The knowledge base for Chinese medicine is incredibly vast.

There are thousands of medical texts which were written in the time span of the Han to the Qing Dynasties.

These books make up the core knowledge of pre-modern Chinese medicine.

Sadly, many of these books have not been translated into English, and there are thousands which never will be.

This is no small feat, as each small to medium text takes a translator at least a year to translate, and larger texts take even longer.

This is a labor of love, born from the desire to read the material that our teachers have read, and to drink from the source.

Our mission is to translate these texts in a literal way.

Most scholars will agree that a literal translation is the starting point for texts where the source material is in a different language.

Once a literal translation has been created, and is on the market, then it is up to our community to tease out the layered meanings within the text.

There are several ways that you the reader can help us reach our lofty goals, which we believe will greatly increase the resources for those interested in Chinese medicine.

First: A subscription to our Chinese Medicine Database helps pay our translators to translate texts which have never been translated before.

The Data within these texts is then searchable in Chinese or in English.

Second: We have published eight books to date, and they are:

The Bèi Jí Qiān Jīn Yào Fāng 備急千金要方 Essential Prescriptions Worth a Thousand in Gold For Every Emergency by Sūn Sīmiǎo 孫思邈 (Volume 2 - 4) Translated by Sabine Wilms

The Jīn Guì Fāng Gē Kuò 金匱方歌括 Formulas from the Golden Cabinet with Songs by Chén Xiūyuán 陳修園 (Volume I - III) Translated by Sabine Wilms

The Zhēn Jiǔ Dà Chéng 針灸大成 The Great Compendium of Acupuncture & Moxibustion by Yáng Jìzhōu 楊繼洲 (Volume I) Translated by Sabine Wilms

The Zhēn Jiǔ Dà Chéng 針灸大成 The Great Compendium of Acupuncture & Moxibustion by Yáng Jìzhōu 楊繼洲 (Volume V) Translated by Lorraine Wilcox

The Zhēn Jiǔ Dà Chéng 針灸大成 The Great Compendium of Acupuncture & Moxibustion by Yáng Jìzhōu 楊繼洲 (Volume VIII) Translated by Yue Lu

The Zhēn Jiǔ Dà Chéng 針灸大成 The Great Compendium of Acupuncture & Moxibustion by Yáng Jìzhōu 楊繼洲 (Volume IX) Translated by Lorraine Wilcox

Raising the Dead and Returning Life: Emergency Medicine of the Qing Dynasty Translated by Lorraine Wilcox

The Classic of Supporting Life with Acupuncture and Moxibustion Vol. I-III Translated by Yue Lu

These books can be found at our own store, as well as Amazon, the Journal of Chinese Medicine, Naturmed, and China Books

The purchase of these books helps us continue to translate and offer our community regular releases of never before translated books.

Lastly, tell your friends and peers about us. Only by doing this as a community will we really be able to make a critical mass, where we are able to accomplish a massive amount in our lifetimes!

We appreciate you our users, and our readers. Thank you for visiting out website.



 

 

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Is there a free trial period?

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Is there a free trial period?

    Yes.  Contact the Webmaster for a 24 hour free trial.
     

Is there a student Discount?

    No.  But CM-DB will create Contracts with Schools of Chinese Medicine where the school pays half and the student pays half for the student’s membership.
     

Can Students use the Database for free?

    No.  The Fee to use the database is a nominal fee that goes to pay the costs of translating documents and running the database.
     

Will there really be constant updates?

    Yes.  There is at least one new translation translated every month.  There is always more information to add to the database, and either refinements or new information is added daily.  When no information has been input for several days it is because the information is being sourced and organized for input.
     

I am a translator, can you use my services?

    Currently, we are looking for Sinologists or other professional translators who either specialize in modern Chinese medicine or in classical Chinese medicine. Contact the Webmaster for details. 
     

I don’t speak English, but I want access to the Database, what do I do?

    We will have a Mirror Website up in the future for Spanish Speakers, but for now we are only offering the database in English. 
     

I am having problems with Entering my Credit Card what should I do?

What Credit Cards do you take?

    We accept Visa, Mastercard & American Express. Sorry, but we do not accept paypal or money orders.
     

What Browser does the Chinese Medicine Database work best in?

    All testing is initially done in Mozilla's Firefox, secondary testing is done in Internet Explorer. We are currently not testing other browsers.
     

Will you ever translate other Chinese Medical Texts that are not on the Translations list?

    If you would like to see something translated sooner than later, please subscribe, then let us know and we will gladly add it to our list, or move it up in our schedule of translations to be finished.
     

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    Yes. When you register for the Database you are picking the frequency at which you would like to be billed at, and setting the amount you would like to be billed. You have the option of picking monthly, quarterly, or annual recurring billing. This billing will continue indefinitely until you notify the webmaster that you would like to unsubscribe.

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