Eastland Herb–Chinese Medicine

Eastland Herb–Chinese Medicine

By Eastland Herb

  • Category: Medical
  • Release Date: 2014-11-12
  • Current Version: 3.8
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 107.77 MB
  • Developer: Eastland Herb
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 185 Ratings


Instantly find the information you need about Chinese herbs and formulas with this app from the authors of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica and Formulas & Strategies, the most trusted and widely-used professional references in the field. KEY FEATURES • Completely rebuilt to provide better navigation and powerful search by symptoms, findings, actions, and diagnosis. • Herbs and formulas are searchable by English, pinyin, or Chinese name. • In-depth analysis of over 530 of the most commonly used herbs, and over 800 formulas, drawn from dozens of classical and modern Chinese sources. • Virtually all the content of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica and Formulas & Strategies AUTHORS Dan Bensky Volker Scheid Steven Clavey Randall Barolet Erich Stoeger Andrew Ellis Andrew Gamble Lilian Lai Bensky (illustrations) App development by Phil Mitchell. Eastland Herb logo designed by Xie Keqing. CONTACT For questions about the app, contact Eastland Press at info@eastlandpress.com.



  • My eyes are kinda old

    By makoipdx
    I love that I can get all of the content of the Material Medica and Formulas and Strategies for about a third the cost of buying both while only weighing as much as my iPad. Search ability and links to herbs and formulas from the text are wonderful tools. The only reason I haven’t given five stars is that not all of the links work, and for the life of me, I can’t find a way to change the size of the type. I would love to be able to enlarge the type within the app to make it easier for me to read.
  • Excellent reference

    By Doné
    This app has been an excellent reference and much easier to use the voluminous text we’ve all grown to love read but hate to carry!
  • In my pocket

    By damselyogi
    I absolutely love having both volumes of Bensky in my back pocket. Worth every penny!
  • Out of the park!

    By TwoRiversW
    I agree with acudoc37. When the app first came out it was missing some features. The current version is fantastic with how the information is presented and most importantly, how I can search for the information I want.
  • amazing app!

    By PurpleLi_AM
    2 years ago I rated a 1 star since, despite contacting the developer, I was unable to access the app when I switch phones. Now they have fixed the issue (took them 1.5 years) but it is well worth it. 2 full books for less than the price of 1, No toting around heavy books. Instant info at your finger tips. The way it should be in a digital age. Thanks for (finally) getting it together, it was worth the wait.
  • It’s all better now!

    By acudoc37
    Three years ago I gave this app only three stars because some of the book material was not included, and there was no index. Now the updated version has powerful search features that are better than an index, and it includes all of the book material. It’s a much more useful app now. Chinese herbal medicine is a lifelong study, and I love being able to go deeper anytime I want. Never miss an opportunity to learn because you don’t have 20 pounds of books in your pocket. Here they are, right in your phone or tablet. Thanks, Eastland Press!
  • Revamped

    By krispie.pie
    The app just had a major update making it so easy to use. I love it and use it all the time!
  • Amazing, essential

    By JcainM
    Update: The latest iPad app redesign is not as good as the original. I want to be able to read a full screen again. It is unfortunate and frustrating, as the original design was excellent. Please revive full screen text. ——— This app will not only reduce the strain on your arms and shoulders, as it compiles two massive tomes of herbal knowledge, but it will improve your practice of herbal medicine by affording the reader seamless connections through hyperlinked formulae and singles. The text itself is immaculate, organized wonderfully and presented with beautiful minimalism. The prose and historical research is rich and inspiring. I believe for an acupuncturist, this is an essential app to own. I am so happy it exists!
  • Great text and improved search.

    By sleepydragon76
    I have had this app for a few years and found it to be an indispensable app. I love the links within the text that help me move from formulas to more about the individual herbs, which would take a great deal of time in the paper copies of the original tex. Thank you designer, Gary Niemeier, and developer Phil Mitchel for the new search features. I am sure I will have less navigation between multiple apps.
  • Invaluable for Herbal Studies

    By koabal85
    I love this app, and I love that it integrates the two books, so that one can not only see the formulae but also the individual herbs. If you’re a student of Chinese Medicine, and you need an easy, portable reference, the Full Version ($99.99) is more than worth the cost! I wish 2 things could be added: 1) I wish that when you’re looking at Formula Comparisons, if the Description is not included under the current formula, you should be able to jump to that description direclty, instead of only jumping to that other formula page and then scrolling down to find it. (Maybe add a “Go To” option?) 2) I wish we could make highlights (and eventually notes) in the app, and be able to look at them either “on the page” or from a separate “highlights and notes” section!