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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 in Chinese Medicine

Western Herbs in Chinese Medicine

Author: Thomas Avery Garran

Publisher:

ISBN: 099158130X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

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A treaties on using plants from outside the standard Chinese materia medica within the Chinese medical paradigm. This book first discusses some historical information, then introduces a method to integrate new plants into Chinese medicine, and finishes with a materia medica covering some of the most common plants used in Western herbal medicine. This is a continuation of the author's first book, Western Herbs According to Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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.

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.

Comprehensive Guide To Chinese Medicine, A (Second Edition)

Comprehensive Guide To Chinese Medicine, A (Second Edition)

Author: Leung Ping-chung

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814667098

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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The Second Edition of this book is a rearranged and enriched version of the previous edition, composed of feedback and constructive comments from readers. Acupuncture is the most popular form of treatment in Chinese medicine. The theories and practice of acupuncture have been revised and rewritten to give readers a clear idea of how it works and when it is to be utilized. Botanicals, i.e. herbal medicine, form the major core of Chinese medicine practice. The potential of botanicals development is wide: from casting specific biological activities to preventive uses. Three new chapters are offered: (i) for the understanding of the biological activities of herbal medicine, (ii) the products produced from herbs for specific needs, and (iii) the individual's choice for what may suit him/her best. In this present era of information technology, readers should be guided on the use of the Internet and related areas in order to independently secure information for personal use and research needs. The last chapter is provided for this practical purpose.Since the publication of the First Edition, much development has occurred in the field of Chinese medicine. All the chapters have been updated and revised accordingly so that general readers, those looking for effective treatment, as well as those who want to serve their patients better, can have a reliable comprehensive reference.

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.

Chinese Herbal Medicine Made Easy

Chinese Herbal Medicine Made Easy

Author: Thomas Richard Joiner

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 0897932757

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

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This comprehensive guide features alphabetical listings of more than 250 illnesses, information on their treatment in both Western and Chinese medicine, and more than 750 herbal formulas used to treat specific complaints.

The Pharmacology of Chinese Herbs, Second Edition

The Pharmacology of Chinese Herbs, Second Edition

Author: Kee C. Huang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420048260

Category: Science

Page: 538

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Records cataloging the healing powers of natural substances - plants, minerals, and animal byproducts - date back more than 4,000 years. There is no denying the effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine, yet - until recently - the roots of this knowledge were largely lost in superstition and folklore. However, the use of herbs as an alternative medical treatment for many illnesses has increased steadily over the last decade, particularly since such herbs are categorized as "Natural Food Products" and are not yet subject to strict control by the FDA. Reports published in 1996 indicate that more than 10% of the US population has used herbal remedies. This book does not debate the value of Eastern or Western medicine but brings together Chinese herbal lore and Western scientific methods in a current, comprehensive treatise on the pharmacology of Chinese herbs. This second edition of The Pharmacology of Chinese Herbs presents the chemical composition, pharmacological action, toxicity, and therapeutic value of 473 herbs. The book: Classifies herbs according to their therapeutic value Informs how active ingredients in herbs may adversely interact with other herbs or drugs Evaluates which herbs have the potential for more investigation and possible use as drugs Describes the pharmacological action of each herb based on recent scientific study and describes each herb according to Chinese pharmacopoeia and folk medicine Provides a review of Chinese medical history Presents information on how to use modern chemical techniques for enhancing or modifying herbal ingredients into better agents with more strength and activity What's New in the Second Edition Discussions on: Herbs and their specific effects on the immune system Herbs and fertility/infertility Anti-cancer herbs Anti-HIV herbs Anti-malarial herbs Ginseng and ginsenosides Anti-Alzheimer herbs Herbs affecting the nervous system

The Way Forward for Chinese Medicine

The Way Forward for Chinese Medicine

Author: Kevin Chan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781134473656

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 435

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An introductory text aimed at practitioners of Chinese medicine and orthodox medicine, and other interested healthcare professionals, this book focuses on the conditions for which traditional Chinese medicine may be appropriate and its wider use healthcare. The book divides the subject into three sections: key issues in Chinese medicine, special as

The Practice of Chinese Medicine E-Book

The Practice of Chinese Medicine E-Book

Author: Elsevier Ltd

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702079214

Category: Medical

Page: 1320

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Use Traditional Chinese Medicine in diagnosing and treating disease! Maciocia’s The Practice of Chinese Medicine, 3rd Edition describes how to apply TCM theory to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and conditions frequently encountered in practice. Covering common, chronic, and acute conditions, Maciocia’s provides guidelines to treatment with both acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Case studies offer real-world insights into determining effective treatment care. From an expert team of editors who were close to the late Giovanni Maciocia and who practice "the Maciocia way," this practical, illustrated text makes it easier to apply TCM in Western medical practice. Coverage of Traditional Chinese Medicine includes the diagnosis and treatment of 48 common diseases, conditions, and disorders. Discussion of aetiology, pathology, and differential diagnoses according to TCM is provided for each disease, condition, and disorder. UNIQUE! Summaries of Western differential diagnoses provide alternative treatment options. Coverage of treatments includes acupuncture and herbs, with explanations of choices. Reviews of clinical trials and modern Chinese literature report the experience of noted doctors of Chinese medicine. Practical appendices include Identification of Patterns According to the Six Stages, the Four Levels, and the Three Burners; Prescriptions; and Suggested Substitutions of Chinese Herbs. English-Pinyin Glossary of Chinese Terms is included. NEW and UNIQUE! Clinical Tips provide practical guidelines to diagnosing and treating diseases. NEW and UNIQUE! Red Flags list symptoms that may necessitate a referral to a Western physician. NEW! Updated clinical trials and references are added. NEW! Updated Western differential diagnosis sections are added. NEW discussion on sexuality in Chinese medicine is added. NEW! Additional tongue photos aid in diagnosing diseases, based on Chinese medicine protocols. NEW! Updated, full-color photos are added. NEW! Four new appendices are added, for a total of 10 appendices. NEW! Reorganization of material provides easier access to key topics.