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Harmonious Sunshine Cultural Center

publications in Chinese herbal sciences

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A series of English-language publications and journals by C.S. Cheung, M.D., suitable for acupuncturists and TCM herbalists, experienced practitioners, and medical professionals with some introductory background in TCM theory.

C.S. Cheung is the founding president of the American College of TCM, in San Francisco, and the former editor of the Journal of the American College of TCM. He currently teaches many of RMHI's advanced courses in TCM herbal sciences.


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All books are paperback, 8.5 x 11 in., unless noted otherwise.

Who should read HSCC publications

HSCC publications and journals are suitable for:

  • Acupuncturists and TCM herbalists preparing to take professional exams;
  • Recent graduates of Chinese herbology programs who desire greater clinical experience;
  • Experienced practitioners wanting to improve their skills in handling difficult cases;
  • Physicians wanting to gain some exposure to TCM herbology.

In general, HSCC publications present basic TCM principles and theory before discussing advanced concepts; readers do not need to have a knowledge of Chinese language, but are assumed to have some familiarity with basic materia medica and important classical herbal formulas. TCM terminology is translated into common English terms, and herbs are referenced by both Latin pharmaceutical and PinYin names.

What TCM herbalists say about HSCC publications

Years ago, one of Dr. Cheung's articles helped me open up the doors of Chinese Medicine. Since that time, I have read all of the abstracts, reviews, journals, monographs, and articles that he has published. They continue to be a guiding light and a constant source of inspiration and valuable information.

  — Ron Golden, L.Ac.; San Rafael, California.

Difficult cases, as most of us have discovered, require more than a superficial acquaintance with the principles of diagnosis and treatment. Ever since the appearance of the Journal of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1981, and through his lectures and many HSCC publications, Dr. Cheung has been given us - and our patients - practical help by offering access to information available nowhere else. Now with the new Abstract and Review of Clinical Traditional Chinese Medicine we can benefit from information garnered from many Chinese language clinical journals, synthesized into problem-centered articles that explore each subject in depth. I wouldn't want to miss a single issue.

  — Kathleen Deaton, L.Ac.; Redwood City, California.

Traditional Chinese Medicine has grown exponentially here in the United States since its legalization in the 1970's. Since 1979, when I first met Dr. C.S. Cheung and began studying with him, I have watched him guide hundreds of students toward a deeper understanding of the practice of TCM.

The Abstract and Review of Clinical TCM is a clinician's reference journal dedicated to translating and publishing the clinical writings of the most respected Chinese physicians practicing in China today. It is an invaluable resource journal rich in clinical information and experience.

  — Brian LaForgia, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.; San Francisco, California.

As clinical practitioners we need information beyond the simple Eight Entities syndromes taught in school and reiterated in seminars. Dr. Cheung's presentations of complex cases in the Abstract and Review of Clinical TCM are the American clinician's equivalent of working with an old master. Clinical cases with all their twists and turns and human errors are discussed in depth. Formulas are analyzed as synergistic components rather than as simple one-herb effects.

  — Joan Kobara, L.Ac., O.M.D.; Palo Alto, California.

I just wanted to let you know that I very much appreciate your publishing the Abstract and Review of Clinical Tranditional Chinese Medicine. It has been invaluable to me to have access to translated current material. The case studies are especially useful since this type of material is not readily available. Your work enables me to add depth to my development in Chinese Medicine. Thank you very much.

  — Cecilia Lee, O.M.D., L.Ac.; Oakland, California.

If you are a serious student or practitioner of traditional Chinese herbal health care, the publications and study guides of C.S. Cheung, M.D., are essential to acquire a high level of clinical knowledge and skill. His presentation of documented case studies is the next best thing to looking over the shoulder of master herbalists at work. In contrast to the tidy world of textbook theory, the complexities of illness are presented in a clear and insightful manner, revealing not only the gratifying successes in difficult cases, but also honest evaluation of the occasional errors from which so much may be learned.

  — Roger W. Wicke, Ph.D.; Hot Springs, Montana.


Newly published books (within past year)


Serum Alanine Transaminase (Salt) Elevation

©2011;   $35

---Discourse; cases; patterns; gormula modifications.


Sharpening Pattern Assessment Skills by Studying Masters' Cases

©2011;   $40

---Since the era of the Shang Han Lun (AD 700), the infinite vitality of TCM rests securely. On the rock of Bian Zhen (Pattern Assessment) — A Taoist Hermit.


Modification of Si Wu Tang (Four Substance Decoction), Liu Wei Di Huang (Six Ingredient Rehmannia), Wen Dan Tang (Warm Gallbladder Decoction), Xiao Yao San (Leisure Powder), plus Qi Motivating Powder

©2011;   $35

TCM management of difficult illnesses

Handbooks on the clinical management of common but often complex illnesses; theory and clinical manifestations of these illnesses are illustrated by case studies and discussions by master Chinese herbalists.




Cancer of Pancreas and Pancreatitis

100pp.; ©2006;   $40

---Includes discussion of pseudocysts and severe acute pancreatitis.

---Differential pattern assessment, herbal strategies and formulas.


Colon and Rectal Cancer

120pp.; ©2006;   $40

---Includes discussion of polyps, formulas used in post-surgical conditions, or used with chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

---Differential pattern assessment, herbal strategies and formulas.


