The Su Wen Herbs product catalog, which consists of 202 pages of detailed information on the formulation of traditional and modern herbs by Giovanni Maciocia has recently been updated. The catalog which can be downloaded here includes the clinical application of each formulae complete with tongue diagnosis and colored pictures.
Although each formula is intended for quite specific patterns (e.g. Tonify Qi and Ease the Muscles for Dampness in the muscles and Qi deficiency), its use need not be limited to those situations. In fact, each formula can be used for a very wide variety of patterns.
Moreover, a mental-emotional pattern is provided for each formula. For example, the formula Welcome Fragrance, can also be used to open the mind’s orifices, helping the patient to discriminate between issues and to attain clarity of thought.
To facilitate the action and the correct choice of formula, at least one tongue picture for most formulae is included in the Three Treasures Manual. It should be stressed that these photographs show only the most typical tongue conditions corresponding to the relevant formula, but they are by no means the only ones. In other words, if a patient’s tongue does not look exactly like the photograph in this book, it does not necessarily mean that that particular formula is not applicable to that patient.