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Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine Book
Author : Volker Scheid,Dan Bensky,Andrew Ellis,Randall Barolet
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780939616671
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The new 2nd edition of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies, the companion volume to Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, is designed to serve as both a textbook for students and an authoritative reference for practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine. Included in the new edition are over 800 medicinal formulas drawn from both classical and modern sources, which provide more than twice the information in the earlier edition. For each of the 340-plus principal formulas there is a discussion of its therapeutic actions and indications, analysis of the functions and interactions of the ingredients, method of preparation, and a list of modifications to customize the formula in the clinic. Over 460 variations and associated formulas offer additional options for the practitioner. The commentary to each formula has been considerably expanded. This section deepens the reader's understanding of a formula's genealogy, presents an overview of controversies regarding composition, usage, and other issues, describes the extension of a formula's application to a wider range of disorders, and provides key clinical pointers to facilitate use of the formula in the modern clinic. A new section on comparisons has been added to this edition. This is intended to help students and practitioners focus on the distinguishing characteristics of each formula by contrasting it with other formulas that are similar in terms of composition or indication. Tables at the end of each chapter reinforce these distinctions by comparing and contrasting formulas across a wider range. The introduction to the book traces the historical evolution of the formulas, and provides practical pointers for their preparation and use. Detailed timelines depict the key events, authors, and texts in the 2,000-year history of traditional Chinese herbal medicine, placing the contents of this book in historical context. Among the appendices are a pinyin-to-English cro

Neurobiology of Chinese Herb Medicine

Neurobiology of Chinese Herb Medicine Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2017-08-11
ISBN : 012811780X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Neurobiology of Chinese Herb Medicine, Volume 135 is a valuable book for anyone interested in alternative medicine or the scientific research surrounding ancient herbal medicine. This updated volume in the series includes chapters that delve into timely topics, including the Effects of Lycium Barbarum on the Visual System, the Effect of Chinese Herbal Medicine on Alzheimer’s Disease, the Effect and Mechanism of Chinese Herbal Medicine on Parkinson’s Disease, the Neurobiology of Chinese Herbal Medicine on Major Depressive Disorder, the Treatment of Insomnia with Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, and the Metabolic Factors and Adult Neurogenesis: Impacts of Chinese Herbal Medicine on Brain Repair in Neurological Diseases. This series is ideal for Chinese herbal medicine practitioners who are working in a clinical environment, although the clinical applications of Chinese medicinal herbs presented provide useful references and guidance for any clinical practice that specializes in the treatment of various conditions. Presents a wealth of information on the use of Chinese herbal medicine and its application to many conditions Provides basic research and clinical studies of Chinese herbal medicines, either as compounds/extracts or formulas Sheds light on possible action mechanisms of many Chinese herbal medicines

Active Phytochemicals from Chinese Herbal Medicines

Active Phytochemicals from Chinese Herbal Medicines Book
Author : Wing Shing Ho
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2015-09-04
ISBN : 1482219875
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biomedical Science Chinese herbal medicine represents complementary or adjunctive therapies that often can improve the efficacy of Western medicine to achieve the pharmacological effects, especially in cancer treatment. However, the combination of herbs with therapeutic drugs can raise potential health risk. Building a bridge between Western medicine and herbal medicines, Active Phytochemicals from Chinese Herbal Medicines: Anti-Cancer Activities and Mechanisms gives you useful information on how integrated medicines can work for cancer therapy. It discusses the therapeutic uses of phytochemicals, adverse effects, and interactions with (Western) cancer drugs. The author takes a unique approach to integrated pharmacology of herbal medicines, examining the development of phytochemicals and their mechanisms of action in the context of the cancers and diseases they are used to treat. He covers biologic action of the active phytochemicals at the molecular, cellular, and organ levels. The book covers the principles of the interaction of phytochemicals and the related drug actions. It also addresses the common pathways affecting cancer development before discussing the phytochemical classes and specific phytochemicals that have been recently reported in journal papers for the management of cancer and other diseases. Highlighting the increasingly important aspects of pharmacology, including health benefit and drawbacks of phytochemicals, the book presents the relevant background of the biochemistry of the cancer. It includes illustrations and tables with adverse reactions that highlight important issues related to phytochemical actions. These features and more make the book a useful reference on phytochemicals obtained from herbal medicines. It blends coverage of fundamental mechanisms of anti-cancer action and the use of phytochemicals to manage cancers and other human diseases, allowing you to explore how herbal medicines can enhance conventional protocols.

