Research Arts

Insight Natural Arts research is conducted and shared worldwide.  We use primary source materials and archives for in-depth study of health, history of medicine, science and technology, linguistics, and a wide range of other subjects.

Our library of traditional medicine offers scholars the resources necessary for in depth study of medical practices from around the world.  With an emphasis on Asian medical traditions and philology, we hope to help promote the study of ancient medicines in order to inform and advance modern practices.

Topic: 01 | The Making of a Chinese Medicine Text

Sean Bradley, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington, delivered a lecture on April 23, 2019 exploring the history and development of an early text on emergency Chinese medicine.

Topic: 02 | Myrrh: Medical Knowledge from Arabia  into Chinese Materia Medica

Sean Bradley wrote an article (titled above) in the Medicina nei Secoli Arte e Scienza, Journal of History of Medicine.

"The Pineal Gland's Biochemical Function in the Fighting and Meditative Arts" by Sean Bradley, N.D.

Journal of Asian Martial Arts. Vol 19 No.2. 2010

Topic: 03 | Pineal Gland and Meditation

In the fall of 2019, University of Washington wrote a spotlight article on Dr. Sean T. Bradley and how his research in Chinese language and medicine is related to his sports medicine practice.

Topic: 04 | Football and Foreign Languages

Topic: 05 | The Silk Road and Sources of Chinese Medicine Expansion: Part 1 - Materia Medica

By Sean Bradley

Department of Asian Languages and Literature,

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Topic: 06 | The Silk Road and Sources of Chinese Medicine Expansion: Part 2 - Formularies

By Sean Bradley

Department of Asian Languages and Literature,

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Topic: 07 | The Silk Road and Sources of Chinese Medicine Expansion: Part 3 - Histories

By Sean Bradley

Department of Asian Languages and Literature,

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Topic: 08 | The Silk Road and Sources of Chinese Medicine Expansion: Part 4 - Misc. Texts

By Sean Bradley

Department of Asian Languages and Literature,

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Topic: 09 | The Global Frankincense Alliance

At the World Congress on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (WOCMAP) in Famagusta, N. Cyprus, Dr. Sean T. Bradley presented on the history of Myrrh in Chinese Medicine.  The outcome of that conference was the formation of the Global Frankincense Alliance.  Read more about the conference and the mission of this alliance of scholars.

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