Shelley Ochs has been a licensed practitioner of traditional Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture since the year 2000, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Chinese Medicine at the Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing. Ms. Ochs lived in Taiwan from 1989-93, and has been in Beijing since 2007. Her training includes an M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Bilingual Program of the American College of Traditional Chinese medicine in San Francisco, and traditional apprenticeship training with senior acupuncturist Dr. Wang juyi in Beijing. She was a co-translator of Ten Lectures on the Use of Medicinals, published in 2003 by Paradigm Press, and has published articles on Chinese medicine in both English and Chinese. Her current research focuses on the origins of Chinese medicine in Shang Dynasty shamanistic culture.