Originally from Oregon, Alan has lived, worked, and studied for over 18 years in China and has thereby acquired a unique and deep understanding of the Chinese language and culture. His interests, research and insights have consistently revolved around Daoism, Confucianism, Chinese Buddhism and Traditional Chinese Medicine. This has resulted in his teaching at various locations around China and Southeast Asia, often in Chinese, about traditional Chinese culture. His study, research, and teaching, combined importantly with practice, have given way to valuable insights into spirituality and holistic health. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Alan’s Online Portfolio can be found at: Alan Abrams China where he published “Sourcing Herbal Extracts in China” , a manual  for how to locate reputable suppliers of herbs and supplements. His inside knowledge of the Chinese herbal manufacturing facilities and laboratories as well as his personal access to top Chinese scientists will benefit the Company greatly.