By Dr. Jill Stansbury
The first of a five-volume set, Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume I is an in-depth guide to using herbal therapies in treating conditions of the organs of digestion and elimination. Dr. Jill Stansbury, a leading clinical herbalist in the United States, draws on her decades of clinical experience and her extensive research to provide a wide range of herbal formulas for common health issues and diagnoses as well as specialized and less common conditions.
A comprehensive, user-friendly reference manual for health professionals, these formularies are more extensive than any existing clinical guide — covering more particular diagnoses and conditions, and embracing both traditional and modern research — and a professional index makes information accessible for busy clinicians looking to quickly find guidance while treating patients.
Organized by body system, these formularies are also a tutorial for budding herbalists on the sophisticated art of fine-tuning the precision of an herbal formula for construction and overall health condition of an individual patient, rather than prescribing a one-size-fits-all treatment for a basic diagnosis. Dr. Stansbury aims to teach by example, helping clinicians develop their own intuition and ability to create effective herbal formulas.
Praise for Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals Vol 1
“The best herbal formulary since the days of the renowned Eclectic physicians…. Each section and page clearly shows the skill, experience, and expertise of the author and will help even the seasoned naturopathic physician or herbalist improve their clinical practice.”
-David Winston, RH (AHG),dean of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies; founder of Herbal Therapeutics Research Library
“Simply the best text available for the modern clinical practice of Western herbal medicine…. Likely to become an instant classic.”
-Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAc, fourth-generation herbalist
“Fabulous! This book is an outstanding resource…. A master reference tool for herbalists, doctors, and other health care professionals seeking to create precise formulas based on the individual, not on the diagnosis.”
-Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist; founder of Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center