Sabine Wilms is the author and translator of more than a dozen books on Chinese medicine. With a PhD in East Asian Studies and Medical Anthropology, she specializes in bringing ancient Chinese wisdom to life. In addition to writing, translating, and publishing her work through her company Happy Goat Productions, she lectures at conferences and schools around the world and is on the faculty at the College of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine. Some of her favorite topics are gynecology, pediatrics, medical ethics, and "nurturing life," as envisioned by the great medieval "King of Medicinals" Sun Simiao, in addition to such Han dynasty classics as the Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic (Huang Di Nei Jing) and the Divine Farmer's Classic of Materia Medica (Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing). With a strong academic background in early Chinese philosophy, science, cosmology, and language, she is known for her historically and culturally sensitive approach to Chinese Medicine but also sees it as a living, effective, ever-changing, and much needed response to the issues of our modern times. She lives happy as a clam on Mutiny Bay on Whidbey Island near Seattle.
Humming with Elephants is a much-needed book in Chinese Medicine. Sabine Wilms is the best translator of ancient texts that I know. Her clarity, sincerity and understanding of ancient Chinese texts is unparalleled. Her thoughtful and comprehensive explanations leave space in the readers' minds, allowing them to absorb the philosophy behind the words. Lillian Pearl Bridges (Author of Face Reading in Chinese Medicine)