We use the term "classics" broadly to include not only the standard texts of the Chinese medical canon, but also other ancient texts and historical aspects of Chinese medicine.
The ‘formulas’ sub-section however does specifically address what are known as ‘jing fang’: classic formulas from the Shang Han Lun and Jin Gui Yao Lue, their explication and clinical use.
Li Shi-Zhen on Ma Huang - by Li Shi-Zhen
Li Shi-Zhen explains in detail the mechanism of Ma Huang’s exterior-releasing action, as well as the reasoning behind various alterations in the two primary formulas used for early wind-cold attack: Ma Huang Tang and Gui Zhi Tang.
The ‘essays’ sub-section will include essays on Huang Di Nei Jing, Shang Han Lun, Jin Gui Yao Lue, and so on, as well as essays on other ancient texts and historical aspects of Chinese medicine.
Medicine as genius - by Steven Clavey
Case 1 of 3: One old man of 60, who was upset during his stint of forced labour, suddenly exhibited yang madness (fa kuang) ...
An introduction to deep-lying pathogens - by Steven Clavey
Some passionate advice from Liu Bao-Yi.
Thoughts and methods of the Huo Shen school - by Gunter Neeb
The Huo-Shen-Pai (Fire-Spirit or Fire-God school) has become known in the West, if at all, through its protagonist Wu Pei-Heng, also known as Dr Wu Fu-Zi (1886-1971).
Playing with Fire - by Gunter Neeb
"Give me the power to produce fever and I will heal every illness!"
– The Greek physician Parmenides (c. 520-450 BC)
Opening to the Source - by Charles Chace
The Exposition is considerably less famous than Li's other works, but no less pivotal to the subject than his monumental works in materia medica and pulse studies.