Chinese Herbal Medicine - Formulas and Strategies Portable 2nd edition: Dan Bensky, Volker Scheid, Andrew Ellis, Randall Barolet
This edition of Chinese Herbal Medicine - Formulas and Strategies is noticeable smaller and easier to carry around with you. The binding is great and the cover is very flexible yet sturdy. It has two shades of green ribbon bookmarks. The quality of the paper is very thin and you can definitely see the printing of the opposite side through the paper. This was most likely the trade-off to make it smaller and more portable. On the right (full web mode), you can see the size comparison of this portable edition and the standard edition.
THE NEW SECOND EDITION OF Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas & Strategies,
the companion volume to Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica - is designed to serve as both a textbook for students and an authoritative reference for practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine.
INCLUDED IN THE NEW EDITION ARE over 800 medicinal formulas drawn from both classical and modern sources, which provide more than twice the information in the earlier edition. For each of the
340-plus principal formulas there is 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 has been considerably expanded. 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.
A new section on comparisons has been added to this edition. This is intended to help students and practitioners 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.