By Henry Ehrlich
This month World Scientific Publishing brings to market a new book co-authored by Dr. Xiu-Min Li and me, entitled Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and the Fight Against Allergic Disease. It is a companion volume to Food Allergies: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and the Search for a Cure, which came out two years ago. The word from readers is that like “The Godfather” and “The Godfather 2,” the sequel is as good as the original. My thanks to World, and editor Joy Quek, for their interested in adding a book about Dr. Li’s work to a distinguished list that includes many Nobel laureates. They also publish a large number of scientific journals. We chose this publisher for two reasons. First, when they learned about the earlier book they were very enthusiastic about it, and were very receptive to the idea of a new one. The other is because of their global reach and access to the research library market. I hope it will lead to more interest from other scientists and collaboration for this very encouraging approach.
Dr. Scott Sicherer of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai read the manuscript and said this:
An amazing book of hope, insight, progress and promise for those suffering from so many serious and common ailments. And at its core is the story of Dr. Xiu-Min Li, a visionary pioneer, an astute scientist, and a compassionate healer who is transforming medical care by bridging East and West with remarkable results.
Thank you, Dr. Sicherer.
Highlights of the new book include an introduction by Dr. Li that gives the inside story of how she arrived at her unique vision of using traditional Chinese medicine to treat allergies, asthma, and other immune disorders and using clinical practice to improve the science. Those who know her work will cheer.