Western Herbs according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

A Practitioner's Guide

Western Herbs according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

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

Methodology and Materia Medica

Western Herbs in Chinese Medicine

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.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine

The West has woken up to the potential offered by traditional Chinese herbal medicine, particularly in the treatment of skin disorders. There are over 5000 different herbs used, from which prescriptions are made up for individual patients according to their needs. Chinese herbal medicine has a reputationss for succeeding where allopathic remedies have failed, particularly with skin complaints such as allergies and eczema. This guide explains: the philosophy behind Chinese herbal medicine and its holistic view of health; diagnosis and treatment based on overall analysis of the body systems; the importance of these medicines as a preventive measure; how to take them and what to expect from the treatments; tonic herbs and their use in the treatment of common diseases and skin conditions including ME, asthma, high blood pressure, menopausal symptoms, chronic gastritis and eczema.

Practical Therapeutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Practical Therapeutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The authors look at TCM treatments for a wide range of common & more difficult problems, such as: eczema; gangrene; depressions; palpitations; & many more. Material is structured in such a way as to be easily accessed in clinical situations

A Materia Medica for Chinese Medicine

Plants, Minerals, and Animal Products

A Materia Medica for Chinese Medicine

Phytotherapy or herbal medicine is the most important therapy within Chinese medicine and is being used increasingly in the West. A Materia Medica for Chinese Medicine: plants, minerals and animal products describes 400 of the most important plants, minerals and animal substances used as treatments by Chinese medical practitioners. The items included have been selected according to their degree of clinical relevance. Each remedy is clearly described and illustrated on two facing pages, making this an easily accessible reference for both students and practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine. The clearly laid out text presents the following details for each herb or substance included: a detailed description of the characteristic features indictions for safe use medicinal and toxic effects possible combinations with other substances full-colour illustrations, generally two for each substance, showing the detailed characterisitcs of the item described A Materia Medica for Chinese Medicine has been written by two medically trained doctors who have worked as TCM therapists specializing in the use of Chinese herbs for more than 30 years. Based on their many years of teaching and practice, the book has been carefully compiled and designed to provide a concise and accurate practice-based reference for both students and practitioners.

The Practice of Chinese Medicine E-Book

The Treatment of Diseases with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

The Practice of Chinese Medicine E-Book

The 2nd edition of The Practice of Chinese Medicine: The Treatment of Diseases with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs describes the application of traditional Chinese medical theory to the diagnosis and treatment of 48 diseases, conditions and disorders. In addition to the existing 34 covered in the first edition, 14 new conditions and symptoms have been added, and these include common, chronic, and acute conditions which clinicians may see in their practice. Each chapter contains aetiology and pathology; differential diagnosis according to TCM; selection of treatments with acupuncture and herbs, with explanation of choices; case studies for illustration; summary of Western differential diagnosis; and discussion of prognosis and prevention. This book brings the enormous wealth of the author's experience, and his insights in applying TCM medicine to a Western context, to the support of all clinicians whatever their own range of experiences.

The Tao of Healthy Eating

Dietary Wisdom According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Tao of Healthy Eating

"This small, concise book on Chinese dietary therapy has been written specifically for lay readers. It is meant to replace two earlier book I have written on Chinese dietary therapy, Prince Wen Hui's Cook, and Arisal of the Clear."--Preface.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Approaches to Cancer

Harmony in the Face of the Tiger

Traditional Chinese Medicine Approaches to Cancer

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.

Herbal, Bio-nutrient and Drug Titration According to Disease Stages in Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine

Herbal, Bio-nutrient and Drug Titration According to Disease Stages in Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine

Herbal, Bio-nutrient and Drug Titration According to Disease Stages in Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine, the first volume in the Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine series, provides a comprehensive guide to improving outcomes with cardiovascular medicine therapy options. Coverage includes the three types of medicines used in disease stage treatment, Chinese medicine, nutritional supplements and pharmaceutical drugs. All sections are organized according to drug class in western medicine and chapters in each section are organized according to disease stage, providing ease in navigation and reference within the book. This important reference will aid cardiovascular researchers in the study of integrative Chinese and western medicine as well as provide a clear, structured base to guide clinical practice and encourage collaboration between Chinese and Western medicine practitioners. Integrates Western and Chinese Medicine for a realistic and complete scope of cardiology treatment, establishing the basis for standardization and rationale of inclusion of Traditional Chinese Medicine in cardiology Presents a structure for prescribing herbal formulas and nutritional supplements with or without pharmaceutical drugs Examines diet and lifestyle according to constitution in Traditional Chinese Medicine to prevent the progression of disease and/or maintain health before or after chronic stages