The new edition of Formulas & Strategies is that unique book that works well as a clinical manual, as well as a scholarly work. The explanations and commentaries are thought-provoking and engaging. Use it to choose a formula for a patient this week, or read it to deepen your understanding of a huge assortment of classical and modern formulas--it excels in both arenas. --Charles Winslow Chace, author, A Qin Bowei Anthology
About the Author
Volker Scheid is a scholar physician who engages with East Asian medicine as a clinician, researcher, and teacher. He is a principal research fellow at the University of Westminster, London (UK), where he directs EASTmedicine (East Asian Sciences & Traditions in Medicine), an innovative trans-disciplinary research center dedicated to the integration of East Asian medicines into contemporary health care. He has published widely in academic and professional journals, including two previous books: Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China: Plurality and Synthesis and Currents of Tradition in Chinese Medicine, 1626-2006. He maintains a private medical practice in London and lectures internationally.
Dan Bensky is a graduate of the Macau Institute of Chinese Medicine (Oriental Medicine Diploma, 1975), University of Michigan (B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature, 1978), Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Doctor of Osteopathy, 1982), University of Washington (M.A. in Classical Chinese, 1996), and Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences (Ph.D. in Discussion of Cold Damage, 2006). He contributed to the translation and editing of Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text, and to the compilation and translation of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica and Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies. Dr. Bensky is a founder of the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. In 2008, he was awarded a Wang Dingyi Cup International Prize for contributions to Chinese medicine.
Andrew Ellis first studied Chinese medicine with Dr. James Tin Yau So at the New England School of Acupuncture. He left New England in 1983 to study Chinese language in Taiwan and apprenticed with Chinese herbalist Xu Fu-Su there for several years. Later he studied internal medicine and gynecology at the Xiamen Hospital of Chinese medicine. While there, he also specialized in the study of acupuncture with Dr. Shi Neng-Yun and dermatology with Dr. Zhang Guang-Cai. Andy is the founding owner of Spring Wind Herbs in Berkeley, California and has authored, translated, or co-translated several books on Chinese medicine including Grasping the Wind, The Clinical Experience of Dr. Shi Neng-Yun, Notes from South Mountain, and Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine.
Randall Barolet is a graduate of Cornell University (B.S. in Environmental Engineering, 1972), New England School of Acupuncture (Diploma, 1978), Nanjing College of TCM Advanced International Acupuncture Course (Certificate, 1983), California Acupuncture College (Doctor of Oriental Medicine, 1986), and the Professional Course of the National Center for Homeopathy (1989). He apprenticed as a homeopath and dowser (1986-90), studied and worked as a writer at the School of Energy Mastery (1993-94), and professionally trained in vedic astrology with Hart de Fouw (1999-2001). He is currently co-editor of B-Alive International Magazine for the B-Society.org in Copenhagen, and practices and teaches integrative healing arts in the United States and Scandinavia.