This publication is a translation by Bob Flaws from the French book Utilization Clinique de la Pharmacopèe:
Les Substances Medicinales Preparèes by Philippe Sionneau.
It ist the first such publication in any Western language to discuss in a practical and exhaustive manner the study of pao zhi, the processing of medicinal substances for enhanced therapeutic effect.
As such, it represents real progress for a better comprehension and utilization of the traditional Chinese pharmacopia.
This book is written fpr students and practitioners alike.
Is is the author`s hope that the information it contains will improve the clinical outcome of all practitioners of Chinese medicine.
Philippe Sionneau is a diplomate of the Hubei College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
This book is the result of his studies of medicinal preperation at the Wu Han University Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine.