How to Treat Yourself with Chinese Herbs
By Hong-yen Hsu, Ph.D
Already in its sixth printing, How to Treat Yourself with Chinese Herbs is OHAI’s best-selling publication. The 2,000-year-old medical traditions of China have provided effective treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions, without the potentially toxic side effects of Western drugs. For the most part, the herbs used in Chinese medicinal formulas are natural products, often foods such as rhubarb, ginger, cardamom, and licorice.
An invaluable resource for those wishing to take an active role in their own health maintenance, How to Treat Yourself with Chinese Herbs thoroughly explores 98 herbs and 128 therapeutic formulas as well as the conditions they apply to. Fourteen major categories of modern ailments, including pediatric and gynecological disorders, are discussed together with their corresponding composition, effects and uses. With an illustrated catalog of 95 most commonly used herbs, this book will prove to be a particularly useful, practical introduction to Chinese herbal therapy.
(Paperback, 296 pgs.)