TCM Management of Liver Cancer

120pp.; ©2003;   $40

---TCM physio-pathology, pattern assessment, therapeutic principles.

---30 illustrative clinical cases.

---Differential pattern assessment, herbal strategies and formulas..


Breast Cancer - Supportive TCM Management

75pp.; ©1999;   $35

---15 illustrative clinical cases.

---Differential pattern assessment, herbal strategies and formulas; panel discussion by master TCM physicians.

---Late stage breast cancer with metastasis.

---Side effects of radiation therapy; differential assessment and herbal strategies.

---Side effects of chemotherapy and use of herbs to mitigate toxicity.

---Dietary recommendations.

---Herbs and substances commonly used in breast cancer.


Strategies on the TCM Management of Cancer

101pp.; ©1998;   $35

---A series of articles by Chinese scholars.

---Current thought and problems in management.

---Pattern assessment; strategies; contemporary formulas.

---Cancer fever; cancer pain.

---Clinical experiences and case study examples.


Leukemia: TCM Supportive Management

109 pp.; ©1999;   $35

---Differential assessment and herbal strategies: comparison of eminent physicians' clinical experience; stages of the illness.

---Six illustrative case reports.

---Recently developed herbal formulas.

---Combining herbal formulas with chemotherapy.


Advanced Management Series: Toxic Side-Effects of Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy, Leucopenia

93pp.; ©1993;   $30

---Experiences of master physicians from renowned Chinese medical universities, hospitals and clinics.

---A comprehensive review of TCM literature of the last 30 years on radiotherapy, chemotherapy and leucopenia; integrated use of both Western medicine and traditional Chinese herbal formulas; alleviation of toxic side-effects of chemotherapy; enhancement of the sensitivity of neoplastic cells to radiation and chemical compounds.

---To facilitate studying these topics, TCM pattern assessments are compared with Western diagnoses. Various approaches of TCM herbal strategy are discussed: panel discussions, case studies and clinical rounds.


Manual of Commonly Used Herbs in the Management of Cancer with Examples for Formulation

106pp.; ©2000;   $35

---Over 130 herbs and their application in specific types and TCM patterns of cancer, with formulation examples.

---Includes many specialized herbs not listed in many common TCM herbal textbooks.


Connective-tissue diseases


Bi Arthritis (Rheumatic, Rheumatoid, etc.)

(TCM Management Series) 118pp.; ©1998;   $35

---A collection of commentary and clinical reports by contemporary masters of China.

---Breakdown of the various pattern manifestations, their differential assessment, herbal strategies, and indicated formulas.

---Numerous case study examples.


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

(TCM Management Series) 102pp.; ©1997;   $35

---Differential assessment, basic theories, and management strategies.

---Heat struggling with Ecchymosis;

strategy of moistening Yin and purging Fire; strategy of moistening Yin and tonifying Kidney; strategies of renowned herbalists in the management of SLE; formulas for Bi-blockage with physiological interpretation; contemporary pattern assessment; management of LE nephritis; steroids and TCM.

---Panel discussion of lupus erythematosus by renowned authorities of China: childhood LE; LE in the elderly; LE nephritis; cerebral LE; LE hepatitis; panniculitis; dug-induced LE; Professor Zhao Bing Nan's experiences.


Colitis and Scleroderma

(TCM Management Series) 92pp.; ©1987;   $30

---Case reports and discussion by eminent physicians: non-specific ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, diarrhea, chronic ulcerative colitis, allergic enteritis and urticaria.

---Scleroderma: case reports, experiences and herbal strategies.


Respiratory diseases


TCM Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD)

120pp.; ©2008;   $40

---TCM physiopathology - Pattern assessment - Therapeutic principles - standard formulas with modification, specific herbs. More than 30 cases of renown masters with discussion. Included Cases of bronchitis, emphysema, interstitial pneumonia and fibrosis, cor pulmonale heart failure and edema, pneumoconiosis, pulmonary cerebral disease, COPD complicated with intestinal obstruction, fibrinous alveolitis, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.


TCM Management of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

80pp.; ©2008;   $35

---TCM physiopathology, pattern assessment, therapeutic principles, standard formulas with modifications and herbs, Panel Discussion, Ischemic Femoral Head Necrosis, Cases


Disorders by traditional classification


Disorders of Liver - A Collection of Current Works

(TCM Management Series) 112pp.; ©1998;   $35

---A systematic presentation of the physiopathology and transformation of patterns (etiology) affecting the Liver; differential clinical assessment.

---Herbal strategies; guiding formulas and herbs.

---Methods of managing liver conditions and their associated patterns.

---Liver Deficiencies.

---Important diseases and patterns of Liver.

---Illustrative cases of master physicians.


Comprehensive Management: Phlegm Fluid (Tan Yin)

121pp.; ©1996;   $30

---Pathogenesis of Phlegm in relation to the five Solid Organs; Yin Deficiency in development of Phlegm Wetness.

---Differential assessment of Phlegm; characteristic signs and symptoms of Phlegm disharmony.

---Classical methods for managing Phlegm.

---New approaches in managing Phlegm-Fluid disorders.

---A compendium of herbs used in Phlegm conditions.

