The Xinglin Institute: establishing new paradigms in clinical medicine

Established in 2012 in the USA and 2013 in the UK, 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.