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Chinese Medical Herbology & Pharmacology PDF Free Download

Chinese medical herbology and pharmacology are complex subjects that are still being studied. In this free PDF download, you will find 28 articles on Chinese medical herbs and their pharmacological effects. These articles were written by experts in the field and will provide you with a great starting point for your research into Chinese medical herbs.

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Chinese medical herbology and pharmacology is a complex and sophisticated field with a long history. It has developed over many centuries, and its practitioners use a wide variety of herbs and medicines to treat a wide range of medical conditions. In this article, we will take a look at some of the features of Chinese medical herbology and pharmacology that make it so unique and powerful.

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The Authors

John K. Chen (Author), Tina T. Chen (Author), Laraine Crampton (Editor), Charles Funk (Illustrator), Rick Friesen (Illustrator)

Dr. John Chen actively participates in education, research and the frontiers of contemporary application of herbal medicine. In addition to developing professional continuing education seminars and serving as a senior lecturer through the widely respected Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine, Dr. Chen speaks at seminars and conferences for universities, and local, state, national and international educational and professional organization. A professor at Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Emperor’s College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, he is also a member of the Herbal Medicine Committee for the American Association for Oriental Medicine (AAOM) and an herbal consultant for the California State Oriental Medicine Association of Oriental Medicine Association (CSOMA). A recognized authority on Chinese herbal medicine and western (allopathic) pharmacology, Dr. Chen has written extensively on Oriental medicine and alternative complementary/integrative medicine for professional publications, journals and texts, drawing on his wealth of specialty post-graduate training and experience in mainland China in herbology as applied in internal medicine, and on his doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy and South Baylo University of Oriental Medicine.

Tina T. Chen, MS. LAc

Tina Chen is an active and respected educator in Oriental Medicine and Chinese herbal medicine. In addition to lecturing on TCM Gynecology and Cosmetology across North America, Ms. Chen is active on the faculty of South Baylo University of Oriental Medicine and has been an active contributor to professional journals and publications. She has served as Southern California Chair of the Education Committee for the California State Oriental Medical Association (CSOMA), and as an examiner for the California State License Exam for acupuncturists, and from 1996-2001 maintained private practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine through Chen’s Clinic in La Puente, California. Her teaching and consulting is grounded in extensive post-graduate training in herbal medicine, TCM gynecology and cosmetology in numerous hospital in mainland China.

Dimensions and Characteristics of “Chinese Medical Herbology & Pharmacology PDF”

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Art of Medicine Press; 1st edition (January 1, 2004)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 1267 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0974063509
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0974063508
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 6.3 pounds

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J-Mo
5.0 out of 5 stars This is THE Book!
Reviewed in the United States on May 10, 2017
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I love this book! I particularly love the fact that you can look up the pharmacological actions of herbs and it also contains research studies. I often use this book to cross-reference potential side-effects with medications as well as to make sure herbs won’t have implications on hormone-sensitive patients. Much better than the Bensky book we all had to read in school.
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Quadradox
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource. Begins to bridge the gap between eastern and western pharmacology.
Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2010
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This book is now 6 years old. In some ways it is definitely ready for an update. I also would be delighted to purchase the 2nd edition if/when it become available. In the interim there is still a great deal of useful information in this edition to promote better understanding and dialogue between eastern practitioners and western ones — when a patient has decided they wish to explore or pursue both strategies. Until the availability of this rigorously researched and organized textbook, the field of chinese herbal medicines and their formulary combinations has been extraordinarily bewildering to conventional western providers. The difficulty with a shared language being one of the greatest hinderances.

For many herbs, this book still omits topics a western physician may need to know that are standard in the discussion of pharmacokinetics and dynamics (route(s) of drug metabolism, peak and duration of action, means of elimination and half-lives for the above, presence of active metabolites, etc). Yet it has more extensive information written in the English language (i.e. not translated) on cautions/contraindications and management of overdoses than any other similar resource I have yet found. These are clearly stated in traditional terms for chinese diagnoses such as “avoid in patients with yin deficiency, spleen deficiency,” etc. The authors also attempt to list relevant concerns for western diagnoses such as epilepsy, diabetes mellitus, hypertension etc. There is generally a section for each herb regarding herb-drug interactions. These are written to explain the concerns by categories of western drug followed by specific examples — thereby allowing a knowledgeable western provider to make some reasonable generalizations about other drugs in the same drug class even if not all of them are mentioned (such as beta-blockers.)

