Chinese Herbal Formulas: Treatment Principles and by Yifan Yang MD MSc

By Yifan Yang MD MSc

Traditionally the research of chinese language natural formulation has concerned memorizing hundreds and hundreds of vintage formulation, and spotting and summarizing the appropriate remedy ideas and formula-making options with a purpose to create applicable formulation for treatment.  This new ebook by way of Yifan Yang, writer of Chinese natural drugs: Comparisons and features (which pioneered the comparative approach to unmarried herb study), introduces a brand new method of formulation study.  The reader is proven how one can use the fundamental therapy ideas and composition recommendations, abstrated from hundreds and hundreds of formulation, on the way to create person formulation for treating quite a few syndromes.  the strategy is obvious and straightforward to appreciate, with a scientific procedure and an emphasis on crucial knowledge. 

Key features

  • 19 common syndromes and 60 sub-syndromes are defined and mentioned intimately, illustrated with transparent line drawings
  • Chinese prognosis of syndromes are realated to the Western sickness names
  • Treatment ideas and plans are given for every syndrome
  • Principles of herb selection are brought with options and reasons of particular herbs relating to every one syndrome
  • 166 vintage formulation are given as examples
  • Treatment concepts in complex syndromes, remedy sequences, cautionary suggestion for herbs and combos with Western medications, dosage administration in a number of stipulations and widely used pairs of herbs are all discussed
  • Detailed indexes and contents lists facilitate quickly reference and looking in the text.

Chinese natural formulation: remedy rules and Composition Strategies is written by way of an skilled practitioner and lecturer of chinese language natural drugs. it's the perfect significant other to Chinese natural medications: Comparisons and features, by an identical author.

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Moreover, in practice, it is easier and quicker to strengthen the body through the Spleen than through other approaches, because it is easier to restore and tonify the post-heaven essence and Qi than it is to strengthen the pre-heaven essence and Qi which are stored in the Kidney. 6 Paying special attention to tonify the Kidney The Kidney plays a key role in the body because the Yin, Yang, Qi and essence of the Kidney are the principal substances of life, and the Kidney determines the constitution and vitality of each individual.

In these situations, treatment procedures in TCM that are similar in approach to the hypnotic and sedative drugs should not be used, or used only with caution. Instead, procedures that disperse constrained Qi, clear heat, promote digestion, and remove dampness and phlegm should be applied. Herbs and a diet that tonify the blood should be used for a long period of time. All of these can assist western drugs to calm the mind in an effective way and to reduce their side effects. TCM treatment can thus shorten the course of treatment required with hypnotic and sedative drugs and reduce their dosage.

48 Common accompanying symptoms and treatment . . . . . . . . . 51 Examples of classical formulas . . . . 51 part II Syndromes and formula composition 1 Wind-cold syndrome Wind-cold syndrome is caused by exogenous pathogenic wind and cold. According to different conditions of health and constitutions, the reaction of the body can be different, thus an excess or a deficiency condition can develop. 1 Excess condition Manifestations Main symptoms Chills, fever, no sweating, no thirst.

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