This book is one of the three foundation books of Chinese medicine. The Nei Jing (Inner Classic) established the theoretical foundations of Chinese medicine and especially acupuncture and moxibustion. The Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing laid the foundation for the study of Chinese medicinals. While the Shang Han Lun/Jin Gui Yao Lue (Treatise on Damage [Due to] Cold/Essentials of the Golden Cabinet is the locus classicus for Chinese formulas and prescriptions and treatment based on pattern discrimination. Translations of the Nei Jing and Shang Han Lun/Jin Gui Yao Lue have long existed in English. However, until now, no translation of the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing has been available in English. Published as part of Blue Poppy’s Great Masters Series, now all serious students and practitioners of Chinese medicine can have access to all of the three pillars of Chinese medicine. This is the materia medica from which all others have been derived.
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AUTHOR: Tao, Hong-jing
TRANSLATOR: Yang, Shou-zhong
EDITOR: Flaws, Bob