See eBook FAQs for details. Included are over medicinal formulas drawn from both classical and modern sources. Each of the plus principal formulas includes 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 variations and associated formulas offer additional options for the practitioner. The commentary to each formula is extensive. The section on comparisons helps the practitioner focus on the distinguishing characteristics of each formula by contrasting it with other formulas that are similar in terms of composition or indication.
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Carter on Apr 03, Regardless of its very few flaws, this is still the standard reference for basic chinese herbal formulas. Many books have formulas with herbs and dosages, but none speak so extensively of how each herb within the formula works. This is an indispensable tome for the OM student. As for whether the general public will appreciate it, I doubt it. This is the kind of book needed by those who aspire to writing personalized modifications of classical formulas It is a fantastic reference book and provides practitioners with detailed formulae descriptions, analysis of formulae and is invaluable to any Chinese medicine practitioner.
I would not recommend this book to non-practitioners as it is very in-depth and does assume an detailed understanding of traditional Chinese medicine.
I have used this book extensively in my own practice for many years and still use it on a very regular basis. Shueh on Sep 25, This is a classical book about Herbal Formulaes. I have read it several times and consult it often. I believe Strategy refers to how an herbologist will be able to use the book to add or modify ingredient and dosage. Unlike the review I wrote for "Material Medica", I find this is a useful book with much needed information to come up with a prescription.
Needless to say the translation of this book is choppy in many places. The authors can keep the terms more to the point. These flowery terms used is a minus. The original source of these prescriptions are of interest to the medical historians only as modern pharmacologist are more concerned with the chemical interactions and its function. The lack of modern Chinese and western sources also shows this is just a compilation of old sources. In that respect there are many formula prescription books out in Chinese which can be translated nicely into English.
The book does have IDs showing important formulas required for certain state or national examinations. However, these required formulas are not always detailed enough or exist to explain in details what they really are.
Similar to Material Medica it also has PinYin flaws in many places showing its obvious lack of proof reading capability using modern Chinese word processors. All in all, this is still an authoritative English language source on the subject of Formulaes.
I am a TCM student and have found this book to be helpful. However, I am not certified. I find this book to be a little bit above my head at this point. I hope in time as I get more familiar with formulations that it will make much more sense to me. If you are to the point of making your own formulations then this book would probably be invaluable. User inadequacy vs. If you are looking for a book that breaks down formulas by function then this might be just the book you are looking for!
Each formula lists the recipe and the amount of each herb to be used in grams. Following the recipe describes how that particular formula works; and the actions of the herbs when combined. There are variations to "tweak" the formula if other conditions exist. This is an extensive book pgs. There are Comparative tables dispersed throughout so you can more easily pick the appropriate formula before reading the action of all the formulas in that section.
There is a Formula Index. Overall a very good book. I sort of feel bad rating it because I think that the lack is due to my lack of knowledge vs. Sharon on Aug 28, I bought this books many years ago and it is still one of the best purchases ever! I refer to it every time! The best resource for Chinese herbal formula preparation By Lucky on Jun 27, The best Chinese medicine formula book. Packed with research, notes, substitutions, and everything else one needs to know about Chinese herbal formulas.
While all TCM students should have a copy of this book, they should also find another study vehicle. By Ali S. It is my favorite herb text and I love both this edition and the quality of "used" that I got it in. This edition has yellowish-colored pages, fewer in number- which yields fewer formulas listed whereas the newer edition has more formulas listed in a thicker book with bright white pages. The yellowish pages make it much easier to read and is less harsh on the eyes.
I am also very fortunate that the previous owner underlined some key text for the formulas required for the board exams. This particular edition is in a Hardcover format.
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