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Beginners

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Beginners Book
Author : Carrie Chauhan
Publisher : Rockridge Press
Release : 2020-04-07
ISBN : 9781646114139
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The beginner's guide to healing and harmonizing with Chinese herbal medicine Chinese herbal medicine is a system of assessing and diagnosing the underlying causes of illnesses that has been refined over thousands of years. Taking a holistic approach, Chinese herbal medicine focuses on the whole person and emphasizes preventing illnesses by maintaining a physical, mental, and spiritual balance. Chinese Herbal Medicine for Beginners makes this vast landscape digestible for beginners and seasoned herbalists alike so you can confidently, and quickly, make soothing remedies of your own. Discover the principles of Chinese herbal medicine with a helpful primer on the systems that make up our bodies and what illness factors can cause imbalances. Set up your home apothecary with herbal decoctions, infusions, oils, and more using easy steps. Explore profiles on popular herbs, including their most common uses, before taking healing into your own hands with 100+ beginner-friendly recipes for Chinese herbal formulas. Chinese Herbal Medicine for Beginners includes: Bundle of energy--Get to the root of Chinese herbal medicine with an overview of our energetic systems: Yin and Yang; Essence, Spirit, Qi, Blood, and Moisture; Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. Herbal glossary--Amazing in-depth profiles cover 35 affordable, accessible herbs--each including the herb's healing properties, temperature, and treatment category. Holistic harmony--Fortify your health with 100+ formulas and remedies for a diverse range of disharmonies, like blood deficiencies, back pain, anxiety, diabetes, colds and flus, insomnia, and more! Brew your way to better health and balance with Chinese Herbal Medicine for Beginners.

A Materia Medica for Chinese Medicine

A Materia Medica for Chinese Medicine Book
Author : Carl-Hermann Hempen,Toni Fischer (MD.)
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN : 0443100942
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Western Herbs according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Western Herbs according to Traditional Chinese Medicine Book
Author : Thomas Avery Garran
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2008-01-22
ISBN : 1594777411
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Dietary Chinese Herbs

Dietary Chinese Herbs Book
Author : Yanze Liu,Zhimin Wang,Junzeng Zhang
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2015-05-18
ISBN : 3211994483
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This work presents up-to-date information on chemical, pharmacological, clinical studies and historical uses of common dietary Chinese herbs. Authored by native experts in the field, the reader is introduced to each herb with a brief chronological review of Chinese literature on dietary herb uses, with chapters dedicated to each selected herb including color photos for each herb. In addition, Chinese characters as well as the Latin botanical name indices, and chemical structures for the known active compounds are also provided. The clear layout examines the health benefits that have been studied for centuries, including current clinical and toxicological data. A wide range of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbs are investigated for their suitability into daily diets for maintaining general wellness or disease prevention. In the past decades, natural health products, dietary supplements, functional foods, or nutraceuticals have emerged in the West due to the increasing demand for non-pharmaceutical healthcare products. Traditional Chinese Medicine disease prevention and treatment incorporates the use of foods, and herbal medicine in an integrated manner, and thus the dietary Chinese herbs in used in TCM for thousands of years could be sources for developing new, effective, and safe ingredients to capture the rapidly expanding opportunity in the global market place.

