Lán Dì Press is a publishing house specialised in Acupuncture books. In our present times there are many books about acupuncture available, based on modern acupuncture, known as TCM. Lán Dì Press specialises and focuses on authentic or classical acupuncture, the CCM (Classical Chinese Medicine).
Along with modern acupuncture books, there are many translated versions of the classical texts, such as the Nei Jing, Nan Jing, en Jia Yi Jing. These publications are for the practising acupuncturist not user friendly. Lán Dì Press is publishing books for practical daily life use in the acupuncture clinic.
The strength of Lán Dì Press lays in the knowledge and diversity of its research team. The group is formed of sinologists, medical doctors, and experienced acupuncturists, whose joined effort makes it possible to apply the knowledge described in ancient texts, within daily acupuncture clinic. This ancient and original form of acupuncture is known as stems and branches or wu yun liu qi.
The various known classics are studied by the team. This ancient wisdom is integrated and merged with the most modern western medical science. The philosophical principles and laws as presented in the ancient books, seem to support the analytical way of description used by modern medical science.
The books published by Lán Dì Press are based on the classics, integrated and merged with modern medical knowledge, applied and proven by many years of experience of acupuncturists.
The famous and mythical Yellow Emperor, Huang Di, would have been living 5.000 years ago. His book, the Nei Jing, is seen as the foundation of acupuncture philosophy and principles. Those who are acquainted with a translated version know that this book is a play of questions and answers between the Yellow Emperor and its’ court physicians.
Huang Di was the first one that collected all the knowledge compiled in a book, the Nei Jing. Huang Di was preceded by a less known Emperor, Fu Xi. The basic principles, applied in modern days by acupuncturists, were developed by Fu Xi.
Fu Xi is also known as the Red Emperor, while the name Huang Di means Yellow Emperor. The colour red is used as a metaphor for the phase fire and yellow stands for earth. Within ancient Chinese philosophy fire stands for heaven, while yellow stands for earth, and these two metaphors are part of the so-called heaven – earth – man concept. This concept describes the creation of the Universe and all its components. The term man is given the colour blue within this concept. Lán Dì is Chinese for Blue Emperor.