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Posted April 2015
Gynecology in Chinese Medicine
Gynecology in Chinese Medicine

By YOU Zhao-ling, edited by Jane LYTTLETON

RRP: $189  // Special Price: $160.65

Gynecology in Chinese Medicine is an extensive text written by expert TCM specialists in China, covering the theory and practice of TCM Gynecology and Obstetrics in great depth.

The book is made up of two major parts, with a general discussion on TCM gynecology and specific individual discussions on female physiology and pathology, the diagnoses of gynecological diseases, the treatment of gynaecological diseases, and gynaecological disease prevention and health. Specific discussions introduce fifty types of gynaecological  disease ranging from menstruation, leukorrhea, pregnancy and postpartum conditions and other miscellaneous diseases.

The overview includes definitions, characteristics and categories; etiologies and pathomechanisms are depicted in the form of flow charts convenient for memorisation. Diagnostics consist of medical histories, clinical manifestations and examinations; treatments consist of pattern identification essentials, therapeutic principles, and pattern-oriented treatments along with acupuncture and moxibustion treatments. The case discussions include abstracts of cases and detailed analyses.

Please contact CHINA BOOKS SYDNEY via email on info@chinabookssydney.com.au or on (02) 9280 1885 to order.

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Posted April 2015
Chinese Medicine Liberation: Inner Documents
Chinese Medicine Liberation: Inner Documents

By Yaron Seidman, Zac Patterson & Lois Nethery.

Join us for a detailed exploration of Chinese medicine's transformation during the 20th century in China.

Using original materials - letters, articles, books, announcements and official documents - with commentary from the book's principal author to guide the reader, together we can explore how political and practical pressures influenced Chinese medicine education and clinical perspectives.

The narrative begins at the end of the Qing dynasty and the rise of the Republic, when the government and public encountered Western scientific medicine and its many impressive achievements. In the 1930s, a time of relative political freedom, we can see practitioners grapple with the pros and cons of Chinese vs Western medicine in the "Great Debates". As time goes by, however, and the pressures of health care provision under Communist rule become more intense, the debates become stifled and ideological and pragmatic pressures determine the way that Chinese and Western medicine are combined and altered in order to meet the country's significant health needs.

This book is a valuable resource that will help contemporary practitioners of Chinese medicine to assess the various decisions that shaped Chinese medicine last century, in order to better decide how we can develop the essence of Chinese medicine into the future.

Written by practitioners, for practitioners, this book is not simply a historical account but rather a starting place for us to join together and discuss the important issues that will ensure a sound future for our profession.

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Posted June 2013
The Double Aspect of the Heart
The Double Aspect of the Heart

By Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee

"The Double Aspect of the Heart" reveals the vital relationship between the heart and heart master, the sovereign fire and ministerial fire. Brought to life in Chapter 8 of the Suwen, their characterization affords a deeper understanding not only of their Five Element relationship, but also leads us into more detailed insights into diagnosis and treatment.

Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee is an excellent guide to the classical texts of Chinese medicine, particularly the Lingshu and the Suwen. Throughout her career she has studied the complex world-view underlying early Chinese medicine, drawing on philosophical texts like the Huainanzi and Daoist sources. Elisabeth's translations are an imperative for Chinese medicine bookshelves.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Within Chinese medicine the heart is presented as having a double aspect - two functions, two energetic qualities, two meridians. Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée explores this double aspect of the heart - the heart/mind that regulates emotions and acts as the dwelling place of the spirits, and the heart as governor of blood and the circulatory system - the system which connects and protects.

Beginning with a study of the fire element - in both its ‘sovereign’ and ‘ministerial’ aspects, Elisabeth then looks at the relationships between the heart and the blood, the connections with the upper orifices and organs of perception, the emotions, and finally explores the meridian pathways of both heart and pericardium, including a discussion of the main acupuncture points.

