The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes

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Routledge, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 812 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Guide to Chinese Pin Yin Phonetics and the WadeGiles System
Authors Note
Western Medicine versus Traditional Chinese Medicine
THE MYTH AND TRUTH ABOUT CHINESE MEDICINE
PRACTICALITIES OF CHINESE HERBAL REMEDIES
THE HEALING POWER OF POPULAR HERBAL RECIPES
Useful Addresses
Table of Commonly Used Chinese Medicinal Herbs CrossReference of Names
Table of Popular Herbal Recipes and Patent Medicines
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
Copyright

THE HEALING POWERS OF MEDICINAL HERBS PAST AND PRESENT

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About the author (2005)

Joseph P. Hou is President of the J. P. Hou Institute for Pain and Integral Health and President of the Florida Holistic Health Center and Research Foundation in Orlando.

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