A Comprehensive Guide to Chinese Medicine

A Comprehensive Guide to Chinese Medicine Book
Author : Ping-Chung Leung
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9789812386700
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This invaluable book is aimed at those who are concerned about Chinese medicine ? how it works, what its current state is and, most important, how to make full use of it. The audience therefore includes clinicians who want to serve their patients better and patients who are eager to supplement their own conventional treatment.The authors of the book belong to three different fields, viz. clinical and basic sciences, Chinese medicine and pharmacology. They provide information from their areas of expertise and concern, attempting to make it comprehensive for users. The approach is macroscopic and philosophical; readers convinced of the philosophy are to seek specific assistance.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine Book
Author : Chun-Su Yuan
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2011-03-04
ISBN : 1841848433
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The authors of the Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine present practitioners, physicians, and allied health workers with detailed material for a wide ranging understanding of what Traditional Chinese Medicine can offer.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine Book
Author : Iris F. F. Benzie,Sissi Wachtel-Galor
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2011-03-28
ISBN : 1439807167
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The global popularity of herbal supplements and the promise they hold in treating various disease states has caused an unprecedented interest in understanding the molecular basis of the biological activity of traditional remedies. Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects focuses on presenting current scientific evidence of biomolecular ef

Medicinal Plants in China

Medicinal Plants in China Book
Author : Institute of Chinese Materia Medica
Publisher : World Health Organization
Release : 1989
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Catalogues the 150 species of medicinal plants most commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine. The book, which was compiled in collaboration with the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, was produced in an effort to communicate knowledge about herbal medicine that has accumulated over thousands of years, has been confirmed through both empirical experience and scientific evaluation, and yet has rarely been published outside the Chinese literature. The book also responds to increasing respect for the value of medicinal plants as a source of efficacious and inexpensive new drugs that offer an important alternative to chemically synthesized medicines. Each plant species is first documented by a full colour photograph taken under natural conditions during the flowering or fruiting season. Where relevant, a second photograph illustrates the plant parts from which the crude drug is extracted. Explanatory notes for each species cover botanical name and synonyms, Chinese name, English name, parts used, description of the plant, its habitat, and geographical distribution, and clinical indications and dosage. Some of the syndromes and clinical signs are described in traditional Chinese medical terminology. Information on indications and dosage is in keeping with theories for the prescription of medicinal plants taken from traditional Chinese pharmacology. To facilitate retrieval of information, plant species are indexed according to botanical names, English names, names in Chinese phonetic alphabet, and Chinese (Han) characters. The book, which was compiled for reference and educational purposes, includes a note advising readers of the dangers of self-treatment.

The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes

The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes Book
Author : Joseph P. Hou,Youyu Jin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-11-12
ISBN : 1136415750
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A modern reference guide on the benefits of incorporating traditional Chinese medicine into modern-day therapies! 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: tonic herbs herbs that adjust the yin and yang of the body herbs that invigorate circulation of vital energy, qi, and blood herbal tranquilizers herbal diaphoretics herbal expectorants, antitussives, and antiasthmatics herbal pain killers herbs which regulate digestion and elimination herbal diuretics herbal antipyretics, antimicrobials, and detoxicants antitumor herbs 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.

Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines

Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines Book
Author : Jake Fratkin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines book written by Jake Fratkin, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Botanical Safety Handbook

Botanical Safety Handbook Book
Author : Michael McGuffin
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 1997-08-29
ISBN : 9780849316753
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The consumption of herbal products continues to increase, with an estimated sales growth of 10-15% per year projected through the end of the 1990s. As more and more consumers use herbs, it becomes that much more important to ensure that the herbs are used properly and safely. While herbs generally have a safe consumption history, information relevant to specific herbs and particular populations has not been easily available. The Botanical Safety Handbook provides readily accessible safety data in an easy-to-use classification system for more than 600 commonly sold herbs. The handbook also features additional information regarding international regulatory status, standard dosage, and certain common toxicity concerns. The editors of this book are among the most respected leaders in the herbal products industry. Their experience includes years of clinical practice, manufacturing and industry governance, and significant writing and lecturing about herbs. The Botanical Safety Handbook is for manufacturers of herbal products, health professionals who prescribe herbal remedies, and the consumer. This is a valuable resource for the safe dispensation of herbal products, and will help ensure the safe consumption of herbs through the 1990s and beyond.

