By Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Trade paperback book
This volume covers the composition and modification of prescriptions, their common forms, and usage. Prescriptions are presented according to categories of usage, e.g., relieving exterior syndromes, clearing heat, warming the interior, mediation, astringent effects, resuscitation, regulating the flow of qi, treating wind syndrome, and eliminating dampness. Each prescription presented lists its source, ingredients, administration, actions, clinical application, an elucidation, and additional notes. Also included in this text are an appendix of commonly used Chinese patent formulas and an index of the prescriptions.