Written by Will Maclean.
Proficiency in the prescription of Chinese herbs depends on an intimate knowledge of the raw materials. The ability to discriminate the fine points of difference between similar herbs within a group, combined with a deep understanding of the unique characteristics of each herb ensures selection of the most effective herbs in every clinical situation. Distilled from the major herb reference texts of China and the West, this desk reference is designed to be quick and easy to use, with clear and accurate tables comparing all the herbs used in the modern clinic. Designed to help students master the formidable task of learning the materia medica, and to enhance the dexterity of experienced practitioners, the desk reference is an essential guide to the intricate logic of Chinese herbal prescription.