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Proficiency in the prescription of Chinese herbs depends not only on good diagnosis but on an intimate knowledge of the raw materials. This in turn depends on being able to discriminate the fine points of difference between the similar herbs within a group, and a deep understanding of the unique characteristics of each herb. This volume of comparative charts is designed to aid the student or the busy practitioner in selecting the optimal medicinals for their patients. Each table describes the characteristics of a group of herbs, including extensive indications with relative strengths of action and function, the domain, flavor, nature, and dosage guidelines. The tables and text in this book will facilitate efficient comparative study for the student, as wll as make clear the fine points of discrimination for the experienced practitioner. Easy to use, with clear and accurate tables comparing all the main herbs used in a modern clinic, this tome is a practical assistant to the complex world of Chinese herbal prescription. Features: Quick comparative access to indications, functions, flavors and nature across groups of herbs Practical information about processing, dosage variations, delivery format and concise cautions and contraindications Tables of herbs contraindicated during pregnancy, herbs with potential toxicity, endangered species with possible substitutes, and herbs requiring special treatment. Extensive index and glossary of terms
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Book Description Pangolin Press, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0957972024