My name is Hila Yaffe.
I’ve been studying Chinese and Chinese Medicine since 1995.
I practice Chinese Medicine in my private clinic, treating large variety of health problems, with Acupuncture and medicinal herbs.
I give lectures and courses in the subjects of medicinal herbs, formulas, diagnostics, gynecology, internal medicine and Shang Han Lun.
I worked for 12 years as a senior research assistant in the Research Center of Natural Medicine at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, where I had the opportunity to cooperate with different medical department, in order to create a fruitful basis for integrative medicine.
I realized the importance of the classical texts very early in my career, during practical studies in Taipei in 1998.
Dr. Li, the manager of the Yu Sheng Clinic, had the most wonderful diagnostic and treatment capabilities. He knew by heart all of the important classical texts, and every time I asked a question, the answer began with a quote from one of these texts, followed by a lecture about the evolution of this insight throughout history, and the clinical significance of that insight.
I spent one year in the Yu Sheng clinic, and came back to Israel with a sense of frustration for not be able to fully understand Chinese Medicine as long as I have no knowledge of the classical texts.
During the following years I practiced Chinese Medicine in my private clinic, I taught students of Chinese medicine, and worked in The Natural Medicine Research Center. I focused mainly on modern application of Chinese Medicine.
In 2008 I received a scholarship from Reidman college, to study in Shanghai. Again, I had the opportunity to learn from amazing doctors, who drew their inspiration and knowledge from combining insights of classical origins together with modern medical knowledge.
I then decided the time had come to properly study the classics. The learning process began in China, from the teachers at the clinics, who I was lucky enough to observe and learn from. After I came back to Israel, I continued studying through books, courses, lectures and observation in my own clinic. I gradually began to apply the ancient knowledge and integrate it in the modern understanding of physiology and pathology.
I am grateful to the many teachers who were willing to share their knowledge with me. Through this blog, I hope to pass on the wisdom of the Shang Han Lun, and make it accessible to anyone who desires it.