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 seven 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
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.
The Chinese Medicine Database has been organized around one central principle -- translation of Classical Chinese texts, and dissemination of that information.
There are thousands of Chinese medicine texts that have never been translated. We have compiled a small list of the ones that we have found, but we believe that there are tens of thousands of documents that span from pre-Republican times to the Han dynasty. Most of these documents will never be read by people in the West, simply because of lack of translation.
We have created a vehicle, that allows interested practitioners, students, institutions, and scholars to help support and fund the translation of these documents, and then mine and synthesize the data that is gained from these texts.
To better reach our audience, we have created three divisions to vend this information: the Database, Book Publishing, and Lectures.
Database Created: June, 2006 | | Last Updated: December 07th, 2013