William R. Morris, PhD, DOAM, President, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Austin, Texas
Common Laboratory Tests Used by TCM Practitioners should be in every practitioner's office, every school library and part of acupuncture programs. The patient expects it. Society needs it. The book is arranged by disease and system. This approach is enhanced for learners with clear and pertinent background information which services the acupuncturist's needs perfectly.
Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, L.Ac, author of Essential Chinese Formulas
Doctors of TCM in China include two years of modern medical sciences as part of their training. They routinely order blood tests in the clinic to help with differential diagnosis, as well as monitoring the patient's prognosis using Chinese herbal medicine. As TCM practitioners in the West treat complicated internal disorders, it is important for them to understand conventional blood tests from other doctors, as well as order their own tests. Doctors Banerjee and Captain have written an extraordinary and thorough training manual on the use of common lab tests in a TCM practice. It is destined to become a standard text on the subject in our schools and clinics.