70 Essential Chinese Herbal Formulas -eBook


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By Bob Flaws
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ISBN 9780936185590
224 pages

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There are thousands and thousands of Chinese medicinal formulas recorded in the Chinese medicine literature. However, students at Chinese medical colleges in the People’s Republic of China only learn a core formulas with additions and subtractions, one can treat the majority of presenting situations in clinical practices.

In this book you will find the:

  • Ingredients
  • Indications
  • Modifications
  • Dosages
  • Contraindication
  • Rationales

Including in this book is a special essay by Bob Flaws on how to write a Chinese herbal formula.

About the author:

Bob Flaws began his study of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in 1977 and was in practice for over 25 years before he devoted his full-time effort to writing, teaching and research. He is one of the most famous English-language teachers, authors, and practitioners of Chinese medicine in the world, having published scores of books and hundreds of articles on all aspects of Chinese medicine. Bob is an NCCA Diplomate of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, a Fellow and Governor of the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a founder, past president, and lifetime fellow of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado, and a Fellow of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (UK). Bob is a polished public speaker, and effective teacher, and an insightful thinker. He is renowned for the knowledge, clarity, and passion he brings to work.

“When I was a student at the Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, we only studied 70-80 formulas in our fang ji xue class. If one really learns and understands this core repertoire of formulas along with how to modify them for individual needs, one can treat the vast majority of cases. Beginners typically spread themselves too thin, trying to learn too much, yet what they learn is not really deep or well-integrated. In my experience, it is much better to learn a few things really well than to try to be encyclopedic but really having mastered nothing. In actual fact, I treat 85-90% of my patients with modifications of six or seven well-known formulas.”

–Dr. Bob Flaws

Praise for 70 Essential Chinese Herbal Formulas -eBook

“A lightweight revision manual for those groaning under the weight of Eastland’s massive tome, this book emphasizes the more important prescriptions.”

-Journal of Chinese Medicine (UK), September, 1995, p. 43


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