---Case reports: emergency medicine, Zhu Zeng Bai's clinical cases, miscellaneous cases, Phlegm Ecchymosis, menorrhagia, chronic fibrinous bronchitis, Coldness of back, echoing sound in head, constipation, resolving of mismanaged cases by Wei Chang Chun, Guan's hypokalemia, glycogen storage disease, demyelination of brain stem, schizophrenia, and more.


Collective Works on Disorders of Heart

(TCM Management Series) 116pp.; ©1997;   $30

---With the demographic shift of the world's population toward the elderly, heart disease has become an increasingly common occurrence; its morbidity and mortality rates are high. A thorough understanding of the physiopathology and dynamics of transformation of Heart disharmonies is crucial to correctly assess specific case histories.

---Differential assessment of over 30 patterns, herbal strategies.

---Case reports of master herbalists.

---Panel discussion on arrythmia.

---Herbs for dilating coronary arteries, for hyperlipemia, and for invigorating Heart.

---Clinical case reports with analysis and discussion: angina pectoris and myocardial infarction; slow heart rate (bradycardia);

---Synopsis on the management of coronary ecchymosis, with experimental findings on herbal pharmacology.

---Notes on differential assessment of palpitation, restlessness of heart, fright, insomnia, poor memory.


TCM gynecology and fertility


Phasic or Cyclic Management of Menstrual Disorders

(TCM Management Series) 65pp.; ©2008;   $25

---Pattern Diagnosis, Pattern Transformation, Key symptoms, Prescriptions.


Traditional Chinese Medicine and Male and Female Infertility

(TCM Management Series) 157pp.; ©1995;   $30

---Translated and compiled by C. S. Cheung and Ronald Golden.

---TCM pathophysiology and differential pattern assessment of infertility.

---Differential assessment and herbal strategies for: endometriosis, habitual miscarriage, acute and chronic pelvic inflammation, tubal obstruction, impotence, emotional factors.

---12 case histories of infertility.


Chong Ren Imbalance: Cyclic Management of Menstrual Disorders

(TCM Management Series) 66pp.; ©1995;   $20

---How to vary herbal strategies according to the phase of the menstrual cycle, depending upon the nature of the Root pattern.

---TCM pattern assessment, transformation of patterns, key symptoms, with herbal formulas and discussion of how to change them at each phase of the cycle.


Management: Menopausal Disorders

59pp.; ©1994;   $25

---Pattern assessment and herbal strategies.

---Panel discussion by master physicians.

---20 case studies presented with discussion of results.




Pattern Management of Mental Dysfunction

120 pp.; ©2001;   $40

---Yu (depression), Dian-Kuang (active or inactive insanity), schizophrenia, Organ Dryness, Bai-He Bing, Heat entering Blood Chamber, mental derangements related with various diseases.

---Basic and complex patterns and formulas.

---Clinical cases of renowned masters.


Deficiency Damage (Consumptive Disorders): Strategies and Formulas Included for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis

122 pp.; ©2001;   $40

---Historical development of theories and formulas for consumptive disorders from the time of Neijing and Shang Han Lun to present.

---150 formulas.

---Food therapy.


Diabetes Mellitus

102pp.; ©2000;   $35

---Identification of common TCM patterns and corresponding herbal strategies; complications.

---Role of Blood Stasis, Qi and Yin Deficiency, and Wet Heat in diabetes; herbs and formulas for invigorating Blood and lowering blood lipids, tonifying Qi and Yin, draining Wet Heat.

---Importance of dietary regulation.

---Numerous illustrative clinical cases.


Progress and Current Status: Hepatitis B and C

(TCM Management Series) 41pp.; ©1996;   $25

---TCM physio-pathology of patterns (taking into account the medical diagnosis, liver and immune dysfunction, abnormal SGPT).

---Management of viral hepatitis in relation to immunological indexes.

---Panel discussion of pattern assessment and herbal strategies.

---New herbal strategies, dealing with Ecchymosis, epidemic Heat Toxins, Wetness, Turbidity, Phlegm, proliferation of connective tissue.


Special Issue on Hepatitis

---See Abstract and Review of Clinical Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1993 #3, which is devoted exclusively to the TCM management of hepatitis.


Management of Alcoholism: Inebriation, Alcohol Addiction

24pp.; ©1993;   $20

---Alcohol in moderation acts to warm, to improve mood and to circulate Blood, but can also be harmful in excess: psychological changes, destruction of brain tissue, liver cirrhosis, ascites, massive hemorrhage, and generalized deterioration.

---Pattern disharmonies common in alcoholism, especially those of Liver: Spleen Deficiency, Stomach Fire, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Fire, Rising Liver Yang, Liver Wind, Heart Fire, Lung Heat, Kidney Yin or/and Yang Deficiency, Wet Heat, Ecchymosis, Phlegm.

---Cases illustrating complications of alcoholism: alcoholic dysentery, dribbling, ascites, impotence, vertigo, stomach damage, withdrawal syndrome, Wernicke's disease.

---Herbal strategies and formulas.


TCM Management: Peripheral Vascular Diseases

15pp.; ©1994;   $20

---An interview with Prof. You-xian Feng, Editor of Vascular Surgery (China).

---Thromboangiitis obliterans, arteriosclerotic occlusive diseases, thrombophlebitis, etc.

---Etiology and pathology; differential assessment.

---Herbal strategies for various forms of Blood Statis.


