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A journal for practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine
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Volume 8 No.3 September 2011

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Guest editorial

Philip Westmore
Acupuncture amongst the Afghans
“In my previous work in the upper middle-class areas, it became increasingly obvious that there existed an epidemic of mental disease that arose in many cases because this appetite for egocentric fulfilment was a mirage.”

Other articles

EranEven
Hu Xi-Shu’s formulas for wheezing & dyspnea

JasonBlalack
The warp and weft of Qin Bo-Wei’s methods

Qiu Pei-Ran
Moxa: the fire of life

TaiLahans
The challenge of integrated cancer treatment

Elise Boyar
A case of meandering Stomach fire

Xiaoyao Xingzhe
Yang Sheng: Emergence from the Hidden Treasury
Reviews:
Cha Dao:the Way of Tea
Invasive Plant Medicine
Shonishin: Japanese Pediatric Acupuncture
What is The Lantern?
The Lantern is a hard-copy Chinese medicine journal from Australia published three times per year.
We emphasise the traditional side of Chinese medicine and its ancient world-view, the irreducible foundation of hands, needles, herbs and mind. Classical translations rub shoulders with modern clinical experience, Daoist wisdom co-exists with current political editorial, book reviews, case histories and poetry round out the lot.
Our authors have ranged from the best of the old guard to the best of the up-and-coming generation, with the aim first and foremost of an interesting read that is both informative and useful.

Who is it for?
Oriental medicine professionals
Students
What our subscribers say
“Every 3 months, a new issue of The Lantern arrives in my mail box. I end up carrying it around with me until I have read it cover to cover, book marking articles I want to re-read. As a teacher of Chinese medicine, I often assign articles to my students because so many of them are so succinct and relevant. The editors of The Lantern take great care to provide material that is interesting, scholarly and always clinically helpful. Because The Lantern stays true to the deepest spirit of Chinese medicine, it is by far the best among all the English language journals.”

Sharon Weizenbaum
Director of White Pine Healing Arts, Chinese medicine educator and author
“All of us practicing now are fortunate to live in a time where ideas from many countries and time periods are in dynamic interface. The Lantern is a crucial facilitator of this process. Not only does it provide a place for international dialogue, it inspires all of us to reach out and move the medicine forward with a respect for the core concepts we have inherited.”

Jason D. Robertson
E.A.M.P., author of Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine (Eastland Press, 2008) and teacher at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine
“There are not many journals in English that I would consider ‘must reading’ for everyone who is serious about practicing East Asian medicine —The Lantern from Australia is certainly one of them.”

Dan Bensky

The Lantern is produced in Melbourne, Australia, by Bettina Brill, Steve Clavey, and Michael Ellis.

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