The Xinglin Institute
ESTABLISHING NEW PARADIGMS IN CLINICAL MEDICINE THROUGH RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE
Established in 2012, the Xinglin Institute brings together researchers from different scientific and clinical disciplines to examine the wide range of medical information contained within the Chinese medical classics. These texts, written during China’s Warring States and Han Dynasty (475 BCE-220 CE), contain a wealth of information related to the treatment of common and life-threatening medical conditions. Little of this information has been systematically researched in modern times. Preliminary experience suggests that the knowledge contained within these texts may offer practical and efficacious solutions to a variety of pressing global medical conditions and gives new paradigms to understand the human body in both health and illness.
SERVICE AND OUTREACH
The members of the Xinglin Institute are committed to working toward a healthier, more just and sustainable world. Institute activities seek to better of the state of humanity through insightful research and innovations in medicine and science. Institute researchers commit to proceed in a benevolent and thoughtful manner that benefits the wider human community and planet. As part of this mission, we offer patient assistance plans at Institute clinics, and are working to develop diverse community outreach programs.
CLASSICAL CHINESE MEDICINE: A RICH SOURCE OF ANCIENT MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE
Classical Chinese medicine refers to the original roots of Chinese medicine that arose during China’s Warring States and Han Dynasty periods (475 B.C.E.-220 C.E). It was at this time that the core principles of Chinese medicine were first envisioned and set down in seminal texts, such as the Huangdi neijing (Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic 黃帝內經) and Shanghan lun (Treatise on Cold Damage 傷寒論). Written in times of great mortality and morbidity, both of these texts offer extensive and detailed information regarding the treatment of a variety of serious and life-threatening illnesses, such as malaria, cholera, tuberculosis, cancer and heart disease. Despite the critical importance of these texts, much of this knowledge has fallen into disuse. Further, an increasing emphasis on modern Western scientific methodologies, both in Asia and the West, has meant that these texts have remained largely unexamined and untested by modern scientific research methods.