Key Features

  • Thoroughly examines the concepts and processes of blood stasis in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Draws on original translations from Chinese sources ranging from the classical era through modern times.
  • Describes, in full, the historical perspective of Chinese Medicine's presentation of blood stasis theory and also includes modern research for a balanced view of the effectiveness of blood stasis.
  • Highlights recent detailed analysis of blood stasis and herbs.
  • Incorporates real-life cases helped by blood stasis therapy.

Table of Contents

About the Author



Dedication and Acknowledgements

Notes on Translation Style

Notes on Terminology

Abbreviations Used in the Text

Section 1 Theory and Background Knowledge

1. Introduction: Thought Models in Chinese Medicine

2. History and Development of Blood Stasis and Its Pathological Mechanisms

3. Comprehension and Diagnostics of Blood Stasis in Conventional Medicine

4. Aetiology of Blood Stasis in Chinese Medicine

5. Traditional Diagnosis and Syndrome Differentiation of Blood Stasis

Section 2 Practical Application

6. Examples of Treatment Principles for Blood Stasis

7. Blood Stasis Related Medicinals, Their Application and Combination

a. Blood stasis related medicinals

b. Tables and Boxes on Blood Invigorating Chinese Medicinals

c. Pei Yao: The Most Common Combinations of Blood Invigorating Medicinals

8. Blood Stasis in the Practice of TCM - Formulas and Acupuncture

9. Practical Cases: 20 Further Case Studies From the Ancient and Modern Practice of Famous TCM Physicians

Section 3 Classical texts

10. Wang Qing-Ren's 'Yi Lin Gai Cuo' (Corrections of Mistakes in the Medical World)

a. Wang's Anatomical Studies

b. Wang's Famous Formulas and Their Indications

c. Wang's Clinical Studies and Methodology

11. Excerpts Relating to Blood Stasis from Six Other Classical Texts (In Chronological Order)


Appendix 1 Glossary of Essential TCM Terms

Appendix 2 Glossary of Essential Terms in Hemorheology

Appendix 3 List of Chinese Medicinals with Their Western Pharmacological Actions

Appendix 4 Index of Materials and Formulas

Appendix 5 List of Formulas in This Book, Chinese-English with Quantities

Appendix 6 Epilogue - Inspector White Coat

Appendix 7 Bibli


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About the author

Gunter Neeb

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Institute, University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Tianjin, Feng He Yuan, Nan Kai District, Tianjin City