By Bob Flaws. 6" x 9", 229 pages, paperback. This book is a beginner's primer on the study of Chinese medicinal formulas and prescriptions. In it, the author describes 70 essential TCM formulasone, two, or three formulas from each of 20 or so categories of Traditional Chinese Medical formulas. Using this core repertoire of formulas, the beginning practitioner will be able to treat the majority of patients they encounter.