Management of Hypertension and Hyperlipemia

120pp.; ©1993;   $35

---Criteria for assessment; specialists' synopsis of assessment and herbal strategies; wisdom of master TCM herbalists; panel discussion; eight methods of managing hyperlipemia.

---Use of acupuncture, food, comprehensive list of over 70 patent herbal formulas with pattern complexes, interpretations, key symptoms and indications.

---Ability to assess complex patterns lies at the heart of TCM. Although hypertension and hyperlipemia are medical illnesses, the discussion in this monograph is firmly established on the rock of Bian Zheng [pattern assessment of symptom-sign complexes].

---In addition to textbook patterns of disharmony, examples of complex combinations of disharmonies are discussed together with their corrresponding herbal strategies: these mirror common clinical reality.

---Empirical, ancient and folk, clinical and experimental herbs and formulas are discussed, as well as many so-called "tonics" that are indiscriminately used or misused without obtaining a correct TCM pattern assessment.


Management of Gout

9pp.; ©1993;   $20

---This medical condition is not mentioned in the ancient TCM literature; nevertheless, TCM patterns do exist.

---Recent reports from Chinese clinical experience reveal encouraging results.


TCM Management: Hyperthyroidism

28pp.; ©1994;   $20

---Panel discussion of differential pattern assessment and herbal strategies.

---A case report of hyperthyroidism with exophthalmos.

---Use of herbs and acupuncture in various pattern manifestations of hyperthyroidism.


TCM Management: Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (Long Bi - Prostatism)

107pp.; ©1994;   $28

---Translated and compiled by C. S. Cheung and Kathleen Deaton.

---Precipitating factors and pathogenesis.

---Differential pattern assessment and herbal strategies.

---Examples of formulas for combinations of TCM patterns.

---Phlegm Stagnation Long Bi.

---Discussion and outcome of numerous cases.


Management of Prostatism (Long Bi): Reference Prescriptions

40pp.; ©1992;   $15

---TCM pattern assessment, complexes of multiple patterns, conventional and contemporary herbal formulas, 11 case reports.


Management of Prostatitis: Essence Turbidity

65 pp.; ©1992;   $20

---Differential assessment and herbal strategies; modality of administering herbs (sitz baths, enemas, suppositories, patent formulas).

---Herbs used in urinary tract infections: anti-microbial specificity; illustrative cases.

---Essence stasis, turbidity, hemospermia.


A Review of TCM Management: Steroid Syndrome

19pp.; ©1993;   $20

---Differential pattern assessment (primarily of Deficiency of Kidney Yin and/or Yang); steroid resistance and dependency; methods of alleviating the side-effects of steroid therapy.

---Illustrative clinical cases.

---Herbal strategies and formulas for the various manifestations of Cushing's syndrome.


Management of "Air-Condition" Syndrome

8pp.; ©1993;   $20

---Modern air-conditioned environments may induce or aggravate Cold-type TCM patterns, especially in midsummer when the body had adapted to hot weather. This article discusses the various patterns and herbal strategies for helping people who must work in such environments.


For Examination and Self-Study

Ideal for acupuncturists and TCM herbalists who are preparing to take professional licensing or certification exams.


TCM Herbology, Exam and Review Companion

108pp.; ©1987;   $30

---Over 800 multiple choice questions, with answers, to help you test your knowledge of TCM herbal properties and clinical functions.


TCM Prescriptions, Exam and Review Companion

100pp.; ©1987;   $30

---Over 600 multiple choice questions, with answers, to help you test your knowledge of TCM herbal formulas, their ingredients, clinical functions and applications.


Examination Companion: Questions on Pharmacology, Prescriptions, Case Studies

99pp.; ©1985;   $30

---Multiple choice questions to help you test your knowledge of TCM pharmacology, formulas, and assessment skills.

---Pharmacology: 343 questions on the application of herbs.

---Formulas: 180 questions on the use of herbal formulas

---Assessment and strategy: 18 challenging case studies.


Study Guide

87pp.; ©1984;   $25

---Fundamentals of TCM theory and pattern assessment.

---Over 400 multiple choice questions with answers.


Case Studies, vol. I

45pp.; ©1984;   $25

---37 challenging clinical case studies discussed and analyzed.


Case Studies, vol. II

55pp.; ©1984;   $25

---36 challenging clinical case studies discussed and analyzed.


On Prescription, vol. I

79pp.; ©1988;   $25

---Formulation made easy by understanding the classical source formulas: Si Jun Zi Tang (Decoction of Four Gentlemen) formula series; Shen Ling Bai Zhu San (Powder of Ren Shen Fu Ling and Bai Zhu) series; Bu Zhong Yi Chi Tang (Decoction for Tonifying Center and Benefiting Chi) series; Li Zhong Tang (Decoction for Regulating Center) series.

---41 related well established formulas discussed and analyzed.

---Clinical applications: 35 diseases and complexes; 27 illustrative cases; 147 guiding modifications.


On Prescription, vol. II

83pp.; ©1988;   $25

---Formulation made easy by understanding the classical source formulas: Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang (Decoction of Paeoniae and Glycyrrhizae) formula series; Si Ni San (Powder for Four Cold Extremities) series; Shu Gan San (Powder of Bupleuri for Dredging Liver) series; Xiao Yao San (Leisure Powder) series.

---15 related major herbal formulas discussed and analyzed.

