Here is a list of books, videos and CDs that will be of interest to anyone interested in the healing arts, both Asian and Western. Click on the title to purchase at Amazon.com. A new window will open for shopping.
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Between Heaven and Earth by Harriet Bienfield and Efrem Korngold - Well written book that gives a solid introduction to Chinese medicine.
The Web That Has No Weaver by Ted J. Kaptchuk - A classic and comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Chinese Medicine. For many years this was the book to read both for students, patients and beginning practitioners. Although a little slow at times, it gives good insight into the differences between the philosophies of eastern and western medicine
Acupressure's Potent Points by Michael Reed Gach - A how-to book. Gives instruction in performing acupressure to yourself, and to others. Many diagrams and illustrations.
Ancient Wisdom of Chinese Tonic Herbs by Ron Teeguarden - A good read about Chinese medicinal herbs, especially since the original Chinese Tonic Herbs is out of print.
Herbal Remedies for Dummies by Christopher Hobbs - Don't be fooled by the title. Really a good book written by a licensed acupuncturist. Gives an overview of eastern/western herbs, essential oils, and more. Includes recipes.
Eight Simple Qigong Exercises for Health by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming - Easy to learn and perform qigong set. Good for beginners.
The Way of Qigong by Kenneth S. Cohen - A good, comprehensive book that offers a wealth of information about qigong history, theory and practice.
Essential Reiki by Diane Stein - I think this is the best reiki book out there. No pretensions, no secrets and no politics.
Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman - In 1982 Mark Salzman, a young American from Connecticut, traveled to China to teach English. He experiences life from a new perspective, finds love and kung-fu. It was made into a movie by Disney.