Chinese Herbal Medicines: Comparisons and Characteristics, 1e

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It is a challenge to learn and retain information about the characteristics of the hundreds of commonly used Chinese herbs, as well as to select the best herbs for use in treating patients. This book brings to life, through vivid and clear discussion, the characteristics of the commonly used Chinese herbs. The easy-to-use question and answer format offers a method for learning and memorizing the functions of herbs through comparing the characteristics and strengths of specific herbs. The detailed discussions in this book enable experienced practitioners to achieve better quality and results, and the clinical applications feature can be used in practice to expand the treatment range.

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Yifan Yang studied traditional and modern medicine from 1977 to 1982 at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and, after graduation, worked there as a teacher and doctor in the Chinese Herbal Formulas Department. Besides teaching and practicing, she completed her Masters degree in Chinese Herbal Medicines and Formulas. In 1990, she moved to the Netherlands and now works there as a Practitioner in Traditional Chinese Medicine in a TCM clinic. She has also lectures on traditional Chinese herbal medicine to doctors and physiotherapists in both the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland.

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"A very welcome addition to the growing body of English language texts ." Andrew Flower, RCHM News, May 2002
is a most fascinating book. It provides an easy access to the world of traditional Chinese herbalism (TCH)."" E Ernst, Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, June 2002

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