A clinical guide to the identification and application of Chinese herbology used in medicine today. Within the context of Oriental medicine, Chinese herbal medicine is one of the oldest treatment modalities. Though it is not aws well known in the West, it is rapidly gaining popularity.
China has achieved full integration of traditional Chinese and Western medicine and practitioners are usually traiined in both practices. Patients are cross-referred on a continuous basis; they view both types ofmedicines as complementary, consulting one form of medicine for certain ailments, the other for different ones, or using both styles concurrently. In many ospitals Chinese herbal and allopathic pharmacies are commonly right next to one another.