Table of Contents

Part I Theories and concepts in the composition of Chinese herbal formulas

Part II Syndromes and formula composition

1 Exterior syndrome and formula composition

1 Wind-Cold syndrome

2 Wind-heat syndrome

2 Accumulation syndrome and formula composition

1 Accumulation syndrome due to excess heat in the intestine

2 Accumulation syndrome due to excess cold in the Middle-Jiao

3 Syndrome of water accumulation

3 Internal heat syndrome and formula composition

Syndromes in warm-febrile diseases

1 Syndrome of heat at the Wei level (the Defensive level)

2 Syndrome of heat at the Qi level

3 Syndrome of heat at the Ying level (the Nutritive level)

4 Syndrome of heat at the Xue level (the blood level)

5 Syndrome of aftermath of warm-febrile diseases

Heat in different organs

6 Syndrome of heat in the Heart and Small Intestine

7 Syndrome of heat in the Liver

8 Syndrome of heat in the Stomach and Large Intestine

9 Syndrome of damp-heat in the Spleen and Large Intestine

10 Syndrome of heat in the Lung

11 Syndrome of heat in the Kidney and Bladder

4 The internal cold syndrome and formula composition

The internal cold syndrome

5 Deficiency syndrome and formula composition

Syndrome of Qi deficiency

1 Syndrome of Spleen-Qi deficiency

2 Syndrome of Lung-Qi deficiency

3 Syndrome of Heart-Qi deficiency

Syndrome of blood deficiency

4 Syndrome of Liver-blood deficiency

5 Syndrome of Heart-blood deficiency

Syndrome of Yin deficiency

6 Syndrome of Lung-Yin deficiency

7 Syndrome of Stomach-Yin deficiency

8 Syndrome of Heart-Yin deficiency

9 Syndrome of Liver-Yin deficiency

10 Syndrome of Kidney-Yin deficiency

Syndrome of Yang de


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About the author

Yifan Yang

Yifan Yang studied traditional and modern medicine from 1977 to 1982 at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and, after graduation, worked there as a teacher and doctor in the Chinese Herbal Formulas Department. Besides teaching and practicing, she completed her Masters degree in Chinese Herbal Medicines and Formulas. In 1990, she moved to the Netherlands and now works there as a Practitioner in Traditional Chinese Medicine in a TCM clinic. She has also lectures on traditional Chinese herbal medicine to doctors and physiotherapists in both the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland.