"Ten Lectures on the Use of Chinese Formulas", like Professor Jiao's "Ten Lectures on the Use of Chinese Medicinals" is read by virtually every student of Chinese medicine in China. Professor Jiao is not only a nationally recognized master but also a teacher and author whose works are considered essential for the aspiring Chinese physician. Jiao Shu-de's theories and extensive knowledge of Chinese medicinals culminate in these lectures on formulas. Here Professor Jiao moves beyond theory and provides us with the most practical and obtainable information for use in everyday clinical situations.
Dr. Jiao has compiled over 200 commonly used traditional formulas and has further added several dozen formulas from his own experience. This information is set out in 10 chapters or "Lectures":
• Lecture 1 covers issues that one must pay attention to in clinically applying formulas
• Lecture 2 discusses formulas that treat the qi, rectify the blood, and supplement and nurture
• Lecture 3 discusses dispersing formulas, harmonizing formulas, and formulas that simultaneously treat the exterior
• Lecture 4 discusses wind-expelling formulas, cold-expelling formulas, and damp-expelling formulas
• Lecture 5 discusses formulas that clear fire, disperse summer heat, and moisten dryness
• Lecture 6 discusses phlegm-eliminating formulas, abductive-dispersing formulas, and offensive-precipitation formulas
• Lecture 7 discusses ejecting formulas, astringing and securing formulas, and insect-killing formulas
• Lecture 8 discusses heavy-settling formulas, toxin-resolving formulas, and cancer-preventing formulas
• Lecture 9 discusses commonly used gynecological and pediatric formulas
• Lecture 10 introduces a few of Jiao's own empirical formulas
The cogency of the information and the clarity with which it is presented make it a remarkable resource for student, clinician, and instructor alike.
AUTHOR: Jiao Shu-De
TRANSLATED BY: Bob Damone, Michael Helme, Lynn Kuchinski, and Craig Mitchell
624 pages, Hardcover