---70 clinical applications with illustrative cases; extensive guiding modifications.


Organization and Modification of Prescriptions I

91pp.; ©1986;   $25

---Herbal formulas and strategies; modifying a formula by adding and substracting ingredients, modifying dosages; combining tastes to harmonize ingredients; matching herbs with dissimilar functions.

---Choosing the form of admininistration (decoctions, pills, powders, etc.).

---Evolution of TCM classical formulas based on clinical experience.


Clinical Manual: Selection of Herbs According to Symptom-Sign Complexes

50pp.; ©1987;   $25

---103 common symptoms, with examples of herb selection according to associated patterns (symptom-sign complexes).


The Ancient Art of Acupuncture (I)

121pp.; ©1997;   $35

---Points covered: Lung 1, 5, 7, 9, 11; Large Intestine 4, 11, 15, 20;

Stomach 1, 6, 7, 21, 25, 29, 36, 37, 40, 41, 44.

---Discussion of each point includes: its specific function, clinical applications, comparison with points having similar functions, formulation of point combinations according to patterns of disharmony.


The Ancient Art of Acupuncture (II)

80pp.; ©1997;   $25

---Points covered: Spleen 3, 4, 6, 9, 10; Heart 5, 7; Small Intestine 1, 3.

---Discussion of each point includes: its specific function, clinical applications, comparison with points having similar functions, formulation of point combinations according to patterns of disharmony.


The Ancient Art of Acupuncture (III)

88pp.; ©1998;   $25

---Comparative study of specificity of points; classical formulation according to pattern assessment; acupuncture vs. herbal formulas.

Points covered: UB 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 32, 40, 57, 60.

---Discussion of each point includes: its specific function, clinical applications, comparison with points having similar functions, formulation of point combinations according to patterns of disharmony.


Acupuncture, vol. 1: Examination Review Companion

74pp.; ©1988;   $25

---599 multiple choice questions with answers.

---Point selection and function based on Meridian-Luo theory.

---Anatomical location of points.

---Clinical applications.


Acupuncture, vol. 2: Examination Review Companion

75pp.; ©1988;   $25

---1200 multiple choices questions with answers.

---Point selection and function based on Meridian-Luo theory.

---Anatomical location of points.

---Clinical applications.


Acupuncture, vol. 1: Classical Organization, Interpretation of Prescriptions

68pp.; ©1988;   $22


Acupuncture, vol. 2: Classical Organization, Interpretation of Prescriptions

64pp.; ©1989;   $22


Prescriptions, Acupuncture vs. Herbal, vol. 1

72pp.; ©1989;   $22


Prescriptions, Acupuncture vs. Herbal, vol. 2

79pp.; ©1989;   $22


Advanced TCM studies

For herbalist practitioners who have completed basic training and who are ready to begin delving into complex clinical problems.


Before Completion, vol. 1

71pp.; ©1999;   $28

---Steroid withdrawal and clinical management.

---Deficiency-type consumption: leucopenia and aplastic anemia (principles also applicable to AIDS).

---Test your knowledge of herbology: quiz questions and answers.


Before Completion, vol. 2

69pp.; ©1987;   $28

---Male infertility: differential assessemnt, herbal strategies, dietary modification, clinical complications.

---Herbal porridges: a compendium of edible herb soup recipes for various TCM conditions.

---Test your knowledge of herbology: 270 quiz questions and answers.


Before Completion, vol. 3

69pp.; ©1987;   $28

---Leucopenia, panel discussion by master herbalists; counteracting adverse effects of radiation and chemotherapy on Hodgkin's disease by moistening Yin.

---Radix Astragali and Fructus Zizyphi Sativae for leucopenia; TCM herbs used in conjunction with radiation therapy in nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

---Test your knowledge of herbology, 250 questions and answers.


Before Completion, vol. 4

66pp.; ©1987;   $28

---Panel discussions on lung cancer, diabetes mellitus.

---Managing the side-effects of radiation and chemotherapy.

---Managing side-effects of prednisone with Kidney Qi Pill of Golden Cabinet.

---Assessment and herbal strategies for primary glaucoma, polycythemia vera.


Clinical TCM handbooks

Handy reference guides to TCM symptom-sign patterns, materia medica, and herbal formulas.


Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, Treatment, vol. 1

110pp.; ©1987;   $30

---A systematic breakdown of common symptoms by TCM patterns.

---For each pattern manifestation, the text presents key symptoms and signs, associated symptoms and signs, herbal strategy, and guiding herbal formula.

---Symptoms/diseases covered include: asthma/dyspnea, constipation, cough, diarrhea, dysentery, dysuria, edema, hematuria, hemafecia, impotence, jaundice, leukorrhea, irregular menses, pain of hernia, ano-rectal prolapse, seminal incontinence, lower abdominal urgency, urinary incontinence.


Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, Treatment, vol. 2

145pp.; ©1987;   $30

---A systematic breakdown of common symptoms by TCM patterns.

---For each pattern manifestation, the text presents key symptoms and signs, associated symptoms and signs, herbal strategy, and guiding herbal formula.

---Symptoms/diseases covered include: abdominal accumulation, abdominal gu-mass distension, aphonia, belching, delirium, dysphagia, epistaxis, hematemesis, hiccough, restless hunger, reflux of Qi, insanity, insomnia, lassitude, nasal obstruction, palpitation, regurgitation of sour juice, restlessness, mental disorders, stroke, diabetic thirst, toothache, vomiting, diarrhea.


Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, Treatment, vol. 3

148pp.; ©1987;   $30

---A systematic breakdown of common symptoms by TCM patterns.

---For each pattern manifestation, the text presents key symptoms and signs, associated symptoms and signs, herbal strategy, and guiding herbal formula.

---Symptoms/diseases covered include: abscess, "detachment entity" (circulatory shock), eruptions, facclid paralysis, hair loss, pain (by body region), poor hearing, tinnitus, pruritis, respiratory dysfunction, sores and ulcers, spasms and convulsions, ulceration of oral cavity and tongue, visual disturbances.


Handbook of Nutritional Therapy, vol. 1

97pp.; ©1987;   $30

---Improper diet is the most common reason why otherwise well-chosen herbal formulas fail to work.

---This reference focuses on three areas: (1) acute infectious illnesses (Wen Bing), (2) gastrointestinal (Middle and Lower Warmer), and (3) upper respiratory illnesses.

---Data is organized by common symptoms and TCM patterns, with specific dietary recommendations.


Handbook of Nutritional Therapy, vol. 2

151pp.; ©1987;   $30

---Improper diet is the most common reason why otherwise well-chosen herbal formulas fail to work.

---This reference includes formulas for bleeding disorders, edema, ascites, jaundice, headache, vertigo, hearing loss and deafness, palpitations, resting perspiration, epilepsy, stroke, urinary disorders, diabetes, arthritis, gynecological complaints.

---Nutritional recommendations are organized by common symptoms and TCM patterns, with specific dietary recommendations.


Patent Medicine, vol. 1

89pp.; ©1986;   $30

---A compilation of common medical disorders and symptoms, with their common TCM pattern manifestations and corresponding herbal strategies and formulas.

---Includes: abdominal pain, affliction of External Cold Evil, asthma, aversion to cold, Bi-joint pain, constipation, cough, Deficiency and general weakness, diarrhea, eczema, epigastric pain.


Patent Medicine, vol. 2

86pp.; ©1986;   $30

---A compilation of common medical disorders and symptoms, with their common TCM pattern manifestations and corresponding herbal strategies and formulas.

---Includes: epilepsy, fever, headache, hemorrhage, hypertension, insomnia, jaundice, leukorrhea, lower abdominal pain, lung abscess, menorrhagia, menstrual disorders, erosion of cervix, non-icteric hepatitis, polyuria, seminal incontinence, subcostal pain, urinary incontinence, coma.


[3 articles:] Synergistic herbal combination; Herbs for Phlegm diseases; Herbal Management

56pp.; ©1997;   $25

---Couplets (pairs of herbs) - their actions, indications and illustrative formulas.

---Herbs for Phlegm disharmonies, with detailed discussion of each herb's strengths, specificity, contraindications, and suggestions for use.

---Compendium of the various immune-modulating effects of TCM herbs.


Combined TCM and Western Therapy: Compatibility and Incompatibility, Advantages and Disadvantages, Indications and Contraindications

25pp.; ©1993;   $20

---Covering many commonly used herbs and drugs.

---Listings of adverse drug-herb interactions, with pharmacologic mechanism, if known.

---Numerous examples of synergistic use of herbs with drugs to reduce side effects and enhance desired functions.

NEWManual of Commonly used Herbs in the Management of Cancer with Examples for Formulation

112pp.; ©2000;   $35

---134 herbs; entering Organs; indications and contraindications; herbal strategies, nature of herbs.

NEWCommonly Used Herbs in the Management of Hepatitis: Matching Strategy and Modern Pharmacological Interpretation

38pp.; ©1999;   $25

---134 herbs; entering Organs; indications and contraindications; herbal strategies, nature of herbs.


Abstract and Review of Clinical Traditional Chinese Medicine

A QUARTERLY JOURNAL (1991 to 1996 only). C.S. Cheung, M.D., has retired from full-time publishing and translating, but his reference works and reprinted issues of the journal are still available. These works remain timeless and will be of value for decades to come.

Clinical success or failure are the Golden Mirror of the past for herbalists of the present and future. This journal is one of the few TCM journals strongly oriented toward helping the clinical herbalist improve skills and increase effectiveness. It is weighted toward practical advice and knowledge, and light on abstract speculation and theorizing. Case studies and discussions of master herbalists, both ancient and modern, clarify the application of textbook theory to real problems.

  • Past issues are available for $25 each issue.
  • Issues are listed in reverse chronological order.


ARCTCM, 1996 #4

74pp.;   $25

---Gynecological case studies illustrating the need to logically and systematically assess patterns.

---Management of Heart and Small Intestine patterns of disharmony; how patterns may transform over time; herbal strategies and formulas; a case of bradycardia.


ARCTCM, 1996 #3

52pp.;   $25

---Phlegm Fluid (Tan Yin): Discussion of physiopathology, and systematic presentation of Organs involved, differential assessment, formulas and herbs indicated for each type; includes a number of intractable and unusual case studies. When conventional methods fail, one should always consider possibility of Phlegm disorders.


ARCTCM, 1996 #2

51pp.;   $25

---Hepatitis C: assessment, clinical management, herbal strategies

---Typhoid fever: differential assessment, herbal strategies, iluustrative case reports.