For some of the most common herbs, such as Ma Huang, substantially more details are given. For the best know ingredients, ephedrine and pseudoephedrine,these include time to peak plasma concentration, half-lifes, drug distribution through the body and excretion. This work is much more thorough with respect to modern pharmacology than Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, Third Edition by Bensky. The latter seems to be primarily directed toward disease descriptions in the context of TCM logic, tracking herbal usage through prior classic texts, and naming of herbs across asian and scientific languages.

The paragraphs in Chen & Chen that are devoted to clinical studies are still relatively limited in scope and precision. On some of the most popular herbs there may be more citations, but for the most part these are not often placebo-controlled or randomized. My understanding is that the included studies were indeed restricted to human populations, in order to make them more relevant. However, they frequently address only one or a few of the posited functions of a given herb. There is another source which does presents detailed research — but these are more likely to be drawn from animal studies. The latter is a 2 volume set and is even further out of date plus out of print: Pharmacology and Applications of Chinese Material Medical .

Given these limitations the authors/contributors and publishers of Chen & Chen’s Chinese Medical Herbology have created a very solid and pioneering reference work. The consistent organizational structure of the herbal monographs is outstandingly user-friendly and succinct. The fonts and spacing are easy on the eyes, particularly when needing to scan for rapid access. There are high quality black & white photos with each herb monograph. The introductory section includes color plates with a photo for most or all herbs.

Although I have not at this point planned to prescribe chinese herbs, I am pleased to have this resource as a way of understanding the purpose of some of the preparations to which my patients may have been exposed. Previously these appeared to be a nearly incomprehensible maze of potential interactions and complications. It is helpful to know there is a source for learning about them, about some of the better known interactions with western pharmaceuticals. This allows me to dialogue more meaningfully with their oriental medicine practitioners. From the standpoint of medical acutherapies, this book is also intriguing as a way to further understand the actions of typical herbs (and some pharmaceuticals) on acupuncture channels and/or principles.
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Fred Stephen
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5.0 out of 5 stars chinese medical herbology&pharmacology
Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2016
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this is a great, as i call recipe book for ailments and what is wrong with you book. tried a couple of the TCM recipes and they turned out very well and took care of what was wrong. be prepared though. some of the remedies does take some stuff that you have to order/try to find. but if you want a natural way of dealing with your ailments, this is a great book to have.
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H V
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and clear, with drug interactions addressed
Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2020
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Must-have! Section with colored images, classical and modern applications with drug interactions. Very well-rounded and thorough.
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C. Qu
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best medical texts I have seen in my life
Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2018
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This is a must have TCM materia medica. Concise, exhaustively referenced, well written and presented.

Nothing else compares to it on the market. In English at least.
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Amanda
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book describing individual herbs actions and research
Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2014
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As a veterinarian that mainly practices western medication and is learning TCVM, I was looking for a book where I could not only look up what the herbs do in a traditional sense, but also look at the research that has been done on them as well and side effects and interactions. This book has all of that and more. I highly recommend this to any medical professional interested in chinese herbs
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L. E. Mcdonald
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any Herbalist
Reviewed in the United States on March 26, 2007
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This text has full, easy to read information on the medicinal uses, interactions and properties of a vast range of herbs. My understanding of oriental herbal medicine is limited to say the least, but this book has piqued my interest as well as being an in depth source of ready information that is usable in my business today. The book is that readable, that it has yet to get to the office as I cant seem to put it down at home.
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Matthew
4.0 out of 5 stars … complete text on Chinese Medicine substances that I would recommend to all students and practitioners of Chinese Medicine
Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2016
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Phenomenally informative and complete text on Chinese Medicine substances that I would recommend to all students and practitioners of Chinese Medicine. Two critiques for improvement: color photos should be found within the section of each herb, instead the reader needing to find the color photo at beginning of the text; and 2. thicker paper so that page is not see-through and the text is easier to read.
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