RRP: $19.95 CHINA BOOKS Special Price: $16.95

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Posted May 2013
Hunyuan Xinfa: The Lost Heart of Medicine
Hunyuan Xinfa: The Lost Heart of Medicine

By Yaron Seidman and Teja Jaench

"Every so often a book comes my way that causes me to reflect on my own healing practice and question my worldview. The authors, Yaron Seidman and Teja A. Jaensch, have indeed produced a scholarly book that does so. Surreptitiously titled The Lost Heart of Medicine, it is part historical discourse, part philosophical treatise and part clinical manual. The text reviews many aspects of Chinese medicine and culture that, if they are not already lost, may well become so. Exploring the stream of Chinese philosophy known as Huái Xuan and the philosophical writings of its founder, scholar Liú Yuán, the authors weave a narrative that includes the Dào, the Yìjing, the human spirit and body, and their relationship to medicine. While the technician may search the text for prescriptions and acupoints, the healer will truly understand. Sprinkled with quotes, poems and stories, the text cultivates the development of a moral and ethical Chinese medicine perspective that tries to re-establish the Heart of Chinese medicine back to its rightful position. We can all benefit from reading and reflecting on such a book."

Associate Professor Chris Zaslawski,
Director of the College of TCM at the University of Technology, Sydney.

"All ancient traditions regard the human Heart as the core of our existence, our mandate and purpose. In the classical teachings of Chinese medicine, the Heart is not only referred to as the Emperor of the organ networks, connecting the Earthly vehicle of our bodies to the Heavenly realm of spirit, but as the sacred domain where human destiny manifests itself in the process of cultivation. This development of the Heart-mind has not only been a concern of Dàoism and Buddhism, but constitutes the essence of the Confucian inquiry into the nature of humanity. Yaron Seidman and Teja A. Jaensch have made the outstanding choice of exploring the Heart teachings of the Confucian Classics by meticulously translating and elucidating the work of Liú Yuán—great forgotten scholar of the Qing dynasty, lover of medicine and mentor of Zhèng Qinan, founder of the eminent Fire Spirit School of Sìchuan herbalism. Seidman and Jaensch have made a magnificent resource for all physicians of medicine!"

Heiner Fruehauf PhD, Lac,
Founding Professor, School of Classical Chinese Medicine
 
"…this book will blow your mind and affect your practice in deep and meaningful ways."

William R. Morris PhD, Author, Li Shi-zhen Pulse Studies: An Illustrated Guide

'The Lost Heart of Medicine' will soon be released in Australia! 

The RRP is $120 BUT if you pre-order and pay you can get the physician's edition for $60 only! This offer is available until 30 April 2013.

There is also a Special Edition with the original text in Chinese for the scholars who would like to follow the original text and its translation. The special price for this edition is $85 to 30 April.

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Posted November 2012
Clinical Handbook of Classical Chinese Herbalism
Clinical Handbook of Classical Chinese Herbalism

By Tim Rudowsky.

This part-formula text, part-clinical notebook approaches standard traditional Chinese herbal formulas in a unique and readily accessible format. With both the Chinese herbal medicine student and practicing clinician in mind, the Clinical Handbook concisely presents herbal formulas alphabetically with associated ingredients, dosages, source text quotations, specific preparation and decoction instructions, TCM anecdotes, and notes from master herbalists.

In addition, all Shanghan Lun and Jingui Yaolue prescriptions are all paired with quotations from those texts along with fastidiously translated dosage information and preparation instructions penned by the hand of Zhang Zhongjing. 

The ultimate purpose of this text is to join the renaissance of classical herbalism in the US by empowering students and clinicians with the requisite tools for authentic and effective herbal prescription. This text somewhat disregards the typical TCM formula categories and, instead, simply lists herbal formulas alphabetically in a dense, yet highly readable, format.

This book is the only one of it's kind in combining both clinical application with classical diligence and scholarship. As such, Clinical Handbook of Classical Chinese Herbalism is the perfect companion to the more comprehensive Bensky-Clavey-Stoger and Wiseman-Brand materia medicas. The Clinical Handbook was self-published by Green Tea Apothecary Press in Portland. OR. 

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Posted November 2012
Hunyuan Fertility: Conception, Babies and Miracles
Hunyuan Fertility: Conception, Babies and Miracles

An exciting new book by Yaron Seidman and Tristin Mclaren is now available.

"A beautifully written guide to understanding Classical Chinese Medicine (Hunyuan) and fertility; a combination of knowledge, wisdom, and the author’s passion make it an insightful resource for anyone" -Ashley

"I feel enlightened… I now seek the balance described in Hunyuan medicine. This book is for everyone, not just those trying to conceive". - Sally

"'Hunyuan Fertility: Conception, Babies and Miracles' is a book that truly reaches the level of healing infertility and disease at the root. Hunyuan medicine opens the door to seeing the forces that guide human life. When that door is opened, human life connects to the greater life sustaining force, which grants health, longevity, and fertility. With this book, and Hunyuan as a whole, we don't simply desire to help couples conceive, we want to help others learn to center their lives around the natural world and natural living, thereby promoting health and fertility.