---Epidemic hemorrhage fever: herbal strategies, complications, case reports. Natural and Man-made disasters are happening everywhere; to prepare for the worst, the study of infectious diseases is extremely important, especially as antibiotic-resistant microbes become more common.


ARCTCM, 1996 #1

48pp.;   $25

---Yin Deficiency, subpatterns; Yin Deficiency in association with Fluid/Wet; Essence Deficiency in association with Fluid/Wet deficiency of both Qi and Yin; Yin Deficiency with Wet Heat; Yin Heat (occurring in the later stage of feverish diseases); Yin Deficiency Throat Bi-Hoarseness; Experiences of Master Physicians on the management of Yin Deficiency associated with other complexes.

---Modest proposals for the improvement of TCM herbal education.


ARCTCM, 1995 #4

48pp.;   $25

---Strategies for defending your rights as an herbalist.

---Some methodological issues in evaluating acupuncture efficacy.

---Menorrhagia: current TCM assessment and herbal strategies.


ARCTCM, 1995 #3

42pp.;   $25

---Lung and Large Intestine: differential assessment, herbal strategies; case reports.

---Panel discussion on asthma.

---Asthma, pneumosilicosis, and farmer's lung: pattern assessment and herbal strategies.

---An external herbal formula for poison oak lesions.


ARCTCM, 1995 #2

71pp.;   $25

---Tremors, Parkinson's disease, paralysis agitans, senile dementia; major patterns, guiding methods, specialists' reports, cases, contemporary formulas, herbs and formulas on senile dementia.

---A review of issues relevant to regulating Chinese herbal practice.


ARCTCM, 1995 #1

70pp.;   $25

---Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: assessment, herbal strategies, case reports.

---Tourette's syndrome (myoclonia; coprolalia); habitual rubbing of genital region (HRGR) in children.

---Restless leg syndrome: use of herbal formulas and acupuncture.

---AIDS-glossitis with opportunistic infection: case report.

---Spleen and Stomach: a compendium of common transformations of patterns over time (TCM etiology).


ARCTCM, 1994 #4

64pp.;   $25

---Comparative world history of herbal medicine.

---TCM management of peripheral vascular diseases: differential assessment and herbal strategies; an interview with Prof. You-xian Feng.

---Colon polyposis, case report.

---Nephritis: differential assessment and herbal strategies, clinical complications; illustrative cases.


ARCTCM, 1994 #3

74pp.;   $25

---Chronic gastritis and colitis: differential assessment and herbal strategies; atrophic gastritis, glandular epithelial metaplasia.

---Liver cirrhosis and ascites.

---A new formula for heroin withdrawal syndrome.


ARCTCM, 1994 #2

72pp.;   $25

---Prostatitis: differential assessment, herbal strategies and formulas; case reports.

---Complications of prostatitis: impotence, hemospermia, infertility.


ARCTCM, 1994 #1

70pp.;   $25

---Benign prostatic hypertrophy: differential assessment and herbal strategies.

---Allergic rhinitis; differential assessment; illustrative cases.

---Case reports of post-surgical abdominal adhesion.


ARCTCM, 1993 #4

68pp.;   $25

---Case report on intractable AIDS.

---Studies on the advantages and disadvantages of combined TCM and Western therapy.

---Differential assessment of and herbal strategies for senile dementia, progress of herbal medicine.

---Gan Cao (Rx Glycyrrhizae), Fu Zi (Rx Aconiti).


ARCTCM, 1993 #3

68pp.;   $25

---Hepatitis: assessment methods and herbal strategies.

---Acute hepatitis, anicteris and icteric; stages of disease progression.

---Severe hepatitis and hepatic necrosis.

---Chronic persistent and chronic active hepatitis.

---TCM approaches to lowering SGPT.


ARCTCM, 1993 #2

75pp.;   $25

---Management of hypertension; 32 Cases representing different combination of complexes.

---Grand round on vertigo-hypertension.

---Misc. notes on master herbalists' applications of formulas and herbs

---Misc. observations on pulse palpation assessment.


ARCTCM, 1993 #1

74pp.;   $25

---Radiation and chemotherapy: 30 years of experience in counteracting the side-effects; panel discussion; specialists of tumor hospitals of China; assessment and herbal strategies.

---Incompatibility of Western and TCM medications.

---Refinement of pulse technique.

---Bridging acupuncture and herbal formulas.

---Compatibility and incompatibility of foods.


ARCTCM, 1992 #4

71pp.;   $25

---Habitual abortion: herbal strategies, cases, classical and contemporary formulas; panel discussion by distinguished professors of China.


---Differential diagnosis of floating pulse.

---Bridging acupuncture and herbal formulas.

---Food compatibility and incompatibility, food contraindications;

---Iatrogenic complications resolved by classic formulas.


ARCTCM, 1992 #3

76pp.;   $25

---Chi Gong syndrome.

---Post-traumatic brain syndrome.

---Patent medications in dermatology; excema, psoriasis, urticaria.

---Grand round: eosinophilic granuloma of skull.

---A case of heroin withdrawal.

---Postoperative complications of abdominal surgery.


