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

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By Yifan Yang MD MSc

Traditionally the examine of chinese language natural formulation has concerned memorizing hundreds and hundreds of vintage formulation, and spotting and summarizing the suitable remedy principles and formula-making ideas so one can create acceptable formulation for treatment.  This new publication by means 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 elemental therapy principles and composition ideas, abstrated from countless numbers of formulation, with a purpose to create person formulation for treating quite a few syndromes.  the tactic is obvious and straightforward to appreciate, with a scientific process 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 illness names
  • Treatment ideas and plans are given for every syndrome
  • Principles of herb selection are brought with options and reasons of particular herbs when it comes to each one syndrome
  • 166 vintage formulation are given as examples
  • Treatment recommendations in advanced syndromes, therapy sequences, cautionary suggestion for herbs and mixtures with Western medications, dosage administration in a number of stipulations and prevalent pairs of herbs are all discussed
  • Detailed indexes and contents lists facilitate quickly reference and looking out in the text.

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

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48 Cautions . . . . . . . . . . 48 Structure of the formula and selection of herbs . . . . . . . . . . 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.

For instance, when the Yang is very weak and there is excess internal cold, the Yang and Qi should be strengthened and stimulated promptly so as to expel the cold and rescue the Yang. Strong tonification of the Yang and Qi is also used if the Yin and blood of the body are suddenly weakened by heavy sweating, vomiting, diarrhea and blood loss. As the Yin and blood are substantial aspects of the body which cannot be replaced rapidly, herbs that strongly and quickly strengthen the Qi are deployed in these cases to secure and hold the blood and the Yin.

Regulating the Qi of these organs may assist the normal Qi movement of the body. Lastly, eliminating the stagnation of blood, food, dampness and phlegm may also assist the movement of the Qi and reduce Qi stagnation. 10 Strategies for treating internal dampness and water Accumulations of dampness and water are not just pathological products arising from certain bodily 23 part I Theories and concepts in the composition of Chinese herbal formulas disorders, they are also pathogenic factors in their own right and can cause further pathological change.

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