My new herbal study site is a work in progress, but you're welcome to have a look by clicking on the title above.
The Shang Han Lun is the foundational herbal text for Traditional Chinese Medicine. It was written over 2000 years ago by Dr. Zhang ZhongJing.
My herbal study site is intended to
- Show the beauty of and express appreciation for the plants and substances used in traditional Chinese herbal formulas
- Give those who take Chinese herbal formulas a general understanding of the ingredients and their plant and mineral sources
- Put herbal information into a shared context for students and practitioners. Most of us who studied Traditional Oriental Herbal Medicine in the US did not have an opportunity for in-depth study the Shang Han Lun, the book that has been the foundational herbal text used by all the major schools in Asia for centuries. This study site simplifies and clarifies the learning process by showing the major and most commonly used formulas of the Shang Han Lun and their ingredients according to its six "stages" or "warps"--TaiYang,YangMing, ShaoYang, TaiYin, ShaoYin, and JueYin.