Readings for Lecture on Chinese Herbal Medicines

Angell M, Kassirer JP, 1998. Alternative medicine – the risks of untested and unregulated remedies (editorial). N Engl J Med 339:839-841.

Beach M, 2001. China open drug market by revising pharmaceutical law. Lancet 357:942.

Bensky D, Gamble A, 1993. Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica (revised edition). Seattle, Washington: Eastland Press.

Blackwell R, 1996. Adverse events involving certain Chinese herbal medicines and the response of the profession. J Chinese Med 50:12-22.

Chan M, 2001. Hong Kong is a fore-runner in regulating traditional Chinese medicine. Press release by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Canada), 174 St George Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (July 24).

Chan TY, 1997. Monitoring the safety of herbal medicines. Drug Safety 17:209-215.

Chan TY, Chan JC, Tomlinson B, Critchley JA, 1993. Chinese herbal medicines revisited: a Hong Kong perspective. Lancet 342:1532-1534.

Chmelik S, 1999. Chinese Herbal Secrets – The Key to Total Health. New York: Avery Publishing Group.

Dega H, Laporte JL, Frances C, Herson S, Chosidow O, 1996. Ginseng as a cause for Stevens-Johnson syndrome? Lancet 348:267.

Dharmananda S, 2002. How clean and pure are Chinese herbs? Institute for Traditional Medicine, 2017 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, Oregon, USA 97214 (March).

Eisenberg DM, Kessler RC, Foster C, Norlock FE, Calkins DR, Delbanco TL, 1993. Unconventional medicine in the United States – prevalence, costs, and patterns of use. N Engl J Med 328:246-252.

Espinoza EO, Mann MJ, Bleasdell B, 1995. Arsenic and mercury in traditional Chinese herbal balls. N Engl J Med 333:803-4.

Fan W J-W, 1996. A Manual of Chinese Herbal Medicine – Principles and Practice for Easy Reference. Boston: Shambhala Publications.

Fetrow CW, Avila JR, 1999. The Complete Guide to Herbal Medicines. Springhouse, Pennsylvania: Springhouse Publishing.

Fratkin JP, 1997. Toxic contaminants in Chinese patent medicines. Oriental Med J 6:3-4 (Fall/Winter).

Huang, KC, 1999. The Pharmacology of Chinese Herbs (second edition). Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.

Huang WF, Wen KC, Hsiao ML, 1997. Adulteration by synthetic therapeutic substances of traditional Chinese medicines in Taiwan. J Clin Pharmacol 37:344-350.

Kang-Yum E, Oransky SH, 1992. Chinese patent medicine as a potential source of mercury poisoning. Vet Hum Toxicol 34:235-238.

Karch SB, 1999. The Consumer’s Guide to Herbal Medicine. New York: Advanced Research Press.

Kolev ST, Leman P, Kite GC, Stevenson PC, Shaw D, Murray VS, 1996. Toxicity following accidental ingestion of aconitum containing Chinese remedy. Hum Exp Toxicol 15:839-842.

Leung AY, 1984. Chinese Herbal Remedies. New York: Universe Books.

Liu C, Deng Y, 1999. Encyclopedia of Chinese and U.S. Patent Herbal Medicines. Los Angeles: Keats Publishing.

McCormick E, 2000. Herbs can hurt instead of heal. San Francisco Examiner (March 12).

Mizushima Y, Oosaki R, Kobayashi M, 1997. Clinical features of pneumonitis induced by herbal drugs. Phytother Res 11:295-298.

Molony D, 1998. Complete Guide to Chinese Herbal Medicine. New York: Berkeley Books.

Naeser MA, 1993. Outline Guide to Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines in Pill Form - with Sample Pictures of the Boxes: An Introduction to Chinese Herbal Medicines. Boston: Boston Chinese Medicine.

Nardinelli C, Muth MK, Anderson DW, Domanico JL, Smith JB, Wendling B, 1999. Economic Characterization of the Dietary Supplement Industry. Research Triangle Institute, P.O. Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA.

NIH (National Institutes of Health), 1994. Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons. NIH Publication No. 94-066. Washington DC: Government Printing Office.

Nortier JL, Martinez MCM, Schmeiser HH, Arlt VM, Bieler CA, Petein M, Depierreux MF, De Pauw L, Abramowicz D, Vereerstraeten P, Vanherweghem JL, 2000. Urothelial carcinoma associated with the use of a Chinese herb (Aristolochia fangchi). N Engl J Med 342:1686-1692.

Perharic-Walton L, Murray V, 1992. Toxicity of Chinese herbal remedies. Lancet 340:674.

Pillans PI, Eade MN, Massey RJ, 1994. Herbal medicine and toxic hepatitis. N Zeal Med J 107:432-433.

Ries CA, Sahud MA, 1975. Agranulocytosis caused by Chinese herbal medicines – dangers of medications containing aminopyrine and phenylbutazone. JAMA 231:352-355.

Shad JA, Chinn CG, Brann OS, 1999. Acute hepatitis after ingestion of herbs. Southern Med J 92:1095-1997.

Stenton SB, Bungard TJ, Ackman ML, 2001. Interactions between warfarin and herbal products, minerals, and vitamins: a pharmacist’s guide. Can J Hosp Pharm 54:186-192.

Tai YT, But PP, Young K, Lau CP, 1992. Cardiotoxicity after accidental herb-induced aconite poisoning. Lancet 340:1254-1256.

Teeguarden R, 1984. Chinese Tonic Herbs. New York: Japan Publications.

Teeguarden R, 2000. The Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese Tonic Herbs. New York: Warner Books.

Tierra LG, 1997. Healing with Chinese Herbs. Freedom, California: The Crossing Press.

Tierra M, 1998. The Way of Chinese Herbs. New York: Pocket Books.

Vanherweghem JL, Depierreux M, Tielemans C, Abramowicz D, Dratwa M, Jadoul M, Richard C, Vandervelde D, Verbeelen D, Vanhaelen-Fastre R, Vanhaelen M, 1993. Rapidly progressive interstitial renal fibrosis in young women: association with slimming regimen including Chinese herbs. Lancet 341:387-391.

Wong HCG, 2000. Generalized allergic maculopapular eruption associated with prostate gland pills, a Chinese proprietary medicine of herbal origin. Ann R Coll Phys Surg Canada 33:104-106.

Wong HCG, 2001a. Chinese herbal medicine and allergy. Allergy Clin Immun International 13:192-196.

Wong HCG, 2001b. Cardiac adverse reaction associated with Fu Zi: a case of mild aconite poisoning from Chinese herbal medicine. Ann R Coll Phys Surg Canada 34:358-361.

Wong HCG, 2002. Allergic contact dermatitis from topical Chinese herbal medicine and generalized urticaria and angioedema from dietary supplementations: a case report. British Columbia Med J 44:184-87.

Wong HCG, Wong JKT, Wong NYY, 1999. Chinese herbal medicine for irritable bowel syndrome. JAMA 282:1036-1037.

Woolf GM, Petrovic LM, Rojter SE, Wainwright S, Villamil FG, Katkov WN, Michieletti P, Wanless IR, Stermitz FR, Beck JJ, Vierling JM, 1994. Acute hepatitis associated with the Chinese herbal product Jin Bu Huan. Ann Intern Med 121:729-735.

Yuan R, Grunwald J, 1997. Germany moves to the forefront of the European herbal medicine industry. Genetic Engineering News, 17:14.