Publications

Shang Han Lun Explained

Shang Han Lun Explained is an explanation and discussion of the classic text Shang Han Lun, which was written by the Han dynasty physician Zhang Zhong Jing in 200AD. That text represented a huge leap in medical knowledge, analysing the aetiology, pathogenesis and complications of a broad range of conditions, from acute respiratory tract infections to serious disease states. It laid the groundwork for Chinese medical theory and treatment strategies, and proposed over 100 formulas, most of which are still prized today. The co-authors, Greta Young PhD and Robin Marchment provide the original text in classical Chinese with a faithful translation, as well as numerous case studies illustrating the application of the theory and formulas to the modern clinical situation.


Gynaecology Revisited

Gynaecology Revisited responds to today’s need for the Chinese medicine practitioner to understand contemporary approaches to gynaecology and obstetrics while maintaining the integrity of the paradigm of Chinese medicine. In the foreword, Jane Lyttleton wrote: “In the age of the information explosion, of increasing complexity in all facets of life and of weighty 800 page textbooks, it is a pleasure to be able to introduce a gynaecology text which gives us the whole story in a concise but complete form. Robin Marchment offers us in Gynaecology Revisited a simplified text which is a skilful blend of traditional Chinese medicine concepts, theory and practice, presented alongside Western anatomy and physiology in bite-sized pieces”.


Chinese for TCM Practitioner

A boon to practitioners of Chinese medicine both in their professional life and on their visits to China, Chinese for TCM Practitioners teaches simple spoken Chinese and the terminology of Chinese medicine. The two accompanying audio CDs bring the spoken word to life and make learning Chinese a practical reality. The text covers simple everyday phrases, classic quotes and proverbs, Chinese medical terminology, a full glossary of all channel acupuncture points, a list of the most commonly used herbs, a table of the Ten Heavenly Stems and Twelve earthly Branches, a chronological table of Chinese history, and some historical milestones in TCM history.