Prof. Kuang Haixue is the Director of the laboratory Chinese Materia Medica (Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, Ministry of Education). He graduated from the Meiji Pharmaceutical University, obtaining his PhD in the field of pharmaceutical chemistry. So far he has been awarded a number of honorary titles for his contributions to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) development in China, including: state-level teaching; winner of the State Council Special Allowance; supervisor of National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation; member of the China Pharmacopoeia Committee; China Food and Drug Administration's Commissioner's special citation, and China new drug appraisal expert. Prof. Kuang is always engaged in Chinese Medicine research and has acquired a significant number of achievements in natural product research, theory of TCM property, and creative drugs. He has led many multidisciplinary research programs and published over 50 scientific papers in international journals in the TCM filed. His current research interests are focused on the theory of TCM property, notably the discovery approach for new drug research and development based on the theory of TCM property. He is also an editorial member on many journals such as Chinese Medicine, Chinese Journal of Natural Medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Medicinal Materials, Chinese Traditional Patent Medicine, Drug Standards of China, Chinese Journal of Experimental Traditional Medical Formulae, and so on. During the recent years, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has attracted the attention of researchers all over the world. It is looked upon not only as a bright pearl, but also a treasure house of ancient Chinese culture. Nowadays, TCM has become a subject area with high potential and the possibility for original innovation. This book titled Recent Advances in Theories and Practice of Chinese Medicine provides an authoritative and cutting-edge insight into TCM research, including its basic theories, diagnostic approach, current clinical applications, latest advances, and more. It discusses many often neglected important issues, such as the theory of TCM property, and how to carry out TCM research in the direction of TCM property theory using modern scientific technology. The authors of this book comprise an international group of recognized researchers who possess abundant clinical knowledge and research background due to their years of practicing TCM. Hopefully, this book will help our readers gain a deeper understanding of the unique characteristics of Chinese medicine.