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.
We have a small collection of Western Materia Medica's from the Eclectic medicine tradition. We are constantly collecting, scanning them, and entering more Western books into our Database. We find that having these books in this format, allows us to better compare and extract the Data from the multiple large books.
On can search these books using the frields:
Database Created: June, 2006 | | Last Updated: July 26th, 2014