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Recommended Readings

August 1, 2018 - Books

  • The Infertility Cure by Randine Lewis, Ph.D., MSOM

A groundbreaking alternative approach to treating infertility using traditional Chinese medicine - on its own or to optimize the latest Western- based reproductive technology.  The author offers you a natural way to support your efforts to get pregnant.  Dr. Lewis outlines her simple guidelines involving diet, herbs, and acupuncture so that you can make use of her experience and expertise to create a nurturing, welcoming environment for a healthy baby. 

  • Between Heaven and Earth, A Guide to Chinese Medicine

Harriet Beinfield, LAc and Efrem Korngold, Lac, OMD

The promise and mystery of Chinese medicine has intrigued and fascinated Westerners ever since the “Bamboo Curtain” was lifted in the early 1970s. Now, in Between Heaven and Earth, two of the foremost American educators and healers in the Chinese medical profession demystify this centuries-old approach to health. Harriet Beinfeld and Efrem Korngold, pioneers in the practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine in the United States for over eighteen years, explain the philosophy behind Chinese medicine, how it works and what it can do.

  • The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine

Ted Kaptchuk, OMD

The Web That Has No Weaver is the classic, comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Chinese alternative medicine. This accessible and invaluable resource has earned its place as the foremost authority in synthesizing Wester and Eastern healing practices. 
This revised edition is the product of years of further reflection on ancient Chinese sources and active involvement in cutting-edge scientific research.

  • The Tao of Healthy Eating: Dietary Wisdom According to Chinese Medicine

Bob Flaws

The Tao of Healthy Eating is one of the best selling and most accessible books on Chinese dietary therapy in English. Author Bob Flaws begins with an introduction to the basic theories of Chinese medicine as they relate to digestion, diet, and health. He then goes on to discuss Chinese dietary recommendations for the most commonly seen Chinese patterns of imbalance commonly found in modern western patients. After discussing Chinese medical viewpoints on food allergies, cholesterol, obesity, and other topics, Bob goes on to describe common vitamins, minerals, and amino acid supplements as if they were traditional Chinese medicinals. Bob also provides Chinese medical descriptions of approximately 200 commonly eaten Western foods. Under each food, the author gives its nature and flavors, channel gatherings, Chinese medical functions, and indications.

  • Four Paws Five Directions: A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs

Cheryl Schwartz, DVM

Welcome to the world of traditional Chinese medicine—for cats and dogs! For the growing number of animal lovers seeking an alternative to Western medicine, this thoughtful and comprehensive approach to home animal care is a virtual godsend. FOUR PAWS, FIVE DIRECTIONS includes descriptions of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatments, with special emphasis placed on clear, uncomplicated approaches to acupressure and diet that you can do at home. And just wait till you see the photographs! These vivid color portraits accurately chart the meridians and acupressure points of thirty-two gorgeous, furry models. Pet owners and students of veterinary medicine alike will appreciate this unique and upbeat guide to interacting more holistically with our beloved feline and canine friends.

  • Fire Child, Water Child: How Understanding the Five Types of ADHD Can Help You Improve Your Child's Self-Esteem and Attention 

Stephen Cowan MD FAAP

Fire Child, Water Child is a revolutionary guide to parenting a child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that does not rely on medication or pathologizing your child’s challenges. This method, created by pediatrician and ADHD specialist Stephen Scott Cowan, helps you identify your child’s unique focusing style―wood, fire, earth, metal, or water―and calm the stress that can contribute to your child’s ADHD symptoms.

  • Acupuncture, A Viable Medical Alternative

Marie Cargill

  • Acupuncture:  Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

Gary Fleishman and Charles Stein