Book DescriptionThis concise reference book on Traditional Chinese Medicine provides a comprehensive introduction to the concept of TCM, its basic principles, therapy and medication. More than 5000 well structured entries are arranged in alphabetical order and cover a wide spectrum. From symptoms and diseases to acupuncture points, to herbal and other drugs used in chinese medicine the reader can get information on relevant issues. Also included are four-colour images of the most important herbs and medicinal plants that are mentioned in the reference book. This is an indispensible guide not only for medical practitioners interested in TCM but also for pharmacists and interested laypersons.