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John K. Chen, Ph.D., Pharm. D., O.M.D., L.Ac.

Dr. John Chen actively participates in education, research and the frontiers of contemporary application of herbal medicine. In addition to developing professional continuing education seminars and serving as a senior lecturer through the widely-respected Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine, Dr. Chen speaks at seminars and conferences for universities and local, state, national and international educational and professional organizations.

A visiting professor at Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Emperorís College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, and the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, Dr. Chen is also a member of the Herbal Medicine Committee for the American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM) and an herbal consultant for the California State Oriental Medicine Association (CSOMA).

A recognized authority on Chinese herbal medicine and western (allopathic) pharmacology, Dr. Chen has written extensively on Oriental medicine and alternative complementary/integrative medicine for professional publications, journals and texts, drawing on his wealth of specialty post-graduate training and experience in mainland China in herbology as applied in internal medicine, and on his doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy and South Baylo University of Oriental Medicine.

An editorial board member for the peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA), Medical Acupuncture, John Chen was also a board member of the 1999 Los Angeles Times Festival Honorary Committee and speaker on Herbal Medicine for the City of Los Angeles First Annual Festival of Health. Appearing in the Discovery Channel 1999 six-hour documentary on alternative and complementary medicine, Dr. Chen served as the expert resource on Traditional Chinese Medicine. He also was guest speaker on herb-drug interactions in 1998 for the annual USC Bergen Brunswig convention, during which he addressed over 400 pharmacists and medical doctors. Dr. Chen maintains his consulting practice in Southern California.

Tina T. Chen, M.S., L.Ac.

Tina Chen is an active and respected educator in Oriental medicine and Chinese herbal medicine. In addition to lecturing on TCM Gynecology and Cosmetology across North America through the widely-respected Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine, Ms. Chen is active on the faculty of South Baylo University of Oriental Medicine and has been an active contributor to professional journals and publications. She has served as Southern California Chair of the Education Committee for the California State Oriental Medical Association (CSOMA), and as an examiner for the California State License Exam for acupuncturists, and from 1996-2001 maintained private practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine through Chenís Clinic in La Puente, California.

Her teaching and consulting is grounded in extensive post-graduate training in herbal medicine, TCM gynecology and cosmetology in numerous hospitals in mainland China. This included concentrated training sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Guang-An-Men Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, in the Peopleís Republic of China, specializing in internal medicine, acupuncture and gynecology; also intensive clinical training in internal medicine and gynecology at First Tien-Jin Hospital, People's Republic of China; and at An-Hui Hospital, People's Republic of China, advanced training in internal medicine.

Tina Chenís expertise in translation includes serving as translation specialist for the International Association of Integrating East-West Medicine from 1996-2000, the 1996 Third Annual International Acupuncture and Massage Conference sponsored by the Acupuncture and Massage Institute of America, and the California State Association of Oriental Medicine (CSOMA) in 1990. Licensed by the Acupuncture Board in California, Tina Chen also holds certification from the World Health Organization in internal medicine and gynecology. A graduate of South Baylo University of Oriental Medicine, she also earned a B.A. from the University of California at Irvine, School of Humanities, in East Asian Language and Literature. She maintains a consulting practice in Southern California.

Laraine Crampton, M.P.W., M.L.A., M.A.T.C.M., L.Ac.

Active on the faculty of Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1995, Laraine Crampton practices Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) through her private practice in Santa Monica, California. From July 1999 through late 2000, she was the charter Traditional Chinese Medicine Specialist in practice and patient education lecturer for B'shert Integrative Oncology Services (BIOS), the integrative medicine center of California Hematology Oncology Medical Group in Los Angeles.

For the Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, California, Ms. Crampton served as a speaker and consultant on Traditional Chinese Medicine in integrative medicine settings through the Advantage public education program in 2000 and 2001. She received her graduate degree in TCM from Yo San University, and holds board licenses in Acupuncture and Herbology through the State of California Acupuncture Board and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Ms. Crampton has long been active as a writer and editor. Her previous publication experience includes having served as consultant, researcher, writer and editor for Affinity Communications in Los Angeles, contributing editor for Pacific Rim Business Journal, editor for the University of Southern California's Student Health Center publications, and ghostwriter for medical doctors publishing in journals such as the Annals of Plastic Surgery. Former Adjunct Professor in writing and Business Communications at the University of Southern California, Ms. Crampton also reported for the Los Angeles Weekly and National Public Radio's Living on Earth, as well as co-producing, co-writing and editing KCRW's award-winning Arts/L.A., and serving as a founding producer for the respected daily public affairs broadcast Which Way, L.A.?


