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Chinese Herbal Medicine: Modern Applications of Traditional Formulas
by Chongyun Liu,
Angela Tseng and Sue Yang

  • Describes more than 840 formulas categorized according to Traditional Chinese Medicine Zang-Fu syndrome differentiation
  • Includes 190 allopathic medical conditions or disorders with corresponding TCM diagnosis and formulations
  • Lists more than 640 single herbs and their characteristics
  • Provides ample herbal modification suggestions with explanations for custom tailoring formulas
  • Contains appendices that cross reference Pinyin and English names and Botanical Latin names

A roadmap for easily navigating through the complexities of Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine: Modern Applications of Traditional Formulas presents information about herbal formulas in a practical and easy-to-access format. Bridging the gap between classroom study and the clinical setting, the book supplies information on disease symptoms and their corresponding Chinese herbal formulas.

Drawing from more than 20 years of experience, the author includes more than 840 formulas that can be used to tailor herbal formulas to meet the specific needs of every patient. Integrating traditional medicine with allopathic terminology, the book provides quick reference to both Chinese and Western diagnoses.

Part I provides the herbal formulas in tables, giving quick and easy access to the information. Part II contains allopathic symptoms listed in alphabetical order within each chapter. These two sections allow users to compare back and forth between TCM and allopathic diagnoses. In addition, Part III lists 640 single herbs arranged by the Traditional Chinese Medicine classification system and organized into tables so that practitioners can quickly scan for the similarities and differences of each herb. A number of cross-referenced indexes make it easy to find single herbs and herbal formulas either by their Pinyin, English, or Botanical Latin name.

The wealth of information and range of topics covered combined with the straightforward presentation make the book a useful clinical desktop reference and guide for practitioners and students.


  1. Formulas According to TCM Zang-Fu Syndrome Differentiation
    • Lung Syndromes
    • Lung and Heart or Spleen Syndromes
    • Spleen and Stomach Syndromes
    • Spleen, Stomach and Heart, Liver or Gallbladder Syndromes
    • Liver Syndromes
    • Liver and Lung or Kidney Syndromes
    • Heart Syndromes
    • Heart and Kidney Syndromes
    • Kidney Syndromes
    • Kidney and Lung or Spleen Syndromes

  2. Formulas According to Allopathic Medical Systems
    • Blood Related Disorders
    • Cancer Disorders
    • Cardiovascular Disorders
    • Dermatological Disorders
    • Endocrine Disorders
    • Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat Disorders
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • Genitourinary Disorders
    • Gynecological Disorders
    • Immune System Disorders
    • Infectious Disorders
    • Miscellaneous Disorders
    • Musculoskeletal Disorders
    • Neurological Disorders
    • Pediatric Disorders
    • Psychological Disorders
    • Respiratory Disorders

  3. Single Herbs Classification
    • Table of Abbreviations
    • List of Eighteen Incompatibilities
    • List of Nineteen Antagonisms
    • List of Toxic Herbs/Contraindicated Herbs
    • Release Exterior Herbs
    • Clear Heat Herbs
    • Downward Draining Herbs
    • Drain Damp Herbs
    • Dispel Wind-Damp Herbs
    • Transform Phlegm and Stop Cough Herbs
    • Aromatic Herbs that Transform Damp
    • Relieve Food Stagnation Herbs
    • Regulate Qi Herbs
    • Regulate Blood Herbs
    • Warm Interior and Expel Cold Herbs
    • Tonic Herbs
    • Stabilize and Binding Herbs
    • Calms Spirit Herbs
    • Aromatic Herbs that Opens Orifice
    • Extinguishes Wind and Stops Tremor Herbs
    • Expels Parasite Herbs
    • Anesthetic Pain Relieving Herbs
    • Anti-Tumor Herbs
    • External Application Herbs

Standard Syndrome Differentiation of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Glossary for Traditional Chinese Medicine Terminology
Classical Text List
Cross-Reference Pinyin-English Herbs
Cross-Reference English-Pinyin Herbs
Cross-Reference Botanical Latin-Pinyin Herbs
Cross-Reference Pinyin-Botanical Latin Herbs
Cross-Reference Englidh-Botanical Latin Herbs
Cross-Reference Botanical Latin-English Herbs
Cross-Reference Pinyin-English Herbal Formulas
Cross-Reference English-Pinyin Herbal Formulas

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Chinese Herbal Medicine: Modern Applications
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by Chongyun Liu, Angela Tseng and Sue Yang
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