Edited by Nigel Wiseman and Michael Helme.
The translation team included experienced clinicans, teachers and translators: Bob Damone, Michael Helme, Lynn Kuchinski, and Craig Mitchell.
Jiao has compiled over 200 commonly used traditional formulas and has further added several dozen formulas from his own experience.
This information is set out as ten Lectures, which follow this outline:
Lecture 1 covers issues that one must pay attention to in clinically applying formulas. Lecture 2 discusses formulas that treat the qi, rectify the blood, and supplement and nurture. Lecture 3 discusses dispersing formulas, harmonizing formulas, and formulas that simultaneously treat the exterior and interior. Lecture 4 discusses wind-expelling formulas, cold-expelling formulas, and damp-expelling formulas. While Lecture 5 is about formulas that clear fire, disperse summerheat, and moisten dryness, Lecture 6 discusses phlegm-eliminating formulas, abductive-dispersing formulas, and offensive-precipitation formulas. Lecture 7 discusses ejecting formulas, astringing and securing formulas, and insect-killing formulas, Lecture 8 discusses heavy-settling formulas, toxin-resolving formulas, and cancer-preventing formulas, and Lecture 9 discusses commonly used gynecological and pediatric formulas. Lecture 10 introduces a few of Jiaos own empirical formulas.