Volume 2 of the Handbook series continues in the same fashion as Vol.1, with in-depth analysis of more than 20 common gastrointestinal disorders. Each pattern is discussed from the perspective of its presentation and treatment in a Western context, with insights, practical advice and clinical tips relevant to Western patients. In many cases, syndrome differentiations are more extensive than in other internal medicine texts, and some unique patterns are described. Diagnostic algorithms to aid diagnosis and pattern identification accompany major disorders. All disorders are discussed with reference to etiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, and treatment with herbs, acupuncture, and related therapies. Like Volume 1, Volume 2 is sturdy, compact, and formatted in such a way as to aid quick reference and easy access to the information you need. More tables, flow charts and appendices make this a user-friendly work, designed to help practitioners find effective solutions quickly and efficiently.