A Walk Along the River II: Transmitting a Medical Lineage through Case Records and Discussions
194 pages
Smyth-sewn softcover
ISBN: 978-0-939616-89-3

A Walk Along the River II: Transmitting a Medical Lineage through Case Records and Discussions

Price: $39.95
Price: $27.96
About eBook Format
  • PDF This eBook is available exclusively as a PDF and is readable with the free Javelin PDF Reader, accessible from your Account page after purchase. See eBook FAQs for details.


A Walk Along the River II picks up where the first volume left off, presenting the remaining chapters in the collection of case studies from the practice of Yu Guo-Jun and his teacher, Jiang Er-Xun. Twenty-two additional case studies are presented including disorders of the qi, blood and body fluids; generalized disorders; gynecology and obstetrics; and pediatrics. There is also a personal essay by the author that traces his path in the study and practice of traditional Chinese medicine, and a bonus case study that explores time and space in Chinese medical therapeutics.

Read an excerpt (PDF)


Translators’ Foreword


CHAPTER 1: Disorders of the Qi, Blood, and Body Fluids

  • Blood patterns
  • Bleeding
  • Phlegm patterns

CHAPTER 2: Generalized Disorders

  • Fever from internal damage

CHAPTER 3: Gynecology and Obstetrics

  • Vaginal discharge
  • Irregular uterine bleeding
  • Breast lumps
  • Postpartum diseases

CHAPTER 4: Pediatrics

  • Pediatric high fever
  • Pediatric night sweats
  • Pediatric food aversion
  • Pediatric diarrhea
  • Pediatric coughing and wheezing
  • Pediatric coughing and wheezing
  • Pediatric whooping cough

CHAPTER 5: Disorders of the Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat

  • Throat and oral cavity
  • Throat and oral cavity
  • Throat and oral cavity
  • Nasal congestion
  • Visual distortion
  • Diplopia

APPENDIX: Time and Space in Chinese Medical Therapeutics

Herb Index

Formula Index

General Index



“Each time I pick up A Walk Along the River II and begin to read a case, I feel electrified. Dr. Yu’s openness about his process, his lively discussions with other doctors about cases and formulas, and his strategic and tactical assessment of the clinical encounter are astonishing. Each case and discussion is full of clinical gems that go far beyond the case itself, and deeply engage the reader with the foundational principles of Chinese medicine. Sprinkled throughout the book are fascinating tidbits relating to individual herbs and formulas. This is the medicine we all went to school to learn and Dr. Yu effortlessly puts it in our grasp.”
— Tom Bisio, L. Ac., author of A Tooth from the Tiger's Mouth

“As I read A Walk Along the River, I felt as if I were sitting with Dr. Yu in his clinic. In a warm and personable style, he goes over each case in wonderful detail. The whole text is written in a conversational style with other physicians asking questions of Dr. Yu. Practitioners will want to read it cover to cover to integrate every jewel.”
— Sharon Weizenbaum, White Pine Healing Arts