Eric Brand, M.S., L.Ac., is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Brand is a fluent Chinese speaker with extensive experience studying in mainland China and Taiwan. He completed a prolonged internship at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, and he has participated in numerous projects related to Chinese medicine translation, herbal research, and TCM politics. He is the co-author of Concise Chinese Materia Medica and he has edited a variety of modern classical texts. Eric Brand has a passion for Chinese herbal pharmacy, and he travels extensively to study with experts in the field of herbal authentication and quality discernment. In addition to being the founder of Legendary Herbs, he works at Blue Poppy Enterprises as an author, lecturer, and herbal medicine specialist, and in the past he has worked as an instructor and clinical supervisor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. Brand is a TCM advisor to the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and the Co-Chair of International Affairs for the AAAOM, and he constantly has too much on his plate on both sides of the Pacific-Ocean.