„Treating Psoriasis with Chinese Herbal Medicine: A Practical Handbook“ is the first book in English solely focused on the treatment of psoriasis with Chinese herbal medicine. A hands-on guide, using illustrations, case histories, more than 100 colour pictures plus a tongue atlas, that can help TCM practitioners make precise diagnoses and immediately start treating patients suffering from psoriasis. Designed for TCM dermatologists, general TCM doctors, or anyone studying TCM.

Psoriasis (bái bǐ, white crust) is a common and burdensome chronic inflammatory skin disease. The worldwide prevalence of psoriasis is at around 2 % and the occurrence of this disease is increasing. In the West, patients lack options in conventional medicine — treatments are unpleasant, cause side effects, or simply prove unsatisfactory. Chinese herbal medicine, in contrast, has a long and successful tradition of treating psoriasis. It offers an individual, complex and effective approach, with far fewer side effects than anything Western medicine has to offer. This book aims to explore Traditional Chinese Medicine’s perspective on this disease, and how it is categorized according to different patterns. The book explains in great detail how psoriasis is treated with Chinese herbal medicine, with both internal and external applications. Aspects of clinical experience are included to expand upon and bring to life the theory in this book. With a hands-on approach, many examples show how you can immediately start treating your patients in your TCM practice, and provide relief for your patients suffering from psoriasis.

A5 paperback book, 196 pages, ISBN: 978-3-00-060315-0
Copyright © 2018 by Sabine Schmitz

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„This fabulous book is the most comprehensive description of psoriasis treatment with Chinese medicine that I have ever seen. Detailed discussion of the pathology of the illness from both Chinese and Western points of view, traditional insights into the use of each herb backed up by modern bio-medical research, numerous case histories followed up by a larger case study concerning the very common psoriasis of the scalp, and all laid out in a clear and logical manner that is a pleasure to read. If you have patients with psoriasis, I strongly recommend that you buy this book.““

– Steven Clavey

“This new book is a great addition to the field of TCM dermatology, with a wealth of detailed and practical information for the treatment of psoriasis with Chinese medicine. Clear descriptions and colour illustrations of the various patterns, along with in-depth herbal treatment strategies, both internal and topical, make this a great clinical aid, and one I will be keeping close at hand!”

– Mary-Jo Bevin

“I’m intrigued by the information – especially the Liver heat rising aspect of psoriasis as this is something that I have not seen/read about so never took it into consideration – so something new! … The pictures in the book are really important too – a picture is worth a thousand words, especially for practitioners who don’t see many skin cases.”

– Davina Martin