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Clinical Handbook of Chinese Herbs


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How to use this book. 1. Astringents. 2. Blood. 3. Dampness. 4. Emetics. 5. External Use. 6. Exterior Releasing 7. Food Stagnation Relieving - Digestives. 8. Heat Clearing. 9. Liver Calming - Pacify Ascendant Yang. 10. Orifice Opening, Consciousness Restoring. 11. Parasites. 12. Phlegm. 13. Purgative and Laxatives. 14. Qi Regulating. 15. Respiratory - Cough and Wheeze Relieving. 16. Sedative - Shen Calming. 17. Tonics. 18. Tumor Resolving - Anticancer Herbs. 19. Warming, Cold Expelling. 20. Wind Damp Dispelling - Analgesics. 21. Wind Extinguishing - Spasm and Tremor. Appendices. Glossary. Bibliography. Symptom Index. Herb Index.

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The essential desk reference for students and clinicians on Chinese herbal qualities and prescriptions

About the Author

Will Maclean has practiced Chinese medicine since 1987. He is based in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia.


This is a must-have in a Chinese herbalist's library. -- Tina Chen, traditional Chinese medicine practitioner and co-author of Chinese Herbal Formulas and Applications
Clinical Handbook of Chinese Herbs is a unique desk reference for practitioners using Chinese herbs. In a concise and easy-to-read format, Will Maclean presents a large amount of clinically useful information about individual medicinal substance. The use of tables to summarize common applications of the medicinals allows one to see what symptoms a specific substance is particularly effective at addressing. Furthermore, the text contains information about the way that processing the medicinals changes their functions. This reference text is a valuable addition to the library of books that practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine will want to have on their office shelves. -- Craig Mitchell, EAMP, PhD, President of the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine

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