"In order to truly live naturally, one must first understand what natural means. These are answers that can be found within the pages of the newest Hunyuan book. We know there are many fertility books available, including several specific to Chinese medicine for infertility. This book is different! It builds upon the author's deep contemplation and extensive experience in practice as it takes readers to a level far deeper than any other book currently available. Within the pages one finds concepts unlike anything found in other texts, Chinese and Western medicine alike.

Concepts that find their roots in philosophy and nature studies, and arise from observation and contemplation, complete with passages from Confucius and Mencius.

With this book, the reader develops a new perspective and makes meaningful changes toward a healthier life for themselves and their future offspring".

"Hunyuan medicine is a system derived from a fine filtration of the True Principles of Chinise medicine. Once you apply these principles to your life, your health and wellbeing improve drastically, as do your chances of becoming and staying pregnant.

The health of our future children is determined by our own health. 
By getting to the root cause of your reproductive concerns, you can finally stop trying to do 'everything' you can to become pregnant, and start to do the right thing" - Teja J. TCM Practitioner

Highly recommended for practitioners as well as their patients.

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Posted October 2012
Jin Gui Yao Lue - Essential Prescription of the Golden Coffer
Jin Gui Yao Lue: Essential Prescriptions from the Golden Coffer

CHINA BOOKS is excited to announce the upcoming release of the long awaited translation of the classical title:- "Jin Gui Yao Lue: Essential Prescriptions from the Golden Coffer" by Zhang Zhongjing and translated by Nigel Wiseman & Sabine Wilms.

Due for release in JANUARY 2013, it is now available for pre-order! Place your order now and take advantage of the special introductory price of $63.70. Get in quick so you can get your copy HOT OFF the printing press!

'Jin Gui Yao Lue - Essential Prescriptions of the Golden Coffer' by Nigel Wiseman & Sabine Wilms

RRP: $74.95 - CHINA BOOKS SPECIAL PRICE: $63.70

The sister volume to Shang Han Lun - The Treatise on Cold Damage, Jin Gui Yao Lue covers miscellaneous diseases which are not contracted via external pathogens. Conditions covered include; lung diseases, oedema, dissipation-thirst impediment (bì), summerheat stroke, mounting diseases and gynaelogical diseases. This text also covers the aetiology of disease and treatment principles as well as detailing knowledge of dietary prohibitions stemming from the Han Dynasty.

As the pre-eminent physician in Chinese Medicine history, Zhang Zhongjing's works still resonate strongly with us to this day. One third of the most commonly used contemporary formulas having been devised by him and are explained in these works. Exerting an influence on the development of Chinese Medicine unmatched by any other medical scholar, Shang Han Lun and Jing Gui Yao Lue are still used as the classical basis for the teaching and understanding of clinical diagnosis and treatment. 

This book is not to be missed by lovers of the classics and for those who wish to delve deeper into the fundamentals of Chinese Medicine.

To pre-order, please contact us on (02) 9280 1885 OR FAX the Order Form on (02) 9280 1887 or email us at info@ChinaBooksSydney.com.au , to reserve your copy

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Posted September 2012
Face Reading in Chinese Medicine
Face Reading in Chinese Medicine

CHINA BOOKS now has in stock the NEW edition of Lillian Bridges's popular "Face Reading in Chinese Medicine" book.

For many centuries, face reading has provided an insightful aspect of traditional Chinese medicine. Based on an understanding of the shapes, markings and features of a face, a therapist can learn more about the health and life of a patient, relating to the principles of Chinese medicine. In addition to understanding how the body's internal functions - physical, psychological and emotional - can be seen on a face, readers will also learn to evaluate non-verbal expressions and assess personality from the features and markings.

