from: Bensky, D./Scheid, V./Ellis, A./Barolet, R.

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies (2nd Ed.)

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies (2nd Ed.)

2nd ed. 2015, 1072 pages

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The new portable edition of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies (Portable 2nd Ed.), the companion volume to Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, is designed to provide students and practitioners with the same comprehensive and authoritative content that they’ve always relied on, but in a lightweight and more flexible format.
Included are over 800 medicinal formulas drawn from both classical and modern sources.
Each of the 340-plus principal formulas includes a discussion of its therapeutic actions and indications, analysis of the functions and interactions of the ingredients, method of preparation, and a list of modifications to customize the formula in the clinic.
Over 460 variations and associated formulas offer additional options for the practitioner.
The commentary to each formula is extensive.
This section deepens the reader’s understanding of a formula’s genealogy, presents an overview of controversies regarding composition, usage, and other issues, describes the extension of a formula’s application to a wider range of disorders, and provides key clinical pointers to facilitate use of the formula in the modern clinic.
The section on comparisons helps the practitioner focus on the distinguishing characteristics of each formula by contrasting it with other formulas that are similar in terms of composition or indication. Tables at the end of each chapter reinforce these distinctions by comparing and contrasting formulas across a wider range.
The introduction to the book traces the historical evolution of the formulas, and provides practical pointers for their preparation and use.
Detailed timelines depict the key events, authors, and texts in the 2,000-year history of traditional Chinese herbal medicine, placing the contents of this book in historical context.
Among the appendices are a pinyin-to-English cross reference to the formulas, a basic summary formulary correlated to symptoms and disorders, a full listing of all books cited in the text, and a bibliography of all modern sources used in the preparation of the book.
A comprehensive index to the formulas, and a general index, round out the contents.

The new edition of Formulas & Strategies is that unique book that works well as a clinical manual, as well as a scholarly work. The explanations and commentaries are thought-provoking and engaging. Use it to choose a formula for a patient this week, or read it to deepen your understanding of a huge assortment of classical and modern formulas--it excels in both arenas.
--- Charles Winslow Chace, author, A Qin Bowei Anthology.

[T]he richer level of information in the new Formulas & Strategies . . .
actually facilitates learning because it increases our engagement with the profound elegance of Chinese medicine, making it easier for us to build a deeper relationship with the formulas and the tradition as a whole. So I’m afraid that even if you have the first edition, I don’t think you will regret shelling out for the upgrade. The new book is both indispensable and . . . awesome, throw out the old and allow the new to flourish.
--- Charlie Buck, Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine Journal.

Formulas that Release the Exterior
Formulas that Drain Downward
Formulas that Harmonize
Formulas that Clear Heat
Formulas that Dispel Summerheat
Formulas that Warm Interior Cold
Formulas that Release Exterior-Interior Excess
Formulas that Tonify
Formulas that Stabilize and Bind
Formulas that Calm the Spirit
Formulas that Open the Sensory Orfices
Formulas that Regulate the Qi.
Formulas that Regulate the Blood
Formulas that Expel Wind
Formulas that Treat Dryness
Formulas that Expel Dampness
Formulas that Dispel Phlegm
Formulas that Reduce Food Stagnation
Formulas that Expel Parasites
Formulas that Treat Abscesses and Sores
Formulas for External Application
Guide to Pinyin Pronunciation
Pinyin-English Formula Cross Reference
List of Cited Sources
Bibliography of Modern Sources
Basic Formulary for Symptoms and Disorders
Formula Index
General Index.

Bensky, D.

Daniel Bensky
ist Magister für chinesische Sprache und Literatur sowie Doktor der Osteopathie der Universität Michigan, Diplom für Chinesische Medizin. Zurzeit führt er in Seattle, Washington, eine Privatpraxis, leitet das Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. Darüber hinaus ist er medizinischer Redakteur der Eastland Press. Dan Bensky works as teacher and translator of East Asian medicine and osteopathic medicine for over 30 years. His education included a Diploma in Chinese Medicine from the Macau Institute of Chinese Medicine (1975), a Doctor of Osteopathy from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (1982), and a Ph.D. from the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (2006).

Scheid, V.

Volker Scheid
is a scholar physician who engages with East Asian medicine as a clinician, researcher, and teacher. He is a principal research fellow at the University of Westminster, London (UK), where he directs EASTmedicine (East Asian Sciences & Traditions in Medicine), an innovative trans-disciplinary research center dedicated to the integration of East Asian medicines into contemporary health care. He has published widely in academic and professional journals, including two previous books: Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China: Plurality and Synthesis and Currents of Tradition in Chinese Medicine, 1626-2006. He maintains a private medical practice in London and lectures internationally. Founder of the Eurpoean Institute of Oriental Medicine (EIOM) in Munich.

Ellis, A.

Andrew Ellis
first studied Chinese medicine with Dr. James Tin Yau So at the New England School of Acupuncture. He left New England in 1983 to study Chinese language in Taiwan and apprenticed with Chinese herbalist Xu Fu-Su there for several years. Later he studied internal medicine and gynecology at the Xiamen Hospital of Chinese medicine. While there, he also specialized in the study of acupuncture with Dr. Shi Neng-Yun and dermatology with Dr. Zhang Guang-Cai. Andy is the founding owner of Spring Wind Herbs in Berkeley, California and has authored, translated, or co-translated several books on Chinese medicine including Grasping the Wind, The Clinical Experience of Dr. Shi Neng-Yun, Notes from South Mountain, and Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine.

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