ARCTCM, 1992 #2

72pp.;   $25

---Pre- and perimenstrual disorders: premenstrual tension syndrome; TCM herbal strategy timed to menstrual cycle; case reports of sneezing, pruritus, belt-tightening pain, spasms, headache, salivation, blisters and pruritus, oozing of blood from nail beds, urinary incontinence, intermenstrual bleeding; grand round, irregular menstruation.

---Prof. Yin Hui He's clinical tips on epigastric pain, diarrhea and dysentery, urinary tract infection, formulas for emotional trauma.

---Acupuncture in relation to Minor Bupleurum Decoction.


ARCTCM, 1992 #1

75pp.;   $25

---Prevention and herbal strategy for HIV and AIDS; herbs and formulas.

---Hypothyroidism; with uterine bleeding; with exophthalmos; thyroid adenoma; thyroid cyst; simple thyroid enlargement.

---Acute pancreatitis.

---Case reports of infertility.

---Grand round: Lung and Kidney Yin Deficiency with Rising of Heart Fire.

---Mismanaged case of Damp Warm Evil.


ARCTCM, 1991 #1

(only issue published during 1991); 71pp.;   $25

---Illustrative cases of Stasi-Ecchymosis (Yu Xue) as a factor in scleroderma, gastric pain, dysmenorrhea, ulcerative colitis, urticaria; lumbo-gluteal soft tissue injury; chronic active hepatitis; adult dementia; hyperosteogeny; sequelae of brain injury; hyphema; urticaria; hyperlipemia; and nightmare.

---Postoperative complications: as large number of operations are performed daily, surgical complication is a new field for TCM herbalists to consider.

Complex assessment and herbal strategies for postoperative complications with case illustrations; Yunnan Bai Yao for use in postgastrectomy bleeding and edema of anastomotic stoma. Dumping syndrome; postoperative persisting bile leakage; postoperative syndrome of contraceptive surgery.

---A mismanaged case of dysmenorrhea.


Correct herbal usage series


Dandelion (Pu Gong Ying - Herba Taraxaci): Current Understanding

22pp.; ©1993;   $18

---This versatile and inexpensive herb has a long history of use in wide variety of infectious and inflammatory conditions: dysentery, mastitis, urinary tract infection, erysipelas, otitis media, gastritis, ulcerative colitis, jaundice...

---Clinical functions and applications are discussed, with case studies illustrating each type of application, according to TCM pattern assessment.


Progress of Herbal Medicine: Wei Ling Xian (Radix Clematidis)

15pp.; ©1993;   $18

---A panel presentation of the He Bei Medical College.

---Newly discovered clinical applications: dysphagia, spasmodic pain, cough and dyspnea, arhythmia, tumor, urinary stone and incontinence, bone spurs.

---Illustrative clinical cases.


Correct Herbal Usage Series: Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)

12pp.; ©1993;   $18

---Besides sprinkling it into every formula, how much do we know about its exact indications and contraindications? When is it used as the ruler of a formula? What is the exact dosage in each variety of formulas? How was Gan Cao used 1700 years ago in the famous Shang Han Lun?


Problems on the Use of Gan Cao; Rambling Talk on Gan Cao

---See pages 37-43 of Abstract and Review of Clinical Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1993 #4.


Dong Chong Xia Cao (Cordyceps, the Runner's Tonic)

18pp.; ©1993;   $18

---Discussion of effects on immune system, T-lymphocytes, and natural killer cells; clinical applications; pattern assessment; allergic rhinitis; use in patent medication; a case report; impotence; use in AIDS.


Fu Zi (Radix Aconiti)

---Panel discussion; clinical application in 10 patterns.

---See pages 44-63 of Abstract and Review of Clinical Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1993 #4.


A Rambling Talk on Ji Xue Teng (Caulis Spatholobi or Radix Millettiae Reticulatae et Dielsianae) in the Treatment of Female Disorders

---See pages 40-46 of Abstract and Review of Clinical Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1993 #1.


Self-consultation series: quick references

Handbooks of herbal formulas for specific illnesses, organized according to TCM symptom-sign complex. Formulas of master herbalists.


Self-Consultation Series: Intractable Dysmenorrhea

27pp.; ©1988;   $18

---Six cases of master physicians: pattern assessment, interpretation, and discussion of formulas and herbs used.


Self-Consultation Series: Psoriasis, Complexes and Prescriptions

17pp.; ©1988;   $18

---25 herbal formulas for specific symptom-sign complexes.


Self-Consultation Series: Erythema: Acrodynic, Nodosum, Induratum

15pp.; ©1988;   $18

---Herbal formulas for the various types of erythema (painful hot sensation of distal limbs with or without induration and nodules), with TCM indications.


Self-Consultation Series: Urticaria

31pp.; ©1988;   $18

---Over 40 herbal formulas for various pattern manifestations of urticaria.


Self-Consultation Series: Allergic Rhinitis, Prescriptions and Herbs

14pp.; ©1988;   $18

---A listing of 25 herbal formulas used for allergic rhinitis, with herbal ingredients, dosages, and clinical functions.


Self-Consultation Series: Diaphoresis, Complexes and Prescriptions

22pp.; ©1988;   $18

---Over 50 herbal formulas on resting, thief, hand, head, scrotal, yellowish, morning, and night perspiration.


Self-Consultation Series: Rheumatoid Arthritis: Complexes and Prescriptions

27pp.; ©1988;   $18

---Herbal formulas for various patterns.


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