Mark Hammer, C.M.H. developed chinese medicine formulas in 1998 based on his knowledge of herbology from sources all over the world. He has studied Native American, South American, European, Egyptian, Ayurvedic, Tibetan, African, and Asian Medicine. Formula development is founded on the belief that combining a world body of herbal knowledge is greater than a single regional source. However, Asian and Ayurvedic medicine have greatly influenced how Mr. Hammer thinks about the application of herbal knowledge. The diagnostics and knowledge of natural medicine material are extremely valuable and synergistic when applied to other practices of herbal medicine. Combining the various systems of herbal medicine can only improve the practice of alternative medicine which Longevity Mountain Herbs strives to support.