This useful and inexpensive guide introduces Chinese herbal medicine both from an historical perspective and as it is practiced today.
Concise descriptions and colorful photos of 62 of the most commonly used herbs (as they appear in herb shops) are presented, along with basic principles of theory, diagnosis, and treatment.
Simplicity, clarity, and clear color photos make this an invaluable introduction to an ancient yet still widely used medical system.
Included in this volume:
62 common herbs, described in terms of Chinese medical theory as well as therapeutic values according to Western clinical studies.
Photos of the herbs as they appear in shops.
Recipes for teas and soups.
Information on prescriptions and how they are prepared.
Principles of diagnosis and treatment.
Introductions to the theories of yin/yang, qi, and energy flow along meridians.