By Eric Brand

ISBN: 0-912111-82-8

Concise Chinese Materia Medica represents a breakthrough in English language Chinese medical literature. Its focus on core clinical information makes it both a practical clinical reference as well as a reliable resource for students facing licensing examinations. Designed with the input of students, educators, and expert practitioners, it identifies and clarifies challenging aspects of medicinal therapy in an effort to improve knowledge acquisition and maximize treatment efficacy. By presenting a wealth of authentic information in a concise and focused manner, this text stands alone as an affordable source of all the key information needed in both the classroom and the clinic. Designed as a student text with an emphasis on exam preparation and fundamental concept acquisition, it is a unique source of information that in many ways surpasses the Chinese source texts that inspired it. Utilizing a modern, didactic teaching approach that emphasizes clear, step-by-step explanations of theory and application, the Concise Chinese Materia Medica sheds light on the subtle nuances of medicinal actions and traditional disease classifications that can make or break classroom and clinical success. Additionally, by surveying the range of core information found in authoritative Chinese texts, it identifies trends and presents a reliable consensus of information that cannot be matched by any single Chinese source. This book provides concisely everything you need to know about medicinals to pass licensing examinations. The clear format facilitates study, memorization, and access to information. Extensive chapter introductions facilitate overall mastery of the materials and understanding of the relevant clinical concepts. Includes a unique collection of the relationships between medicinals and diseases. The accompanying CD contains self-test questions in formats that guide and reinforce learning Created specifically for the needs of Western students and practitioners, the Concise Chinese Materia Medica provides a comprehensive foundation for Chinese medicinal therapy with a level of portability and versatility not found in other texts.

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