Patent Medicine

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine ACM 6434 2.00

This course reviews traditional Chinese herbal formulas prepared as "patent medicines.” The recognition of symptom/sign complexes in diseases common to clinical practice, and the therapeutic function and organization of each patent formula is discussed. A number of patent medicines are surveyed, including pills, syrups, salves, balms, plasters, powders, and medicinal wines. Prerequisite: ACM5432. ACM5432.

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