Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology
Art of Medicine Press
- ISBN: 9783974063509
- 2003, 1226 pages
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This exciting book is not only the most comprehensive and authoritative text on Chinese Materia Medica to have been published, it is a real value break-through.
Each of the 1,266 pages is typeset to deliver the maximum of information in a readable and easily-referenced format.
Each of the 670 herbs discussed is treated as a single monograph that presents the nomenclature of the medicinal substance, the Chinese therapeutic actions, dosage, cautions and contraindications, chemical composition, pharmacological effect, clinical studies and research.
There are references given for each herb and the author’s often add clinically-useful comments.
Also discussed are toxicology and herb-drug interactions.
The latter subject is of considerable importance now that this topic has been recently (July 2003) added to the California license board requirements.
The black and white images that accompany each herb discussion also show the substance as professionally prepared for decoction and to scale.
Tina Chen is a highly respected specialist in Oriental medicine and Chinese herbal medicine. In addition to her lectures on TCM Gynecology and Cosmetology across North America Chen is active on the faculty of South Baylo University of Oriental Medicine and has been an active contributor to professional journals and publications. She has acted as Southern California Chair of the Education Committee for the California State Oriental Medical Association (CSOMA), and as an examiner for the California State License Exam for acupuncturists, and from 1996-2001 maintained private practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine through Chen s Clinic in La Puente, California.