It has been a long journey and I am delighted to share the news that The 10 Key Formula Families in Chinese Medicine is now available. You will be able to find it at the usual outlets, and of course from Eastland Press. To help celebrate the occasion Eastland Press is offering a discount on the book from now, until the end of August.|
From Huang’s forward to the Chinese edition:
While there are no less than dozens of formula categories in Chinese medicine, large and small, in this book we will discuss ten key families. While becoming familiar with theses formula categories and their constituent herbs, will not enable the reader to have complete mastery over all aspects of Chinese medicine. It will however, allow practitioners to grasp the rules in general for using Chinese herbal formulas, to understand the basic principles of Chinese medicine’s differentiation of patterns as a basis for treatment, and to handle these with ease in the clinic. Thus, laying down a firm foundation for the further study of Chinese medicine.
It is deceiving how much time and effort is required to dig the English out of one thin, little book on Chinese medicine; nor is it a solitary endevor. The assitance of my editor, Dan Bensky; the ongoing conversations both in person and by email with Dr. Huang; the patients that have visited Yong Kang clinic over the past few years and various collegues who have proofed the material and offered up their insights and suggestions, all of them share the responsibily for this book making its way into English. All have played a role in helping me to bring Dr. Huang’s words and ideas to the Western reader. I owe a deep debt of gratitude to all who have helped bring this project to fruition.