This work is a presentation of TCM prepared (patent) medicines by anexperienced Chinese practitioner who has significant experience trainingAmerican students and treating American patients. Each formula is identifiedby Chinese, Pinyin and a generic English name. Ingredient names arepresented in Pinyin and as pharmaceutical names that can be easily found inreliable sources. Medicines which are routinely self-prescribed by Chineselaypersons are identified, as are the medicines of choice for particularconditions. The indications lists are exact and contraindications arehighlighted. <p><br>Formulas are noted not only as applicable for a general pattern, but also forspecific disharmonies and treatment strategies within that general category.The guiding symptoms are clear, precise, and easily referenced inprofessional texts. Significant differentiations are clearly noted, as arevarieties and variations of the formula. Of particular practical value is theselect pediatric formulary and a large chart differentiating supplementingformulas. Symptoms are differentiated from diagnoses in a regular andreliable manner. This text is certain to have long term utility as a reliablereference work.