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Bencao: Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCM)

By eXebeche

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The definitive tool for Chinese Medicine herbalists, Bencao contains detailed information on all the commonly used herbs and classic formulas, utilizing a unique layout that is built with the clinician in mind.

Ben Cao (pronounced Ben Tsao) is suitable for all practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
For TCM doctors and physicians, Bencao provides quick access to specific symptoms or syndromes, helpful for making modifications or remembering an obscure function or indication.
For TCM students, Bencao help memorization with it's systematic approach and concise information, replacing heavy reference books and easier to get to the information you need.

Unique features:

◆ Hundreds of commonly used herbs and formulas, organized by Pinyin (Chinese pronunciation) with tone marks, pharmaceutical or English name.

◆ Fully linkable interface. Click any herb, formula, symptom or syndrome's name, category etc. to jump to the respective information screen. Use the back arrows to go all the way back. Click on a herb's image to view it at full screen.

◆ Hundreds of symptoms and dozens of TCM syndromes provide links to all indicated herbs and formulas, making it easy to treat according to Differential Diagnosis (DD).

◆ Save your personal notes on each herb or formula, displayed as an integral part of the information screen.

◆ Personalize you display of herbs and formulas according to your preference of Pinyin, English pharmaceutical or English name.

◆ Contains all the herbs and formulas required by the California Acupuncture Licensing Exam. Use the Settings screen to visually mark them and help you prepare for the exam.

This application is a product of love and a lot of hard work. We value any feedback or suggestion you may have. Please use the "Send Feedback" link in the Settings screen or email us at at any time. Note that we cannot communicate through the reviews section of the App Store so please contact us directly with any concern.

What's New in Version 1.3

Updated for iOS 7

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Customer Reviews

Functions flawlessly, but could use more frequent updates

This is a fantastic app and I have used it regularly over the course of several years. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to keep up with updates for the new iOS systems. This app has never crashed on me and all of the hyperlinks function as they should. There is definitely a wealth of information within the app in a very concise manner, but there are very few (literally) holes that could be filled in.

Barebones and Overpriced

Doesn't have anything that TCM Clinic Aid doesn't. Does NOT have a lot that TCM does: herb breakdown, modifications, Western usages, quizzes, etc.

Bought this awhile back when had a $100 Apple card and have used it maybe a few times just briefly. The look is outdated and kinda clunky and ugly.

Considering TCM covers acupuncture and is less than half the cost, there really is no reason to buy this now.

Essential tool

This is an amazing Chinese herbal application I use it on a daily basis and I find it incredibly helpful and well worth the money.

Bencao: Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCM)
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  • $29.99
  • Category: Medical
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 17.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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