Andy Ellis

Spring Wind Herbs Owner

    Andrew Ellis first studied Chinese medicine with Dr. James Tin Yau So at the New England School of Acupuncture. He left New England in 1983 to study Chinese language in Taiwan and apprenticed with Chinese herbalist Xu Fu-Su there for several years. Later he studied internal medicine and gynecology at the Xiamen Hospital of Chinese medicine. While there, he also specialized in the study of acupuncture with Dr. Shi Neng-Yun and dermatology with Dr. Zhang Guang-Cai.

    Andy is the founding owner of Spring Wind Herbs in San Leandro, California and has authored, translated, or co-translated several books on Chinese medicine and published numerous insightful articles on Chinese medicinal substances. He has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in the quality discernment, identification and clinical application of Chinese herbs.

    Publications which Andy has authored, co-authored, translated, or co-translated include:

    Notes from South Mountain – Thin Moon Publishing

    The Clinical Experience of Dr. Shi Neng-Yun – Thin Moon Publishing

    A Walk Along the River – Eastland Press

    A Walk Along the River II – Eastland Press

    Formulas and Strategies (Second Edition) – Eastland Press

    Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine – Paradigm Publications

    Fundamentals of Chinese Acupuncture – Paradigm Publications

    Grasping the Wind – Paradigm Publications

    Handbook of Formulas in Chinese Medicine – Eastland Press

    Ten Lectures on the Use of Medicinals РParadigm Publications 

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