Features:

  • A fascinating & unusual subject tackled in a highly readable & detailed way - giving all levels of reader the chance to take something personally useful away from the book
  • A useful adjunct to the diagnostic tools in traditional Chinese medicine - giving the practitioner an additional 'tool' to make an ever more accurate diagnosis of their patient
  • Written by a lecturer & writer already known in this field - giving a uniquely authoritative & experienced voice to a subject which has been covered only a little in other texts
  • Heavily illustrated - to make sure that the reader is clear in understanding what the text describes. Contents: Introduction
  • Chinese Face Reading & Diagnosis
  • Ancient Wisdom - Modern Applications This is an overview of the origins of Chinese Face Reading and Diagnosis. It also includes the author's background in the field and how this ancient wisdom can be applied to life today.

RRP $58; Special China Books price $49.30

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Posted July 2012
Management of Autoimmune Diseases
Shen's Textbook on the Management of Autoimmune Diseases with Chinese Medicine

By Shen Pi'an. Foreword by Mazin Al-Khafaji.

This pioneering work presents an authoritative and comprehensive overview of autoimmune diseases from a clinical perspective and provides a step-by-step methodology for the evaluation and combination of herbal medicine and acupuncture in the management of these conditions.

The author, one of China’s foremost specialists in the field, draws on his extensive experience to provide an in-depth analysis of his highly practical approach to treatment of the main autoimmune diseases, making it an indispensable companion for all Chinese medicine practitioners and all health professionals with an interest in understanding how Chinese medicine can help their patients.

"Professor Shen’s writings impress not only by the clarity of the concepts he expounds, but crucially by the practical relevance and applicability of his work to the reality of the clinic. I can thoroughly recommend this excellent work". Mazin Al-Khafaji, co-author with Peter Deadman of 'A Manual of Acupuncture'. Main Features:

  • Detailed description and analysis of the main autoimmune diseases from a Chinese medicine perspective.
  • Diseases discussed in depth include systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome, Crohn’s disease, Graves’ disease, and multiple sclerosis.
  • Full pattern identification and a comprehensive array of clinically effective treatment options for each condition, incorporating herbal medicine and acupuncture as well as diet therapy.
  • Extensive and informative selection of case histories demonstrating the translation of theory into practice.
  • Wide spectrum of up-to-date clinical experience from highly regarded Chinese sources, thus broadening the information available to practitioners outside China.
  • Practical discussion of the role of Chinese medicine alongside Western medicine.
  • More than 40 color photos.
  • Foreword by Mazin Al-Khafaji. » (PDF 240KB)

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Posted July 2012
The Rhythm at the Heart of the World
The Rhythm at the Heart of the World: A Translation of the Neijing Suwen Chapter 5

The Rhythm at the Heart of the World: A Translation of the Neijing Suwen Chapter 5' - a translation with commentary by Elisabeth Rochat De La Vallée.

MONKEY PRESS was founded in 1987 to promote a deeper understanding of classical Chinese medicine. It takes its name from the Monkey King in 'Journey to the West’, the 16th century novel by Wu Chengen. The aim of the Monkey Press is to familiarize the reader with the original medical and philosophical texts which form the foundation of Chinese medicine. The books are based on the work of Claude Larre and Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Chinese medical knowledge is based on an understanding of the processes of yin-yang and the five elements. Chapter 5 of the Neijing Suwen, arguably the most important chapter of the book, lays out these principles. The text begins with the laws of yin-yang, progresses to the resonances of the five elements within the human body and culminates in detailed descriptions of medical pathology. 'Suwen chapter 5 conveys how a deep knowledge of yin yang and the five elements enables us to understand the functioning of a human being.’

Elisabeth eloquently translates this classical chapter into an accessible format for the non-Chinese speaker.

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Posted July 2012
Pathomechanisms of the Lung: Fei Bing Zhi Bing Ji
Pathomechanisms of the Lung: Fei Bing Zhi Bing Ji

Pathomechanisms of the Lung: Fei Bing Zhi Bing Ji, by Yan Shi-Lin & Li Zheng-Hua. Translated by Sabine Wilms, edited by Nigel Wiseman and Anthony Venuti.

This work offers a rich trove of information and an in-depth analysis of the origins and pathology progression of lung disease according to Chinese traditional medicine, drawn from contemporary primary sources and a vast wealth of classical Chinese medical texts.

The first section discusses repletion conditions of the lung, such as impaired diffusion, impaired depurative downbearing, and concomitant impaired diffusion and downbearing of the lung.

The second section presents vacuity conditions, including vacuity of lung qi, lung yang, lung yin and lung blood.

