may be reconceived. Meetings with plants and herbal medicines allow herbalists to draw easily from a diverse range of influences that others may see as incommensurable."This fascinating, original and challenging book convincingly explores modern-day herbalists understanding of their place in the complementary health world, against the backdrop of encroaching professionalisation, legitimacy and scientism. In his case study interviews with herbalists, Guy Waddell draws our attention to the enchanting power of plants and their agentic qualities. In his quest for greater understanding of their sensual power, the author rejects the conventional modernity/rationalisation thesis, seen both in the sensual- affective energy that herbalists draw upon and in the ontological implications of human/nonhuman crossings. This book is an excellent contribution to our understanding of Western herbal medicine and contemporary thought." - Dr Stuart McClean, PhD. Associate Professor in Public Health (Health and Wellbeing), University of the West of England"In the field of herbal medicine, few seem to know their history and the lessons it teaches us. In The Enchantment of Western Herbal Medicine, Dr Guy Waddell not only provides the reader with a detailed history of the trials and triumphs of British Phytotherapy, but also travels into uncharted territory looking at how herbalists come to find their passion for plants and the use of them to help heal others. This is a new area of research and exploring the entryways to practice though interviews and clinician narratives is both a fascinating undertaking and a unique way of understanding our own motivations and experiences as herbalists." - David Winston, RH(AHG), DSc (hc), author of Adaptogens; Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief"Both compelling and challenging, Guy Waddell's unique book is filled with the voices of herbalists and makes essential reading for anyone on their own journey into herbalism or those interested in human- plant relationships. Here is a much-needed roadmap for all who are exploring the diverse choices between ancient and modern, science and tradition, evidence and intuition, and human and nonhuman agency. My congratulations to the author for so brilliantly signposting the fundamental unity that resides at the heart of herbal practice." - Phil Deakin. President of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists

Veterinary Herbal Medicine E-Book

Veterinary Herbal Medicine E-Book

Author: Susan G. Wynn

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323070379

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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This full-color reference offers practical, evidence-based guidance on using more than 120 medicinal plants, including how to formulate herbal remedies to treat common disease conditions. A body-systems based review explores herbal medicine in context, offering information on toxicology, drug interactions, quality control, and other key topics. More than 120 herbal monographs provide quick access to information on the historical use of the herb in humans and animals, supporting studies, and dosing information. Includes special dosing, pharmacokinetics, and regulatory considerations when using herbs for horses and farm animals. Expanded pharmacology and toxicology chapters provide thorough information on the chemical basis of herbal medicine. Explores the evolutionary relationship between plants and mammals, which is the basis for understanding the unique physiologic effects of herbs. Includes a body systems review of herbal remedies for common disease conditions in both large and small animals. Discusses special considerations for the scientific research of herbs, including complex and individualized interventions that may require special design and nontraditional outcome goals.

Full Potential GMAT Sentence Correction Intensive

Full Potential GMAT Sentence Correction Intensive

Author: Bara Sapir, MA

Publisher: Nova Press

ISBN: 9781889057231

Category: Study Aids

Page: 372

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Master Content. Upgrade your Mind. Elevate your Score! * Includes Bonus TPNY Full Potential Handbook for test-day success. * 200+ detailed examples and valuable tips based on real GMAT questions. * Effective approaches for non-native speakers and different learning styles. * Fool-proof techniques for mastering each type of Sentence Correction question. * 30+ exercises for peak performance, drawn from sports psychology, mindfulness, and holistic health With this book, you'll learn the Sentence Correction concepts and the critical thinking skills required to succeed on the verbal portion of the GMAT. While other books help you only with the GMAT content, TPNY's Full Potential Handbook (included free) gives you the competitive edge: effective methods to access your optimum emotional and psychological state while you study and when you take the GMAT. This is the only book that creates the best-case scenario on test day: SC content mastery combined with the best mindset to answer test questions efficiently and correctly. Test Prep New York is the only test preparation company to fuse content and strategy-based learning with holistic stress reduction, memory improvement, and confidence building techniques. "The Full Potential section in this book is a welcome guide for those who want to go beyond just studying hard: it addresses all the psychological and emotional processes involved in test-taking. Students of Sapir's holistic approach have enjoyed success in New York City for years. Now others can learn about and incorporate the valuable techniques described in this clear and easy-to-read guide. The techniques are effective and time-tested. Sapir and van Hoek have produced a winning book for those whose scores are compromised by test anxiety, as well as those striving for peak performance." -- Tom Akiva, PhD. Assistant Professor University of Pittsburgh School of Education "Bara Sapir's/TPNY's progressive test preparation technique is good for test-takers who want an edge when taking the test, as well as test-takers who require extra assistance. The model is effective because it teaches mediation of cognitive, academic, attentional, and emotional control. This book contains the necessary ingredients to succeed on the GMAT--it skillfully teaches the essential components of test taking through a clever blend of aggressiveness, logic, and relaxation. After practicing the techniques herein, the trepidatious test taker can expect to enter testing arenas with a greater confidence to achieve that may have alluded them in the past." -- Dr. Jason Smith, School and Clinical Psychologist "Full Potential GMAT Sentence Correction Intensive is by far and away the most advanced study aid available for the sentence correction section of the GMAT. We highly recommend this guide to all test takers seeking the 700+ scores the top business schools like to see." -- David Petersam, President, AdmissionsConsultants