Authors   John K. Chen, PhD, PharmD, OMD, LAc
Tina T. Chen, MS, LAc
with Laraine Crampton, MPW, MATCM, LAc
Editor   Laraine Crampton, MPW, MATCM, LAc
Associate Editors   Colleen Burke, DOM, LAc
Vanessa G Au, LAc, DC
Contributing Editors   Christian DellaCorte, PhD
Joerg Fritschi, MD
Steve Given, LAc, Dipl Ac
Glenn Grossman, MS, LAc, Dipl Ac & CH
Steve Jarsky, LAc
Jing-Lih Lily Ko, LAc
Anita Chen Marshall, PharmD, MS, Dipl Ac, LAc
Cathy McNease, LAc, Dipl CH
Larry Miller, LAc
William R. Morris, DOM, LAc
Daoshing Ni, LAc, DOM, PhD
Ray Rubio, LAc
Copy Editors   Lily Huang, BS
Delicia Liu, BS
Minh Thanh Nguyen, BS, MA
Research Associates   Meng-Chau (Victor) Jang, LAc
Delicia Liu, BS
Peer Review Committee   Subhuti Dharmanada, PhD
Susan Diva, RN
Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, LAc
David Karaba, LAc
Richard Ko, PharmD, PhD
Cheri Levine, LAc, RN, CEN
Frederick Obey, LAc
Kevin Park, PharmD
Eric Rhim, PharmD
Tierney Tully, MSOM, Dipl Ac
Roy Upton, Herbalist
Ronda Wimmer, LAc
Cover Design and Photography   Charles O. Funk
Text Herb Illustrations   Rick Friesen
Charles Funk
Calligraphy   Tu Chin-Sheng
Typists   Richard Kearns
Nina Luu
Legal Advisor   Eric K. Chen, PhD, OMD, LAc, JD
Proofreaders   James Chi-Wei Chen
Gil Cruz
David Fiden
Donna Greenberg
Steven Davis Kanovitz
Debbie Kim
Aram Nalbandyan
Sara Pettitt
Kiumars Pharrahpur
Sami Rank
Gail Ritzer
Maureen Santucci
Star Urmston
Nathalie Valkov
Shawn Welch
Dena Zachara
Chemical Structure Illustrations   Chemical structure diagrams were used with permission from:
The Merck Index 12th edition, Chapman & Hall/CRCnetBASE/Merck, 2000
Traditional Chinese Medicines Molecular Structures, Natural Sources and Applications; Yan X, Zhou J, Xie G, Ashgate, 1999; 2598
Herb Samples   Mayway Corp.
Sheng Foong Pharmaceutical Company
Robert Chu, LAc
South Baylo University Clinic
Contributing Authors   Chang Jie-An
Director and Vice-President of Wuhan TCM Hospital
Wuhan, China

Chang Wei-Yen (Jimmy)
Jian Tai Clinic
Hacienda Heights, CA, USA

Chen Ke-Fen
Professor of Tianjin TCM Hospital
Tianjin, China

Chen Shu-Sheng
Consultant for the First Tuberculosis Research Hospital of Shanghai
Shanghai, China

Chen Yuan-Da
Chen's Clinic
La Puente, CA, USA

Cheng Chun-Fu
Professor of Hubei TCM University
Hubei, China

Ding Guang-Di
Professor of Nanjing TCM University
Nanjing, China

Gan Zhu-Wang
Professor of TCM University of Nanjing, Director of Nanjing TCM Hospital
Nanjing, China

He Shi-Xi
Shanghai TCM Hospital
Shanghai, China

He Zi-Jun
Director of Hangzhou TCM Hospital
Hangzhou, China

Hu Qing-Shan
Heilongjiang TCM Hospital
Heilongjiang, China

Jang Meng-Chau
Rosemead, CA, USA

Jiao Shu-De
Profession of Beijing TCM University
Beijing, China

Li Shou-Shan
Consultant and Professor of TCM Hospital of Dalian
Dalian, China

Li Tong-Sheng
President of the Hubei TCM Research Center
Hubei, China

Li Zi-Zi
Director of TCM University in Gansu Province
Gansu, China

Liang, Sam
Golden Needle
El Toro, CA, USA

Liu Feng-Wu
Director of Gynecology Department Beijing TCM Hospital
Beijing, China

Liu Hong-Xiang
Director of Taian City Hospital
Weifang, China

Liu Shao-An
Director of Internal Medicine, People's First TCM Hospital of Guiyang
Guiyang, China

Liu Zhi-Tong
Tianjin Military Hospital
Tianjin, China

Long Pang-Chi
Professor of Shanghai TCM University, Director of Gynecology Department Shuguang Hospital
Shanghai, China

Shen Yen-Nan
Professor of Guangzhou TCM University
Guangzhou, China

Shu Run-San
Director of Gynecology Department, Beijing Sino-Japanese Hospital
Beijing, China

Tan Teh-Fu (Richard)
San Diego, CA, USA

Tsai Wen-Qi
Alhambra, CA, USA

Wei Jia
Director of Jiangxi TCM Hospital, Professor of Jiangxi University of TCM
Jiangxi, China

Xu Fu-He
Professor of TCM University of Nanjing, Director of Nanjing TCM Hospital
Nanjing, China

Yin Hui-He
Director of Sino-Japanese Hospital of Beijing
Beijing, China

Zhang Xiao-Ping
Director of Anhui TCM Hospital, Professor of Anhui TCM University
Anhui, China

Zhang Xue-Wen
Director and Professor of Shanxi TCM University
Shanxi, China

Zhu Fang-Shou
Professor of Nanjing TCM Hospital and
Director of Sujiang Province TCM Hospital
Sujiang, China

Zhu Lang-Chun
Director of Nantong TCM Hospital
Nantong, China

Zhu Shen-Yu
Director of TCM Department, TCM Science Hospital
Beijing, China

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