Instructor: Sabine Wilms

Sabine Wilms

Sabine Wilms, PhD, is the author and translator of more than a dozen books on Chinese medicine. In addition to writing, translating, and publishing her work through her company Happy Goat Productions, she lectures around the world and mentors students through her mentorship program at

She also runs the world's only rigorous intensive training program on classical Chinese for practitioners of Chinese medicine ( Some of her favorite topics are gynecology, pediatrics, medical ethics, and "nurturinglife" as envisioned in the Chinese medical classics.

Her publications include translations of Sun Simiao's writings on pediatrics (Venerating the Root); of the Divine Farmer's Classic of Materia Medica (Shennong Bencao Jing); and of two books on Wang Fengyi's system of "Five Element Virtue Healing" (Let the Radiant Yang Shine Forth and Twelve Characters); and a translation and discussion of the Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic (Huang di Nei Jing Suwen) chapter five (Humming with Elephants); of the Fuxing jue zangfu yongyao fayao (Celestial Secrets) and of Qi Zhongfu's Hundred Questions on Gynecology (Nuke, Bai Wen, published as Channeling the Moon).

Dr. Wilms is known for her historically and culturally sensitve 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 with her goats, chickens, and other wild and domesticated animals on Whidbey Island near Seattle, WA.


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We're excited to announce the 2023 Virtual Great River Symposium is open for registration!
Live Webinar, 21 PDA, March 30-April 1, 2023, Thurs, 1pm-7pm, Fri, 8am-6pm, Sat, 8am-5pm (CST)