Eastland Herb–Chinese Medicine

Eastland Herb–Chinese Medicine

By Eastland Herb

  • App Category: Medical
  • Release Date: 2014-11-12
  • Current Version: 2.2.0
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 116.11 MB
  • Developer: Eastland Herb
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 8.0
App Ratings: 3
Based on 21 Reviews

Eastland Herb–Chinese Medicine App Description

Instantly find the information you need about Chinese herbs and formulas with this convenient app from the authors of “Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica” and “Formulas & Strategies”, the most trusted and widely-used professional references in the field. KEY FEATURES • Designed in English specifically for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad for students and practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine. • Covers over 530 of the most commonly used herbs, and over 800 formulas, drawn from dozens of classical and modern Chinese sources. • Includes virtually all the text of the printed books yet is instantly accessible on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. • Organized, like the books, in chapters and sections, yet fully searchable by English, pinyin, or pharmaceutical name. • Accessible wherever you are: in the clinic, classroom, or on the go. • Content automatically updated with additions or revisions and new features as they become available. ONE APP, TWO VIEWS View the information in two ways — or toggle between them — depending on your need at the moment: Snapshot and Full View. ** Snapshot ** For quick look-ups, Snapshot provides a basic overview of essential information about each of the herbs and formulas in the "Materia Medica" and "Formulas & Strategies." ** Full View ** For deeper study, Full View displays virtually all the content in the “Materia Medica” and “Formulas & Strategies”, providing in-depth analysis, comparison, and commentary. HOW TO PURCHASE • Eastland Herb is free to install. • Viewing the first entry in both "Materia Medica" and "Formulas & Strategies" is free of charge. • You can buy either the Snapshot or Full View version. (Full View includes Snapshot.) • Upgrade later from Snapshot to Full View for just the difference in price. DETAILED CONTENT “Materia Medica” Snapshot includes: • Name (Chinese, pinyin, pharmaceutical, English) • Properties • Channels Entered • Key Characteristics • Dosage • Cautions & Contraindications • Main Actions & Indications Full View includes, in addition to Snapshot: • Family and Standard Species • All Actions & Indications • Commentary • Mechanisms of Selected Combinations • Comparisons • Traditional Contraindications • Toxicity • Nomenclature & Preparation • Quality Criteria • Major Known Chemical Constituents • Alternate Species & Local Variants • Adulterants • Additional Product Information • Section Introductions “Formulas & Strategies” Snapshot includes: • Name (Chinese, pinyin, English) • Source Text • Ingredients • Method of Preparation • Actions • Main Indications • Cautions & Contraindications Full View includes, in addition to Snapshot: • All Indications • Source Text • Analysis of Formula • Commentary • Comparisons • Biomedical Indications • Alternate Names • Modifications • Variations • Associated Formulas • Section Introductions AUTHORS Dan Bensky Volker Scheid Steven Clavey Erich Stöger Andrew Ellis Randall Barolet Andrew Gamble Lilian Lai Bensky (illustrations) LOGO DESIGN Xie Keqing


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App Reviews

  • Invaluable for Herbal Studies

    By koabal85
    I love this app, and I love that it integrates the two books, so that one can not only see the formulae but also the individual herbs. If you’re a student of Chinese Medicine, and you need an easy, portable reference, the Full Version ($99.99) is more than worth the cost! I wish 2 things could be added: 1) I wish that when you’re looking at Formula Comparisons, if the Description is not included under the current formula, you should be able to jump to that description direclty, instead of only jumping to that other formula page and then scrolling down to find it. (Maybe add a “Go To” option?) 2) I wish we could make highlights (and eventually notes) in the app, and be able to look at them either “on the page” or from a separate “highlights and notes” section!
  • Amazing, essential and flawless.

    By JcainM
    This app will not only reduce the strain on your arms and shoulders, as it compiles two massive tomes of herbal knowledge, but it will improve your practice of herbal medicine by affording the reader seamless connections through hyperlinked formulae and singles. The text itself is immaculate, organized wonderfully and presented with beautiful minimalism. The prose and historical research is rich and inspiring. I believe for an acupuncturist, this is an essential app to own. I am so happy it exists!
  • paid for it - but can't use it since I upgraded my phone

    By PurpleLi_AM
    Don't spend money on this app since if you change your phone you will no longer have access to what you paid for. I even contacted the company they said they would "let the developer know".
  • No benefit

    By Double edged sword
    It will not load, not even after resetting my phone, deleting and redownloading it, and after contacting Apple. A total waste of $20.
  • Disappointing

    By DoggieDaddi
    Samples in free version give impression that $20 version will contain significant information in an accessible format. I figured it would be a good "on the go" app for when my books aren't at hand. Instead this version is so brief as to be of little benefit. The layout is goo, but if you already have TCM Clinic Aid, this version is a waste of money.
  • Brilliant

    By Zohal
    Being an oriental medicine student who is almost graduating, there aren't too many textbooks that get me thrilled. These two books are awesome. I've only scratched the surface of these books; most of my teachers (except for maybe one in the entire school) barely know the fine details of how the herbs or formulas work. A very well-written and insightful pair of books. Personally, I hate TCMclinicAid & cringe at people who support it. I think it's a cheap cop-out, and a testimony to getting what you pay for. And, yes, you can restore previous purchases. Just click on the three-dot icon, then purchases, then restore.
  • Price point is terrible...

    By Arsica
    ...especially since I have already spent upward of $300 dollars for the text books by Bensky! You need to offer this app as a freebie (or WAY less) for those of us who already own the text. Boo! To added expenses for current students of Chinese medicine!!!
  • A must-have for modern OM students/practitioners

    By apps_galore
    The syncing of the materia medica with the formulas text makes this worth the money by itself. But Bensky really needs to update his photos. We don't sketch images anymore, Dan! Snap an HD pic for us and make this the best herbal resource on the planet for us anglophones!
  • Upgrade phone and app doesn't reinstall

    By Mimers2
    So basically I am a student and thought I would buy the 19$ version to study with and I recently upgraded by iphone and now I am downloading all my purchased apps and this one no longer recognize me and wants me to pay again for the app. Please fix.
  • Great!

    By archaicmaniac
    I have been waiting for this app for months. I love the books and I'm glad this app has all the commentaries and discussion in it. Only thing they need to do is improve search to allow you to search by more criteria like six stages diagnosis etc.