The Successful Chinese Herbalist


The Successful Chinese Herbalist
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This book is a distillation of over 20 years of knowledge from two well known American practitioners’ of Chinese medicine. It is not a materia medica or a formula book. Rather it is a conversation in which the authors share both clinical and business knowledge and tips that can only be learned through years of running a practice. What is covered in this book? ~ the essence of getting to the right pattern discrimination every time ~how to write the best possible prescription for each patient ~things to consider when deciding dosages ~how to avoid the phenomenon of habituation with your herbal patients ~the main toxicity issues to consider when using Chinese herbal medicine ~when it is appropriate to use pills and powder extracts ~how to gain better compliance when using decocted formulas ~why we should avoid using the term "patent" medicine ~thoughts on running a successful clinic dispensary ~a sample herb-instruction form for patients ~why the harmonizing formulas are the most useful category of formulas for our patient population ~how to work safely with patients who are taking Western drugs ~a list of the most important treatment principles in Chinese medicine

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