Jade Remedies: A Chinese Herbal Reference for the West
- Softcover, 8 1/2" x 11"
- 966 total pages
- 2 volume set
"Jade Remedies releases the Chinese materia medica from the shroud of Oriental mystique into a context that can be understood by the health care practitioner not trained in the nuances of Chinese medicine. Peter Holmes weaves a sensible new approach, synthesizing from both Eastern and Western traditions. The intrinsic nature of what works is presented in a format that brings the practical to the forefront. Most materia medicas are compilations of what has come before. Peter Holmes' thoughtful, fresh approach helps us look at Chinese herbs with new eyes and think about them as we never had before."
Steven Foster, author of Herbal Renaissance
"Peter Holmes is a creative voice in the development of East Asian botanical medicine in the West ... Jade Remedies is an encyclopedia of therapeutic knowledge ... a highly thought-provoking discussion of Chinese herbal medicine."
Ted Kapchuk, O.M.D., author of The Web that has no Weaver
"This materia medica is an important contribution to herbal medicine. It pulls Chinese medicine out of its timeless mindset as an ancient, imperially sanctioned system of classical medicine to a viable system of health care for the West ... This materia medica is most probably the first that preserves the sould of three-thousand plus years of vitalistic art/science in a way the West can use. It is for this feat that Jade Remedies becomes an indispensable reference source and will earn this book and its author a place in history."
Alex Berks, L.Ac.