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Book Review: The Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese Tonic Herbs by Ron Teeguarden

The Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese Tonic Herbs by Ron TeeguardenReview by Michael Laughrin

The Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese Tonic Herbs is by far the clearest book on Chinese herbology that I have ever seen. Mr. Teeguarden logically presents the fundamentals of the traditional Chinese medicine philosophy:
  1. Yin and Yang
  2. The three treasures: Jing, Qi (chi) and Shen
  3. The five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Metal, Wood

Then he presents the important tonic herbs in three traditional classes: superior herbs, supportive herbs and inferior herbs. The second half of the book is devoted to herbal combinations and which herbs to use for specific health concerns.

I cannot say enough about this book except to buy it. If you read it two or three times, it seems to me that the intelligent reader will have a good working knowledge of the basics of the more important Chinese tonic herbs.

Review (c) copyright 2009 Michael Laughrin.

From the February/March 2009 issue of Michael Laughrin's North American Jyotish Newsletter. Click to subscribe to this free Jyotish newsletter.

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