Each pathomechanism is described in detail and differentiated by specific etiological factors, with informative discussions concerning the origins and development of medical thought concerning lung pathology, as well as symptoms, treatment strategies and specific formulas.

Understanding the pathomechanisms of the various organ systems is key to grasping the interrelating nuances of disease progression from the perspective of Chinese medicine. By helping readers to accurately comprehend the dynamics in the prognosis of lung disease, this work serves as an invaluable aid for all students and practitioners of Chinese traditional medicine.

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Formulas, Herbs and Isolates in the Cancer Clinic
An Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels: Acupuncture, Alchemy & Herbal Medicine

By Charles Chace & Miki Shima

The Eight Extraordinary Vessels are an enigmatic part of Chinese medicine that have long been waiting for serious discussion. Charles Chace and Miki Shima's magnificent translation now, finally, does justice to Li Shi-Zhen's famous Exposition on the subject.

Li Shi-Zhen's Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels (Qi jing ba mai kao) is among the most remarkable texts in the Chinese medical literature. Bringing together writings on acupuncture, herbal medicine, and internal cultivation (nei dan), it argues that aspiring adepts and physicians alike must understand the full scope of the extraordinary vessels if they hope to achieve their respective goals.

Title: 'An Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels: Acupuncture, Alchemy  and Herbal Medicine'
Authors: Charles Chace and Miki Shima
RRP: $76.95

CHINA BOOKS Special Price: $65.40

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Qin Bo-Wei's 56 Treatment Methods
Qin Bo-Wei's 56 Treatment Methods: Writing Precise Prescriptions

Authors: WU Bo-Ping and Jason BLALACK.

In the spring of 2007, Jason Blalack asked his mentor, Wu Bo-Ping, what was the most important Chinese medical text to translate into English. After a few moments of thought, Dr. Wu presented Jason with a tattered paperback copy of the original edition of Qin Bo-Wei’s New Guidelines for Treatment (zhi liao xin lu, c. 1953), a manuscript that for all intents and purposes had been lost during the Cultural Revolution. That is the text that forms the framework of this exciting new book.

Qin Bo-Wei (1901-1970) was among the most important physicians of the modern era. As a prominent clinician, educator, and scholar, he worked to integrate classical schools of thought and created one of the most coherent systems for understanding Chinese medicine during a critical time of intense turbulence in China’s history. Wu Bo-Ping was one of Dr. Qin’s students and is among the few who are still living today.

Translated and presented to a Western audience for the first time, Qin’s original work is enriched by Dr. Wu’s extensive commentary, which transforms it into a hands-on guide on how to effectively practice herbal medicine.

An excellent clinical manual, this book primarily teaches a method of thinking that serves as a foundation for a lifelong approach to herbal medicine. An understanding of how to use the core concepts presented here allows one to effectively treat the majority of diseases seen in the contemporary clinic.

The text itself is unique in its presentation and differs from other clinical manuals in a number of ways:

  • Organized by treatment method. Teaches a way of emulating the thought underlying a prescription without being tied to its specified ingredients or original indications, thereby reflecting the thinking of Chinese medicine’s greatest clinicians. Ultimately, this approach opens up treatment possibilities that are often ignored in conventional textbooks.
  • Small number of ingredients. Dr. Qin’s prescriptions contain a small number of precisely combined ingredients, administered in small doses.
  • Explains how to use processed medicinals. The book provides detailed explanations about how to use processed medicinals (?? 
    páo zhì).
  • Based on influential lineage. This text imparts a wealth of clinical knowledge rooted in the tradition of an influential Chinese medicine lineage.

"This book is a major step in the dissemination of Qin Bo-Wei’s ideas. Perhaps more importantly, it represents a highly refined vision of how Chinese medicine can be understood in the West. Here we are presented with much more than a list of signs and symptoms linked to a pattern, which in turn is linked to a fixed formula. 
Instead, this book illustrates the nuances inherent in every step of the diagnostic and treatment process." – Charles Chace, author of A Qin Bowei Anthology

RRP $57.95; CHINA BOOKS SPECIAL $49.25

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Formulas, Herbs and Isolates in the Cancer Clinic
FORMULAS, HERBS AND ISOLATES IN THE CANCER CLINIC

An Evidence Based Approach to Treatment
By Prof. Daniel Weber PhD MSc

This book includes an ONLINE DATABASE featuring 35 formulas, 180 fully referenced herbs, 52 isolates and numerous research articles and reference file.

