Principles of Chinese Herbal Medicine

Author(s): John Hicks


Chinese herbal medicine has become an increasingly popular method of treatment for a range of different health conditions - from eczema to fertility problems. This book presents an authoritative introduction to the fundamentals of Chinese herbal medicine. Covering everything from the history to the most important Chinese herbs and their properties to what to expect from a consultation, the book provides readers with all the key information about the theory and practice of this medical system. It offers advice on how to find a herbalist as well as providing tips on how to improve overall wellbeing. The book also includes patient stories that demonstrate the effectiveness of Chinese herbs when correctly prescribed. A definitive guide to the essentials of this method of treatment, this book is the perfect starting point for anyone wishing to learn about Chinese herbal medicine, whether for personal use or general interest.


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John Hicks is joint principal and co-founder of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. He has been a practising acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist for over 30 years. John graduated from the College of Traditional Acupuncture, Leamington Spa, in 1974, then underwent postgraduate clinical training in Nanjing in 1986 and trained in herbs with Ted Kaptchuk in 1987. He is author of several books on acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and teaches herbs and formulae on the Chinese herbal medicine courses at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. He lives in Reading, UK.

Acknowledgements.; Introduction.; 1. How Did Chinese Herbal Medicine Develop?; 2. What Is It Like to Visit a Herbalist and Take Herbs?; 3. Chinese Medical Theory.; 4. Patients' Stories.; 5. The Herbs and the Formulae.; 6. How Can I Help Myself?; 7. How Do I Find a Herbal Practitioner?; How to Find a Herbalist.; Further Reading.

General Fields

  • : 9781848191334
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • : Singing Dragon
  • : December 2012
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : January 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Hicks
  • : Paperback
  • : Revised edition
  • : 160