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— updated 2014-11-02

Traditional Chinese Herbal Sciences: volume 1, The Language and Patterns of Life

by Roger W. Wicke, Ph.D.

This textbook is no longer in print (the last print edition was published by the Rocky Mountain Herbal Institute in 1996) and, since 2001, has been fully integrated into a complete self-study software package called HerbalThink-TCM. You can download a free trial of this software; the free trial version provides you access to the first 8 chapters of The Language and Patterns of Life:

  1. Introduction
  2. Re-examining our world-view
  3. Explicit formulation of TCM methodology
  4. Comparative history of medicine and the use of herbs
  5. Using the language and patterns of disharmony
  6. The Eight Principal Patterns
  7. The Fundamental Processes and their disharmonie
  8. Invasion by the Six Pernicious Evils