The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm

The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm Book
Author : Peg Schafer
Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
Release : 2011
ISBN : 1603583300
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Providing detailed profiles, growing information and medicinal uses for dozens of herbs, a guide for cultivating high-quality herbs at home draws on new scientific data while sharing complementary recipes and coverage of such topics as conservation, crop integration and how to avoid invasive species. Original.

Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Medicines Molecular Structures Pharmacological Activities Natural Sources and Applications

Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Medicines   Molecular Structures  Pharmacological Activities  Natural Sources and Applications Book
Author : Jiaju Zhou,Guirong Xie,Xinjian Yan
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-02-21
ISBN : 3642167799
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This set of six volumes provides a systematic and standardized description of 23,033 chemical components isolated from 6,926 medicinal plants, collected from 5,535 books/articles published in Chinese and international journals. A chemical structure with stereo-chemistry bonds is provided for each chemical component, in addition to conventional information, such as Chinese and English names, physical and chemical properties. It includes a name list of medicinal plants from which the chemical component was isolated. Furthermore, abundant pharmacological data for nearly 8,000 chemical components are presented, including experimental method, experimental animal, cell type, quantitative data, as well as control compound data. The seven indexes allow for complete cross-indexing. Regardless whether one searches for the molecular formula of a compound, the pharmacological activity of a compound, or the English name of a plant, the information in the book can be retrieved in multiple ways.

Better Breast Health Naturally with Chinese Medicine

Better Breast Health Naturally with Chinese Medicine Book
Author : Honora Lee Wolfe,Bob Flaws
Publisher : Blue Poppy Enterprises, Inc.
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780936185903
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a laywoman's guide to using Chinese medicine to maintain breast health. In it, the author presents the Chinese medical theories about breast disease. Then based on these theories, the authors go on to explain how professional Chinese medicine diagnoses & treats breast complaints. Following this, the authors give the reader a number of low or no cost Chinese self-help techniques for a wide variety of breast problems. These include diet, exercise & deep relaxation, Chinese herbal patent medicines, Chinese aroma therapy, self-massage, magneto therapy, moxibustion & light & flower therapies. In addition, the author explains the Chinese medical view on beast cancer. She finishes up by presenting advice on & resources for finding a local professional Chinese medical practitioner as well as giving an annotated bibliography for learning more about Chinese medicine. A glossary of all technical Chinese medical terms makes this book even easier to read & use, & there is a good general index.

Chinese Herbs and Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbs and Herbal Medicine Book
Author : Brian L. Duke
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015-04-01
ISBN : 9781634820851
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Radix Bupleuri (Chai Hu) is one of the most commonly used herbs in the Chinese medicine clinical practice. In Chinese medicine, it is believed that Radix Bupleuri is acrid, cool and bitter and enters liver and gallbladder meridians. This book discusses the use of Chinese herbs, such as Chai Hu, and other different herbal medicines for diseases and illnesses such as atopic dermatitis, and for cutaneous wound healing. It discusses the essential components, clinical applications and health benefits of herbal medicine.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine Book
Author : Dan Bensky,Andrew Gamble
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993-01-01
ISBN : 9780939616152
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Handbook of Formulas in Chinese Medicine

Handbook of Formulas in Chinese Medicine Book
Author : Volker Scheid,Andrew Ellis
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-11-10
ISBN : 9780939616848
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Handbook of Formulas in Chinese Medicine book written by Volker Scheid,Andrew Ellis, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.