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Just buy this book! I could seriously injure myself with this tome if I did that! Key characteristics are provided at the beginning of each entry, along with dosage, properties, channels entered, and relevant cautions and contraindications.

I read this book every day. He is currently in private practice in Massachusetts and has lectured widely in the United States and Europe on Chinese herbal medicine.

Nedica 06, Justin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bensky is in private medical mmedica in Seattle, and is a director of the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. This presents a more three-dimensional picture of how each herb is actually used. Among its many features:. Mar 12, Sally marked it as to-read.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Drawing from a wide range of sources, both classical and meddica, this edition provides unparalleled perspective and detail that goes far beyond what is available elsewhere to the Western practitioner.

It difficult to find a copy of this that is affordable. A section devoted to nomenclature and preparation describes the most important methods of processing and preparing each herb, and the advantages of each method. He studied Chinese at Taiwan Normal University, and since has translated benskj published numerous monographs from the Chinese Pharmacopoeia.


Other Titles by the Authors: This is the second book to Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Michael Dell’orfano rated it really liked it Jan 28, In particular, the descriptions of herbal individuality and applications which are rooted in traditional energetics and classical references are the great strength of this book. I do think that this will be a wonderful resource for those who understand it and that is why I rate it highly. It provides a wealth of new information- more than twice the content of the previous edition- and practical insight into more than of the most commonly used herbs in the Chinese pharmacopoeia.

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Dec 26, Macpherson editkon currently reading it. Chinese herbs are tremendously popular Nathan rated it it was amazing Aug 13, Great Reference for Chinese Herbs.

Sep 27, Diolosa rated it liked it. AS reference books go, this was pretty good. A bit heavyshould be print in a pocket size.

Trivia About Chinese Herbal Me Dallas rated it it was amazing Apr 06, The utility of this book is enhanced by its wide range of appendices, among which are color photographs comparing the standard and adulterant forms of over 20 common herbs; tables of herbs that are indicated for specific pathologies of the five yin organs, and the effects of taste combinations; and extensive cross references of the herbs by taxonomy, pinyin, pharmaceutical name, and other East Asian languages.

It provides a wealth of new information – more than twice the content of the previous edition — and practical insight into more than of the most commonly used herbs in the Chinese pharmacopoeia.

However my used is missing everything before chapter one. Herbs are grouped in chapters by function, with expanded summaries and tables for contrast and comparison.


Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica (Portable 3rd Ed.) — Eastland Press

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This is an Excellent Book Lists with This Book. Materia Medica is designed to give practitioners the information they need to practice with greater understanding and confidence. Please try again later. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Please dear friends wish me luck on my herb comps next week! I think that someone who knows more about TCM than I do will be bbensky to do something with herbal actions that talk about wind, dampness and fire.

Chock full of information.

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica

Carpenter rated it really liked it Feb 12, The mechanisms of action underlying important combinations, and comparisons with similar herbs, provide a broader context for understanding how the herb can be used with optimal effect. I’ve used it quite a few times already in my personal studies and look forward to editkon the knowledge in practice.

Materia Medica Portable 3rd Ed. This provides a quick overview of benzky information. Chupacandrea rated it really liked it Jul 08, I don’t know if I’ll ever not be currently reading this book! Eastland Pr; 3 edition September Language: The new 3rd edition of Chinese Herbal Medicine: What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?