A major new translation of the Chinese classic Shang Han Lun by scholar and medical doctor Guohui Liu makes this foundational text fully accessible to English speaking clinicians for the first time. Extensive study and research underpins the translation; the author's understanding of both classical and modern Chinese enables him to interpret fully the ancient work within the theory of Chinese medicine. An extensive commentary explains the translation, the difficulties with the text, how it has been subsequently translated and expands on the theory laid out in the original text to reach an understanding that can be applied in the clinic for diagsis and treatment. The value of this classic text lies primarily in its establishment of a basic framework for differentiation and treatment, but it also presents 112 formulas and 88 medicinal substances, which are commonly applied in clinical work for various conditions. In this edition, the 112 formulas are fully explained in the context of the clinical experiences of well-kwn ancient and modern doctors, and they are also laid out in two appendices, cross referenced to the text.
Guohui Liu, M.Med., L.Ac., has been studying and practising Chinese medicine for over thirty years. He gained his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where, in 1994, he later became Associate Professor. Dr. Liu currently serves on the faculty of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. He runs workshops across Europe and the United States on various aspects of Chinese medicine and has written numerous books and articles in Chinese about medicine and the classic texts, including Warm Pathogen Diseases. Dr. Liu is the author of Foundations of Theory for Ancient Chinese Medicine: Shang Han Lun and Contemporary Medical Texts, also published by Singing Dragon. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he maintains a private practice.