Xie's Chinese Veterinary Herbology serves as a practical guide to the theory and application of Chinese Herbal Medicine into veterinary practices. Divided into three parts, the book covers herbal materia medica used in treating various disorders and diseases, herbal formulas, and the clinical application of treatments. The book also outlines each herb's history, the formulation of herbal recipes, energetic actions, indications and contraindications of each formula, dosages, and clinical and pharmacological studies performed with herbal treatments. This text serves as an invaluable reference to veterinarians looking to expand treatment options.
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Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) has been practiced for more than 4,000 years, and along with acupuncture is an important component of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Veterinarians are increasingly using these treatment methods in a clinical setting, Chinese Veterinary Herbology will serve as a clear, practical guide to the theory and application of CHM into established veterinary practices.
Chinese Veterinary Herbology will be divided into three parts. Part I will address herbal materia medica used in treating various disorders and diseases. Part II will provide 400 herbal formulas used in treating large and small animals. Part III will discuss the clinical application of herbal treatments. Within these sections the authors will also discuss the history of each herb, the basis of formulation of herbal recipes, energetic actions, indications, and contraindications of each formula, dosage requirements for both large and small animals and information on clinical and pharmacological studies performed with herbal treatments.
Chinese Veterinary Herbology will serve as an invaluable reference and guide to all veterinarians looking to expand their treatment options.About the Author:
Huisheng Xie received his DVM at the Sichuan College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine in Sichuan, China. He was an assistant and staff veterinarian in the College of Veterinary Medicine of the Beijing Agricultural University. After receiving his master of veterinary science in veterinary acupuncture, he was assistant and associate professor in the Beijing Agricultural University College of Veterinary Medicine. He received advanced training in human acupuncture at the Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the National Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and later earned his PhD from the University of Florida for investigation of the mechanisms of pain control in horses using acupuncture. Currently, he is clinical assistant professor and director of the acupuncture internship training program in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida. Dr. Xie is founder of the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida, which trains veterinarians in Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine (www.tcvm.com). He has received achievement awards from the Ministry of Agriculture, the National Science and Technology Committee, the Beijing Agricultural University, Nihon University (Japan), University of Mexico (Mexico), and China National Society of TCVM. He speaks internationally on veterinary acupuncture and herbal medicine, and is the author of numerous books and papers. His textbooks include Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Volume 1, Fundamental Principles.
Vanessa Preast received her DVM from the University of Florida in 2000. As a graduate of the Chi Institute, she became certified in small animal acupuncture. She incorporated acupuncture into her practice of small animal medicine and surgery. Currently, she is a doctoral student in teaching and learning. She coauthored and edited Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Volume 1, Fundamental Principles.
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