Essential Chinese Formulas – 225 Classical & Modern Prescriptions
Organized by Clinical Category
- ISBN: 9780962607806
- 2014, 650 pages
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Jake Paul Fratkin explains in his book a 2-page summations of 133 classical formulas, 83 modern formulas, and 9 single herbs.
Essential Chinese Formulars describe ingredient percentages, historical origins, TCM indications, commentary with clinical applications, contraindications and cautions.
Fratkin organized the formulas into 18 clinical groups with 54 chapters, and include practical descriptions at the beginning of each chapter.
Essential Chinese Formulars accomplishes two tasks.
The first is to summarize, concisely, existing information on formulas from the Chinese and English language sources, with appropriate references.
The second is to summarize Jake Fratkins 32 years of clinical experience of using and applying Chinese herbal medicine. Fratkins personal insights are included in the Commentary for each formula.
He aks why Essential Chinese Formulas? In the TCM colleges, students are exposed to over 800 formulas.
This book focuses on the 225 most important formulas in clinical practice, and references the various manufacturers for each formula.
Fratkins offers a revision, updating and simplification of its predecessor, Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines, The Clinical Desk Reference (2001).
A usefulness in the clinic will make this book a must-have for all practitioners and students of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Giovanni Maciocia recommends Jake Fratkins Essential Chinese Formulas. He states that this book is indeed an essential desktop companion.
The author’s comments reflect his long clinical experience.