Despite great advances in Western medicine, there still exist many common chronic, or recalcitrant, diseases & conditions for which prescipton medicines offer only symptomatic relief. for the treatment of such diseases, Western medicine is now turning to Chinese herbal medicine. the therapeutic principles of Chinese medicine have alsway emphasized maintenance of balance in the body, & support of the body's won capacity for immunolgocial resistance.
The purpose of this book: combing the use of herbal formulas with current Western therapies recognizes that each system of medicine has its advantages & drawbacks. Dr. Toyohiko Kikutani, M.D. is a practitioner of both Western and Oriental medicine. In this book, he discusses both mild & serious disorders, temporary & chronic conditions, noting their typical Western treatments, & advising on what herbal formulas would be indicated.
All 210 formulas recommended here have been clinically test, & are routinely prescribed with good effect by doctors throughout Asia, China, & Japan. This book would also be of practical use to Western physicians & practitioners interested in the use of Oriental herbal formulas as an adjunct to, & in some cases substitute for, Western treatment.
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