Today's "Modern" Chinese Herbal Medicine incorporates not only the use of traditional plant medicines and applications, but also a wide array of newly discovered medicinally active plants. Today we not only use whole plants, but their isolated active constituents. Understanding the molecular biology of plant constituents we can use them precisely, choosing to up-regulate or inhibit a specific cellular pathway with a high degree of precision and confidence.

Dr. Daniel Weber has been a pioneer in the research and clinical applications of herbs and isolates in all phases of oncology treatment and recovery. Daniel Weber is an accomplished international lecturer and author, and visiting Professor at Tianjin University of TCM. Daniel holds the Vice-Chairmanship in Oncology of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies and is a leading expert in Integrative Oriental Medicine.

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Li Shi-zhen’s Pulse Studies
Li Shi-zhenís Pulse Studies - An Illustrated Guide

'Li Shi-zhen’s Pulse Studies - An Illustrated Guide' by Li Shen-Qing and William Morris.

Pulse diagnosis is an essential tool in Chinese Medicine and a serious level of effort is needed to acquire this technique.

To help with this pursuit, authors Li and Morris have created a focused guide to pulses in the style of Li Shi-zhen, with an emphasis on a thorough understanding of the 27 pulse images.

This book offers a clear description of how to distinguish the various pulses and a comprehensive commentary of their clinical significance and allows us to understand the subtleties of not just the main 8 but the full range of pathogenic pulses. This book with its many comparative tables and illustrations could be your key to unlocking pulse secrets. 

Available now! Contact us to purchase your copy or view the attachment for more details.

RRP: $44.95; Special Price: $38.20

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Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen
Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen - An Annotated Translation of Huang Di's Inner Classic - Basic Questions

The distinguished translators Paul U. UNSCHULD and Hermann TESSENOW have rendered this beautiful body of work which is the first annotated English translation of the ancient Chinese life sciences text based on an application of rigorous philological principles.

A foundation of Chinese life sciences and medicine, 'The Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen' is now available for the first time in a complete, fully annotated English translation. Also known as 'Su Wen' or 'The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic', this influential work came into being over a long period reaching from the 2nd century bce to the 8th century ce. Combining the views of different schools, it relies exclusively on natural law as conceptualized in 'yin/yang' and Five Agents doctrines to define health and disease, and repeatedly emphasizes personal responsibility for the length and quality of one’s life.

This two-volume edition includes excerpts from all the major commentaries on 'The Su Wen' and extensive annotation drawn from hundreds of monographs and articles by Chinese and Japanese authors produced over the past 1600 years and into the twentieth century.

This translation of a 2,000 year-old text introduces readers to ideas, and their linguistic expression, developed in Han China in the context of the manipulation of the length and the quality of human life so that it might last as long as possible with minimal physical and mental suffering.

Not for the faint-hearted, this text is for the tenacious practitioner willing to explore these beginnings and compare them to today's realities so that a realistic awareness may emerge.

RRP: $250.00 Special Price: $212.50

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Huang Huang's Guide
Huang Huang's Guide to Clinical Applications of Classical Formulas

People's Medical Publishing House has published a little gem for us in English. It is called 'Huang Huang's Guide to Clinical Applications of Classical Formulas' by Professor Huang Huang. I am sure many of you have heard of this book but have thus far been unable to read it due to the fact it was only available in Mandarin and Japanese until now!

In the past two decades, Dr Huang has focused his clinical practice on applying the valuable knowledge of the classical formulas and researching the classical medical texts.

This is a quick reference guide to apply the knowledge of over 65 ancient Chinese formulas from the Treatise on Cold Damage and the Essentials from the Golden Cabinet as well as 10 personalized formulas from Dr. Huang Huang’s clinical experience.

It is essentially a condensed summary of the Professor’s lifetime of clinical experience on applying the knowledge of the classical herbal texts to treat modern illness. The original formula composition, as well as the one Dr. Huang now uses in his practice, are referenced.

This hardback guide book is as condense and clear as possible with the idea of reviving the understanding and applicability of classical formula for use in the clinic today. With just over 300 pages it is sure to enlighten many readers.

RRP: $57.95  Discount Price: $49.25

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